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Ron Arnold

Ron Arnold is executive vice president of the Center for the Defense of Free Enterprise and a policy advisor to The Heartland Institute.

Arnold is the author of eight books, a researcher and editor of ten books, and columnist for the Washington Examiner. His pioneering work on exposing the left’s funding, displayed in the Undue Influence website, led to invitations to testify before congressional committees, resulting in a congressional investigation into the left’s funding irregularities.

Arnold’s weekly Washington Examiner columns have been cited as authoritative in U.S. Senate hearings and the Congressional Record. He has been the chief contributor to the Heartland Institute research website

Recent Articles and Publications

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June 28, 2017
By Ron Arnold
Eco-militants that defiled scientific integrity in government agencies defy corrections.
February 9, 2017
By Ron Arnold
The Natural Resources Defense Council is one of the largest, most politically influential environmental scaremongering groups pushing bans on modern chemicals and fossil fuel use.
December 7, 2016
By Ron Arnold
The Environmental Working Group is an activist organization that stokes unwarranted fears of modern agriculture, chemicals, and some medical technology.
October 26, 2016
By Ron Arnold
The Wikileaks emails revealed a $3 million plan to attack the Wall Street Journal and Fox News Channel to put them ‘on the defensive’ about their realistic climate stand.
August 26, 2015
By Paul Driessen, Ron Arnold
A handful of doomsaying bestsellers has made possible today's politically powerful environmental movement.

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