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Posted: Sat. August 29, 2020, 10:55pm PT

In 2017 and 2019, Independent's California Golden Fleece® Award was given to CAL FIRE (California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection), U.S. Forest Service and other government agencies involved in forestland mismanagement. The reports offered the essential solutions to prevent future disasters, yet here we are again in 2020 with the state burning, and people losing their homes and lives with entire regions endangered and smoke-ridden.

Posted: Sat. August 15, 2020, 10:28am PT

In this second episode of Independent Outlook, David Theroux, Williamson Evers, and Graham Walker examine the track record and political ambitions of Kamala Harris, political hypocrisy and correctness, due process, gun control, progressivism, free speech and freedom of the press, Presidential powers and Executive Orders, teacher and police unions, school shutdowns and re-openings, cancel culture, Jimmy Lai and the protests in Hong Kong, and more!

Posted: Wed. August 12, 2020, 4:21pm PT

Sr. Fellow Ivan Eland appears on SiriusXM radio's Breitbart News Tonight with host Jerome Hudson to talk about recent Executive Orders signed by President Trump. Eland compares Trump's Executive Orders to those of past presidents.

Posted: Wed. August 5, 2020, 9:55am PT

California's K-12 public schools are planning to introduce a new curriculum for teaching social justice and ethnic studies. Sr. Fellow Williamson Evers says the curriculum is full of lessons about victimization and racial identity, instead of stressing the culture assets of minorities and their capacity to achieve. Students should be taught about historical figures such as George Washington Carver and minority entrepreneurs, says Evers. The narrow focus of ethnic studies doesn't include positive examples from all minority groups and favors certain minority groups.

Posted: Tue. August 4, 2020, 3:27pm PT

Research Fellow Thomas Cargill appears on the Dan Proft show on WIND radio to talk about the history scientific racism of Margaret Sanger and Planned Parenthood. Sanger's interest in eugenics influenced Hitler in the 1930s. Cargill is the author of the article "

Eugenics in High School History: Failure to Confront the Past

" in the Summer 2020 issue of The Independent Review.

Posted: Wed. July 29, 2020, 10:26am PT

In this first episode of Independent Outlook, David Theroux, Williamson Evers, and Graham Walker examine free speech and technology, wokeness and cancel culture, protests and riots, police reform and the "Defund the Police" movement, COVID-19 and reopening schools, Chicago's crime wave, and more!

Posted: Tue. July 28, 2020, 11:44am PT

In response to China’s military exercises in the South China Sea, the US is sending aircraft carriers to China’s sphere of influence. China is claiming the South China as theirs and has fortified the area with weapons. The Philippines and Vietnam and other countries are protesting China’s actions and China’s claim to 90% of the South China Sea. Eland says the US has the most dominant navy is world history and is encroaching on “China's neighborhood.”

Posted: Tue. July 28, 2020, 10:49am PT

Research Fellow Thomas Cargill, author of The Independent Review article “Eugenics in High School History: Failure to Confront the Past ” appears on Freedom Works Radio. Cargill discusses the origins of the eugenics movement, and "scientific racism" in America and its influence on the Third Reich in Germany in the 1930's. Cargill's research shows that high school students are not taught the history of Margaret Sanger and her racist policies and practices.