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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!

Posted: Thu. August 3, 2023, 2:23pm PT

What is the meaning of social justice? What are the rules of this game? Are they moral and fair? Robert Whaples, editor of the book Is Social Justice Just? discusses how capitalism and free markets can resolve issues of social justice in education, healthcare, jobs, housing, and energy. The track record of markets lifting people out of poverty is good, says Whaples. He adds that voluntary exchanges, rather than coerced ones, benefit every segment of society, especially the poor.

Posted: Tue. August 1, 2023, 9:50am PT

Senior Fellow Williamson Evers is interviewed in this Fox News Channel story. Evers says the new framework for K-12 math in California includes easier lessons instead of courses which drive students into more stringent classes such as calculus in high school. He adds that students won't be prepared for college STEM courses with the new curriculum.

Open Letter: Replace the Proposed New California Math Curriculum Framework

Posted: Tue. August 1, 2023, 9:03am PT

The newly passed K-12 math framework for California students won’t prepare them for rigorous college courses or careers in STEM fields, says Sr. Fellow Williamson Evers. Over 1,200 technology professionals, including college professors, signed an open letter stating that the new curriculum introducing social justice into math classes will be disastrous to students and society.

Posted: Fri. July 28, 2023, 2:20pm PT

Dr. Atlas interviews competitive swimmer Riley Gaines, one of the leading voices for women’s rights, most notably in preserving women’s sports for biological females. She graduated from the University of Kentucky in 2022 as one of the most decorated swimmers in history. They discuss the challenges she has faced, pushing back against the singular focus of many in power to push the unlimited rights of trans athletes in women’s sports without regard for the impacts on the rights of women athletes themselves and on the damage to today's hard-earned status of women's competitive sports.

Posted: Thu. July 27, 2023, 11:57am PT

The new California math curriculum emphasizes equity in making math easier and less demanding. Evers says politics and social justice should not be a part of math it won't prepare students for college classes and careers in STEM fields.

Posted: Mon. July 24, 2023, 11:47am PT

Sr. Fellow Williamson Evers is interviewed by Stacy Washington on SiriusXM radio. Evers discusses the newly approved California math framework and its theme of “equity.” The curriculum is less rigorous and won't prepare students for STEM careers, says Evers. The National Assessment of Educational Progress, the so-called "nation's report card" indicates scores are declining and therefore students need more challenging math classes, he adds.

Posted: Tue. July 18, 2023, 5:11pm PT

The U.S. Supreme Court has weighed in on racial bias in college admissions, President Biden’s fiat forgiveness of student loans, and the freedom of creative designers to disagree with the state’s view of marriage. Another federal judge has weighed in to put the kibosh on Biden administration efforts to press social media companies to censor on their behalf. That’s a lot of legal heavy-lifting! And we discuss all of it, and more, on this episode of Independent Outlook.