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Patrick Moore, the Heartlander
“The IPCC’s followers have given us a vision of a world dying because of carbon-dioxide emissions. I say the Earth would be a lot deader with no carbon dioxide, and more of it will be a very positive factor in feeding the world. Let’s celebrate carbon dioxide.” READ MORE
Ben Domenech, the Heartlander
Republicans need to take the important step of actually sending the Obamacare repeal to the president’s desk in their budget – simply to prove to the media and the populace that the law can be repealed via that method. It will clarify the matter for voters and turn 2016 into a clear-cut election that will decide whether the law stands or falls. READ MORE
Which states got straight As for their welfare reform policies? Which states are at the bottom of the class? Find out by using Heartland’s new interactive map for the 2015 Welfare Reform Report Card. The result of two years of research, this new report examines who is implementing the best policies for pulling people out of poverty and into a productive life of work and responsibility. READ MORE
Host Sterling Burnett talks to Patrick Moore, chairman of Allow Golden Rice, about why he helped found and ultimately left Greenpeace because it became “anti-human.” That tendency is exemplified by how the environmental left is against vitamin-enriched Golden Rice, which would save millions of children in the world’s poorest countries. READ MORE
Do you believe in smaller government and more individual liberty? Do you believe free markets solve social and economic problems better than government planning? The Heartland Institute might have just the job for you! We’re looking for eager self-starters to manage several important projects that will have a real impact on policy in this country. READ MORE
Gary MacDougal and Justin Haskins in The Hill
Despite the many improvements in the welfare system since the 1996 overhaul, many states’ welfare programs continue to lag behind the rest of the nation because they fail to implement simple, common-sense reforms. Heartland’s 2015 Welfare Reform Report Card identifies the worst of the worst. READ MORE
Heather Kays, the Heartlander
“I think parents just got tired of asking for the educational system to understand their children, so they became the educational institution that they wanted to see. We have participated in a field trip to Biltmore Estates to learn about the farm-to-table movement, studied 1800s life in historic Roswell, walked the path of the Birmingham Civil Rights marches, visited a wildlife rescue, and toured the historic home of Laura Ingalls Wilder. These are all trips that we could have taken on a weekend, but it would have felt rushed. The fact that we were able to complete these trips as part of our homeschool curriculum made it more enjoyable.” READ MORE
H. Sterling Burnett in the Daily Caller
“Desperate times breed desperate measures, and for climate alarmists these are desperate times. … Perhaps this explains their desperate attempts to smear the reputations of climate researchers who scientifically reject any aspect of the ‘human-catastrophic-climate-
Budget & Tax News Managing Editor Jesse Hathaway is joined by Heartland Institute policy advisor and Johnson & Wales University associate economics professor Adam C. Smith. They discuss Virginia’s recent legalization of sharing-economy transportation companies Lyft and Uber. LISTEN TO MORE
Fox Business Channel’s John Stossel aired an hour-long special about political corruption in Chicago. Right. We had the same reaction: Only one hour? Heartland friend Adam Andrzejewski of OpenTheBooks.com was a guest of Stossel and described The Chicago Way – how a city came to pioneer corrupt practices. READ MORE
Justin Haskins in The Blaze
“When a friend and recent college graduate informed me he was receiving food stamps, I was floored. He is a healthy, educated, intelligent individual, but, like many of the millennials I know, entitled. Completely and utterly entitled. … Somewhere in Fairfax County, Virginia, George Washington is rolling over in his grave.” READ MORE
Jesse Hathaway in the Riverside (CA) Press-Enterprise
Unless local and state governments act now, a tsunami of underfunded public pension plan obligations will soon rush ashore and drown taxpayers with tax hikes and crippling debt.READ MORE
Seton Motley, Somewhat Reasonable
“The Obama administration rewarding its friends and punishing its enemies – the Crony Socialist twofer. It’s way past time for Huge Government to stop trying to micro-manipulate the private sector. The ends never justify the means – and the intended ends are never met.” READ MORE
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