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September 17, 2019
By Joe Barnett
Congress just gave us 1.7 trillion more reasons why a Convention of States could be our last, best hope to stop the out-of-control, debt-financed federal spending machine.
September 17, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
It should come as no big surprise that Americans are not the world’s best mathematicians.
September 17, 2019
By Chris Talgo and Emma Kaden
Nothing good can come from growing government interference with the internet.
September 17, 2019
By Shannon Watkins
The states with the highest levels of student debt, on average, are all on the East Coast.
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September 17, 2019
By Robert G. Holland
Other than Harris weaponizing the failed desegregation relic of mandatory busing to bludgeon frontrunner Biden, the Democrats said little about their vision for transforming education in their first two rounds of presidential nomination debates.
September 16, 2019
By Seton Motley
The Left has spent the last five decades rigidly insisting the world was on the verge of imminent climactic collapse. We are constantly on the verge of warming ourselves into mass extinction.
September 16, 2019
By Jim Lakely
Week of September 9, 2019
September 16, 2019
By Kenneth Artz
The governors of 23 U.S. states have joined California in demanding the Trump administration reverse its proposal to withdraw California’s Clean Air Act waiver for automobile emissions.
September 15, 2019
By Vivian E. Jones
More than a quarter of homeschooling families are black or Hispanic.
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September 13, 2019
By H. Sterling Burnett
Climate Change Weekly #335
September 13, 2019
By Harry Painter
The Report of the Committee on Freedom of Expression was composed by the University of Chicago to set a standard for protecting freedom of speech.
September 12, 2019
By Lindsey Stroud
“President Trump’s recent proposal to ban flavored electronic cigarettes and vaping devices is an affront to tobacco harm reduction and would lead former smokers back to combustible cigarettes.”
September 12, 2019
By James Taylor
The Heartland Institute provides climate information so Idaho lawmakers can craft the best possible policies
September 12, 2019
By Teresa Mull
"If only educators more interested in education than social justice could simply leave the NEA."
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September 12, 2019
By Clifford Thies
In a recent survey of business economists, only 4 percent said they expected a recession to begin by the end of the year.
September 12, 2019
By Kenneth Artz
A number of cities in and bordering Utah have formed a coalition to purchase nuclear power from a small modular reactor being planned at the Idaho National Laboratory, triggering the next phase in its development.
September 11, 2019
By Jim Lakely
Prominent Scientists Who Claim Human Activity Is Causing a Climate Crisis Invited to Debate Scientists Who Are ‘Climate Realists’
September 11, 2019
By Paul Driessen
Democrat presidential candidates and Green New Dealers need to face some hard energy facts.
September 11, 2019
By Larry Sand
A new law that bans school suspensions for defiance is on the books in California.
September 11, 2019
By AnneMarie Schieber
If voters want a lesson in how a socialized health care system would work, they should learn how the U.S. health care system treats (or more accurately, mistreats) kidney patients.
September 10, 2019
By Bonner R. Cohen
The board adopted the full K-12 SEL standards, which are to be included in “In Each Child, Our Future,” Ohio’s strategic plan for education.
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September 10, 2019
By Kenneth Artz
The attorneys general of North Dakota and Montana requested the Trump administration block a new Washington State law imposing tighter restrictions on shipping crude oil by rail in the state.
September 9, 2019
By Tom Harris, Jay Lehr
Climate models predict disaster – but real world evidence shows no such thing.
September 9, 2019
By Kenneth Artz
Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty (WILL) conducted a sophisticated statistical analysis to compare Wisconsin schools.
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September 9, 2019
By Duggan Flanakin
In an effort to ensure the continued viability and profitability of Idaho’s economically critical mining industry, state lawmakers and policymakers recently enacted the first major changes to the state’s mining law in 50 years.
September 9, 2019
By Jim Lakely
Week of September 2, 2019
September 6, 2019
By James Agresti
The privilege of living in the U.S. affords poor people with more material resources than the averages for most of the world’s richest nations.
September 6, 2019
By Craig Idso
There was very little difference among the candidate positions on CO2-induced climate change, which they all claim is the most dangerous threat the world has ever faced
September 6, 2019
By Jeffrey Tucker
Lobster is a perfect example of how capitalism is forever making a mess of any entrenched sense of what is fancy and what is plain.
September 6, 2019
By Sarah Lee
Voters routinely cite rising health care costs near the top of their list of concerns.
September 6, 2019
By Richard Ebeling
September 2019 marks 70 years since the appearance of Ludwig von Mises’s Human Action: A Treatise on Economics, one of the truly great “classics” of modern economics.
September 5, 2019
By Bonner R. Cohen
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia affirmed a decision by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency not to impose new national financial assurance requirements on the hardrock mining industry.
September 4, 2019
By James Taylor
A task force of the American Legislative Exchange Council rejected a proposed resolution calling for the “pursuit of American Clean Energy Policy” at ALEC’s 2019 Annual Meeting, held August 14 through the August 16 in Austin, Texas.
September 4, 2019
By Ronald Stein
California's energy policies are pushing more of the state's residents into poverty and is contributing to its homelessness crisis.
September 3, 2019
By Kenneth Artz
Parents are being denied school choice because the district is preventing charters from using empty public school space.
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September 3, 2019
By Art Carden
Category 4 Hurricane Dorian, with winds reaching 140 miles per hour, is creeping toward Florida.
September 3, 2019
By Jim Lakely
Week of August 26, 2019
September 3, 2019
By John C. Goodman
Surprise medical billing is a problem that needs a solution. My own preference is for a Federal Trade Commission (FTC) solution.
September 3, 2019
By AnneMarie Schieber
“The goal should not be maintaining an exceedingly expensive—in time and money—status quo, clinical trial process.”
September 2, 2019
By Duggan Flanakin
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is moving two of its departments to Kansas City, and the U.S. Department of Interior is relocating the Bureau of Land Management headquarters to Grand Junction, Colorado.