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What's Really Going on With California's Electricity Blackouts?
August 20, 2020
The Heartland Institute's Andy Singer explains why Californians are dealing with rolling blackouts. For media requests, email

January 29, 2021
Heartland Institute President James Taylor was a guest on C-SPAN's flagship morning program, "Washington Journal," on Friday, January 29 to talk about President Biden's climate and energy plans. Taylor explained how and why canceling the Keystone XL pipeline was a bad idea, talked about how so-called "green" energy would actually cause enormous environmental damage, and took questions from C-SPAN's famously eccentric callers.
January 28, 2021
The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal and Jim Lakely are joined by Isaac Orr in episode 279 of the In The Tank Podcast. The ITT crew examine the amazing story of GameStop stock trading on Wall Street this week -- which pitted huge hedge funds shorting the stock vs. regular "retail investors" who teamed up using Reddit and social media to move the stock the other way. The result: the hedge funds took a bath worth billions, and the power of the system moved in to bail them out. They also discuss President Biden’s moves that put the U.S.’s energy independence in jeopardy. OPENING CHIT CHAT - GAMESTOP Reason - Elizabeth Warren and the SEC Should Let the GameStop Lulz Go On PRIMARY TOPIC – BIDEN’S ENERGY MOVES Competitive Enterprise Institute – Has the Honeymoon Already Ended Between Biden and Trade unions Over Keystone XL? World Oil – Biden prepares to end new oil and coal leases on federal land Wall Street Journal - Biden’s Order to Freeze New Oil Drilling on Federal Land: What You Need to Know KOB 4 - Oil and gas leaders say Biden moratorium on new drilling will hurt New Mexico SECONDARY TOPIC – WILL BIDEN DECLARE A CLIMATE EMERGENCY? The Hill – Schumer calls for Biden to declare climate emergency NYT – New U.S. Strategy Would Quickly Free Billions in Climate Funds
November 5, 2020
For the first time in American history, the United States is an energy independent nation. This is one of Trump's biggest accomplishment. What does being energy independent mean? How does it affect national security? Will Joe Biden strip it back?
October 26, 2020
Climate change was a major focus for the 2nd and final Trump v. Biden presidential debate. Andy Singer, host of the Climate Realism video series, and Max Rice, Energy Professionals of Illinois board member, host of Energy Tonight, and president of Rice Utility, discuss each candidates performance during the debate. Will Joe Biden end fracking? Did Trump articulate the climate realist position? These questions and more are discussed.
October 9, 2020
The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Justin Haskins, and Jim Lakely are joined by Isaac Orr for episode 264 of the In The Tank Podcast. It turns out, the VP debate was worth discussing! Kamala Harris' answers on packing the Supreme Court and fracking lead to an interesting conversation for the In The Tank crew. Later in the episode, they also discuss the potential problem of mail-in voter fraud. OPENING CHIT CHAT - The (VP) Debate The Heartland Institute - A Modest Proposal About Presidential Debates Supreme Court packing during debate - Biden asked about court packing during primary debate - Biden asked about court packing a few weeks ago - MAIN TOPIC – Vote(r fraud) or Die Heartland – Justin Haskins on voter fraud Reason – Don’t Buy Trump’s Conspiracy Theories About Ballots Being Dumped in Rivers Heritage Foundation – Voter Fraud Map Public Interest Legal – Groundbreaking National Voter Roll Study Reveals Alarming Trends as States Prepare to Vote by Mail
September 4, 2020
The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Justin Haskins, and Jim Lakely are joined by Isaac Orr in episode 259 of the In The Tank Podcast. Lately, there has been a lot of talk about whether or not Biden wants to ban fracking. Despite Biden’s statements on the matter, his energy proposals show he is in favor of banning this extremely important process. Also, why are the media now claiming the riots are Trump’s fault? The ITT discusses these topics and more. OPENING CHIT CHAT Forbes - Poll: 38% of sports fans say NBA is too political for reason why they are watching less BIDEN ON FRACKING PolitiFact - No, Joe Biden doesn't want to ban fracking and ... CotAE – What Would a Joe Biden Fracking Ban Look Like? A Series ITTe230 – Fracking Facts episode RIOTS ARE TRUMP’S FAULT (Video) CNN's April Ryan Raises Prospect of Trump Prosecution by International Criminal Court The Hill - Biden to Accuse Trump of Inciting Violence in Pittsburgh Speech
August 20, 2020
The Heartland Institute's Andy Singer explains why Californians are dealing with rolling blackouts. For media requests, email
August 14, 2020
Heartland Institute President James Taylor joins "National Report" on Newsmax TV to discuss the energy plans of the Biden-Harris ticket, including a full endorsement of the disastrous Green New Deal. Taylor says nearly half of the country's land would have to be covered in wind turbines to meet the Green New Deal's goals, and a Biden/Harris administration would destroy the fracking industry, which drives our energy economy.
August 13, 2020
The Heartland Institute's Justin Haskins discusses Joe Biden's energy plan on Tucker Carlson Tonight.
May 1, 2020
Heartland's Donald Kendal, Justin Haskins, and Jim Lakely, are joined by Isaac Orr for episode 241 of the In The Tank Podcast. Michael Moore's produced Planet of the Humans has been released on YouTube and the left is going insane. The In The Tank crew discusses the shortcomings of the documentary, defends Moore against some of his critics, and highlights the socialist and antihuman message of the film. Heartland Institute - Policy Brief: How the Green New Deal's Renewable Energy Mining Would Harm Humans and the Environment Heartland Institute - Policy Brief: Protecting the Environment from the Green New Deal Vox - Michael Moore produced a film about climate change that's a gift to Big Oil Center of the American Experiment - Why the Renewable Industrial Complex's Attacks on Michael Moore's POTH are Wrong Michael Moore, filmmakers respond to criticism of new bombshell environmental film
January 22, 2020
Heartland Institute President Frank Lasée was on WTTW's "Chicago Tonight" program on January 21, 2020 to debate Chicago Alderman Matt Martin on his resolution declaring a "climate emergency" in the city of Chicago. "Chicago Tonight" is the local PBS affiliate's flagship news program. Frank pointed out that forcing Chicago to undertake expensive measures to "fight climate change" are not just unnecessary, but an egregious waste of resources for a city running nearly a $1 billion budget deficit. He also debunked the claim that carbon dioxide is a "pollutant" and that changes in the level of Lake Michigan has anything to do with human activity. For more information explaining how humans are not causing a global climate crisis, visit the links below.
November 8, 2019
Heartland’s Jim Lakely takes over as host this week for Episode 216 of the In The Tank Podcast and interviews Ben Boychuk, managing editor of the conservative journal American Greatness and a fellow at the Center on American Greatness. They discuss the founding mission of the site, and how they came to embrace the policies of Donald Trump before just about any national organization or publication. Jim and Ben, a long-time friend, also talk about whether America is close to an inevitable decline, whether we really are in the middle of a Cold Civil War, and the best book Ben has read in the past year. American Greatness: The second half of the podcast is Jim’s interview with Jason Isaac of the Texas Public Policy Foundation, recorded live at last week’s State Policy Network annual meeting in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Jason talks about his project, called “Life: Powered,” a comprehensive effort to educate the public about the importance of a reliable (read: powered by fossil fuels) energy grid in America. Visit the project’s site at: