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John Dale Dunn, M.D., J.D., is an emergency physician in Brownwood, Texas. He is board-certified in emergency medicine and legal medicine and has been an inactive attorney for 35 years.

John Dale Dunn, M.D., J.D., is an emergency physician in Brownwood, Texas. He is board-certified in emergency medicine and legal medicine and has been an inactive attorney for 35 years. He has conducted research, scholarship, and advocacy on environmental science and policy issues for 25 years. Areas of professional and scholarly interest include human toxicology and epidemiology, scientific legal evidentiary issues, ethics, and research methodology. Dunn has made presentations at several International Conferences on Climate Change, is a con­tributor to Heartland publications, and actively blogs at

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March 1, 2017
By Jim Lakely, Robert Genetski, Bette Grande, S.T. Karnick, David L. Applegate, H. Sterling Burnett, Jesse Hathaway, Michael Hamilton, Jane M. Orient, M.D., Bruno Behrend, Lennie Jarratt, Isaac Orr, Tom Harris, John McAdams, Terry Stoops, Joe Cobb, Christopher Garbacz, James H. Rust, John Dale Dunn, Clifford Thies, Sandra Stotsky, Kenneth Haapala
"President Trump’s speech should help him gain public support for his programs. Inviting Democrats to put petty politics aside and work with him for the good of the country was a reasonable request." - Robert Genetski
February 1, 2017
By Michael Hamilton, Justin Haskins, Jane M. Orient, M.D., John Dale Dunn, Dr. Mary J. Ruwart
“The Trump administration’s commitment to cutting the existing costly and sometimes deadly red tape is a vital and most welcome first step toward reducing skyrocketing pharmaceutical prices” - Justin Haskins
September 7, 2016
By John Dale Dunn, Joseph Bast, Paul Driessen, Richard J. Trzupek, Bette Grande, Walter Starck
"I see this US EPA air pollution research project as a gigantic deceit, built on uncontrolled observational studies and projecting non-proof small associations to create big claims of deaths in particular." - Dr. John Dale Dunn, M.D., J.D.
September 6, 2016
By John Dale Dunn
The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), has been conducting experiments banned by international and domestic law exposing people to air pollution the EPA claims to be toxic or lethal.
August 14, 2016
By John Dale Dunn, Gerard Gianoli
Heartland Policy Advisors John Dale Dunn and Gerard Gianoli debunk a widely publicized report by alarmists claiming medical error is the third-leading cause of death in the United States.
April 15, 2015
By Ronald D. Rotunda, David L. Applegate, Dan Pilla, Jesse Hathaway, Michael Warder, John McAdams, John C. Goodman, William F. Shughart II , Merrill Matthews, Barry Garelick, Larry Kaufmann, F.H. Buckley, Jay Lehr, John Coleman, Richard J. Trzupek, Greg R. Lawson, Richard A. Viguerie, Ron Arnold, Gary Wolfram, John Dale Dunn
Today is April 15: Tax Day – the day many Americans account for a big chunk of their earnings going to state and federal governments – and the first year Obamacare is a part of filing a tax return.
December 26, 2011
By John Dale Dunn, Jerome Arnett
The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA, ACA, or "Obamacare"), signed into law March 2011, in the near term creates more than 100 new health care bureaucracies, a large increase in taxes, and new government expenses of $500 billion.
December 21, 2011
By John Dale Dunn
The IPAB is but one of many symptoms of our growing reliance on an intellectual elite that is disabled by hubris and is driven by grand ideas in disregard of real evidence, to the detriment of society and good governance.

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