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Posted: Tue. October 10, 2023, 9:37am PT

In the research for his new book The New Deal's War on the Bill of Rights, Research Fellow David Beito looked at original documents revealing FDR's insensitivity to civil liberties and racist behavior, which deceived the press and populace. The parallels of modern politics are many, says Beito, including the claim of “fake news” against the critics of FDR's administration.

Posted: Tue. October 3, 2023, 2:55pm PT

50 leaders from more than 30 top Bay Area civic organizations gathered for the first-ever solutions convening for homelessness, brainstorming initiatives around which they could coalesce to make significant positive impacts.

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Posted: Mon. October 2, 2023, 2:11pm PT

Newly remastered in 2023.

At this sold-out 2018 Independent Institute event, Tucker Carlson discusses America's elites, a group whose power and wealth from government privilege have grown beyond imagination even as the rest of the country has floundered. The people who run America now barely interact with it, and in his #1 New York Times, best-selling book, Ship of Fools, Carlson offers a blistering critique of our new overlords. Traditional liberals who worried about whales and defended free speech have been replaced by authoritarians who hide their hard-edged agenda behind identity politics. They’ll fleece you while lecturing you about bathrooms, plastic straws, and safe spaces.

“Left and right,” Carlson says, “are no longer meaningful categories in America. The rift is between those who benefit from the status quo, and those who don’t.” Our leaders are fools, Carlson concludes, “unaware that they are captains of a sinking ship.” At this event, and in his signature fearless and witty style, he addresses the all-important question: How do we put the country back on course?

Posted: Thu. September 28, 2023, 3:08pm PT

When the feds lean on social media firms to take down alleged misinformation, it turns out that’s government censorship—according to the Federal Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals. That ruling is worth celebrating, but there are cautionary side issues. Also, it looks like we’re heading into another round of debt ceiling crisis. Some say the President is constitutionally obliged to ignore any limits and spend more than the government takes in.

Posted: Mon. September 25, 2023, 3:04pm PT

Guns are in the news, and nobody’s happy about it. First son Hunter Biden has been indicted on gun charges. Probably more significantly, the Governor of New Mexico has reacted to gun violence in her state by suspending 2nd Amendment gun rights in Albuquerque and surrounding areas. Can she do that? We find out, in this episode of Independent Outlook.

Posted: Fri. September 22, 2023, 1:09pm PT

Despite all the scientific evidence showing that face masks don't work work to slow or stop COVID, Anthony Fauci and Deborah Birx and now talking about bringing them back. Independent Institute Advisor Dr. Scott Atlas responds.

Posted: Wed. September 20, 2023, 9:35am PT

Research Fellow David Beito, author of The New Deal’s War on the Bill of Rights describes some of FDR's intrusions on the civil rights of US citizens including; the reading personal telegrams, censoring the media, attempting to pack the Supreme Court, incarcerating minorities, and essentially annihilating the Bill of Rights.

Posted: Mon. September 18, 2023, 10:52am PT

Dr. Atlas interviews Victor Davis Hanson, Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution and world-renowned historian and scholar of classics and military history. They discuss the phrase “Threat to our Democracy” — who uses it, what it means, and what the real threats to democracy actually are.