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Highlights From Trump's 2019 State of the Union Address
February 8, 2019
Highlights From Trump's 2019 State of the Union Address

May 20, 2020
The Heartland Institute hosted a Zoom webinar on May 19 to discuss how state legislators can curb the increasingly tyrannical executive orders keeping their states in lockdown. Our guests were: Rick Esenberg, president and general counsel of the Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty Waukesha County Executive Paul Farrow Former State Rep. Bette Grande (R-ND)
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 12, 2019
Justin Haskins, executive editor at The Heartland Institute, talks about California voters moving across the United States on BlazeTV.
September 20, 2019
The event is a part of AFP’s national “Unrig the Economy” campaign, a multiyear, multimillion-dollar effort dedicated to creating a stronger economy by leveling the playing field for all. Americans for Prosperity-Illinois (AFP-IL) is co-hosting an “Unrig the Economy” dinner event with the Heartland Institute in Arlington Heights on September 19, 2019. The policy discussion will focus on why Congress should not bring back tax extenders or reauthorize the Export-Import Bank – two blatant examples of corporate welfare. PANELISTS: Moderator: Brian Costin, Deputy State Director of AFP - IL Russ Latino, Vice President - Economic Development Portfolio at Americans for Prosperity Adam Andrzejewski - CEO & Founder of Frank Lasee, President, Heartland Institute “Illinoisans know better than most [how] government can rig the game in favor of special interests. Often, economic success is decided by political favoritism and who you know. Instead of rigging our economy by picking winners and losers lawmakers should work to create equality of opportunity where everyone is treated the same by federal, state or local government,” said Brian Costin, AFP-IL Deputy State Director. “This event centers on how we can start to create an environment, in Illinois and nationally, where people succeed based on the value they create for consumers rather than hiring the best lobbyists to rig the system in their favor.”
May 16, 2019
Jonathan Hoenig, editor of "A New Textbook of Americanism: The Politics of Ayn Rand" and expert on Ayn Rand, explains what true Americanism is. Individualism, Hoenig says, is America's "secret sauce."
February 15, 2019
This is the definition of gaslighting: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her staff accidentally released an “FAQ” for the Green New Deal, but, after intense backlash, chose to delete it from their website in an attempt to brush some of their more outlandish, crazy plans for America under the rug. The Heartland Institute debunks the gaslighting attempt by outlining the entire timeline behind this disastrous release.
February 8, 2019
Highlights From Trump's 2019 State of the Union Address
January 11, 2019
Have the socialist ideas of Bernie Sanders and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez worked around the globe? Spoiler alert... absolutely not. Learn more and sign up for updates at
July 27, 2018
Obama's EPA claimed that any exposure to PM 2.5 would kill people within hours. They then stuck people in a gas chamber with incredibly high concentrations of PM 2.5. Did Obama's EPA try to kill people to justify burdensome regulations? Steve Milloy, founder of, blows open this massive ethical dilemma.
July 13, 2018
U.S. Senator Rand Paul joins Heartland Daily Podcast cohosts Jim Lakely and Justin Haskins to discuss what he wants to see in President Trump’s pick to replace retiring Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy. Sen. Paul said his model pick would be another Neil Gorsuch – a surprising answer, considering he’s only been on the high court for two sessions. Sen. Paul also discussed the Supreme Court's recent ruling on unreasonable searches and seizures in the Carpenter v. United States case, which concerned police access to cellphone data. Lakely and Haskins also talk to Sen. Paul about his support for association health plans – which the U.S. Labor Department earlier this month expanded for small businesses. The new rule will make it easier for small businesses and sole proprietors to band together to purchase health insurance, thereby pooling their resources and greatly increasing their leverage to negotiate better and more-affordable health plans. Dr. Paul (he is an ophthalmologist) said this new Labor Department rule could “lead to a revolution” in the health insurance industry, and may even spell the end of the individual insurance market – which would be a good thing in his eyes.
July 13, 2018
Who is Brett Kavanaugh? How will the political landscape shift with him on the Supreme Court?
May 21, 2018
President Trump is plowing through Obama's fleeting legacy. What are the top five ways this has been accomplished?