He saved his worst ban for last. Former New York City Mayor Mike Bloomberg’s nanny-state policies have left a trail of damage. His defeated soda ban, the ban on food donations to homeless shelters and other antics have cost New Yorkers money, jobs, food choices, and even their freedom to give charity.
The Obama administration announced last Friday that it will grant industrial wind farm operators 30-year permits to kill legally protected bald eagles and golden eagles without fear of legal repercussions. U.S. wind turbines already kill 1.4 million birds and bats each year, including many endangered, threatened and protected species such as California condors, bald eagles and Indiana bats.
The same hucksters and frauds that tell you that 0.039% by volume of the carbon dioxide in the Earth’s atmosphere poses a huge threat to all life and those claiming that the presence of arsenic in tobacco smoke is a health threat are dependent on public ignorance.
New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s aggressive nanny-state policies — such as his crusades against trans fats and large-size sodas — have been annoying and, at times, unconstitutional. While some of[...]
Brad Rodu, Endowed Chair, Tobacco Harm Reduction Research at the University of Louisville and Senior Fellow at the Heartland Institute discusses tobacco harm reduction on “The Legislature Today’ radio show[...]
Today’s Wall Street Journal reprinted a delightful five-paragraph excerpt from a 1893 essay by Mark Twain titled “The Moral Statistician.” It is worth a few minutes of attention because it[...]
[First published Sept. 30 in The Oklahoman.] A quit-smoking strategy with “the potential to save millions of lives” will be the subject of an Oklahoma legislative hearing Wednesday. At issue[...]
Dr. Brad Rodu, senior fellow at The Heartland Institute, testified on Wednesday, September 19 before the Indiana General Assembly’s Health Finance Commission on tobacco harm reduction. His appearance — in which[...]
“Forecast the Facts” — a fake organization created by environmental groups using Peter Gleick’s fake memo to wage a campaign of misinformation against Heartland’s donors and the scientists we work[...]
After decades of increasing tobacco taxes at the federal, state, and local levels, some states are beginning to buck this fiscally burdensome and irresponsible trend. On March 17, the New[...]
Part of my job as director of communications for The Heartland Institute is to defend the organization when attacked by the left. If I responded to every salvo — especially[...]
Last year the Washington state legislature passed a series of discriminatory “sin” taxes on soft drinks, candy, and bottled water. In November Washington voters will have a chance to decide[...]