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Posted: Fri. March 29, 2019, 11:41am PT

Independent Institute Senior Fellow George B. N. Ayittey, in a conversation with David R. Burton at the Heritage Foundation about all the damages that Socialism caused to Africa. The "socialist" experiment failed in countries like Angola (under dos Santos), Benin (under Kerekou), Ethiopia (under Mengistu), Ghana (under Nkrumah), Guinea (under Toure), Mali (under Keita), Mozambique (under Chissano), Tanzania (under Nyerere), and Zambia, among others.

This video was recorded by The Heritage Foundation.

Posted: Fri. March 29, 2019, 11:02am PT

Independent Institute Senior Fellow Stephen P. Halbrook and Mark W. Smith presentation. This event was recorded at the CPAC 2019 held in National Harbor, MD on February 28, 2019.

Posted: Mon. March 18, 2019, 3:53pm PT

Remington may be held responsible for the murders of school children in Sandy Hook, CT due to the marketing the AR-15 rifle as a tool of crime. Sr. Fellow Stephen Halbrook, a Second Amendment attorney, says Remington didn't market their products thusly, so any lawsuits against Remington, the maker of the Bushmaster AR-15 rifle should be dismissed. However, the courts in the state of Connecticut have decided the lawsuit can go forward.

Posted: Thu. March 14, 2019, 3:41pm PT

In the wake of the recent scandal surrounding the bribing of college staff to admit students who are underqualified, Sr. Fellow Richard Vedder, author of the upcoming book Restoring the Promise: Higher Education in America is interviewed on the nationally syndicated Lars Larson radio show. Not surprised by the revelations of bribery, Vedder describes how colleges and universities have been playing favorites for years in admissions. Students should be admitted based on merit, he argues, not on athletic ability or donations from rich parents.

Posted: Fri. March 8, 2019, 7:16pm PT

Senior Fellow Stephen P. Halbrook presentation at the conference on "The Supreme Court and the Second Amendment" organized by the the Federalist Society's Civil Rights and Criminal Law & Procedure Practice Groups.

Posted: Fri. March 8, 2019, 12:43pm PT

Author of several books on the history of the Second Amendment, Sr. Fellow Stephen Halbrook is interviewed on The Chad Adams radio show. Halbrook talks about his work in the legal field to protect Second Amendment rights.

Posted: Fri. March 8, 2019, 12:25pm PT

Sr. Fellow Stephen Halbrook is interviewed at CPAC 2019 on the Sam Sorbo radio show. Halbrook talks about the origins of the right to bear arms and speaks about his work as a lawyer to protect this constitutional right. The author of Gun Control in Nazi-Occupied France, Halbrook talks of the history of gun registration laws in Europe that lead to gun confiscation by governments hostile to an armed populace.

Posted: Wed. March 6, 2019, 3:42pm PT

Ending the war in Afghanistan isn't easy. Congress is planning to declare victory and remove troops from Afghanistan. Sr. Fellow Ivan Eland, author of the forthcoming book War and the Rogue Presidency says the plan to ease out of the region in one year makes sense after having troops there for 18 years.