Week of March 3, 2014

HW-banner2Don’t Forget: Submit Comments TODAY to Support the Keystone XL Pipeline!
Joseph Bast, The Heartland Institute

On February 5 the Federal Register published a Notice inviting members of the public to comment on whether the Obama Administration should finally approve the Keystone XL Pipeline. Today is your last opportunity to cast your vote in favor of U.S. energy security, jobs, and affordable energy…LAST CHANCE TO CAST YOUR VOTE

The CPAC global warming panel taking place today in Washington, D.C. ‘What’s the Deal with Global Warming?’ ‘An Al Gore fever dream? Real but with caveats? Real but irrelevant?’ Location: Chesapeake D-F – Joe Bast, – Steve Milloy – Marc Morano – Dr. Marlo Lewis – George Landrith – Shannon Smith

Please visit Heartland’s booth for free literature and an opportunity to network with other allies and friends.

The CCR-II, is planned to be released in March and April of this year. This book will be the most important development in the global warming debate in 2014, changing the terms of the debate for years to come. The CCR-II allows us to top debating the science and go directly to what the real issues. Your financial support is needed! Please visit giving.heartland.org to make your contribution today. To learn more about this project visit climatechangereconsidered.org

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

Greenpeace co-founder Patrick Moore told the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment & Public Works there is no scientific evidence that humans are the primary cause of recent global warming. Moore also noted global warming is occurring at a modest pace and does not seriously threaten human welfare regardless of its cause.

Heartland Institute Experts: Chicago Must Address Debt Crisis Now
Steve Stanek, Gary Wolfram, David Littmann, and Nicholas Lash

Moody’s, a major bond rating agency, announced this week it is downgrading Chicago’s debt to Baa1, just three ticks above “junk” status. According to Moody’s, the downgrade is meant to reflect the growing chasm of liabilities created by the city’s debt financing policies. Moody’s stated the future outlook for Chicago is negative…EXPERTS’ COMMENTS

Nearly half the land of the western United States is owned by the federal government, including 82 percent of Nevada, 68 percent of Alaska, 64 percent of Utah, 63 percent of Idaho, 61 percent of California, 49 percent of Wyoming, and 48 percent of Oregon. By contrast, the federal government owns only about 7 percent of the land in states east of Colorado…READ MORE

Obama Budget Heavy On Taxes and Spending, Light on Reform
Steve Stanek, The Heartland Institute

One trillion dollars in additional tax revenue over the next 10 years, fewer tax deductions and exemptions, and stricter enforcement of the nation’s tax laws are revenue-related centerpieces of President Barack Obama’s budget proposal…READ MORE

Research & Commentary: Chip-and-PIN Mandate
Matthew Glans, The Heartland Institute

Chip-and-PIN cards, also known as EMV cards (Europay, MasterCard, and Visa) use an embedded microchip and personal PIN to complete a credit transaction. Chip-and-PIN cards are more secure than magnetic stripe cards, but they are more expensive—each card costs a few dollars to produce, whereas magnetic strip cards cost only a few cents…READ MORE

Video: Honest College Commercial
Joy Pullmann, The Heartland Institute

Charles Murray has argued that pushing everyone towards college creates a nation divided among class lines, besides wasting many students’ time and money…READ MORE

Utah Tries Online Preschool, Mulls Expansion
Bruce Edward Walker, The Heartland Institute

Utah legislators are debating whether to expand the state’s digital UPSTART preschool program or allocate more funding for traditional pre-kindergarten classroom education. At issue is how digital learning compares to children who attend preschool in person…READ MORE


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