Jim covered Congress and The White House during the George W. Bush administration for The Washington Times, and worked as a reporter, editorial writer and columnist for newspapers in Pennsylvania, Virginia, and California. He has appeared on the Fox News Channel, CNN, MSNBC, C-Span, and many local and national talk radio shows to talk politics and policy.
Latest posts by Jim Lakely (see all)
- PODCAST: Charlie Kirk and Brent Hamachek on Time for a Turning Point - February 14, 2017
- Yes, New York Times Commenter Maggie Mae, ‘The Heartland’ Matters - January 9, 2017
- The Year in Climate Realism: A Review of 2016 - January 6, 2017
The Heartland Institute’s Herb Walberg, who is also the chairman of Heartland’s board of directors, was a guest on “Free Markets with Dr. Mike Beitler” on the Voice America network a while back. (Listen to or grab the MP3 at the bottom of this post.)
Mike talked with Herb about education reform and his latest book Advancing Student Achievement, which you can check out here.
Herb, a distinguished visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution, talked with Mike in October 2010 — but it’s just as relevant now because the school-reform movement continues to gain steam, particularly with the Parent Trigger revolution. If you are at all concerned about reforming our public schools, this probing and intellectually stimulating conversation is worth a listen.
Mike’s show, which is a libertarian favorite on the Web, endeavors to explain how “big government is causing most of the problems it claims to be fixing” — which is why Heartland and Mike’s show are such a good match. Mike is also the author of Rational Individualism: A Moral Argument for Limited Government and Capitalism. Check out that book and others!