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Fri, May 27 “5 Things to Know About PayPal Co-Founder Peter Thiel” Peter Thiel, author of The Diversity Myth cited on ABCNews.com
Fri, May 27 “Universal Health Insurance Tax Credit Enters GOP Mix of Obamacare Alternatives” Sr. Fellow John C. Goodman, author of A Better Choice cited on Heartland.org
Fri, May 27 “The Shocking Truth About Stun Guns” Research Fellow Abigail Hall Blanco Op-Ed in the Tulsa World
Wed, May 25 “What if Environmental Laws Make Things Worse?” Nature Unbound by Sr. Fellow Randy Simmons, Research Fellow Ryan Yonk and Kenneth Sim reviewed on Illinois Review
Tue, May 24 “New Bill to Replace Obamacare Draws from Independent Institute Book” Sr. Fellow John C. Goodman, author of A Better Choice cited on CNBC.com and others through PR Newswire
Mon, May 23 “Trump’s Approach to North Korea Bucks Foreign Policy Elite” Sr. Fellow Ivan Eland, author of The Empire Has No Clothes Op-Ed in The Hill
Mon, May 23 “Trajectory of U.S. Policy in Vietnam Offers a Roadmap to a Possible Future in the Mideast” Sr. Fellow Ivan Eland Op-Ed in the Huffington Post
Mon, May 23 “Do Republicans Have A Death Wish On Healthcare?” Sr. Fellow John C. Goodman, author of A Better Choice in Forbes
Mon, May 23 “GOP Health Plan Promises to Meet Health Care Goals by Assigning A Smaller Role to Government” Sr. Fellow John C. Goodman, author of A Better Choice cited in Bloomberg News
Mon, May 23 “Current Relations with Vietnam a Good Starting Point For Mideast” Sr. Fellow Ivan Eland appears on Financial Survival Network with Kerry Lutz
Mon, May 23 “Lifting the Arms Embargo on Vietnam” Sr. Fellow Ivan Eland appears on the Larry Conners USA radio show
Fri, May 20 “Sick of Airport Delays? Disband TSA” Research Fellow Abigail Hall Blanco Op-Ed in the Jacksonville Journal-Courier
Thu, May 19 “Federal Authorities Flunk in Every Category but Promises” Research Fellow Vicki E. Alger, author of Failure: The Federal Misedukation of America’s Children Op-Ed in Tribune Syndicated Newspapers
Thu, May 19 “GOP Lawmakers unveil Obamacare Replacement Bill” Sr. Fellow John C. Goodman, author of A Better Choice cited in The Hill
Wed, May 18 “What FDR Knew About Welfare” Research Fellow James L. Payne Op-Ed in The Wall Street Journal
Wed, May 18 “As Republicans Look for an Obamacare Replacement, Two GOP Lawmakers Make Their Own Bid” Sr. Fellow John C. Goodman, author of A Better Choice quoted in the Los Angeles Times
Tue, May 17 “Republicans Would Fight Bill Clinton if Hillary Names Him Economic Overlord” Sr. Fellow Ivan Eland quoted in Sputnik News
Tue, May 17 “The Only Solution to TSA’s Problems: Get Rid of It” Sr. Fellow Benjamin Powell appears on “The Chad Benson Radio Show”
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Mon, May 16 “Is Hillary Clinton A Threat to Our Health?” Sr. Fellow John C. Goodman, author of A Better Choice in Forbes
Mon, May 16 “The U.S. Military Needs to Defend the Country, Not Undermine American Security” Sr. Fellow Ivan Eland Op-Ed in the Huffington Post
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Trump’s Approach to North Korea Bucks Foreign Policy Elite (5/27/2016)
Ivan Eland

Federal Authorities Flunk in Every Category but Promises (5/26/2016)
Vicki E. Alger

Trajectory of U.S. Policy in Vietnam Offers a Roadmap to a Possible Future in the Mideast (5/25/2016)
Ivan Eland

Hillary Clinton’s Non-Starter Health Agenda (5/23/2016)
John C. Goodman

Did You Know that John Muir Wanted to Force Indians Out of the Yosemite Valley? (5/23/2016)
Ryan M. Yonk

What FDR Knew About Welfare (5/19/2016)
James L. Payne

The Curious Rise of the Push for $15 Wage (5/17/2016)
Scott Sumner

Trump and Sanders: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (5/17/2016)
John C. Goodman

The U.S. Military Needs to Defend the Country, Not Undermine American Security (5/16/2016)
Ivan Eland

Government Gives Uber an Unfair Shake (5/16/2016)
Abigail R. Hall Blanco

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