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Heartland Weekly - Oregon Senate Republicans Strike Back

July 1, 2019

Week of July 24, 2019

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The Heartland Institute Is Hiring in Development
David Hoyt
The Heartland Institute
If you know anyone interested in helping Heartland raise funds to strengthen our mission of promoting free markets and liberty, reach out to them today! Read about our job openings here.

Oregon Senate Republicans Strike Back
H. Sterling Burnett
Freedom Pub
Oregon Senate President Peter Courtney admitted defeat in his and Gov. Kate Brown’s attempt to force Republicans to vote on a controversial cap-and-trade bill.

Government Spending Blunts Economic Progress
Joe Barnett
American Thinker
If the government gets out of the way, our economy could grow at a rate of 3 percent or better. If not, the growth rate will slow to what some call the “new normal” of 2 percent.

Internet Freedom Restored and IP Protections
Host: Joe Barnett
Guest: Tom Giovanetti
The President of the Institute for Policy Innovation discusses the one-year anniversary of the end of net neutrality and the restoration of internet freedom.

Inconvenient Facts Banned from Libraries
Host: H. Sterling Burnett
Guest: Gregory Wrightstone
Inconvenient Facts, now banned from public libraries, shows humans aren't causing a climate crisis, but rather increased CO2 is actually improving life on earth.

Dissecting Health Reimbursement Arraignments
Host: Sarah Lee
Guest: Alfredo Ortiz
Trump’s latest expansion of Health Reimbursement Arrangements allows small businesses to cover some health needs of employees with tax-free accounts.

Hitler Was a Mass-Murdering Socialist
Chris Talgo
Stopping Socialism
Despite popular belief that Adolf Hitler was a far-right conservative, he was actually a far-left socialist who used his unfettered power to suppress freedom and murder millions.

US Air Quality Is Not Slipping, Actually Improving
Rich Trzupek
Epoch Times
The changes in air quality cited are statistically insignificant, largely driven by wildfires, and do nothing to contradict claims that America’s air is as clean as it has ever been.

Radiation Fraud Must be Challenged
Tom Harris and Jay Lehr
Pagosa Daily Press
Many people think that science is immune to frauds. Yet, just as in every other aspects of human life, there are always scientists who will lie, cheat, and steal to get ahead.

No Fight to the Finnish
Larry Sand
California Policy Center
Teacher union leaders have on many occasions extolled the virtues of Finland’s education system, and at every turn they constantly remind us that their teachers are unionized.

Zero Emissions Cannot Be Done
Alan Carlin
The Heartland Institute
The basic position of environmentalists on energy has long been that CO2 emissions should be drastically reduced while being anti-nuclear, anti-fracking, and anti-fossil fuels.

Leave Politics Out of Mail Delivery
Edward Hudgins
Inside Sources
Package delivery is becoming more efficient and affordable by the day. The Trump administration should step back and let the free market do its work rather than pressuring USPS.

Author
Jim Lakely is the Interim President and Director of Communications of The Heartland Institute.
jlakely@heartland.org @jlakely