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Heartland Institute Experts React to State of the Union Address

Here is the reaction of many Heartland Institute staffers, scholars, fellows, and policy advisors to President Obama's first second-term State of the Union address.   

Revisiting Superstorm Sandy, Part 4: Questions Needing Answers

[Patrick Moffitt is the co-author of this piece. 

State of the Union: Will Congress Deliver?

The State of the Union address long ago devolved into political theater, so it is no surprise that both President Obama and members of Congress surrounded themselves with sympathetic guests, among

Obama Failed to Notice the Biggest Common Denominator in Hadiya's Death

From what I heard, the biggest applause line in President Obama's State of the Union speech was when he said new gun regulations "deserve a vote" because of communities "ripped apart" by "gun viole

Revisiting Superstorm Sandy, Part 3: Political Actions

[Patrick Moffitt is the co-author of this piece. 

Obama’s Carbon Dioxide Lies

The utter desperation of the “warmists,” the advocates of global warming — now called climate change — is evident in a recent “study” reported in the Daily Caller in which “an international

Did 'We' Decide to Build Railroads?

President Obama said, in his second inaugural address, “Together we determined that a modern economy requires railroads.” Actually, “we” determined that “a modern economy” requires canals, not rail

Speak Up for Small Businesses, Family Farmers, Ranchers, and Energy Job Creators

No one wants to send a species to extinction, but when a chicken that can be hunted and cooke

Revisiting Superstorm Sandy Part 2: Warnings Given, and Ignored

[Patrick Moffitt is the co-author of this four-part series.