People’s Climate March: The Face of True Belief Heartland Policy Advisor William Briggs participated in the “People’s Climate March” in New York City and wrote a wonderful first-hand account of his interviews with the marchers. None of the protesters he talked to could answer any of the simple science questions he asked. “It didn’t matter what the science really said. These people believed!”… READ MORE
Al Gore Criticizes Heartland, Tells 11 Lies in 35 Seconds
Jim Lakely, The Heartland Institute
During his annual “24 Hours of Reality” television program, Al Gore criticized The Heartland Institute and lamented how our research is cited in some K–12 textbooks being reviewed by the Texas School Board. Gore managed to pack 11 lies about Heartland and the Texas School Board’s review of textbooks into just 35 seconds…READ MORE
More About Al Gore: “Merchants of Smear” Released Russell Cook, The Heartland Institute
Global warming’s true believers claim the science behind human-caused global warming is settled and anyone who disagrees with them is paid by the evil fossil fuel industry to manufacture doubt about the issue. Where did this false and libelous claim come from? Why, Al Gore, of course. Heartland Policy Advisor Russell Cook has written a detailed expose of Gore’s involvement in spreading the most potent lie behind a political movement known for its disregard for the truth. READ MORE
Testimony to the Georgia Committee on the Federal Government’s Role in Education Joy Pullmann, The Heartland Institute Heartland Institute Senior Fellow Joy Pullmann testified on September 24 before the Georgia Committee on the Federal Government’s Role in Education. Pullmann explained how the federal government has used Common Core to manipulate states and citizens; that Common Core is a creature of special interests married to federal coercion; that this arrangement transgresses against our American rights to self-government and rule by consent of the governed; and that this state of affairs cannot possibly benefit children, families, or society… READ MORE
Why You Won’t Be Able to Keep Your Obamacare Plan Even If You Like It Sean Parnell, The Heartland Institute Most people recall President Barack Obama’s false pledge that “if you like your health care plan, you can keep it.” This broken promise not only affected old plans that were cancelled because of Obamacare’s complex regulations and subsidies, but will impact plans currently available on the Obamacare exchanges as well… READ MORE
Peter Ferrara, The Heartland Institute
House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan has taken the lead in addressing poverty and welfare reform. Ryan noted this year marks the 50th anniversary of the War on Poverty and after those 50 years, America’s welfare state today is not just a principality … it is a vast empire itself bigger than the entire budget of almost every other country in the world …READ MORE
Paula Bolyard, Doylestown, Ohio
A new report from the Tax Foundation documents how states compare to one another and how local tax rates affect the business climate in those states. While state and local sales taxes have an immediate impact on revenues for a state or locality, tax rates also influence consumer purchasing decisions. According to the Tax Foundation, “research indicates that consumers can and do leave high-tax areas to make major purchases in low-tax areas, such as from cities to suburbs.” READ MORE
H. Sterling Burnett, a Heartland Research Fellow and new Managing Editor of Environment & Climate News, appeared in the Orange County Register with a great essay on the deadly effects of wind farms on migratory birds and bats, including protected species such as bald eagles, golden eagles and endangered Indiana bats. “Wind farms act as both bait and executioner — rodents or insects near the base of turbines multiply with the protection from raptors and bats, and their greater numbers draw more birds and bats to the blades.” READ MORE
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Climate Change Weekly Heartland Senior Fellow James M. Taylor writes Climate Change Weekly, a weekly e-newsletter reporting the latest news regarding the reality of climate change. … READ MORE
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The Consumer Power Report, a weekly e-newsletter, offers a brief analysis by Heartland Institute Senior Fellow Benjamin Domenech and summaries, with source citations, of the top health care stories for the week. … READ MORE
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In the School Choice Weekly e-newsletter, Heartland Institute Research Fellow Joy Pullmann 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
New research on climate change is summarized in NIPCC Update, a weekly e-newsletter 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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