The German government is engaging in central planning at its worst: demographic planning.
The U.S. Department of Energy has a plan to reduce the cost of solar power by a factor of 4 by 2020 with the hope that solar would increase from .05% of our power to 14% by 2030. The motivation is, of course, to reduce emissions of CO2. This is Climate Realism, very similar to Socialist Realism.
Trofim Lysenko became the Director of the Soviet Lenin All-Union Academy of Agricultural Sciences in the 1930s under Josef Stalin. He was an advocate of the theory that characteristics acquired[...]
In honor of Margaret Thatcher’s memory, favorite quotes from the Iron Lady have popped up everywhere. This one came across my Facebook newsfeed: “Global warming ‘provides a marvelous excuse for[...]
I delivered the following remarks on February 23, 2013 at the Eighth Annual Wisconsin Conservative Conference, Bluemound Gardens, Wauwatosa, Wisconsin. Thank you for the introduction, thank you all for being[...]
If history holds, President Obama’s second term will be marked by fewer legislative achievements, more gridlock, and more contentious ideological division than his first. It is hard to see how[...]
[First posted at Forbes.] Steve Moore begins his brilliant new book, Who’s the Fairest of Them All? The Truth About Opportunity, Taxes and Wealth In America, quoting President Obama saying: We’ve sought[...]
After sifting through the detritus of the recent national and statewide elections, it is almost comical, though sad, to see the state of California in full lemming mode preparing to[...]
The following is the speech I delievered at the “Yes, We Did Build It Rally” on September 22, 2012 in Waukesha, Wisconsin: Watch the speech below. The transcript follows. Thank[...]
[First posted at Forbes.] President Obama started his Democratic Convention nomination acceptance speech with one overriding truth: “But when all is said and done – when you pick up that[...]
(Originally posted at The American Spectator.) What would you do if gangs of robbers roamed your neighborhood at night, breaking into your neighbors’ houses and stealing their family jewels and[...]
Last week in the New York Times, economist Paul Krugman called for higher taxes than the Clinton era, citing how increased revenues need to be in the picture and not[...]
In 1979, the great economist Milton Friedman — a friend of The Heartland Institute — was a guest on Phil Donahue’s syndicated talk show. This was in the latter stages[...]
The folks over at Powerline Blog have an insightful post on the mindset of our current president. It comes by way of Bobby Jindal’s book, “Leadership and Crisis,” where Jindal[...]