Recent Opeds & Letters to the Editor

The New Robber Barons: Government Regulators

An oil and natural gas boom is underway in the United States, born of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing, or “fracking.” It has c

Antigun Activists Are Targeting the Wrong People

[NOTE: The author of this op-ed, Heartland Institute Senior Fellow for Legal Affairs Maureen Martin, died in a housefire on

God for Obamacare … Dr. Ben Carson’s Heresy

Editor’s note: A longer version of this article first appeared at American Spectator.

Why Isn’t Pacific Institute President Peter Gleick in Jail?

The Heartland Institute today released a

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

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

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