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March 31, 2020
Commentary: Obamacare Rations Care for the Sick and Overcharges the Healthy
See related article, March 24
Government Spending
March 30, 2020
Illinois Has No ‘Rainy Day Fund’ to Draw on for Pandemic
Most state governments have accumulated “rainy day” funds (RDF) which they can draw on during unexpected revenue shortfalls.
Health Care
March 30, 2020
CON Repeal Attracts More Legislative Support in South Carolina
An effort to repeal certificate of need (CON) laws in South Carolina has picked up momentum after bills in both chambers of the state’s legislature picked up more support.
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Environment
March 30, 2020
President Trump Proposes Reducing and Refocusing Environment and Energy Spending
The Trump Administration recently submitted its proposed fiscal year 2021 budget, which would significantly cut funding for certain climate change-focused programs at several government agencies.
Climate Change
March 30, 2020
Fight the Virus, Not Carbon
Often, obsessive focus on climate wastes scarce money and distracts from the real health crisis.
Entitlements
March 30, 2020
Millennials Given Responsibility to Pay for Retirement Programs Investment Deficiencies
Unless pension funds around the nation continue to earn 7% or more per year on their investments, it’s likely that taxpayers will be on the hook for trillions of dollars of promises to government unions.

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March 31, 2020
By Devon Herrick
See related article, March 24
March 30, 2020
By Joe Barnett
Most state governments have accumulated “rainy day” funds (RDF) which they can draw on during unexpected revenue shortfalls.
March 30, 2020
By Duggan Flanakin
The Trump Administration recently submitted its proposed fiscal year 2021 budget, which would significantly cut funding for certain climate change-focused programs at several government agencies.
March 30, 2020
An effort to repeal certificate of need (CON) laws in South Carolina has picked up momentum after bills in both chambers of the state’s legislature picked up more support.
March 30, 2020
By Ronald Stein, P.E.
Unless pension funds around the nation continue to earn 7% or more per year on their investments, it’s likely that taxpayers will be on the hook for trillions of dollars of promises to government unions.
March 30, 2020
By David Wojick, Paul Driessen
Often, obsessive focus on climate wastes scarce money and distracts from the real health crisis.
March 27, 2020
By H. Sterling Burnett
Climate Change Weekly #354
March 27, 2020
By Kathy Hoekstra
This commentary was published in the Detroit News on March 26 regarding a new rule against prescribing certain treatments for coronavirus. See related podcast on The Heartland Daily Podcast.
March 27, 2020
By Bonner R. Cohen
Under election-year pressure to provide relief to constituents angered by surprise medical bills, lawmakers in both parties are working on proposals that, at the very least, will show they are taking the problem seriously.
March 27, 2020
By Daniel Sutter
Our lives and economy have been disrupted on an unprecedented scale by COVID-19. How do we calculate the societal impact?
March 27, 2020
By Seton Motley
As we know, the Left doesn’t give a rat’s posterior about the Constitution.
March 26, 2020
By Hayley Sledge
Chicago teachers unions expressed their opposition to charter schools in 2019 by demanding the continuation of a moratorium on additional charter schools in the city.
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March 26, 2020
By Joe Barnett
State and local governments Implement Inconsistent Policies on Gun Sales
March 26, 2020
By Kenneth Artz
California may soon ban gasoline-powered gardening tools such as lawnmowers and leaf-blowers statewide.
March 26, 2020
By Duggan Flanakin
The largest remaining coal-fueled power plant in New England, New Hampshire’s 482-megawatt Merrimack Station, will remain in operation through at least May 2024.
March 26, 2020
By AnneMarie Schieber
Indiana lawmakers are considering three measures that would limit or stop non-compete clauses that medical employers such as hospitals can impose on physicians regarding future employment.
March 26, 2020
By Viv Forbes
In their frantic attempts to delay the spread of the Wuhan virus, governments are sowing the seeds of economic depression and currency destruction.
March 26, 2020
By David Wojick
The vast sums proposed to be spent under dubious national Green New Deals should be spent instead on health care, especially virus prevention and protection.
March 25, 2020
By Hayley Sledge
North Carolina Superior Court Judge David Lee ordered the state to formulate a plan to increase spending on K-12 education by an estimated $8 billion.
March 25, 2020
By AnneMarie Schieber
A bipartisan bill would limit the use of non-compete clauses in employment contracts, including an area where they’ve been under particular scrutiny: health care.
March 25, 2020
By Frank Keeney
Frank W. Keeney explains how inserting Article V into the constitution was an act of humility.
March 25, 2020
By Dvorah Richman
Our system may not be the fastest, but it’s giving us trustworthy answers.
March 25, 2020
By Roger Beauchamp, D.D.S.
Dr. Roger Beauchamp says Americans should go a step further than health savings accounts, with 'health financing accounts' (HFAs).
March 24, 2020
By Jesse Hathaway
Recognizing other states' licenses would remove barriers to employment, says sponsor.
March 24, 2020
Since its founding, the Martin Center has defended freedom of expression on campus, with a special focus on colleges and universities in North Carolina.
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March 24, 2020
By Kevin Stone
A co-op wholesale power supplier in Colorado and New Mexico announced a major shift from coal-fueled power plants to wind and solar industrial facilities in its electric power generation operations.
March 24, 2020
By AnneMarie Schieber
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is leaving a number of people with pre-existing conditions by the wayside as insurers narrow their networks to the point of uselessness, a new report finds.
March 24, 2020
By Bonner R. Cohen
The newly minted Democratic majority legislature in Virginia narrowly passed sweeping legislation designed to overhaul how the state’s utilities generate electricity.
March 24, 2020
By Paul Driessen
The UN, environmentalist pressure groups and their financial backers have a lot to answer for.
March 24, 2020
By Larry Sand
Whether it’s a pandemic, a damn panic, or all the above, the coronavirus has turned us into a nation of homeschoolers.
March 24, 2020
By David Gortler
America is objectively dependent on China and India for its drug supply. COVID-19 is expected to dry up this supply.
March 24, 2020
By Richard Ebeling
The world has rapidly moved into a seemingly aggressive paternalistic planning mode in the face of the Coronavirus crisis. Many voices are heard to say that personal and economic liberties must be restricted or even temporarily banned.
March 23, 2020
By H. Sterling Burnett
Climate Change Weekly #353
March 23, 2020
By Kelsey Hackem
The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) give bad marks for failing to protect students' rights.
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March 23, 2020
By Joe Barnett
The Buckeye Institute recommends actions to reduce the negative economic impact of the COVID-19 Epidemic on Ohio's Economy.
March 23, 2020
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics released new figures on life expectancy and the leading causes of death.
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March 23, 2020
By Kenneth Artz
The U.S. Department of Energy approved four liquefied natural gas export projects for construction on the Texas Gulf coast in February.
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March 23, 2020
By Daniel Sutter
Social distancing is the prescribed solution to the COVID-19 pandemic. Did we ever consider the other options?
March 23, 2020
By Ronald Stein, P.E.
More than three decades before Greta Thunberg was born — the Swedish environmental activist on climate change, diagnosed with Asperger’s — more than 20 million Americans participated in the first Earth Day on April 22, 1970.
March 21, 2020
By The Heartland Institute
"The Board is confident that the organization is in great hands for many years to come under this new leadership structure."