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Robert Holland in the Richmond Times-Dispatch
“It took decades of struggle for parents to secure this intellectual independence, sometimes after staring down the threat of prosecution. Now a strong, highly vocal contingent within the home-schooling movement is seeking special privileges for their children, sometimes not just sports and clubs but selected courses as well, in the very public schools the pioneers of home schooling wished to avoid.” READ MORE
The market has spoken… again. The public just ain’t buying what the climate alarmists are selling – even at what is going to be an enormous loss for the producers of the purported “gotcha” documentary, “Merchants of Doubt.”READ MORE
“You repeat the vicious libel that Dr. Wei-Hock ‘Willie’ Soon failed to disclose funding for his work. Are you not aware that neither his employer, the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, nor the journal that published the scholarly article in question, Science Bulletin, has found Dr. Soon violated any of their rules or disclosure policies? Who asked you to repeat that lie?” READ MORE
Host Jim Lakely and Research Fellow Sean Parnell discuss the latest Supreme Court case that challenges Obamacare, King v. Burwell. SPOILER ALERT: The government presented a lousy defense of a law that clearly violates the Constitution, but it might not matter. LISTEN TO MORE
Justin Haskins in Human Events
“Never before in human history has a group of people been given the astounding opportunities Millennials experience today. Many of us were born in the richest nation of the world, blessed with endless streams of knowledge thanks to the development of the Internet.” Yet a Millennial today can live a rich, lazy life courtesy of the American taxpayer. READ MORE
Heartland’s Sterling Burnett talks with University of Delaware climatologist David Legates about how he became skeptical about the hypothesis of human-driven global warming, and how he and his fellow “skeptics” became targets of the alarmists and their allies in Congress. LISTEN TO MORE
Jesse Hathaway, the Heartlander
Residents and visitors to Osceola County, Florida are going to be paying five cents more a gallon for gas. Why? Because 42 percent of motorists through the county are dreaded visitors. Let’s just ignore the fact that the majority of motorists, mostly elderly residents, will be socked the worst. READ MORE
Scott Cleland, Somewhat Reasonable
“Given that the U.S. government has apparently embraced Google as America’s de facto national champion worthy of economic protection in the U.S. and abroad, the U.S. sadly has lost any potential moral, political, or rhetorical high ground because it has adopted a hypocritical ‘do as we say, not as we do’ stance when it comes to protectionism.” READ MORE
Chris Neal for the Heartlander
“We can do better than Common Core is a constant refrain from parents, teachers, and legislators,” said Jim Shaffer, executive director of the Public Policy Foundation of West Virginia. Shaffer said many West Virginians who oppose Common Core feel ignored by the state Department of Education. Not any more in the Mountain State. READ MORE
Economic Delusions, Political Demagoguery, and Ideological Deceptions
Richard Ebeling, Somewhat Reasonable
By what right does the collectivist assert that the individual cannot peacefully and productively live for himself in his own way guided by his own reason, values, and beliefs? By what right does that collectivist claim to know when and how that individual should be required – even compelled – to sacrifice his own dreams, hopes, and valued purposes for those of the group, tribe, or “society” that the collectivist says he speaks for and represents? READ MORE
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