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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!

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.