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February 21, 2018
How Obama's School Disciplinary Regulations Made Everything Worse (Guest: Natalie Goodnow) Podcast
An Obama era mandate that altered the way schools can utilize disciplinary action has hurt the students, schools, and education as a whole.
Constitutional Reform
February 20, 2018
An Original Perspective on Contemporary Constitutional Issues (Guest: David Shestokas) Podcast
The Constitution, the hallowed bedrock of American democracy, had been ignored and abused for decades.
Taxes
February 16, 2018
In The Tank (ep127) – CPAC, Worst Colleges for Free Speech, and LoveGov Podcast
John Nothdurft and Donny Kendal present episode #127 of the In The Tank Podcast. Today’s podcast features work from the American Conservative Union, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, and the Independent Institute.

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February 21, 2018
By Teresa Mull
An Obama era mandate that altered the way schools can utilize disciplinary action has hurt the students, schools, and education as a whole.
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February 20, 2018
By David Shestokas, Christopher Talgo, Lindsey Stroud
The Constitution, the hallowed bedrock of American democracy, had been ignored and abused for decades.
February 16, 2018
By Donny Kendal, John Nothdurft
John Nothdurft and Donny Kendal present episode #127 of the In The Tank Podcast. Today’s podcast features work from the American Conservative Union, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, and the Independent Institute.
February 14, 2018
By H. Sterling Burnett
Through a series of studies from the Mercatus Center, Michael Farren and other scholars show farm subsidies are wasteful, unfair and corrupt.
February 13, 2018
By Joe Bastardi, H. Sterling Burnett
It is undeniable that climate modelers and believers in anthropogenic climate change ignore, misunderstand, or downright lie about the factors that affect the climate. Joe Bastardi covers this fact in his new book, Climate Chronicles.
February 12, 2018
By Jesse Hathaway
What is the most effective way to fund road construction? How are lobbyists fighting to stay with the status quo despite its inefficiencies? Robert Poole from the Reason Foundation discusses this and more in this episode of Budget & Tax News!
February 9, 2018
By John Nothdurft, Donny Kendal
John Nothdurft and Donny Kendal present episode #126 of the In The Tank Podcast. Today’s podcast features work from the Washington Policy Center, the Foundation for Government Accountability, and the Pacific Research Institute.
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February 9, 2018
By Jim Lakely, Isaac Orr
The Obama administration waged a war on coal by trying to make it too expensive for consumers through excessive regulation. The war is over and coal is here to make energy affordable again!
February 8, 2018
By H. Sterling Burnett
As a response to public lies from Greenpeace and other radical environmental groups, Resolute Forest Products is suing under U.S. racketeering laws.
February 7, 2018
By Teresa Mull
The school choice movement is gaining momentum, but there are still obstacles to be tackled. John Schilling, president of the American Federation for Children, discusses what these are.
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February 6, 2018
By Jesse Hathaway
Dental Associations across the country are waging an all-out war against dental therapy, a revolutionary practice that will increase availability of dental procedures and reduce costs.
February 5, 2018
By Jesse Hathaway
The president of the National Right-To-Work Foundation previews what may be the most important Supreme Court case of 2018: Janus v. AFSCME, a case over whether government employees should be compelled to join labor unions to keep their jobs.
February 2, 2018
By Donny Kendal, John Nothdurft
John Nothdurft and Donny Kendal present episode #125 of the In The Tank Podcast. Today’s podcast features work from the MacIver Institute, and the Maine Heritage Policy Center .
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February 2, 2018
By Christopher Talgo, Arianna Wilkerson, Edmund Contoski
Edmund Contoski joins the podcast to talk more about his new book The Impending Monetary Revolution, the Dollar and Gold, how Ayn Rand’s philosophy influenced his own work, and the need for currency to return to a gold standard.
February 1, 2018
By H. Sterling Burnett, Kesten Green
In 2007, forecasting experts J. Scott Armstrong and Kesten Green offered Al Gore a wager concerning future temperatures. The time is up and had Gore taken the bet, he would have lost.
January 31, 2018
By Teresa Mull
Through the new “Drawn to Discover” program, teachers are helping children overcome learning difficulties through cursive.
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January 30, 2018
By Jim Lakely
It’s a known fact that government is never as efficient as the private sector. The question is, how far can privatization go? Two experts from the Reason Foundation give their thoughts on the topic.
January 29, 2018
By Adam Hoffer, Jesse Hathaway
Sin taxes are generally accepted, but do they outline a form of fiscal discrimination? Sin taxes affect some more than others, something that can hurt those in low income brackets while being negligible to higher earning individuals.
January 26, 2018
By Donny Kendal, John Nothdurft
John Nothdurft and Donny Kendal present episode #124 of the In The Tank Podcast. Today’s podcast features work from the American Legislative Exchange Council, the James Madison Institute, and Reason.
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January 25, 2018
By Isaac Orr
Will investments in sustainable energy provide a positive return? California invested public employee retirement funds to find that no, they won’t.
January 24, 2018
By Teresa Mull
After a 7th grade girl was attacked in her school’s locker room, mother Karin Hughes expected action. Yet, she found the public school was more concerned with the perpetrators than the victims and offered little help for her daughter.
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January 23, 2018
By Jesse Hathaway
A Chicago small-business owner is fighting an antiquated ordinance that prohibits food trucks from operating within 200 feet of a restaurant and restricts the amount of time the trucks may serve customers in any given area.
January 22, 2018
By Marc Morano, H. Sterling Burnett
Al Gore and Michael 'Hockey Stick' Mann's most recent absurd claim states global warming caused the recent record cold spell. This claim is inconsistent with their previous claims and is empirically false.
January 19, 2018
By Donny Kendal, John Nothdurft
John Nothdurft and Donny Kendal present episode #123 of the In The Tank Podcast. In this special episode, Heartland Institute experts grade President Trump on his first year in office.
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January 18, 2018
By Teresa Mull
Andrew Campanella, president of National School Choice Week, discusses this year's event, why school choice is so vital to society, and ways families can get involved.
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January 17, 2018
By Jesse Hathaway
Jason Mercier with the Washington Policy Center joins the show to explain how Seattle's sugar-sweetened beverage tax is leaving a bad taste in people's mouths.
January 16, 2018
By Teresa Mull
Thomas Carroll, president of the Invest in Education Coalition, talks about the newly passed Republican tax bill and how parents can take advantage of it to save money for their children's educations.
January 12, 2018
By Donny Kendal, John Nothdurft
John Nothdurft and Donny Kendal present episode #122 of the In The Tank Podcast. Today’s podcast features work from The Heartland Institute, Citizens Against Government Waste, and the Reason Foundation.
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January 11, 2018
By Jesse Hathaway
In this episode of the Heartland Daily Podcast, research fellow Jesse Hathaway talks with Missouri state Rep. Steve Helms about how direct primary care and free-market principles can improve health care for patients.
January 10, 2018
By Isaac Orr, Todd Myers
President Trump has declared that he wants the United States to become energy dominant. In essence, he wants the United States to be energy independent and a major player in the global energy export market.
January 9, 2018
By Teresa Mull, Larry Sand
Larry Sand, president of the California Teachers Empowerment Network, discusses the alarming trend of poorly educated teachers, how it affects students and society, and what can be done about it.
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January 5, 2018
By Donny Kendal, John Nothdurft
John Nothdurft and Donny Kendal present episode #120 of the In The Tank Podcast. Today’s podcast features work from the Cascade Policy Institute, Senator James Lankford, Americans for Tax Reform and The Heartland Institute.
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January 4, 2018
By Tim Huelskamp, Ph.D., Bette Grande
Bette Grande speaks with Tim Huelskamp, president of The Heartland Institute, on fixing health care in 2018.
January 3, 2018
By H. Sterling Burnett, Joseph Bast
Before his departure, Heartland Institute CEO Joe Bast discusses The Heartland Institute's history, it's accomplishments and what it hopes to achieve under new leadership.
January 2, 2018
By Jesse Hathaway, Peter Ferrara
After Congress passed tax reform in 2017, entitlement reform is the next big reform lined up in 2018. Heartland Institute senior fellow Peter Ferrara talks with research fellow Jesse Hathaway about what Congress can do to make work pay off for Americans.
December 28, 2017
By Jesse Hathaway
The Goldwater Institute’s Christina Sandefur joins the show to talk about why 2017 was a big year for states doing what Congress hasn’t been able to do: offering suffering patients hope with right-to-try laws.
December 27, 2017
By Rob Port
Amy Oliver Cooke of the Independence Institute explains the costs of switching to 100% renewable energy in Colorado.
December 22, 2017
By Donny Kendal, John Nothdurft
John Nothdurft and Donny Kendal present episode #120 of the In The Tank Podcast. Today’s podcast features work from the Tax Foundation, the Foundation for Excellence in Education, and the Fraser Institute.
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December 21, 2017
By Teresa Mull, Lennie Jarratt
Lennie Jarratt, project manager of The Heartland Institute's Center for Education Transformation, discusses data released by the National Education Association that shows how much taxpayers pay for government school educators.
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December 20, 2017
By H. Sterling Burnett
Geologist Howard Brady says the climate is changing but humans are not the primary cause, the dangers are exaggerrated, and energy restrictions imposed to prevent climate change could be worse than any harms that occur.