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Posted: Wed. November 23, 2022, 12:39pm PT

Sr. Fellow Ivan Eland, author of War and the Rogue Presidency is interviewed on Deprogram with Michael Parker on TNT Radio. Eland discusses the power of the presidency dating back to President William McKinley and how that power has grown to dominate politics, while the congress has abdicated its responsibilities. This has led the United States into unilateral wars—or “police actions”—and shielded congress from exercising their role as the most dominant branch of government. Eland gives several examples of how the balance of power in government has shifted from the intentions of the Founding Fathers’ and the Constitution.

Posted: Tue. November 22, 2022, 10:43am PT

Sr. Fellow Ivan Eland, author of War and the Rogue Presidency talks with Andy Caldwell about the recent midterm elections and the implications on world peace and liberty. Eland talks about the history of the power of the presidency, which was ceded by the congress. Political leaders during Covid acted imperially, says Eland, as declarations of emergency allowed leaders at every level of governments to use executive powers and keep them indefinitely.

Posted: Tue. November 22, 2022, 10:23am PT

Sr. Fellow Ivan Eland, author of War and the Rogue Presidency appears on the Bryan McClain show on TNT Radio. Eland talks about the latest on the Ukrainian-Russia war and the implications of the missile that landed in Poland. Eland says Ukraine is trying to drag NATO forces into the conflict. He also talks about the history in the region and how the conflict began.

Posted: Tue. November 15, 2022, 11:42am PT

It looks like American voters were not as alarmed about inflation and the sagging economy as many people thought they were. On a possibly related front, what should we make of the reaction to the despicable attack on Paul Pelosi? And what is the deeper meaning of the race-based affirmative action cases now before the U.S. Supreme Court? We will discuss these issues and much more.

Posted: Fri. November 11, 2022, 2:00pm PT

Research Fellow Randall Holcombe, author of Liberty in Peril, talks about his recent blog post on the Federal Reserve and what mistakes were made that led to high inflation rates. He explains how the Covid epidemic, and the government’s response to it, worsened inflation by shutting down commerce. The Fed acted politically, he says, instead of monetarily before inflation rose in 2022.

Posted: Wed. November 9, 2022, 10:21am PT

Sr. Fellow John C. Goodman, author of New Way to Care appears on the Shaun Thompson show on WIND radio in Chicago. Goodman talks about his recent articles on healthcare reforms saying seniors and disabled people will pay higher drug prices for will pay higher premiums for their Medicare part B coverage, which is the opposite of Democrats’ claims. Goodman says Democrats are taking money out of the Medicare drug program for green energy interests and Republicans need to do a better job of explaining this. Obamacare promises of lower costs have actually made things worse according to Goodman.

Posted: Wed. November 2, 2022, 2:12pm PT

Research Fellow Art Carden talks about his recent article in Forbes “How Evil Are Politicians?”
Carden talks about what motivates politicians and voters in our elections. What are the incentives to learn policy and to vote? Instead of encouraging people to vote, perhaps celebrities should tell people to do something nice for their neighbors, or read to your kids. Carden explains the theory that evil rules the world, especially in politics when “free stuff” is promised.

Posted: Mon. October 31, 2022, 3:54pm PT

Is Russia getting desperate over Ukraine? Where could that lead, and what should the US do? Here at home, what in the world did PayPal think it was doing when it announced financial penalties for any of its users who went public with political opinions that PayPal doesn’t like? And what did Vice President Kamala Harris mean when she said that disaster relief after Hurricane Ian would be allocated according to principles of racial equity?