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“Washington Post Columnist Dana Milbank wrote in his April 6 column that The HeartlandInstitute was making ‘a tactical retreat’ away from the fight against global warming alarmism,” said President Joseph Bast. “I wish he had called me first, I would have told him: Nothing could be further from the truth.” READ MORE
Senior Fellow Peter Ferrara was recently a guest on the show On The Money with host Mike Vitoria on 970 The Answer in New York City. Ferrara discussed America’s looming entitlement crisis and his upcoming book Power to the People. LISTEN HERE
Ron Arnold, Heartlander
Michael Mann, Pennsylvania State’s notorious ClimateGate e-mail scandal figure, has garnered close to $6 million promoting scary scientific conclusions serving government’s goal of control over energy sources, $3.6 million of it from the National Science Foundation. The radical Environmental Defense Fund has collected $2.8 million in federal grants since 2008. READ MORE
Heartland Institute Research Fellow Heather Kays talks to Mississippi state Sen. Angela Hill about why it has been so difficult to remove Common Core in Mississippi despite a large grassroots movement calling for the repeal and replacement of the standards. Hill says she will continue to fight Common Core in Mississippi. LISTEN TO 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
Alexander Anton, Heartlander
Responding to the Federal Communications Commission’s assertion of regulatory power over the Internet, congressional lawmakers have submitted a bill that would halt FCC’s 400-page “net neutrality” regulations before they are implemented and would prevent future regulators from granting themselves similar authority. READ MORE
Bonner Cohen, Heartlander
News editors encourage reporters to deny there is an ongoing debate over humanity’s role in climate change, the George Mason University study found. “This practice of ignoring skeptics was largely supported by their managers and editors. In fact, one reporter’s news organization had recently developed an explicit editorial policy discouraging reporters from quoting climate change deniers in environment and science coverage.” READ MORE
Jeff Reynolds, Heartlander
“I regret to say that a small number of tobacco control activists with a limited grasp of how to conduct or interpret research findings are confusing policymakers and the general public with statements about e-cigarettes that are misleading,” said Robert West, a professor of health psychology at University College London.READ MORE
A new report from the National Association of Scholars shows colleges are being led by the nose by left-leaning institutions to buy into false promises of sustainability and climate alarmism. Those schools then attempt to brainwash students into rejecting the economic and political systems that has made modern liberal education and economic well-being possible, and instead embrace paternalistic, elitist ideals of how society should be. LISTEN TO MORE
Richard Ebeling, Somewhat Reasonable
“There was a time when the Supreme Court of the United States defended and upheld the constitutional protections for economic liberty in America. This year marks the 80th anniversary of one of the Supreme Court’s finest hours, when it overturned Franklin Roosevelt’s agenda for economic fascism in the United States.”READ MORE
Jeff Stier and Julie Kelly for Heartlander
“Celebrity chef Tom Colicchio probably doesn’t cook much these days. Having built his reputation preparing expensive entrées for his well-heeled customers at Craft Restaurants, Colicchio is now cooking up liberal food policy to expand the government’s ever-encroaching role in how we eat, and what. His self-promotion schedule and branding pursuits could put Kim Kardashian to shame.” READ MORE
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