• Week of April 14, 2014

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    On April 8, scientists from the Nongovernmental International Conference on Climate Change (NIPCC) visited the Cato Institute to present the findings of the latest in the Climate Change Reconsidered series. Watch the presentation on Heartland’s YouTube page.

    Isaac Orr, The Heartland Institute
    Erosion is a problem that persists to this day, and it’s responsible for dust storms, mudslides, and sinkholes. Fortunately, plants in forests, grasslands, and everywhere else set roots in the soil and help the soil stay put, and plants around the globe are getting a boost from increased levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphereREAD MORE

    Joy Pullmann, The Heartland Institute
    The draft of new Indiana standards that came out in February essentially discredited its authors. It was a low-quality jumble of disconnected ideas, 93 percent of which the education department admitted were direct cut-and-pastes from Common Core, and roundly criticized. Independent analysts condemned the draft as obviously worse than even Common Core…READ MORE
    Joy Pullmann, The Heartland Institute
    Who benefits from turning children into forced test subjects? Testing organizations, which essentially have been given free rein to use children as experimental lab rats for new national math and English tests. The two organizations putting out these experimental Common Core tests — using federal funds and under close federal monitoring — are called Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) and Smarter BalancedREAD MORE

    Marita Noon, The Heartland Institute
    In an April 10 letter to SunRun Chief Executive Edward Fenster, Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) Chairman Bob Stump points out that efforts to influence Morgan Stanley’s energy-sector analyst have “the potential to affect adversely millions of ratepayers in APS territory.” Stump points out that these ratepayers are the very people that the ACC is “charged to protect.”READ MORE

    Peter Ferrara, The Heartland Institute
    President Obama has misled America into the worst recovery from a recession since the Great Depression. And, no, Obamabots cannot say the recovery was so bad because the recession was so bad. America’s historical record is the worse the recession, the stronger the recovery, as the economy races ahead during the recovery faster than normal, to catch up to America’s world leading, long term, economic growth trendlineREAD MORE

    Steve Stanek, The Heartland Institute
    President Obama and many of his fellow Democrat politicians think they have identified a terrible injustice in the “gender pay gap.” But with almost no effort, anyone who can access the Internet can go to the Bureau of Labor Statistics website and find information showing a far greater injustice: the pay gap between young people and older workers…READ MORE


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    Benjamin Domenech, The Heartland Institute
    The weekly Consumer Power Report offers a brief analysis by Heartland Institute Senior Fellow Benjamin Domenech, who summarizes, with source citations, several top health care stories for the week. READ MORE

    Climate Change Weekly

    James M. Taylor, The Heartland Institute

    Taylor writes a weekly e-newsletter for Heartland titled Climate Change Weekly, which reports on current stories regarding the reality of climate change… READ MORE


    School Choice Weekly

    Joy Pullmann, The Heartland Institute

    Pullmann writes a weekly e-newsletter for Heartland titled School Choice Weekly, which sifts the education news so you don’t have to, bringing you the most accurate, timely, and important news, research, and commentary about the schools that educate U.S. citizens… READ MORE


    NIPCC Update

    New research summarized in NIPCC Update, a weekly email edited by Heartland Senior Fellow Craig Idso, Ph.D. and produced by Heartland and the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC)… READ MORE


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  • Week of April 7, 2014

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    Jim Lakely, The Heartland Institute
    As many of you know, the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC) was in Washington, DC this week to release Climate Change Reconsidered II: Biological ImpactsWe are pleased to call your attention to coverage we received Wednesday on “Special Report with Bret Baier,” the Fox News Channel’s flagship 6 p.m. ET news program. Heartland President Joe Bast said, “It doesn’t get any better than this.”…READ MORE

    Joseph L. Bast, The Heartland Institute
    “The IPCC’s latest report deliberately excludes and misrepresents important climate science” is the title of Heartland President Joseph Bast’s broadside against the latest junk science from the United Nations on global warming…READ HEARTLAND’S REPORT

    Diane Carol Bast, The Heartland Institute
    Chicago Tribune columnist John Kass, whose writing I commend heartily to readers of Somewhat Reasonable, this morning called my attention to some fascinating research reported recently in Mother Jones. It is truly not every day that Kass cites Mother Jones, so I was intrigued…READ MORE

    Matthew Glans, The Heartland Institute
    The Internet Tax Freedom Act (ITFA) Coalition, a group of communications and technology companies, business associations, and consumer groups released a letter to Congress calling for legislators to support the current efforts to avoid a tax increase on Internet accessREAD MORE

    Jay Lehr, The Heartland Institute
    The Modern Nutritional Diseases: Heart Disease, Stroke, Type 2 Diabetes, Obesity, Cancer and How to Prevent Them is not a book for everyone, just those who desire to live a long and healthy life. We have all likely heard the phrase “You are what you eat,” but never took it seriouslyREAD MORE

    Joy Pullmann, The Heartland Institute
    A Parent Trigger typically allows a simple majority of parents at a school to “trigger” one of several options, including its conversion to a charter, closure, and offering students vouchers with the school’s per-pupil funds…READ MORE


    Steve Stanek, The Heartland Institute
    President Obama and many of his fellow Democrat politicians think they have identified a terrible injustice in the “gender pay gap.” But with almost no effort, anyone who can access the Internet can go to the Bureau of Labor Statistics website and find information showing a far greater injustice: the pay gap between young people and older workers…READ MORE

    Have you thought about naming The Heartland Institute in your will? Planning is one way to create a secure future for you and your loved ones. With a good plan, you can rest easy knowing your family will be well cared for and your property will pass to your intended beneficiaries.

    Who will be the guardian of my dependent children?

    Who will have the power to manage my finances?

    Who will make my health care decisions?

    To request a FREE wills guide or to get more information to plan your future please visit  My Gift Legacy or Contact Gwen Carver at 312/377-4000 or by email at gcarver@heartland.org. 


    Benjamin Domenech, The Heartland Institute
    The weekly Consumer Power Report offers a brief analysis by Heartland Institute Senior Fellow Benjamin Domenech, who summarizes, with source citations, several top health care stories for the week. READ MORE

    Climate Change Weekly
    James M. Taylor, The Heartland Institute
    Taylor writes a weekly e-newsletter for Heartland titled Climate Change Weekly, which reports on current stories regarding the reality of climate change… READ MORE


    School Choice Weekly
    Joy Pullmann, The Heartland Institute
    Pullmann writes a weekly e-newsletter for Heartland titled School Choice Weekly, which sifts the education news so you don’t have to, bringing you the most accurate, timely, and important news, research, and commentary about the schools that educate U.S. citizens… READ MORE


    NIPCC Update

    New research summarized in NIPCC Update, a weekly email edited by Heartland Senior Fellow Craig Idso, Ph.D. and produced by Heartland and the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC)… READ MORE


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  • Week of March 31, 2014

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    Heartland Institute President Joseph Bast and scientists from the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change will be in Washington, DC the week of April 7 for meetings with members of Congress, the press, and allies to announce the release of two new reports on why global warming is not a crisis. Please join them at one or more of these free public events.

    Joseph L. Bast, The Heartland Institute
    “The IPCC’s latest report deliberately excludes and misrepresents important climate science” is the title of Heartland President Joseph Bast’s broadside against the latest junk science from the United Nations on global warming...READ HEARTLAND’S REPORT

    Peter Ferrara, The Heartland Institute
    So…7 million Americans supposedly signed up for insurance on the Obamacare Exchanges, but at least 6 million Americans have lost their health insurance due to Obamacare, and millions more will lose their insurance once the illegally and arbitrarily delayed employer mandate becomes effective. And for this we’re supposed to cheer?…READ MORE

    John Engle, The Heartland Institute
    In a recent interview with CCTV America, The Heartland Institute’s director of government relations, John Nothdurft, described the serious woes created by the more than $1 trillion in federal student loan debt currently hobbling a generation of young AmericansREAD MORE

    Sheldon Richman, The Future of Freedom Foundation 
    The Fed was not America’s first experience with banking regulations or a central bank. From the very beginning, the United States had substantial money and banking regulations at the state and national levels, even with a gold standard. There was no free market or free bankingREAD MORE

    Joy Pullmann, The Heartland Institute


    Loren Heal, The Heartland Institute
    Several school districts across the country have decided to dump national Common Core curriculum and testing mandates, use better standards, and share them with other districts. One standards expert has volunteered to help them…READ MORE

    Have you thought about naming The Heartland Institute in your will? Planning is one way to create a secure future for you and your loved ones. With a good plan, you can rest easy knowing your family will be well cared for and your property will pass to your intended beneficiaries.

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    Who will have the power to manage my finances?

    Who will make my health care decisions?

    To request a FREE wills guide or to get more information to plan your future please visit  My Gift Legacy or Contact Gwen Carver at 312/377-4000 or by email at gcarver@heartland.org. 


    Benjamin Domenech, The Heartland Institute
    The weekly Consumer Power Report offers a brief analysis by Heartland Institute Senior Fellow Benjamin Domenech, who summarizes, with source citations, several top health care stories for the week. READ MORE

    Climate Change Weekly

    James M. Taylor, The Heartland Institute

    Taylor writes a weekly e-newsletter for Heartland titled Climate Change Weekly, which reports on current stories regarding the reality of climate change… READ MORE


    School Choice Weekly

    Joy Pullmann, The Heartland Institute

    Pullmann writes a weekly e-newsletter for Heartland titled School Choice Weekly, which sifts the education news so you don’t have to, bringing you the most accurate, timely, and important news, research, and commentary about the schools that educate U.S. citizens… READ MORE


    NIPCC Update

    New research summarized in NIPCC Update, a weekly email edited by Heartland Senior Fellow Craig Idso, Ph.D. and produced by Heartland and the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC)… READ MORE


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  • Week of March 24, 2014

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    Heartland Institute President Joseph Bast and scientists from the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change will be Washington, DC the week of April 7 for meetings with members of Congress, the press, and allies to announce the release of two new reports on why global warming is not a crisis. Please join them at one of these free public events.

    The Heartland Institute and scores of allies are hosting another International Conference on Climate Change, our ninth since 2008. This year’s event will take place July 7-9 at the Mandalay Bay Casino and Hotel in fabulous Las Vegas! Meet the leading scientists who are demolishing claims that global warming is man-made and a crisis, and the policy experts and grassroots activists who are leading the fight against global warming alarmism! Go here for more information, and click here to register.

    Taylor Smith, The Heartland Institute
    Carbon tax proponents argue carbon dioxide is a “pollutant” and taxing emissions of it will reduce its harm. Heartland Institute President Joseph L. Bast, however, notes CO2 emissions are a “measure of energy use,” which is “the single most important input into our economy.” The carbon tax, essentially a tax on energy use, would do significant harm to the economyREAD MORE

    Benjamin Domenech, The Heartland Institute
    Earlier this week the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the most significant lawsuit to be brought against Obamacare since the challenges to the individual mandate and the Medicaid expansion: the challenge brought by craft store Hobby Lobby against the contraception mandate…READ MORE

    Joy Pullmann, The Heartland Institute
    What would it take to pay teachers a great salary — say, something around $90,000 a year or more? That’s actually possible, without raising taxes or adding to the great American debt mountain. Here are three major barriers.


    Have you thought about naming The Heartland Institute in your will? Planning is one way to create a secure future for you and your loved ones. With a good plan, you can rest easy knowing your family will be well cared for and your property will pass to your intended beneficiaries.

    Who will be the guardian of my dependent children?

    Who will have the power to manage my finances?

    Who will make my health care decisions?

    To request a FREE wills guide or to get more information to plan your future please visit  My Gift Legacy or Contact Gwen Carver at 312/377-4000 or by email at gcarver@heartland.org.


    AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to The Heartland Institute!...READ MORE

    Benjamin Domenech, The Heartland Institute
    The weekly Consumer Power Report offers a brief analysis by Heartland Institute Senior Fellow Benjamin Domenech, who summarizes, with source citations, several top health care stories for the week. READ MORE

    Climate Change Weekly

    James M. Taylor, The Heartland Institute
    Taylor writes a weekly e-newsletter for Heartland titled Climate Change Weekly, which reports on current stories regarding the reality of climate change… READ MORE


    School Choice Weekly

    Joy Pullmann, The Heartland Institute
    Pullmann writes a weekly e-newsletter for Heartland titled School Choice Weekly, which sifts the education news so you don’t have to, bringing you the most accurate, timely, and important news, research, and commentary about the schools that educate U.S. citizens… READ MORE


    NIPCC Update

    New research summarized in NIPCC Update, a weekly email edited by Heartland Senior Fellow Craig Idso, Ph.D. and produced by Heartland and the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC)… READ MORE


    Free Subscriptions

    The Heartland Institute offers free email subscriptions to all of its newsletters and public policy newspapers – the weekly Consumer Power Report, Climate Change Weekly, NIPPC Update, and School Choice Weekly; and three monthly public policy newspapers. SIGN UP TODAY!


     

    Podcasts of the Week:

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    Heartland’s Archives Now Available at the Hoover Institute

    The Hoover Archives is now the home of The Heartland Institute collection, one of the largest and most comprehensive libraries of antiregulation and free-market issuances in the United States. Since its founding in 1984. Heartland has carefully gathered and organized newsletters, annual reports, and other serial publications from a wide array of conservative and libertarian think tanks at the state, national, and international levels.This collection—totaling 93 linear feet—is now open and available for research…READ MORE

  • Week of March 17, 2014

    The second and third volumes of Climate Change Reconsidered II, addressing biological impacts, human welfare, energy, and policies, will be released during a series of events in Washington DC starting on April 7. These new reports from the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC) are the most comprehensive and authoritative reports on global warming to be published in 2014. They will change the terms of the debate for years to come, bringing the era of global warming alarmism to an end. Your financial support is needed! Please visit giving.heartland.org to make your contribution today. To learn more about this project visit climatechangereconsidered.org

    Hundreds of grassroots conservative and libertarian activists will gather on Saturday, March 29, from 7:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., at the 12th Annual Conservative Action Conference, and once again Heartland will be there. Heartland President Joseph Bast will be speaking on Common Core State Standards, and we will be giving away literature from our booth. The event takes place at the Olympia Resort, 1350 Royale Mile Road, Oconomowoc, WI 53066. Check out the updated agenda and click here to register.

    On Thursday, April 3, from 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Frank H. Buckley will be in Heartland’s library discussing his amazing new book about the growth of executive power in the U.S.: The Once and Future King: The Rise and Fall of Crown Government. Buckley is a leading conservative thinker on law and politics, and his book is leading many of us to fundamentally re-think the causes of the growth of national government and how best to oppose it. The lunch takes place in The Heartland Library at One South Wacker Drive #2740, Chicago.Click here to register.

    It’s official! The Heartland Institute and scores of allies are hosting another International Conference on Climate Change, our ninth since 2008. This year’s event will take place July 7-9 at the Mandalay Bay Casino and Hotel in fabulous Las Vegas! Meet the leading scientists who are demolishing claims that global warming is man-made and a crisis, and the policy experts and grassroots activists who are leading the fight against global warming alarmism! Go here for more information, and click here to register.

    Benjamin Domenech, The Heartland Institute
    The political battles over Medicaid expansion are continuing across the country as states take up warmed-over versions of the so-called private option. But, there is no such thing as free money, and the strings attached to this expansion of Medicaid will be a problem for states for decades...READ MORE


    AmazonSmile is a simple and automatic way for you to support your favorite charitable organization every time you shop, at no cost to you. When you shop at smile.amazon.com, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added bonus that Amazon will donate a portion of the purchase price to The Heartland Institute!...READ MORE

    Marita Noon, Energy Makes America Great, Inc.
    On Thursday, February 27, Heartland ally and energy expert Marita Noon was invited to appear on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart to discuss fracking. Among the many topics they discussed during the three-hour interview was“Why do environmentalists hate fracking?” Noon eagerly waits to see how the Daily Show turns three hours of media waterboarding into a 3-5 minute segment when it airs in late March or early April...READ MORE

    Joy Pullmann, The Heartland Institute
    A Parent Trigger typically allows a simple majority of parents at a school to “trigger” one of several reform options, including its conversion to a charter, closure, and offering students vouchers with the school’s per-pupil funds.The Oklahoma legislature is considering a bill that would give parents this power…READ MORE

    Bruce Edward Walker, The Heartland Institute
    Kansas lawmakers are endeavoring to pass a bill that would provide up to $8,000 for private-school tuition from scholarship funds established with donations from businesses. If passed, it would be Kansas’s first private school choice program.READ MORE

    Have you thought about naming The Heartland Institute in your will? Planning is one way to create a secure future for you and your loved ones. With a good plan, you can rest easy knowing your family will be well cared for and your property will pass to your intended beneficiaries.

    Who will be the guardian of my dependent children?

    Who will have the power to manage my finances?

    Who will make my health care decisions?

    To request a FREE wills guide or to get more information to plan your future please visit  My Gift Legacy or Contact Gwen Carver at 312/377-4000 or by email at gcarver@heartland.org.


    Benjamin Domenech, The Heartland Institute
    The weekly Consumer Power Report offers a brief analysis by Heartland Institute Senior Fellow Benjamin Domenech, who summarizes, with source citations, several top health care stories for the week. READ MORE

    Climate Change Weekly
    James M. Taylor, The Heartland Institute

    Taylor writes a weekly e-newsletter for Heartland titled Climate Change Weekly, which reports on current stories regarding the reality of climate change… READ MORE


    School Choice Weekly
    Joy Pullmann, The Heartland Institute

    Pullmann writes a weekly e-newsletter for Heartland titled School Choice Weekly, which sifts the education news so you don’t have to, bringing you the most accurate, timely, and important news, research, and commentary about the schools that educate U.S. citizens… READ MORE


    NIPCC Update

    New research summarized in NIPCC Update, a weekly email edited by Heartland Senior Fellow Craig Idso, Ph.D. and produced by Heartland and the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC)… READ MORE


    Free Subscriptions

    The Heartland Institute offers free email subscriptions to all of its newsletters and public policy newspapers – the weekly Consumer Power Report, Climate Change Weekly, NIPPC Update, and School Choice Weekly; and three monthly public policy newspapers. SIGN UP TODAY!


    Podcasts of the Week:

    Subscribe at iTunes to get the latest podcasts as soon as they are produced! Just search for “Heartland Institute” in the iTunes store. LISTEN HERE