Independent Institute Articles Recent Articles and op-eds from the Independent Institute http://www.independent.org/ http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss FeedForAll Mac v2.1 (2.1.0.1) unlicensed version; http://www.FeedForAll.com/ Thu, 29 Nov 2007 11:07:23 -0800 Thu, 29 Nov 2007 11:07:10 -0800 Paul Ryan's Universal Health Tax Credit http://www.independent.org/newsroom/article.asp?id=8802 http://www.independent.org/newsroom/article.asp?id=8802 By John C. Goodman; For well over a decade, House Speaker Paul Ryan has been a steadfast supporter of replacing current tax and spending subsidies for healthcare and health insurance with a universal tax cre... Fri, 24 Jun 2016 21:20:02 GMT Gun Restrictions Endanger LGBT Community and Other Minorities http://www.independent.org/newsroom/article.asp?id=8801 http://www.independent.org/newsroom/article.asp?id=8801 By William J. Watkins Jr.; Gun-control laws deprive minorities and disfavored groups of the basic right of self-defense. The mass shooting at Orlando's gay nightclub Pulse is the most recent example of how fi... Wed, 22 Jun 2016 21:20:02 GMT Hillary's Foreign Policy is Scarier than Trump's http://www.independent.org/newsroom/article.asp?id=8800 http://www.independent.org/newsroom/article.asp?id=8800 By Ivan Eland; The senseless murder of forty-nine revelers at an Orlando, Florida, nightclub has amplified our need for a long overdue national conversation this election season about the overall direct... Tue, 21 Jun 2016 21:20:02 GMT The "Experts" Are Wrong in Advocating Escalation in Syria http://www.independent.org/newsroom/article.asp?id=8799 http://www.independent.org/newsroom/article.asp?id=8799 By Ivan Eland; More than 50 U.S. mid-level diplomats have sent a memo through the State Department's "dissent channel" to a likely sympathetic Secretary of State John Kerry, advocating an... Mon, 20 Jun 2016 21:20:02 GMT Why Every Vote Does Not Count http://www.independent.org/newsroom/article.asp?id=8798 http://www.independent.org/newsroom/article.asp?id=8798 By Gary M. Galles; A popular slogan of each election season holds that "every vote counts." Googling that phrase turns up a host of hits, ranging from an "Every Vote Counts" book, to... Fri, 17 Jun 2016 21:20:02 GMT New GOP Bill Promises Real Health Care Reform http://www.independent.org/newsroom/article.asp?id=8797 http://www.independent.org/newsroom/article.asp?id=8797 By John C. Goodman; After six years of living with Obamacare, Republicans have finally produced an alternative. Other GOP proposals in recent years have been narrowly focused on the 20 million or so peo... Wed, 15 Jun 2016 21:20:02 GMT Identity Politics: Krugman Gets One Right http://www.independent.org/newsroom/article.asp?id=8796 http://www.independent.org/newsroom/article.asp?id=8796 By John C. Goodman; I grew up in Waco, Texas. When I was a child, the city was completely segregated - the schools, the churches, the lunch counters, etc. Public buildings not only had separate restroom... Tue, 14 Jun 2016 21:20:02 GMT Given Orlando, Has the U.S. Government Been Adequately Protecting the Public? http://www.independent.org/newsroom/article.asp?id=8795 http://www.independent.org/newsroom/article.asp?id=8795 By Ivan Eland; The mass shooting in Orlando, Florida at a gay nightclub, by a man pledging a seemingly last-minute allegiance to the ISIS terror group, leads to questions about whether the U.S. governme... Tue, 14 Jun 2016 21:20:02 GMT Keeping Minerals in the Ground Keeps Them Out of the Economy http://www.independent.org/newsroom/article.asp?id=8794 http://www.independent.org/newsroom/article.asp?id=8794 By William F. Shughart II, Megan E. Hansen; Department of Interior wants to ban mining on a href="http://www.wyofile.com/interior-proposes-banning-new-mining-10m-sage-grouse-acres/"10 million acres of federal lands in order t... Mon, 13 Jun 2016 21:20:02 GMT Was That Really a Coup in Brazil? http://www.independent.org/newsroom/article.asp?id=8793 http://www.independent.org/newsroom/article.asp?id=8793 By Alvaro Vargas Llosa; Dilma Rousseff, recently a href="http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/may/12/dilma-rousseff-brazil-president-impeached-senate-vote"suspended as president of Brazil in an impeachmen... Thu, 09 Jun 2016 21:20:02 GMT