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Heartland Weekly: Conservatives Should Stand Up to Facebook

May 6, 2019

Week of April 29, 2019

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Ban Skyscrapers NYC? Never Go Full Soviet, Man 
James Taylor
Epoch Times
Mayor Bill de Blasio’s “Green New Deal” for New York City would replace beautiful skyscrapers with the trademark drab concrete buildings the Commies built. Ugh.

Conservatives Must Stand Up to Facebook
Justin Haskins
Fox News
Conservatives and libertarians are facing a monumental, existential threat from social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.

Pete Buttigieg Is Confused About Freedom
Joe Barnett
Detroit News
Presidential candidate “Mayor Pete” has a deformed idea of freedom – one that says reliance on government programs like Medicare and Social Security make you free.

Talking Reagan: The American President
Host: Jim Lakely
Guest: Larry Schweikart
Historian Larry Schweikart reveals exclusive information about the life of Ronald Reagan from his new book Reagan: The American President.

Green New Deal Could Cost More Than $93T 
Host: H. Sterling Burnett
Guest: Philip Rossetti
If implemented, the wide-ranging Green New Deal could cost more than $93 trillion, four times more than the entire GDP of the U.S. in 2017.

Understanding Pharmacy Benefit Managers
Host: Sarah Lee
Guest: Dr. Matthew Stryker
A doctor of pharmacy at Albany College explains how some Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) work to thwart drug price transparency.

Let’s Get Real About Postal Reform
Edward Hudgins
RedState
The Postal Service has long been in need of market-based reform. But there is reason to fear a new task force is going to blow this opportunity to make necessary changes.

Is Climate Policy Debatable?
Daniel Sutter
The Heartland Institute President Trump is creating a Presidential Committee on Climate Security to scrutinize climate science. This objective look at policy is generating incredible amounts of outrage.

Warren and Nadler’s Collusion Hypocrisy
H. Sterling Burnett
American Spectator
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Rep. Jerry Nadler (D-NY) are on a crusade to nab Donald Trump on non-existent Russian collusion while ignoring their own dealings.

Heartland Experts React to ‘Climate Action Now Act’
Tim Huelskamp, James Taylor, et al.
The Heartland Institute By a vote of 231-190, radical Democrats passed a resolution in the House of Representatives that would keep the United States in the destructive Paris Climate Accord – a bad idea that is going nowhere.

Fake Climate Science and Scientists
Paul Driessen
The Freedom Pub
Real science – and real scientists – seek to understand natural phenomena and processes, but alarmists game the system to enrich and empower themselves, and hurt everyone else.

Is Higher Education A Moral Mess?
Art Carden
Forbes
To the extent that higher education is a moral mess, it is not because higher education is populated by bad and immoral people, but because the people who run our colleges and universities face messy incentives.

Author
Billy Aouste is the new media specialist for The Heartland Institute.
baouste@heartland.org @HeartlandInst