When fossil fuels — coal, oil and natural gas — burn, the major combustion products are carbon dioxide (CO2) and water vapor. Water doesn’t matter since it is already everywhere and adding a little bit more to the Earth won’t tip any balances. CO2, on the other hand is considered to be a great evil by those who believe in catastrophic global warming.
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Arrests for drug trafficking are soaring in western Nebraska, as consumers and professional drug dealers visiting Colorado to purchase “recreational marijuana” are traveling through the neighboring state with loads of contraband on their way back home to[…]
In today’s edition of The Heartland Daily Podcast, Jesse Hathaway, managing editor of Budget & Tax News speaks with Andrew Heaton. Heaton is a stand-up comedian based out of New York city and star of the popular Youtube series “EconPop.” Heaton joins Hathaway to explain what the classic film “The Shawshank Redemption” can teach us about the creation of markets, voluntary exchange, and why you can’t make change for a cow or a goat.
The Tenth International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC-10) was hosted by The Heartland Institute, Joe Bast, President, on June 11 – 12 at the Washington Court Hotel in Washington, DC. The two-day conference featured more than 40 scientists, economists and public policy experts who shared the most up-to-date information on topics related to climate. Several of the outstanding conference speakers included U.S. Senator James Inhofe, Mark Steyn, Lord Christopher Monckton, and John Coleman, founder of the Weather Channel.
Democrats this week joined Republicans as the House of Representatives voted 280-140 to repeal the “medical device tax” section of the controversial Obamacare law. Nearly 50 Democrats voted for the[…]
Government is just another organism. Just like any other other organism, its first priority is self-preservation. Its second – is to grow. The most it possibly can. It wants to be bigger, do more – control more.
In today’s edition of The Heartland Daily Podcast, Jesse Hathaway, managing editor of Budget & Tax News speaks with Tom Lampman. Lampman is a fiscal policy fellow at the Buckeye Institute for Public Policy. Hathaway and Lampman talk about a new report about billions of dollars in wasteful spending by the Ohio state government.
Three of four proposed marijuana-related bills recently were passed by the U.S. House of Representatives, according to an analysis by the National Cannabis Industry Association, a Washington D.C.-based lobbying group.[…]
Circuit Judge George Reynolds tossed out the Florida Education Association’s (FEA) lawsuit against the state’s tax-credit scholarship program, which serves low income students. “Taxpayers can’t challenge the program because the[…]
In today’s edition of The Heartland Daily Podcast, Heather Kays, managing editor of School Reform News speaks with Leslie Hiner of the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice. Kays and Hiner discuss the progress of educational savings accounts (ESAs).
Global warming alarmists are not using the scientific method when making their wild predictions, but rather, rely on imaginative “scenarios” and “stories about what happened in the future,” which are[…]
Environmentalists from Greenpeace were supposed to be protesting environmental destruction, not perpetuating it. But as the #ShellNo protesters kayaked out of the Puget Sound, they left a $10,000 mess.
One of the challenges the seemingly never-ending list of Republican presidential candidates must face in what is sure to be an all-out political brawl in 2016 is finding a unique way to explain that America does not have a tax revenue problem; it has a massive spending addiction.
The FCC’s just operative Open Internet Order, with its classification of broadband as Title II common carriage and vague Internet conduct standard, sets ISPs up for FCC “gotcha” or contrived regulation and enforcement.
Dana Dusbiber, a high school English teacher, refuses to teach Shakespeare in her “very ethnically-diverse” classroom. Dusbiber wrote an editorial defending her decision, published in The Washington Post: I do[…]
I report tonight with shock and sadness that long-time Heartland Institute policy advisor Alan Caruba has passed away. Alan was a patriot, an online entrepreneur, and a brave and tireless writer. We were honored to publish his work at this blog, and to call him a friend.