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April 29, 2017
Please Save Us From The Government ‘Helping’ Us: Texas Wind ‘Energy’ Edition
The very famous Ronald Reagan line is: “The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, ‘I’m from the government and I’m here to help.’” He wasn’t even a little incorrect.
Economy
April 29, 2017
San Diego Investors Kick Off Privately Funded Stadium Push
San Diego voters will be asked to approve a plan to demolish a former National Football League stadium and replace it with a Major League Soccer (MLS) complex without putting any taxpayer money on the line.
Energy
April 28, 2017
PRESS RELEASE: Heartland Experts React to Trump’s Order to Expand Offshore Drilling
"It’s time for Congress to take back its power and restrain the president by passing laws ensuring America’s lands and resources are managed according to plans specifically approved by Congress." - H. Sterling Burnett
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Education
April 28, 2017
PRESS RELEASE: Heartland Institute Experts React to Missouri Education Savings Account Bill
"Education savings accounts level the playing field, especially for families most in need, and Missouri has the opportunity to become a national educational leader by giving families an opportunity." - Teresa Mull
Environment
April 28, 2017
Assembling a Climate “Red Team” or “Team B”
Climate Change Weekly #247
InfoTech & Telecom
April 28, 2017
Six definitions that are Preventing Consensus on Net Neutrality
Why is net neutrality, the controversial notion that all Internet traffic should be treated the same, so difficult to resolve? An underappreciated reason is each side defines the core terms of net neutrality very differently.
 

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April 29, 2017
By Seton Motley
The very famous Ronald Reagan line is: “The nine most terrifying words in the English language are, ‘I’m from the government and I’m here to help.’” He wasn’t even a little incorrect.
April 29, 2017
By Elizabeth Sanders
San Diego voters will be asked to approve a plan to demolish a former National Football League stadium and replace it with a Major League Soccer (MLS) complex without putting any taxpayer money on the line.
April 28, 2017
By Isaac Orr, H. Sterling Burnett, Bette Grande
"It’s time for Congress to take back its power and restrain the president by passing laws ensuring America’s lands and resources are managed according to plans specifically approved by Congress." - H. Sterling Burnett
April 28, 2017
By Tim Benson, Teresa Mull, Lennie Jarratt, Larry Sand
"Education savings accounts level the playing field, especially for families most in need, and Missouri has the opportunity to become a national educational leader by giving families an opportunity." - Teresa Mull
April 28, 2017
By H. Sterling Burnett
Climate Change Weekly #247
April 28, 2017
By Scott Cleland
Why is net neutrality, the controversial notion that all Internet traffic should be treated the same, so difficult to resolve? An underappreciated reason is each side defines the core terms of net neutrality very differently.
April 28, 2017
By Michael McGrady
Meeting with representatives of telecommunication companies in April, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai reportedly promised to work to roll back his predecessor’s efforts to control the internet.
April 28, 2017
By Ben Johnson
West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice (D) and the state’s legislature may have to cooperate on tax relief this summer to avoid a June 30 lapse in payments owed by the state government.
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April 28, 2017
By Nancy J. Thorner
When it comes to human-caused global warming, most people think there are two camps: “alarmists,” those who acknowledge it, and “deniers,” those who deny it. But this is far from true.
April 28, 2017
By Seton Motley
Part of the President Donald Trump Reality Revolution – is undoing the President Barack Obama Anti-Reality Revolution.
April 28, 2017
By Isaac Orr
Panelists discussing “Fossil Fuels & World Peace” at The Heartland Institute’s 12th International Conference on Climate Change said fossil fuels have made the world less subject to conflict.
April 27, 2017
By H. Sterling Burnett
As Earth Day passes, there is a game of tug-of-war going on in the White House.
April 27, 2017
By Isaac Orr
Trump campaigned on the promise to put America first and exit the Paris Climate Agreement as soon as possible. This can be accomplished in as little as a year by withdrawing from the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change.
April 27, 2017
By Matt Hurley
The Ohio Legislature is considering bills to free local governments from prevailing-wage requirements for partnerships with private businesses on capital infrastructure projects.
April 27, 2017
By Jesse Hathaway, Peter Ferrara, Christopher Garbacz, Justin Haskins
"Lawmakers should work with Trump to help get the government out of the business of distorting individuals’ economic decisions as much as possible, and the ‘Trump blueprint’ is a great start towards that goal." - Jesse Hathaway
April 27, 2017
By Dr. Alieta Eck
Nothing could be more confusing than fees charged by hospitals and doctors. There are many reasons why hospitals would like to keep it that way.
April 27, 2017
By Michael McGrady
A U.S. House Judiciary subcommittee is considering the Geolocational Privacy and Surveillance Act (GPS Act), a bill to reform and standardize government law enforcement agencies’ surveillance of individuals’ cell phones and digital devices.
April 27, 2017
By H. Sterling Burnett
The concept of sustainability as a political notion was developed as an excuse to restrict economic activity.
April 27, 2017
By Elizabeth BeShears
A Tennessee senator has for the 12th year in a row introduced legislation to bring school vouchers to his state.
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April 27, 2017
By H. Sterling Burnett
Amidst the angst-ridden media attention paid to President Donald Trump’s efforts, the Interior Department (DOI) under new Secretary Ryan Zinke has quietly gone about implementing Trump’s vision.
April 26, 2017
By Jeff Reynolds
President Donald Trump is hopeful lawmakers will craft a tax reform bill before August, White House press secretary Sean Spicer told reporters in March, after the Republicans’ Senate leader cast doubt on any action occurring in 2017.
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April 26, 2017
By Teresa Mull
As nice as it is for these people to care as much as they apparently do about other people’s children, it’s arrogant for them to think they know what’s best for another parent’s child. Why do you care so much about the children of others?
April 26, 2017
By Bernard (Bud) Weinstein
This year, oil production in America is expected to reach an all-time high, close to 9.5 million barrels a day. Similarly, natural gas output is projected to reach a record 75 billion cubic feet per day by the end of 2017.
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April 26, 2017
By Michael Hamilton
Lawmakers in several states have considered proposals in 2017 to let dentists custom-build their ideal dental teams. Unfortunately, it is increasingly likely that most state legislatures will leave dentists’ hands tied when they adjourn.
April 26, 2017
By H. Sterling Burnett
Because President Barack Obama was so prolific in using “a stroke of a pen” to create law through executive orders, thereby going around Congress to enact his policy preferences, President Donald Trump can undo many of those costly, harmful policies.
April 26, 2017
By Kimberly Morin
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant (R) approved a bill requiring government agencies to verify whether recipients of food stamps and other entitlement programs, such as Medicaid, are eligible to receive those benefits.
April 26, 2017
By Isaac Orr
Despite cries to the contrary made by left-wing environmentalists, closing the DPL power plants will increase costs for ratepayers and have negative consequences for Ohio's manufacturing sector.
April 26, 2017
By Steven Titch, Seton Motley, Bruce Edward Walker, Jim Lakely
"If left unchanged, network neutrality would force the FCC to meddle in every broadband pricing, marketing, and sales plan, making for a string of inconsistent and ad hoc rulings." - Steven Titch
April 26, 2017
By Scott Cleland
Since 2006, Google has been a well-known corporate leader, funder, and vocal proponent of the net neutrality movement. The movement calls for the strongest possible utility regulation of ISPs.
April 26, 2017
By Elizabeth BeShears
South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster (R) approved changes to how the South Carolina state government’s five public pension programs operate.
April 26, 2017
By Michael McGrady
Lawyers for the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) filed an amicus brief opposing a decision by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), switching sides in a lawsuit over the constitutionality of the structure of the independent government agency.
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April 26, 2017
By Teresa Mull
School Choice Weekly #176
April 26, 2017
By Ben Johnson
Lawmakers in Congress are considering prohibiting federal government agencies from using lawsuit settlements to promote political goals and enrich friendly outside groups.
April 26, 2017
By Matt Hurley
The U.S. House of Representatives is considering a bill to change how the federal government spends the proceeds from local and state law-enforcement agencies’ use of civil asset forfeiture.
April 26, 2017
By Ashley Bateman
Ohio Gov. John Kasich’s (R) proposed state budget would require teachers to complete an ‘externship’ to have their licenses renewed.
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April 25, 2017
By Elizabeth BeShears
The Texas Senate approved a bill to reduce and phase out the state’s margins tax, which is collected from business owners for the privilege of doing business in the state.
April 25, 2017
By Michael Hamilton
Consumer Power Report #543
April 25, 2017
By Robert G. Holland
While touting localism, you see, Trump also has in mind a grand plan devised in Washington, D.C.: the creation of a $250 million national program to help disadvantaged children choose private schools.
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April 25, 2017
By Teresa Mull
The Obama administration was fond of proclaiming that high-school graduation rates hit record highs during its tenure. A new report shows that those numbers don’t mean much.
April 25, 2017
By Jane S. Shaw
Only a few years ago, for-profit colleges were on a roll.