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284: Texas Opens Up, Gov. Cuomo and Dr. Seuss Go Down

March 5, 2021

The Heartland Institute's Jim Lakely, AnneMarie Schieber, and Samantha Fillmore are joined by Isaac Orr on episode 284 of the In The Tank Podcast.

The Heartland Institute's Jim Lakely, AnneMarie Schieber, and Samantha Fillmore are joined by Isaac Orr on episode 284 of the In The Tank Podcast.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott has decided to open up his state 100% and throw the mask mandate on the ash heap of history. The left, the media, and mask worshippers are losing their minds. Meanwhile, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is in trouble after multiple allegations of sexually harassing younger female staffers -- which might have made it easier for the legislature to remove the dictatorial "emergency" powers he has wielded like an incompetent emperor for a year. The ITT crew also wonders why six Dr. Seuss books have to be canceled and destroyed, rather than just amended for more-sensitive modern audiences.

Show notes:

Texas gov. lifts mask mandate, opens businesses:
https://news.yahoo.com/texas-gov-lifts-mask-mandate-011518262.html

Are Mask Mandates Crumbling?:
https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2021/03/are-mask-mandates-crumbling.php

Death rates from coronavirus (COVID-19) in the United States:
https://www.statista.com/statistics/1109011/coronavirus-covid19-death-rates-us-by-state/

Heart Disease Mortality by State:
https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/pressroom/sosmap/heart_disease_mortality/heart_disease.htm

6 Dr. Seuss books won't be published for racist images:
https://abcnews.go.com/Entertainment/wireStory/books-nix-books-dr-seuss-works-halted-racist-76198355?

In Defense of Dr. Seuss:
https://spectator.org/dr-seuss-books-canceled/

 

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Jim Lakely is the Vice President and Director of Communications of The Heartland Institute.
jlakely@heartland.org @jlakely
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AnneMarie Schieber is a research fellow at The Heartland Institute and managing editor of Health Care News, Heartland's monthly newspaper for health care reform.
amschieber@heartland.org @HCPolicy
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Samantha Fillmore is a State Government Relations Manager for The Heartland Institute.
sfillmore@heartland.org @GRHeartland
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Isaac Orr is a policy fellow at the Center of the American Experiment on mining and energy issues and a policy advisor for The Heartland Institute.
isaac.orr@americanexperiment.org @thefrackingguy