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Taxes
July 20, 2018
In The Tank (ep149) – Anti-Carbon Tax Coalition, Dues Skimming, Work Requirements Podcast
Donny Kendal and John Nothdurft present episode #149 of the In The Tank Podcast. Today’s podcast features work from the American Enterprise Institute, the State Policy Network, the Ethan Allen Institute, and the Foundation for Government Accountability.
Climate Change
July 19, 2018
Time to Reject EPA and Tom Steyer (Guest: Daniel Turner) Podcast
States themselves are better suited to protect human health and the environment than the EPA and hypocritical out of state billionaire Tom Steyer.
Government Spending
July 18, 2018
Government Employee Freedom in the Age of Janus (Guest: Michael Schaus) Podcast
Following the Supreme Court’s monumental decision on Janus v. AFSCME, National Employee Freedom Week begins with the most freedom union employees have ever seen.

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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.
December 19, 2017
By Isaac Orr, Alan Moran
Dr. Alan Moran discusses how shuttering coal-fired power plants and attempting to replace them with wind has caused electricity prices to spike and made the grid more vulnerable to blackouts.
December 18, 2017
By Jim Lakely
Occupational licensing, meant to ensure quality within certain industries, is being used to stifle competition rather than protect consumer’s interests.
December 15, 2017
By Donny Kendal, John Nothdurft
John Nothdurft and Donny Kendal present episode #119 of the In The Tank Podcast. Today’s podcast features work from Reason, The Beacon Center of Tennessee, and The Buckeye Institute.
December 14, 2017
By Teresa Mull
John Friend, co-director of the Full Circle School, discusses the unique advantages of "micro-schools."
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December 13, 2017
By Jesse Hathaway
University of Minnesota labor professor Morris Kleiner talks about how occupational licensing is a real drag for workers.
December 12, 2017
By Rob Port
Lisa Linowes of the Industrial Wind Action Group explains how tax reform can help Americans recieve affordable and reliable energy.
December 11, 2017
By Jesse Hathaway
Federal Communications Commission (FCC) chairman Ajit Pai joins the show to separate the truth from fake news about net neutrality.
December 8, 2017
By Donny Kendal, John Nothdurft
John Nothdurft and Donny Kendal present episode #118 of the In The Tank Podcast. Today’s podcast features work from The Global Warming Policy Foundation, The Institute for Policy Innovation, and the Beacon Center.
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December 7, 2017
By H. Sterling Burnett
Unless the U.S. Supreme Court takes up and reverses a lower court ruling in an Endangered Species Act case, a precedent will be set that threatens the Constitutionally protected right for people to be secure in their property nationwide.
December 6, 2017
By Teresa Mull
Will Flanders, research director at the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty, discusses new data showing Wisconsin's school choice programs advance disadvantaged children.
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December 5, 2017
By Jesse Hathaway
Jeff Rhodes from the Freedom Foundation talks about how taxpayers defeated Seattle’s efforts to soak the rich.
December 4, 2017
By Teresa Mull
Rebecca Mull, a Latin teacher at an all-girls, private school in New Jersey, shares insights into her teaching experiences at both co-ed and single-sex schools.
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December 1, 2017
By Donny Kendal, John Nothdurft
John Nothdurft and Donny Kendal present episode #117 of the In The Tank Podcast. Today’s podcast features work from ALEC, the Institute for Policy Innovation, Reason, and the Lexington Institute.
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November 30, 2017
By H. Sterling Burnett
Most modern technologies, from computers, to wind turbines, electric cars, cell phones and military jets require rare earth elements: And China has a near monopoly on the market.