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Government Spending
July 21, 2017
Senate Leaders Announce Plans for Debt Ceiling Vote
The U.S. Senate may vote on a plan to increase the debt ceiling before going on vacation, party leaders stated.
Regulation
July 21, 2017
Ohio Daily Fantasy Sports Bill Scores in Statehouse
The Ohio House of Representatives approved a bill defining daily fantasy sports (DFS) games as games of skill while putting companies facilitating DFS contests, such as DraftKings and FanDuel, under the authority of the state’s gambling commission.
InfoTech & Telecom
July 21, 2017
Supreme Court Considers Cell Phone E-Tracking Case
A case scheduled for consideration by the U.S. Supreme Court in its 2017 term, beginning in October, will determine whether law enforcement investigators must obtain a search warrant before demanding user location data from mobile phone companies.
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Environment
July 21, 2017
NY Magazine Publishes Malthus Reboot on Steroids
Climate Change Weekly #256
Environment
July 21, 2017
Attorneys General Push for Repeal of EPA Rules
A letter to EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt signed by eight Republican attorneys general calls for the “repeal, replacement or modification” of the Clean Power Plan and 20 other EPA regulations issued by the Obama administration.
Education
July 21, 2017
School ‘Staffing Surge’ a ‘Costly Failure,’ Report Says
A huge, decades-long increase in the number of teachers, administrators, and other employees in public schools across the country has wasted taxpayer dollars, failed to improve student achievement, and caused teacher pay to stagnate, a study has found.
 

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July 18, 2017
By Peter Ferrara, Justin Haskins, Michael Hamilton, Horace Cooper, Jane M. Orient, M.D., Alieta Eck, M.D., Scott Ehrlich, John McAdams, Devon Herrick, John Hunt, M.D., Chad Savage, Dave Racer, Brian R. Forrest, M.D., Kevin W. Glass, Roger Stark, M.D., Gerard Gianoli, M.D., Twila Brase
‘Repealing Obamacare and starting from scratch will likely result in a far more free-market replacement bill than the one recently considered by the Senate.’ – Peter Ferrara
July 18, 2017
By Nancy J. Thorner
President Trump, in defending his use of Twitter, says "he’s redefining the American presidency, describing his use of social media as 'modern day presidential' and necessary to fight what he deems fake news."
July 18, 2017
By Richard Ebeling
Few things are as clear as the bankruptcy of the political “left.”
July 18, 2017
By Edmund Contoski
There is plenty of other evidence that CO2 is trivial to climate change. For starters: Water vapor is by far the most important greenhouse gas, providing 96% to 98% of any greenhouse effect.
July 18, 2017
By Ashley Bateman
Students in the ninth grade class at Windsor Locks High School in Windsor Locks, Connecticut have never received traditional letter grades.
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July 18, 2017
By Kathy Hoekstra
The caretakers of the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) have chosen not to give in to pressure to divest their holdings in fossil fuel-related businesses.
July 17, 2017
By Richard J. Trzupek
Last month, HBO funnyman John Oliver spent an episode of his show Last Week Tonight delivering a profanity-laced rant demonizing coal, coal-energy advocates, and presidents of the United States who don coal-miner hard-hats.
July 17, 2017
By Paul Driessen
Al Gore’s bombast and hypocrisy, an energy debacle “no one saw coming,” lessons for USA.
July 17, 2017
By Jim Lakely
Solar- and wind-generated power, being much more expensive than conventional fossil-fuel-generated electricity, would only be used sparingly if not for massive government subsidies. This and more in this week's Heartland Weekly.
July 17, 2017
By Ashley Bateman
A home-centered education movement that began as one mother’s educational vision for her son has expanded to serve more than 104,000 students nationwide.
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