I report tonight with shock and sadness that long-time Heartland Institute policy advisor Alan Caruba has passed away. Alan was a patriot, an online entrepreneur, and a brave and tireless writer. We were honored to publish his work at this blog, and to call him a friend.
I received notice today of the passing of Martin Duggan, a marvelous man who dedicated much of his long life to helping parents enroll their children in schools that would give them a better chance of succeeding in life. It was a noble cause that benefited literally millions of children across the U.S., only a tiny fraction of whom will ever know the name of their benefactor.
Lawmakers in the U.K. are moving to ban synthetic psychoactive substances – colloquially known as “legal highs.” This may presage a similar policy move in the U.S. Ireland completely banned[…]
We owe it to the men and women who risked and lost their lives to use the ultimate tool we have to restore the Republic — the power states hold to amend the constitution by convention and the power of interstate compacts to make it user-friendly.
We need to remind ourselves that Memorial Day is not just another three-day weekend or a day when all manner of sales are offered to those who want to go shopping. It is a day set aside to honor the ultimate sacrifice of those who have fought to defend our nation and take military action in foreign nations.
Two top Republican Senators today called for a simple solution to the healthcare controversy created by Obamacare – a Constitutional compact among U.S. states. Sens. John Cornyn (R-Texas) and James[…]
A leading psychiatry journal reports in its most recent issue that underground drug users are experimenting with novel, psychoactive substances, sold exclusively online, before they are deemed “controlled substances” by the[…]
New research shows that medical marijuana laws (MMLs) “increase use initiation” in young adults, aged 12-20, but otherwise have no “discernible effect” on underage drinking, or other substance abuse. This[…]
A poll by a leading health services research organization indicates that American public opinion on the Affordable Care Act – colloquially known as “Obamacare” – remains evenly divided along partisan lines.[…]
Research by the National Conference of State Legislatures suggests that with fewer Americans today smoking traditional cigarettes, a revenue stream that states have depended upon is rapidly decreasing.
Seven articles in the May 2015 issue of the medical journal Addiction examine the public policy implications of new research findings that demonstrate cocaine consumption in the U.S. has dropped[…]
The modern American left will someday be remembered as one of history’s truly “odd ducks.” Unlike many of the redistributionist movements of the past, American leftism has managed to melt diametrically opposed concepts, such as “individual liberty” and “government-mandated equality,” into a singular, conflicting political platform.
The CEO of one of America’s largest health insurance companies, Humana, this week told shareholders that it is the company’s position that every American inherently has “a right” to receive health[…]
A little more than seventy years ago, on March 10, 1944, there appeared in Great Britain one of the most amazing and influential political books of the twentieth century, The Road to Serfdom by Friedrich A. Hayek, which forewarned of socialist trends in Britain and America that ran the danger of leading to tyranny if taken to their logical conclusions.
Very few organizations survive 30 years, and very few people work for the same organization for that long. That makes The Heartland Institute an exceptional organization, and it makes me a very lucky guy.
Perhaps the most important aspect of Martin Luther King, Jr.’s vision was his core belief that every American should be represented equally in our system of governance, regardless of race, color or creed.