March 26: Former IRA President David Keene - Ceasefire in the War on Guns is Over
The ceasefire in the war over gun rights ended earlier this year as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced that she wants the House to act on a “universal background check” requirement and other restrictions on private firearms ownership and the Supreme Court decided to hear the first firearms case in nearly a decade.
In this new book, "Dodd-Frank: What it Does and Why It's Flawed," Hester Peirce and a team of contributors at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University ask whether the law is an effective response to the financial crisis that so deeply rattled our nation. Taking a hard look at the law's celebrated objectives, they reveal that it not only fails to achieve many of its stated goals, it also creates dangerous regulatory pathologies that could lay the groundwork for the next crisis.
The Heartland Institute's James M. Taylor, senior fellow for environment policy, was honored that several Arkansas legislators invited him to testify earlier this month on a bill that would impose renewable power mandates in Arkansas. Renewable power mandates impose punishing costs on the economy and the environment. The Arkansas bill's feed-in tariffs requiring renewable power production from small-scale facilities were particularly costly and troubling.
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Apollo 7 Astronaut and author Walter Cunningham and two former NASA engineers discuss why they are urging government agencies to cease their "unbridled advocacy" of Anthropogenic Global Warming & Return Integrity to the Scientific Method. The video features presentations by Cunningham; Harold Doiron, consultant to NASA and commercial rocket developers; and Thomas Wysmuller, meteorologist, New York University and the Royal Dutch Weather Bureau. Recorded on March 15, 2013. For more information on The Right Climate Stuff crew, visit http://www.therightclimatestuff.com/
On Real News from The Blaze, Heartland Institute research fellow Ben Domenech explains the latest Congressional Budget Office report on the fiscal ramifications of Obamacare. He also reacts to the news that Gov. John Kasich of Ohio wants to implement the Medicaid expansion under Obamacare.
Ember Reichgott Junge, a former Democratic Minnesota state senator and a member of the National Charter Schools Hall of Fame, discusses the 20-year history of the charter school movement, the principle of offering choice in schools, and the future of reforms in public education.