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June 17, 2019
By Paul Driessen
Tallying its huge impacts on our energy, industries, living standards and personal freedoms.
June 17, 2019
By Art Carden
There's the simple fact that scoring a goal in the World Cup fulfills a lifelong dream for the players. Who wouldn't be overjoyed?
June 17, 2019
By Kenneth Artz
The United States D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals in April struck down another attempt to restrict the use of hydrofluorocarbons, a refrigerant, based on its being a greenhouse gas.
June 14, 2019
By Jim Lakely
This is hardly a scoop, let alone a scandal.
June 14, 2019
By Bonner R. Cohen
A privately financed, high-speed rail line between Houston and Dallas
June 14, 2019
By Robert G. Holland
Debates continue to rage over the goals of education and methods used to achieve them.
June 14, 2019
By Paul Driessen
From Biden to Warren, Democrat president wannabes push job-killing pseudo-green policies
June 14, 2019
By Matthew Glans, Lennie Jarratt, AnneMarie Schieber
“The current rules favoring employer-sponsored insurance have been in dire need of reform for years." - Matthew Glans
June 13, 2019
By Christopher Talgo
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) recently introduced the Loan Shark Prevention Act, which they claim will end the plague of unfettered, unscrupulous usury in the United States.
June 13, 2019
By Christina Herrin
For Jaci Hermstad and many others suffering from debilitating diseases such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), time and treatment options are limited.
June 13, 2019
By Joe Barnett
Cutting taxes — as opposed to restraining the growth in future tax increases or swapping a reduction in property taxes for an increase in the state sales tax — appears to be a nearly insurmountable obstacle.
June 13, 2019
By H. Sterling Burnett
From Alberta to Australia, from Finland to France, and beyond, voters are increasingly showing their displeasure with expensive energy policies imposed by politicians in an inane effort to purportedly fight human-caused climate change.
June 13, 2019
By Robert G. Holland
It is about time someone in authority spoke up for parents and children who are the victim of teachers showcasing their demands by shirking their duties.
June 13, 2019
By Kenneth Artz
Any effort to require that 100 percent of the electric power supply in any one state or for the United States as a whole come from renewable power energy sources would lead to extremely high costs and power shortages.
June 12, 2019
By Seton Motley
Big Tech companies are monsters.
June 12, 2019
By Bartlett Cleland
Government often seems quite adept at solving yesterday's problems, building or protecting systems that are irrelevant today.
June 12, 2019
By Jane M. Orient, M.D.
Healing the sick is what medicine is about. The politicians who promise to “fix healthcare” can only destroy medicine—while bankrupting the country.
June 12, 2019
By Bonner R. Cohen
Whitmer proposes to raise the gas tax from 26 cents per gallon to 71 cents per gallon.
June 11, 2019
By Lois Kaneshiki
When my board placed approval of the Exploring Environmental Science for A.P book on the agenda for our meeting, I knew the voters in my district would want me to know what I was voting for, so I went into the administration office to look at the book.
June 11, 2019
By Frank Keeney
We know that any proposal for change, including reforms, will meet with opposition. 
June 11, 2019
By Kenneth Artz
Washington State became the first state in the nation to legalize an accelerated decomposition method to transform deceased persons into soil after Gov. Jay Inslee signed a bill passed by state legislators.
June 10, 2019
By Jake Grant
The bill would require art therapists to have a master’s degree in art therapy and a thousand hours of clinical training.
June 10, 2019
By Kenneth Artz
The District of Columbia Appeals Court rejected North East states efforts to force the Environmental Protection Agency to include more states in a regional ozone organization.
June 10, 2019
By Jim Lakely
Week of June 3, 2019
June 7, 2019
By Joseph Bast
These new hires and changes to Heartland's organizational chart will boost our productivity and have an impact in several key areas.
June 7, 2019
By Jake Grant
Measure passed unanimously by state legislature automates the process of expunging criminal records.
June 7, 2019
By H. Sterling Burnett
Climate Change Weekly #325
June 7, 2019
By Bonner R. Cohen
The Trump administration is appealing rulings by a federal court that have blocked the implementation of Medicaid work requirements in Kentucky and found a similar program already in place in Arkansas violates federal law.
June 7, 2019
By Alan Carlin
As discussed last week, the Climate Socialists in the US Democratic Party ultimate objective appears to be to replace capitalism by socialism.
June 6, 2019
By David Ranson
Raising the top personal income tax bracket to 70 percent would reduce GDP by an estimated 11 percent.
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June 6, 2019
By H. Sterling Burnett
South Dakota's legislature adopted a legislative package, aimed at preventing the kind of violent protests that delayed and raised the costs of the Dakota Access pipeline in North Dakota.
June 5, 2019
By Ashley Herzog
Program serves low-income New Hampshire students.
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June 5, 2019
By Daniel Sutter
Trillions of pieces of plastic are creating huge garbage patches in the world’s oceans.  One company’s efforts to do something about this problem can lead us to rethink some perceived economic wisdom.
June 5, 2019
By Daniel Sutter
The Alabama legislature lowered the minimum age for a truck driver’s (CDL) license to 18 for within-state transport to help alleviate a driver shortage the American Trucking Associations (ATA) says has existed since 2005. 
June 5, 2019
By Seton Motley
Contrary to some seriously misguided dismissiveness by a great many allegedly informed people – there is such a thing as a Deep State.
June 5, 2019
By Art Carden
It's done: one month and twenty-two movies later, my kids and I have watched all of the films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe/"Avengers" series, from the original Iron Man through Avengers: Endgame.
June 5, 2019
By Larry Sand
Two bills that would have deeply wounded the popular schools of choice are dead…for now.
June 5, 2019
By Sandra Stotsky
The research is mixed. Some reviews (of the many studies on retention or promotion) have shown little benefit for retention in grade 3 compared with social promotion to grade 4. 
June 5, 2019
By Ashley Bateman
The organization behind a program to provide free health care to underserved women says it has no interest in federal grant money because it wants to deliver its family planning message without government intrusion.
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June 5, 2019
By Bonner R. Cohen
The Kansas State Legislature adjourned for the year after deciding not to expand Medicaid coverage to as many as 150,000 additional residents in the state.