On March 1, 2016, The Heartland Institute announced that the event space in its new Arlington Heights, Illinois headquarters would be named the “Andrew Breitbart Freedom Center.” The facility features state-of-the-art digital technology, including the ability to live-stream socially shareable and interactive events on [[ ]]Heartland’s YouTube]]] page. In addition to hosting its own events on a weekly schedule, Heartland is making the Andrew Breitbart Freedom Center available free of charge to conservative, libertarian, and other liberty-centric groups for organizing and training activists, speeches and panel discussions, public-speaking instruction and practice sessions, movie screenings, and more.
The lecture by Dr. Fred Goldberg presents some basic facts concerning CO2 and its properties, discusses the residence time in the atmosphere of human emissions, and why it has no measurable effect on the climate. The lecture also explains the 30% increase of CO2 during the last century, why it is not human-caused, what is causing the climate changes, and what the climate will be in the future.
“Probably the most widely repeated claim in the debate over global warming is that ‘97% of scientists agree’ that climate change is man-made and dangerous,” the authors write. “This claim is not only false, but its presence in the debate is an insult to science.”
With these words, the authors begin a detailed analysis of one of the most controversial topics of the day. The authors make a compelling case against claims of a scientific consensus. The purported proof of such a consensus consists of sloppy research by nonscientists, college students, and a highly partisan Australian blogger. Surveys of climate scientists, even those heavily biased in favor of climate alarmism, find extensive disagreement on the underlying science and doubts about its reliability.
An Article V convention is one of two methods allowed by the Constitution of the United States to propose amendments. A convention is called by Congress when 34 state legislatures submit applications calling for a convention. As the news media reports a growing number of presidential candidates support an Article V convention, many people wonder how the convention process works.
Two special guests will join us to talk about their plans to simulate a constitutional convention. Former Michigan Supreme Court Justice Thomas Brennan, now with Convention USA, and former Iowa state legislator Neal Schuerer of Campaign Constitution will talk about how their systems work. They will also address falsehoods being spread by opponents of a convention.
Former Congressman and current AM 560 The Answer radio personality Joe Walsh joins The Heartland Institute's National School Choice Week event as keynote speaker on Saturday, January 30 at The Heartland Institute's offices in Arlington Heights. The event will feature a panel discussion on how education choice benefits all students across Chicagoland and across the country. Every child deserves access to a quality education.
The forth panel covers direct primary care, Medicaid reform, Obamacare and certificate of need laws. Speaking on this panel are Dr. Hal Scherz of Docs4PatietCare; Heartland State Government Relations Manager Logan Pike; and Vice President of Policy for the James Madison Institute Sal Nuzzo.
The third covers how some states have approached fundamental tax reform in their states, tax increases on hotels and “sin” products, and spending reforms. Speaking on this panel are Heartland Director of Government Relations John Nothdurft; Georgia State Senator Judson Hill (R-Marietta); American Legislative Exchange Council Director Jonathan Williams; and John Locke Foundation Vice President Becki Gray.
The keynote address comes from founder and CEO of Mainstreet Zeke Turner. His presentation, titled “Beyond Health Care Reform: How Mainstreet Is Transforming Lives and Disrupting Bureaucracy,” describes certificate of need laws and other regulations hindering the growth of his company.
The second panel analyzes recently passed education savings account program in Nevada and Mississippi, the state of education in the country, and how to fight back against Common Core Standards. Speaking on this panel are Mississippi State Senator Angela Burks Hill (R-Picayune); Civitas Institute attorney Elliot Engstrom; and Heartland Senior Fellow Bruno Behrend.
The first panel discusses what states can do to push back against the overreach of the Environmental Protection Agency, along with such topics as renewable power mandates, EPA’s Clean Power Plan, and hydraulic fracturing. Speaking on this panel are Georgia Public Policy Foundation's Vice President Benita Dodd; Heartland Institute Research Fellow Bette Grande; North Carolina State Representative Mike Hager (R-Rutherford); and Director of Science and Technology at Energy and Environment Legal Institute Tom Tanton