30 great years...
Founders' Night 2015!
Join us this year for our 30th anniversary Founders' Night dinner! This year's keynote speaker is comedian, actor, author, magician, and Cato Institute H.L. Mencken Fellow Penn Jillette! You can purchase tickets on the phone at 303-279-6536 or online here. Watch Julie's video invitation here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5IJMdbX7Xh8
New EPA regs...
Expensive, Ineffective, Illegal, Impossible
As part of the Obama administration’s agenda to address global warming, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) introduced new regulations with the purpose of reducing carbon emissions. Lexi Osborne explains how these regs are expensive, ineffective, illegal, and impossible in this Issue Backgrounder.
Health care failure...
How the Gruber Model Failed
MIT professor Jonathan Gruber made millions predicting the effect of Obamacare. It is important to assess how well the Gruber predictive model has performed. In Colorado, its poor predictions will likely end up costing taxpayers billions of dollars. Read Linda Gorman's full Issue Backgrounder here.
New Issue Backgrounder...
Citizens can help rein in government
The Constitution gives citizens the direct means to rein in federal power and cure federal dysfunction through a “Convention for proposing Amendments.” This Issue Backgrounder explains the reasons why the Founders created the process and how it works. The Backgrounder also corrects common misunderstandings and explains how citizens may participate.
Reaching the Hispanic Community...
Raaki Garcia Show
The Raaki Garcia Show is primarily in Spanish with experts in education, law, politics, policy, energy, and the goal is to educate Hispanic families about the ideas of liberty and free markets. Listen every Tuesday and Thursday from 11-12p on 1150 AM and online at www.onda1150am.com.

Independence Institute Audio

September 17th, 2014
Dave Kopel
Former music critic, acclaimed journalist, and syndicated columnist Nat Hentoff joins Dave Kopel to discuss the fate of our civil liberties in the 21st century. Have we learned the lessons of 9/11? Why has Obama been worse on civil liberties than any president previous? Nat explains it all in this iVoices interview!
Nat Hentoff Talks Civil Liberties in the 21st Century (55:26 min).
Blended Learning Vision Coming to Life in Denver (21:52 min).
Should We Let the Courts Fix Tenure? (21:49 min).

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