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 Children at the Border Are Not a Crisis for Americans By Benjamin W. Powell; The unaccompanied children arriving on our Southwest border are not causing an immigration crisis for Americans. Politicians, as usual, are sensationalizing the facts for their own partis... Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:20:02 GMT U.S. Evacuation in Libya Shows Ill Effects of American Interventionism By Ivan Eland; The American foreign policy elite should learn something from the recent humiliating evacuation of the U.S. embassy in Tripoli, Libya--amid the chaos of tribal civil war in that count... Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:20:02 GMT What France Can Teach Us About ObamaCare By John C. Goodman; In about a year and a half, the ObamaCare employer mandate kicks in. Firms with 50 or more employees will be required to provide expensive health insurance for their workers and their dep... Wed, 30 Jul 2014 21:20:02 GMT Will Obamacare Cost You Your Job? By John C. Goodman; Why is our recovery from the Great Recession so sluggish and so slow? Economists are increasingly focusing on Barack Obama's signature legislative accomplishment: the Affor... Mon, 28 Jul 2014 21:20:02 GMT National Monuments, About Land or Territory? By Wendy McElroy; The Improved National Monument Designation Process Act (H.R. 1459) passed the House on March 26 by a vote of 222 to 201. It is currently before the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural ... Mon, 28 Jul 2014 21:20:02 GMT Voyage of the Damned War on Drugs By Mary L. G. Theroux; Nancy Pelosi called for Americans to deal with Central American children seeking refuge from the violence of their countries as a humanitarian crisis, citing the Conference of Catholics B... Fri, 25 Jul 2014 21:20:02 GMT 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