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In the Tank, Ep 276: Siege on the Capitol, Biden Climate Emergency?
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

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/
 
1:02:24
October 16, 2020
The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Justin Haskins, and Jim Lakely are joined by Isaac Orr for episode 265 of the In The Tank Podcast. The podcast covers the New York Post story about how Hunter Biden leveraged his father's position at Vice President to enrich himself and his family. They also cover the BIGGER NEWS that social media giants Facebook and Twitter were preventing people from using their platforms to promote the story to their followers. This censorship is a serious abuse of the power Congress granted social media companies so they could even exist, and a grave threat to free speech and our ability to communicate in the lead-up to an election.
 
8:40
October 9, 2020
Heartland Institute Executive Editor Justin Haskins was on Varney & Company on the Fox Business Network today to talk about his piece for Townhall titled "America is Headed For a Voter-Fraud Nightmare in November." Justin says: "We truly are on the road to an absolute catastrophe" on Election Day because of massive mail-in balloting. Read the piece here: https://townhall.com/columnists/justinhaskins/2020/10/08/america-is-headed-for-a-voterfraud-nightmare-in-november-n2577664
 
1:32:17
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 https://www.heartland.org/news-opinion/news/a-modest-proposal-about-presidential-debates Supreme Court packing during debate - https://youtu.be/tofStKCRyvE?t=67 Biden asked about court packing during primary debate - https://youtu.be/AkPUBh7HgD4?t=21 Biden asked about court packing a few weeks ago - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fgC_kq3VaeA MAIN TOPIC – Vote(r fraud) or Die Heartland – Justin Haskins on voter fraud https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Ve6ADUwQQM Reason – Don’t Buy Trump’s Conspiracy Theories About Ballots Being Dumped in Rivers https://reason.com/2020/10/06/dont-buy-trumps-conspiracy-theories-about-ballots-being-dumped-in-rivers/ Heritage Foundation – Voter Fraud Map https://www.heritage.org/voterfraud Public Interest Legal – Groundbreaking National Voter Roll Study Reveals Alarming Trends as States Prepare to Vote by Mail https://publicinterestlegal.org/blog/groundbreaking-national-voter-roll-study-reveals-alarming-trends-as-states-prepare-to-vote-by-mail/
 
1:32:36
October 2, 2020
The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Justin Haskins, and Jim Lakely are joined by Isaac Orr for episode 263 of the In The Tank Podcast. The ITT crew spends the first half of the episode debating about the debate and how they think Trump did. In the second half, the crew talks about a handful of really important climate change topics from gas-powered-car bans and COVID-inspired climate lockdowns. OPENING CHIT CHAT - The Debate The Heartland Institute - A Modest Proposal About Presidential Debates https://www.heartland.org/news-opinion/news/a-modest-proposal-about-presidential-debates MAIN TOPIC - Continuing Climate Hysteria Competative Enterprise Institute - California’s Rolling Blackouts Cast Further Doubt on Electric Vehicles’ Future https://cei.org/blog/california’s-rolling-blackouts-cast-further-doubt-electric-vehicles’-future CotAE - California to Ban the Sale of New Gas and Diesel Cars and Trucks By 2035 https://www.americanexperiment.org/2020/09/california-to-ban-the-sale-of-new-gas-and-diesel-cars-and-trucks-by-2035/ Project Syndicate – Avoiding a Climate Lockdown https://www.project-syndicate.org/commentary/radical-green-overhaul-to-avoid-climate-lockdown-by-mariana-mazzucato-2020-09