Prof. Ben Powell debunks the following three popular myths about immigration:

  1. Immigrants are a net drag on our economy
  2. Immigrants steal our jobs
  3. Immigrants depress our wages Additionally, Professor Ben Powell examines how immigration is related to foreign aid, prosperity, property rights, crime, welfare, voting, citizenship, and more.

Credits: This lecture was delivered in 2009 at the Metropolitan State College of Denver School of Business, as part of the Exploring Economic Freedom Lecture Series, directed by Prof. Alexandre Padilla. This video was produced and directed by Scott Houck, and edited by Adrienne Christy. Video production provided by the Educational Technology Center at Metropolitan State College of Denver. Video used by with permission.

Donald Trump is part of a much bigger phenomenon, explains Professor Steve Davies. Filmed by the Rubin Report.

Rep. Joe Kennedy III gave the Democratic response to President Trump’s State of the Union address Tuesday. He accused the Trump Administration of diving America stating “for them, dignity isn’t something you’re born with but something you measure — by your net worth, your celebrity, your headlines, your crowd size.” Watch his full remarks.

A panel of experts from TechFreedom, the ACLU, R Street, and the US Naval Academy discuss Section 702, the controversial warrantless mass-surveillance provision of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA).


Foreign Policy Explained, Ep. 1: Government Surveillance: We’re Being Watched (video): Is government surveillance of private citizens ever justified? Prof. Abby Hall Blanco from the University of Tampa explains the history of spying by the American government on its own and foreign citizens.

Should You Be Afraid of the NSA? (video): Cindy Cohn and Ronald Sievert share their opposing views on the threat of NSA Surveillance.

Edward Snowden: Surveillance Is about Power (video): NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden says government surveillance is taking away our privacy AND our security.

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“Featuring General Michael Hayden (former director of CIA and NSA) and Barton Gellman (participant in the Edward Snowden surveillance leaks) debate at American University about the balance between security and liberty, government and free press.
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“In the latest undercover Project Veritas video investigation, eight current and former Twitter employees are on camera explaining steps the social media giant is taking to censor political content that they don’t like.

James O’Keefe has just completed a book about this series entitled “AMERICAN PRAVDA: My fight for Truth in the Era of Fake News.” The book will be released by St. Martin’s Press on January 16, 2018.”

Much is made of Trump’s war on journalists. People seem to forget that Obama jailed more reporter’s sources than any President combined. While Bush and Obama had a horrendous record on journalism, I thought it was interesting that Michael Wolff praised the Trump administration for their openness towards the press in his book Fire and Fury. James Risen was one of those reporters that stood up to those two administrations, and he details his fight in this interview with the Intercept. The full interview can be heard here.

Investigative journalist James Risen fought hard to get classified information published at The New York Times, where editors were quite willing to cooperate with the government. In this video, Intercepted host Jeremy Scahill speaks to Risen about his yearslong battle with the Department of Justice — spanning both the Bush and the Obama administrations — as well as his struggles with his own editors at the New York Times. Read Risen’s article: