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Posted: Fri. September 22, 2023, 1:09pm PT

Despite all the scientific evidence showing that face masks don't work work to slow or stop COVID, Anthony Fauci and Deborah Birx and now talking about bringing them back. Independent Institute Advisor Dr. Scott Atlas responds.

Posted: Wed. September 20, 2023, 9:35am PT

Research Fellow David Beito, author of The New Deal’s War on the Bill of Rights describes some of FDR's intrusions on the civil rights of US citizens including; the reading personal telegrams, censoring the media, attempting to pack the Supreme Court, incarcerating minorities, and essentially annihilating the Bill of Rights.

Posted: Mon. September 18, 2023, 10:52am PT

Dr. Atlas interviews Victor Davis Hanson, Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and world-renowned historian and scholar of classics and military history. They discuss the phrase “Threat to our Democracy” — who uses it, what it means, and what the real threats to democracy actually are.

Posted: Tue. September 5, 2023, 2:03pm PT

Dr. Atlas interviews John Yoo, the Emanuel Heller Professor of Law at the University of California at Berkeley, and Senior Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. They discuss the investigations of Presidents Biden and Trump, the appropriateness of criminal trials vs. political processes to adjudicate alleged misconduct by sitting presidents and ex-presidents, as well as broader concepts including separation of powers, and "threats to democracy."

Posted: Mon. September 4, 2023, 1:30pm PT

Independent Institute Senior Fellow Steve Hanke says the Fed is looking at lagging indicators, adding that he does not believe that the U.S economy is on track for a “soft landing.”

Posted: Fri. August 18, 2023, 12:13pm PT

Peter Thiel is the co-author of The Diversity Myth: Multiculturalism and Political Intolerance on Campus, published by the Independent Institute in 1995. He calls the book “prophetic.” As a student at Stanford University, Thiel witnessed the changes brought to campus by a “great experiment” in “multiculturalism” on campus, which brought curricular innovation, new codes for student conduct, the celebration and institutionalization of “diversity,” changes in dorm life, even a refocusing of campus ministries.

Posted: Thu. August 17, 2023, 11:25am PT

Dr. Atlas interviews Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone of the San Francisco Archdiocese. He is outspoken on traditional issues relevant to Catholicism including abortion, the definition of marriage, and religious freedom particularly during the pandemic. They discuss how COVID restrictions and lockdowns impacted the church, the importance to society of religion today, and where we go from here in a time of relative crisis where there has been a loss of anchor in the culture.

Posted: Thu. August 10, 2023, 10:19am PT

Former President Trump is now the subject of multiple indictments for violation of criminal statutes. Do these indictments raise troubling questions about the nature and use of criminal law, and its place in our public life? Watch this episode of Independent Outlook and find out...and also learn about the Hunter Biden case, and the teaching of slavery in the Florida classroom curriculum, while you’re at it!