Independent Institute News The Lighthouse: The Newsletter of 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 Will Ferguson Unrest Prompt Lawmakers to De-Militarize Local Police? The civil unrest that has shaken Ferguson, Missouri, since the August 9 killing of Michael Brown by police officer Darren Wilson, has prompted Georgia Congressman Hank Johnson to propose ... Tue, 26 Aug 2014 21:20:02 GMT The Institutional Racism of Government Intervention? Is the criminal-justice system racist? The fallout from the shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, earlier this month has made this question a trending topic among pundits and t... Tue, 26 Aug 2014 21:20:02 GMT Presidential Edicts Often Violate the U.S. Constitution Barack Obama is hardly the first president to use executive orders to sidestep Congress. In fact, he has issued fewer official edicts than any occupant of the White House since Grover Cle... Tue, 26 Aug 2014 21:20:02 GMT Climate Change: The Old and the New More than 600 people traveled to Las Vegas last month to hear scientists from 12 countries present their research on global warming--findings at odds with the alarmist stories that ga... Tue, 26 Aug 2014 21:20:02 GMT New Blog Posts From emThe Beacon/em: div style="padding-left:20px" a href=""Chicago ... Tue, 26 Aug 2014 21:20:02 GMT Selected News Alerts div style="padding-left:20px" a href=""Ivan Eland on ISIS and chemi... Tue, 26 Aug 2014 21:20:02 GMT Tue, 26 Aug 2014 21:20:02 GMT Patent Trolls: Their Threat to U.S. Innovation--and the Solutions A menace is threatening technological innovation in America: the menace of patent trolls. Their modus operandi: Patent trolls make money--big money--through litigation, rather tha... Tue, 19 Aug 2014 21:20:02 GMT Lessons from Detroit's Fiscal Mess On Thursday a U.S. judge will begin reviewing a restructuring plan for the largest municipal bankruptcy in American history--Detroit's. The topic is especially near and dear to t... Tue, 19 Aug 2014 21:20:02 GMT Iraq Intervention Sparks Sunni Insurgency Should the Obama administration have intervened earlier to thwart the Sunni insurgent group known as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS)? Republicans such as Sen. John McCain and D... Tue, 19 Aug 2014 21:20:02 GMT