Independent Institute Articles Recent Articles and op-eds from the Independent Institute FeedForAll Mac v2.1 ( unlicensed version; Thu, 29 Nov 2007 11:07:23 -0800 Thu, 29 Nov 2007 11:07:10 -0800 USDA Deploys a Zealot By K. Lloyd Billingsley; The U.S. Department of Agriculture has selected "green" food activist Angie Tagtow as executive director of the Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (CNPP). Rep. Tom Latham... Tue, 22 Jul 2014 21:20:02 GMT America's Hypocrisy on Ukraine By Ivan Eland; Much finger-pointing has occurred on the downing of Malaysia flight MH-17 over separatist-held territory in Ukraine. The American media--still reflexively anti-Russian even though the... Mon, 21 Jul 2014 21:20:02 GMT African-American Vote in Mississippi Primary Recalls Freedom Summer By Robert L. Morris, Jr.; Last month in Mississippi, African-Americans voted their choice in the Republican primary election. Some pundits see it as a strategic move to select the lesser of two evils, resulting in... Mon, 21 Jul 2014 21:20:02 GMT An Abortion Act That's Fast-Tracked to Nowhere By Wendy McElroy; Senate Democrats wish to eliminate almost every legislative gain made on the state level by pro-life activists in recent years. But the bill they propose as a solution is an attempt to fe... Mon, 21 Jul 2014 21:20:02 GMT Triumph and Trashing of the Civil Rights Act By Jonathan Bean; July 2 marked the 50th anniversary of the most famous Civil Rights Act in U.S. history. The Civil Rights Act of 1964 promised justice for all, regardless of race, color, creed, ... Mon, 21 Jul 2014 21:20:02 GMT Tony Gwynn's Greatest Hits By Robert L. Morris, Jr.; Baseball great Tony Gwynn spoke softly but carried a big stick. That's a lesson for all, especially our young black Generation X and millennials. Unfortunately, at least one generati... Fri, 18 Jul 2014 21:20:02 GMT Lessons from Nazi Gun Control By Stephen P. Halbrook; Attorney General Eric Holder told Congress in April about an idea he had directed the Department of Justice to investigate: a requirement that gun owners wear electronic bracelets that wo... Fri, 18 Jul 2014 21:20:02 GMT Voluntaryist Anthropology By Wendy McElroy; Libertarians believe a better world is possible. Libertarian anarchists believe the best world is a stateless one; it consists of voluntary societies which would include institutions or c... Fri, 18 Jul 2014 21:20:02 GMT Rethinking Patent Enforcement: Tesla Did What? By William J. Watkins Jr.; Tesla Motors is causing us to rethink the value and use of patents. On June 12, Elon Musk, the electric car company's CEO, made a bold announcement on the firm's blog: "Tes... Fri, 18 Jul 2014 21:20:02 GMT Rick Perry Wrongly Smears Rand Paul on Foreign Policy By Ivan Eland; Rick Perry, the governor of Texas, in an apparent attempt to begin to better his abysmal showing in the last round of presidential primaries in 2012, recently attacked the current leader ... Mon, 14 Jul 2014 21:20:02 GMT