Education Secretary Arne Duncan’s recent comments disparaging “white suburban moms” for protesting new national tests and curriculum mandates are not the isolated remarks of an out-of-touch elitist. His attitude is typical among bureaucrats from both parties regarding Common Core, but politicians who ignore this sleeper topic endanger themselves in 2014 and 2016.
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Why the concern over President Obama’s Executive Orders? It is human nature that desensitization will creep in as related to frequency, making felt outrage over each successive mandate seem less intense or serious. The result: executive orders are likely to become more frequent and increasingly more extreme in their content in the absence of any serious push back to reign them in.
Wireless tax rates have reached all-time highs. Almost half of the states nationwide now impose a wireless tax above 10 percent (pushing the national average to more than 16.3 percent).[...]
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Heartland Institute President Joseph Bast was a guest on the new Milt Rosenberg Show for an in-depth discussion on the challenges of running a think tank today compared to 20 years ago. Joe and Milt[...]
Wireless communications have improved the lives of millions of people across the United States and the world. However, the rapid expansion of wireless services has brought growing pains: The electronic[...]
The Heartland Institute has compiled a list of legislators, journalists, and think tank leaders across the conservative and libertarian spectrum that strongly oppose the Marketplace Fairness Act.
In the past few years, members of Congress have proposed several bills to expand states’ ability to tax purchases made online and from mail-order catalogs. Yesterday, U.S. Sens. Mike Enzi[...]
Heartland Institute President Joseph Bast announced to staff early this morning some terrible news. Maureen Martin, Heartland’s senior fellow for legal affairs and legal counsel to the organization, died today[...]
While half dozen states are considering proposals to do away income or corporate taxes Minnesota’s tax and spend Governor Mark Dayton is proposing to increase taxes significantly. No one is[...]
If you’re not regularly visiting the Heartlander digital magazine, you’re missing out on some of the best work from The Heartland Institute, one of America’s most influential free-market think tanks. Heartland[...]
You’re a reader of this blog, so you are a part of the conversation at The Heartland Institute, one of America’s most influential free-market think tanks. The posts here reflect the exchange[...]
Over-regulation is rearing its ugly head in Chicago once again. New regulations that would push a popular new limousine and taxi service out of the Chicago market have been proposed[...]