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Heartland Weekly: Senators: Do Your Duty and Confirm Wheeler Now!

February 19, 2019

Week of February 11, 2019

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Wheeler Is More Than Qualified To Lead EPA
James Taylor
RedState
When Andrew Wheeler became acting administrator of the EPA last year, the agency was in turmoil. Seven months later, EPA is operating effectively and efficiently.

Senators: Confirm Wheeler Now!
Aaron Stover
Townhall
Why are Democrats working so hard to prevent President Donald Trump from filling one of his most important administrative positions: Administrator of the EPA?

GND Power Transformation is Nightmare
H. Sterling Burnett
Daily Caller
The “Green New Deal” (GND) offered by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) would implement a complete socialist makeover of the U.S. economy.

Trump’s Economic Policies Are Working
Host: Joe Barnett
Guest: Stephen Moore
Stephen Moore, founder of the Committee to Unleash Prosperity, discusses his book Trumponomics: Inside the America First Plan to Revive Our Economy.

A Central Health Care Sector Will Fail
Host: Sarah Lee
Guest: Grover Norquist
Grover Norquist, founder and president of Americans for Tax Reform, explains how a single-payer health care system will be rife with problems.

Will WV Parents Get Education Choice?
Host: Lennie Jarratt
Guest: Sen. Patricia Rucker
West Virginia has some of the highest spending and lowest educational outcomes in the nation. State Sen. Rucker talks about problems and how choice can solve them.

Cold Outbreaks Not Caused By Global Warming
Jay Lehr and Tom Harris
Net News Ledger
What do heat waves, floods, droughts, rising sea levels, forest fires, hurricanes, African wars, mass extinctions, disease outbreaks, and migrations from South America and the Middle East have in common?

Electric Cars Are Still Toys for the Wealthy
Steven Titch
Morning Consult
Amid hype that these expensive, battery-operated cars are the vanguard of a fossil fuel-free age, their cold-weather shortcomings reinforce their image as a subsidized toy for wealthy elites.

The Troubling Question of Sea Level Rise
S. Fred Singer
American Thinker
Sea level has risen about 400 feet since the last glacial maximum about 18,000 years ago. According to calculations, by 2100 the sea will rise by six inches, far from the 20 feet climate change guru Al Gore predicted.

A Solution to Solve Legislative Gridlock
John Droz, Jr.
The Heartland Institute
Nancy Pelosi should not have the power to shut down the U.S. government. And yet there she is, able to close down numerous government services, with just the power of her intransigence.

How 'Liberalism' Came to Mean Its Opposite
Richard Ebeling
AEIR
Over time, words sometimes change their meanings. This has happened with the word liberalism. Friends and foes have altered its meaning several times over the past few centuries.

SOTU 2019 and American Medicine
Jane Orient, M.D.
The Heartland Institute
While President Trump called for unity and cooperation in his 2019 State of the Union address, the views of the audience showed a sharp and bitter divide, especially on health care issues.

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