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Going Toe-to-Toe Against Big Tech Titans: How States Can Protect Freedom of Speech
1:32:39
March 22, 2021
In this live event on Monday, March 22, 2021, Brent Bozell, founder and president of the Media Research Center, and The Heartland Institute's James Taylor, Cameron Sholty, and Jim Lakely discuss how the social media giants suppress conservative speech, and what can be done to protect free speech online. Congressional action is not the only option. Each of the states can and must join the fight, as well.

1:32:39
March 22, 2021
In this live event on Monday, March 22, 2021, Brent Bozell, founder and president of the Media Research Center, and The Heartland Institute's James Taylor, Cameron Sholty, and Jim Lakely discuss how the social media giants suppress conservative speech, and what can be done to protect free speech online. Congressional action is not the only option. Each of the states can and must join the fight, as well.
 
19:34
March 11, 2021
Heartland Institute Director of Government Relations Cameron Sholty was invited on Chicago Tonight on WTTW this week to talk about HR1, a bill pushed by the Democrats in the House of Representatives that is chock full of provisions that would put the integrity of the vote and some of our basic freedoms at great risk.
 
1:36:39
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.
 
2:37:55
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 https://reason.com/2021/01/28/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? https://cei.org/blog/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 https://www.worldoil.com/news/2021/1/21/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 https://www.wsj.com/articles/whats-the-impact-of-president-bidens-oil-drilling-freeze-on-federal-lands-11611677934 KOB 4 - Oil and gas leaders say Biden moratorium on new drilling will hurt New Mexico https://www.kob.com/albuquerque-news/oil-and-gas-leaders-say-biden-moratorium-on-new-drilling-will-hurt-new-mexico/5989233/#.YA5XDPa3DCc.twitter SECONDARY TOPIC – WILL BIDEN DECLARE A CLIMATE EMERGENCY? The Hill – Schumer calls for Biden to declare climate emergency https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/535811-schumer-suggests-biden-should-declare-climate-emergency NYT – New U.S. Strategy Would Quickly Free Billions in Climate Funds https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/25/climate/fema-climate-spending-biden.html?searchResultPosition=14
 
1:12:58
January 7, 2021
The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, and Cameron Sholty are joined by Isaac Orr in episode 276 of the In The Tank Podcast. The crew gives their takes on the already-infamous “siege on the capitol.” Later, they discuss the policy topics that will surely arise in 2021. Most notably, they discuss the potential of Joe Biden declaring a “climate emergency.” OPENING CHIT CHAT Siege on the Capitol https://www.politico.com/news/magazine/2021/01/07/capitol-storming-siege-congress-inside-first-person-oral-history-455715 POLICY TOPICS IN 2021 State level public policy https://www.heartland.org/about-us/who-we-are/cameron-sholty Fox Business - Green Groups Press Biden to Declare Climate Emergency, Offer Draft Executive Order on Oil Leases https://www.foxbusiness.com/energy/green-groups-climate-emergency-biden New Republic - Why Biden Should Declare a Climate Emergency https://newrepublic.com/article/160478/biden-declare-climate-emergency RUN, HIDE, FIGHT https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Kh3jccZocc
 
29:49
December 18, 2020
Glenn Beck reviews the new Heartland Institute/Rasmussen poll on socialism and The Great Reset. In the context of discussing the poll, Beck says that COVID-19 is a "gateway drug" to instituting global socialism. See the results of the Heartland/Rasmussen poll at the link below. https://www.heartland.org/news-opinion/news/heartlandrasmussen-poll-likely-voters-reject-radical-great-reset-movement
 
1:55:17
December 4, 2020
Heartland Institute Vice President Jim Lakely and Editor Chris Talgo talk about the economic freedom angle of The Great Reset with Darren Brady Nelson, economist for Liberty Works. They talk about how the COVID-19 pandemic has set the table for The Great Reset, which aims to replace free-market "shareholder" capitalism with command-and-control "stakeholder" capitalism. Nelson also touches on the role cryptocurrency might play in thwarting The Great Reset, whether Americans will cede their freedom in the face of this global push, and if it will be imposed more by global corporations than by governments.
 
1:02:02
November 25, 2020
The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal and Jim Lakely are joined by Isaac Orr for episode 271 of the In The Tank Podcast. With Thanksgiving upon us, it is a good time to reflect on things we are grateful for. The In The Tank crew discusses some of the policy accomplishments they are thankful for that occurred during Donald Trump's first term as president. They also talk about why liberals have been nothing but ungrateful during the past four years.
 
8:32
November 20, 2020
Heartland Institute Executive Editor Justin Haskins was a guest on the Glenn Beck Program on Nov. 19, 2020 to talk about The Great Reset - a plan by the global elites to replace free-market capitalism with command-and-control socialism. Haskins and Heartland have more research and writing on this subject than anyone. Check it out here: https://stoppingsocialism.com/
 
3:35
November 19, 2020
Heartland Institute Executive Editor Justin Haskins was a guest on Fox & Friends on November 14, 2020 to talk about the failure of the Democratic "Blue Wave" to materialize. However, the hard-left socialists are gaining even more power in the Democratic Party. More info on Heartland's "Stopping Socialism" project: https://stoppingsocialism.com/
 
21:46
November 11, 2020
Heartland Institute Board Chairman Joseph Morris explains why President Trump's fight to count every lawfully cast ballot and to exclude every unlawful ballot has merit. Morris was a guest on "Chicago Tonight" on WTTW, the local PBS station, on November 9, 2020.
 
1:29:38
October 30, 2020
The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Justin Haskins, and Jim Lakely are joined by Isaac Orr for episode 267 of the In The Tank Podcast. The In The Tank crew discusses California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s new Thanksgiving COVID restrictions as well as some of the Halloween trick or treat bans. After that, the panel gives their predictions on how the presidential election is going to pan out. Last, they discuss the proposed “fair tax” in Illinois. OPENING CHIT CHAT - NEWSOME'S THANKSGIVING RESTRICTIONS CDPH - Guidance for Private Gatherings https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/CDPH-Guidance-for-the-Prevention-of-COVID-19-Transmission-for-Gatherings-10-09.aspx FEE- Trick-or-Treating Bans Are the Scariest Part of Halloween in 2020 https://fee.org/articles/trick-or-treating-bans-are-the-scariest-part-of-halloween-in-2020/ MAIN TOPIC - ELECTION 2020 POOL Interactive charts - https://www.270towin.com/ SECONDARY TOPIC - FAIR TAX Heartland Institute - An Economic Assessment of the Illinois 'Fair Tax' https://www.heartland.org/_template-assets/documents/10-28-20%20FairTaxReport.pdf Illinois Policy - Progressive Income Tax Would Create 50.3% income tax rate for Small Businesses https://www.illinoispolicy.org/progressive-income-tax-would-create-50-3-income-tax-rate-for-small-businesses/ Illinois Policy - Progressive Tax Could Cost Nearly $1,800 a year in Home Equity https://www.illinoispolicy.org/reports/progressive-tax-could-cost-nearly-1800-a-year-in-home-equity/