P.J. O'Rourke, a Member of the Board of Advisors for the Independent Institute, is Americas leading political humorist and the best-selling author of over twenty books. He spoke at an event held on February 13, 2014 at the Independent institute in Oakland, CA.
Research Fellow Wendy McElroy appeared on the Dr. Laura Schlessinger radio show. McElroy discusses the falsified research, or so-called advocacy research on such topics such as college rape and domestic violence. The results, she says, is hysteria on college campuses and demonization of black males. Flawed statistics from this research have been used in legislation such as the Violence Against Women Act, according to McElroy.
Sr. Fellow John C. Goodman, author of Priceless: Curing the Healthcare Crisis, testified before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee regarding risk corridorsthe Obamacare program that provides a bailout for insurance companies when premiums dont cover costs. Goodman says insurers will run away from the sick and insure the healthy, in what he calls "A race to the bottom."
Research Fellow Anthony Gregory, author of The Power of Habeas Corpus in America wants a new national dedication to the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution, protecting Americans rights against unreasonable searches and seizures. Gregory says we are on the cusp of having no privacy at all, living in a society even more intrusive than George Orwells 1984.
Sr. Fellow Ivan Eland appeared on CCTV discussing the potential for success in new Mid East peace negotiations. With Egypt and Syria in turmoil, Israel might feel more secure than usual, but with Iran's sword rattling, the region is volatile.
Research Fellow Stephen P. Halbrook, author of Gun Control in the Third Reich, appeared on The What's Up Radio Program with Terry Lowry. Halbrook discusses the lead up to the disarming of Jews and other "Enemies of the State" by the Nazi party.