Topic: The Independent Institute
President Obama called for more gun control in his State of the Union address last night. The effectiveness of his proposals have been the subject of heated debate. But both sides are missing the larger question: Does Congress even have the right to regulate or ban guns?
ATF acting head Ken Melson stepped down Tuesday amid a probe into the ill-fated Fast and Furious gun tracing program. But Congressional investigators believe there's more blame to go around.
08/31/2011 05:40 pm
The House could break with tradition this week and vote to stop funding for the US mission in Libya. But that would not be the last word.
06/20/2011 08:43 pm
In London, President Obama and Prime Minister David Cameron praised the NATO mission in Libya, even as US legislators condemn Obama's disregard of the War Powers Act.
05/25/2011 06:17 pm
If Arabs want significantly greater freedom and economic development, they and their leaders must be fully committed to making it so.
03/18/2011 01:06 pm
Billions in Pentagon cuts touted by Gates and Obama recently don’t represent real decreases to defense spending. With troops in more than 150 of the world's 195 countries, the US needs to abandon its cold-war era deployment strategy. It's time for our wealthy allies to pull their weight.
02/02/2011 01:05 pm
Several lawsuits over the health-care reform's individual mandate hinge on interpretations of the constitution's Commerce Clause. This clause is widely believed to grant Congress broad power over national markets. But that isn't what the founders had in mind.
12/21/2010 11:43 am
Many economists say deficit spending is crucial to keeping the economy moving. But history tells a different story.
06/23/2010 11:30 am
British hostage Peter Moore was released after 2-1/2 years in captivity in Iraq. He was among the last of 306 foreigners to be abducted since 2003. British officials praised their Iraqi counterparts' efforts in securing Moore's release.
12/30/2009 12:09 pm
The US Supreme Court shouldn't weaken the patent protections that fuel technological progress.
12/08/2009 12:00 am