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Posted: Mon. November 2, 2020, 11:13am PT

Mark Levin reads Christopher Briggs' Op-Ed in The New York Post about his daughter who has cancer and his family's fight for her health and Obamacare's problems.

Posted: Sat. October 31, 2020, 3:23pm PT

“Joe Biden has been running an ad in which he says he can’t imagine what it would be like to have a child with cancer and no health coverage. I don’t have to imagine. Under the health 'reform' championed by Biden when he served as President Barack Obama’s Vice President, I live that reality every day.”
Christopher B. Briggs, Publications and Public Affairs Counsel, Independent Institute; from his article ("New York Post," October 26, 2020)

Posted: Thu. October 29, 2020, 9:46am PT

The U.S. Supreme Court has been grabbing the headlines since the death of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and then the nomination of Judge Amy Coney Barrett. The confirmation hearings have called Judge Barrett's faith into question and Senator Amy Klouchar went so far as to call the hearings a “sham.” Also top of mind is the question of “court packing,” even though Vice President Biden will not answer questions about his intentions.

Posted: Sat. October 24, 2020, 2:48pm PT

In this sixth episode of Independent Outlook, David Theroux, Williamson Evers, and Graham Walker examine the U.S. Senate's confirmation hearings for the appointment of Judge Amy Coney Barrett to the Supreme Court, Columbus Day, COVID-19 pandemic, the Vice Presidential Debate between Mike Pence and Kamala Harris, Court Packing, legal Originalism vs. the Living Constitution, World Health Organization, 1619 Project, and more!

Posted: Wed. October 21, 2020, 10:01am PT

Independent Institute Executive Director Dr. Graham H. Walker interview Independent Senior Fellow Christopher Coyne to discuss Independent's shocking new article on the alarming extension of government power in the U.S.—the long-term consequences of which are devastating to civil society, economic welfare and the rule of law.

Posted: Tue. October 13, 2020, 5:21pm PT

Sr. Fellow Williamson Evers appears on The Education Exchange podcast with Paul E. Peterson to discuss California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s veto of AB 331, a bill that would have mandated a course in ethnic studies as a California high school graduation requirement, starting in 2029-30. Newsom said the model curriculum was unbalanced and needed extensive revision. The curriculum would have taught students that capitalism is not a system of private property and investment, but that capitalism is merely a system of exploitation of labor. This is a similar view held by Karl Marx.

Posted: Fri. October 9, 2020, 10:32am PT

California legislators are attempting to mandate that public K-12 schools teach a highly-divisive “ethnic studies” curriculum with Marxist underpinnings and socialist conclusions. If left unchecked, this false curriculum won't stay in California. It will be exported to other states and communities across the country.

Posted: Thu. October 8, 2020, 1:41pm PT

Dr. Walker interviews Dr. Evers regarding the deep insights and towering achievements of that civilization—valuable in their own right—and how such insights once enabled Americans, who were immersed in the classics, to reach beyond partisan differences by drawing on shared knowledge and lessons from the past.