Samuel R. Staley
| Thursday August 19, 2021 at 2:59 PM PDT
The unexpected and broad-based protests erupting in Cuba are a poignant reminder of the lost liberty experienced by people under authoritarian regimes. The opposite could be said for the movie In The Heights, the film adaptation of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s Broadway musical. If the dissent on Cuba’s streets show the dark side of contemporary Marxism,...Read More »
Lawrence J. McQuillan
| Tuesday August 18, 2020 at 5:15 PM PDT
One argument against immigration, often voiced by self-identified conservatives, is that “foreigners should stay in their home country and fix their governments rather than come to America.” President Donald Trump expressed this view when he tweeted to four Democratic members of Congress “who originally came from countries whose governments are a complete and total...Read More »
David J. Theroux
| Saturday October 19, 2019 at 6:56 PM PDT
I was privileged to present a tribute at the memorial celebration for the life of Wolfgang Dieter Tede, on Saturday, October 19, 2019, at the St. Francis Yacht Club in San Francisco. He was a member of the Board of Directors of the Independent Institute for over twenty years, and here is an edited...Read More »
Robert P. Murphy
| Tuesday August 27, 2019 at 11:36 AM PDT
The reason it seems as if sending dollars out of the U.S. makes America poorer is that we individually consider cash as part of our wealth holdings.
| Monday November 19, 2018 at 2:29 PM PST
The idea that one culture would need to defend itself from another is a fallacy.
| Friday November 2, 2018 at 4:12 PM PDT
Two cases of government obstructions at the border.
Alvaro Vargas Llosa
| Tuesday July 17, 2018 at 11:42 AM PDT
The World Cup offers an example of assimilation and cooperation.
Mary L. G. Theroux
| Thursday June 28, 2018 at 3:26 PM PDT
Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf yesterday declared her willingness to go to jail to protect her “sanctuary city” policy, attacking the “bully in chief” for “trying to intimidate our most vulnerable residents,” i.e., undocumented migrants. She may want to rethink Oakland’s continuing to pay homage to an earlier bully against would-be immigrants: namely, the Cesar...Read More »
William J. Watkins, Jr.
| Tuesday April 18, 2017 at 4:08 PM PDT
Sanctuary Cities are in an uproar over President Trump’s executive order promising to withhold federal money from “sanctuary jurisdictions.” They are seeking court intervention to nullify the order. Sanctuary cities, as a general matter, prohibit local cops from cooperating with Immigration & Customs Enforcement agents, forbid the local cops from notifying the feds regarding...Read More »
William J. Watkins, Jr.
| Thursday February 9, 2017 at 7:03 PM PST
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has refused to reinstate the travel ban imposed by President Trump. The New York Times has this story on the litigation, and the Court’s opinion can be found here. The case is likely headed to the Supreme Court. Of course, if he’s not hankering for a fight, President Trump...Read More »