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The Heartland Institute is an American conservative and libertarian[2] public policy think tank based in Chicago, which states that it advocates free market policies.[3][4][5][6] The Institute is designated as a 501(c)(3) non-profit by the Internal Revenue Service and has a full-time staff of 40, including editors and senior fellows.[7] The Institute was founded in 1984 and conducts research and advocacy work on issues including government spending, taxation, healthcare, tobacco policy, hydraulic fracturing[8] global warming, information technology, and free-market environmentalism.


In the 1990s, the group worked with the tobacco company Philip Morris to question the science linking secondhand smoke to health risks, and to lobby against government public-health reforms.[9][10][11] More recently, the Institute has focused on questioning the science of human-caused climate change, and was described by the New York Times as "the primary American organization pushing climate change skepticism."[12] The Institute has sponsored meetings of climate change skeptics,[13] and has been reported to promote public school curricula challenging the scientific consensus on human-caused climate change.

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Sarah Lee, Heartland's new research fellow for its Consumers for Health Care Choices project, joins the show to discuss how health care freedom can benefit all Americans. In this episode of the Heartland Daily Podcast, Managing Editor Jesse Hathaway talks with Sarah Lee, Heartland's new ...
Edward Hudgins, research director for The Heartland Institute, which publishes Health Care News, says FDA's regulatory processes do more harm than good. "The overly cautious FDA approval process means that Americans suffer needlessly and often die waiting for treatments, already proven ... Asia

Scott Ehrlich, a policy advisor with The Heartland Institute, which publishes Health Care News, says he would not support a single-payer system because, absent significant reforms, Medicare is already financially doomed. "I wouldn't be in favor of 'Medicare for all,' because Medicare is basically ...
Greg Scandlen, a senior fellow with The Heartland Institute, which publishes Health Care News, says the U.S. health care system is plagued by middlemen who increase the cost of services without adding additional value. "About 20 percent of every dollar you pay for an insurance premium is sucked up ...
Customers across the country are seeing their electric power, gas, and water costs decline as a result of corporate tax cuts in the Federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act signed by President Donald Trump in December of 2017. Consumers across the country are seeing their electric power, gas, and water ...
The Heartland Institute has written a letter to President Donald Trump, urging him to defend EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt against orchestrated attacks by his political enemies. April 20, 2018. The Honorable Donald Trump President of the United States The White House 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.

In a recent article in Forbes, Charles McConnell, executive director of Rice University's Energy and Environment Initiative, says what I and others at The Heartland Institute have long maintained: the United States is setting itself up for an entirely preventable energy disaster. McConnell says the U.S. ...
Motivated by concern that neither party would present an objective overview of climate science, The Heartland Institute convened a team of scientists to write their own answers to the judge's questions. Unfortunately, that effort was completed too late to submit to the judge. However, the resulting ... science
Kevin Lee of the Colorado-based Heartland Institute of Financial Education says he thinks that if more people in Vallejo had been financially literate when the Great Recession hit, fewer people here might have been as devastated as they were. It's the institute's mission, which it undertook some 20 ...
This essay originally appeared as a chapter in the fourth edition of The Patriot's Toolbox, published by The Heartland Institute in late 2017. It was written by Joseph Bast--at the time, the CEO of The Heartland Institute and now a director and senior fellow--and "Publius," the nom de plume of a professor at ...
Dan Pilla, one of the country's premier tax experts and a policy advisor for The Heartland Institute, which publishes Budget & Tax News, says the benefits of tax reform are already showing up. “We've already seen organizations that have announced hiring plans and changes to or increased spending to ...
In this Policy Tip Sheet, Matthew Glans examines civil asset forfeiture and outlines several ways states can improve their forfeiture laws. Problem. Civil asset forfeiture, also known as civil judicial forfeiture, is a controversial legal process in which law enforcement agencies take personal assets from ...
Robert Natelson is a senior fellow in constitutional jurisprudence at the Independence Institute and a Heartland Institute policy advisor. An earlier version of this article was published by The Federalist Society. Reprinted with permission. INTERNET INFO: Robert G. Natelson, “Why 19th Century Bans on ...
Aeon Skoble, a professor of philosophy at Bridgewater State University and a policy advisor for The Heartland Institute, which publishes Budget & Tax News, says people's legal leisure activities shouldn't matter to their employers. “It's hard to see what an employer's interest is in making sure that none of her ...
Jonathan Butcher, education director at the Goldwater Institute a senior fellow at the Beacon Center of Tennessee, and a Heartland Institute policy advisor, says he'd prefer SB 193 to be more inclusive, ... Teresa Mull (tmull@heartland.org) is a research fellow in education policy at The Heartland Institute.
Isaac Orr, a research fellow with The Heartland Institute, which publishes Environment & Climate News, says history shows sulfide mining can be done in an environmentally responsible manner. “The Flambeau mine in Ladysmith, Wisconsin, which operated from 1993 to 1997, is a textbook example of ...
Richard Vedder, a professor of economics at Ohio University and a policy advisor for The Heartland Institute, which publishes Budget & Tax News, says a worker-freedom law would encourage business owners to expand operations in New Jersey instead of neighboring states. “New Jersey is surrounded ...

Clifford Thies, a professor of economics and finance at Shenandoah University and policy advisor for The Heartland Institute, which publishes Budget & Tax News, says the ratio of the federal government's debt to Gross Domestic Product (GDP), the total value of goods and services in the nation, is already ...
Jane Orient, M.D., executive director of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons and a policy advisor for The Heartland Institute, which publishes Budget & Tax News, says Medicaid work requirements help make the program fairer to everyone. “Medicaid itself serves as a disincentive to work ...
“The White House reached out to The Heartland Institute a few weeks ago and asked if we had other suggestions for President Trump's State of the Union Address. We urged President Trump to address something outside the partisan box: giving millions the 'Right to Try' life-saving, life-enhancing drugs ...
Sterling Burnett, a senior fellow of The Heartland Institute, which publishes School Reform News, says Barnard's policy is “virtue-signaling,” a term for actions that proclaim one's moral superiority without achieving any other useful purpose. “Barnard College's virtue-signaling is hypocritical and likely to be a ...
New Year's is a time for resolutions concerning personal changes one would like to make in one's life. New Year's is a time for resolutions concerning personal changes one would like to make in one's life. And each year, for me, it is also a time to reflect upon the environment and energy policy changes I ...
A group of New Hampshire lawmakers is planning to introduce legislation to restrict freedoms of homeschooling families. Four state representatives pre-filed House Bill 1263 in November 2017 for the 2018 legislative session. HB 1263, the bill states, “amends the educational evaluation procedures for ...
The California School Dashboard went into effect in December 2017. Under the new system for grading schools' and districts' performance, student attendance will affect schools' scores, and thus their funding. In anticipation of the system, government schools have been cracking down hard on truancy.
Andrew Campanella, president of National School Choice Week, discusses this year's event, why school choice is so vital to society, and ways families can get involved. Andrew Campanella, president of National School Choice Week (NSCW), talks about why this year's event is the biggest one yet.
On January 10, the city of New York filed suit against BP, Chevron, Conoco-Phillips, ExxonMobil and Royal Dutch Shell. On January 10, the city of New York filed suit against BP, Chevron, Conoco-Phillips, ExxonMobil and Royal Dutch Shell. The suit accuses oil companies of causing dangerous climate ...
We understand HuffPost may be writing an article based on a disgruntled former employee's false allegations that The Heartland Institute has tolerated sexual harassment in the past. The accusation is completely false. Heartland always has had policies and procedures in place to ensure a professional ...
Koprowski started work as the marketing director at the Heartland Institute, a right-wing think tank based outside Chicago, in July 2015. Former colleagues say he frequently raised his voice and threw tantrums if they questioned him. One described him as “violent generally.” He sent condescending emails ...
Larry Sand, president of the California Teachers Empowerment Network, discusses the alarming trend of poorly educated teachers, how it affects students and society, and what can be done about it. Larry Sand, president of the California Teachers Empowerment Network, reveals teachers colleges have ...
Renewable energy advocates free and competitive markets are to blame for coal-fired power plants being replaced by natural gas and wind generation. The problem is, there is no such thing as “free-market electricity generation,” because electricity markets are warped by a series of state and federal ...
Ex-Grassley aide will now help Big Corn and Big Biodiesel retain their mandates and subsidies. Yet another congressional aide is about to pass through Washington's infamous revolving door to a lucrative private sector position. Kurt Kovarik, legislative director for Senator Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), will ...
To judge by the many articles on the topic that keep appearing in legacy media outlets, environmentalists, neo-Malthusians, and anti-humanists are in the throes of a new obsession: that having “too many” children is going to cause a climate change Armageddon. The latest article making the rounds is an ...
A Supreme Court case, Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, could give government workers a reason to be merry in 2018. As thoughts turn to celebrating the incoming year, a Supreme Court case, Janus v. American Federation of State, County, and Municipal ...
Peter Ferrara, a senior fellow at The Heartland Institute, which publishes Environment & Climate News, says it is a positive development companies like Resolute and Energy Transfer Partners are finally fighting back legally against the actions of environmental groups. “It's very encouraging their lawyers ...
Wisconsin now has a “Homeowners' Bill of Rights” intended to prevent local governments from limiting property owners' use of their lands. Wisconsin now has a “Homeowners' Bill of Rights” intended to prevent local governments from limiting property owners' use of their lands. The Homeowners Bill of ...
A proposed export terminal to be built along the Columbia River was rejected by Washington state's Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council. A proposed export terminal planned for the Columbia River in Washington suffered a setback in November when the state's Energy Facility Site Evaluation Council ...
2017 is coming to a close and what a wonderful year it was for The Heartland Institute. From our 12th International Conference on Climate Change to the America First Energy Conference, we hosted a slew of successful events that are all available for free online at our YouTube page. We also ushered in ...
Science teachers responded to an ICN survey about receiving materials on climate change from The Heartland Institute. Several supplied photos of themselves in their classrooms. Clockwise from top left: Lori Baker, Kathleen Couchon, Alexis Black, Lauren Slanker, Suzanne Banas and Dan Vandenberg.
Tim Huelskamp, former congressman and current president of The Heartland Institute, joins Bette Grande to talk about the current political climate. Huelskamp touches numerous topics, including Medicaid reform, Obamacare, and a consumer driven health care system. Huelskamp goes into how The ...
Come to The Heartland Institute for a timely discussion on term limits: a possible bulwark against corruption, malfeasance, and the sheer incompetence currently entrenched on Capitol Hill. In his new book, The Term Limit Revolution, Scott Murphy shines a light on the dark quarters of congressional misconduct. Murphy ...
Before his departure, Heartland Institute CEO Joe Bast discusses The Heartland Institute's history, it's accomplishments and what it hopes to achieve under new leadership. Joseph Bast, CEO of The Heartland Institute, takes us through the founding and evolution of the Heartland Institute. Founded in 1984 ...
Georgia Cyber Academy (GCA) is an online, tuition-free, K-12 charter school serving 13,000 students. The school sends textbooks and instructional materials directly to students and assigns them a Georgia-certified teacher. Georgia has two school choice programs enabling children to attend the school: a ...
The annual two-week luxury climate excursion attended by approximately 25,000 government diplomats, bureaucrats, and environmental lobbyists ended in Bonn, Germany on November 17. Contrary to the PR hype coming out of the conference, little progress was made in reining in fossil fuel use. Indeed ...
In 2009, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) issued a flawed finding under the Clean Air Act that carbon dioxide emissions threaten public health and welfare, known as the endangerment finding. The endangerment finding relied on three lines of evidence: (1) basic physical understanding of effects ...
The Heartland Institute and one man, Arthur Robinson, played major roles in all three developments. Starting in 2007, Heartland began distributing what would eventually be millions of copies of books, brochures, and videos explaining why man-made climate change was not a crisis. It ran over $1 million in ...
Today, the Heartland Institute is on a roll. And where most of us might think that the current administration in Washington has done huge damage to the environment, the Heartland Institute thinks they are just getting started. Juliet Eilperin and Brady Davis of the Washington Post got a hold of their Energy ...
... Podcast, Hon Jeff Landry, attorney general of Louisiana, speaks at the America First Energy Conference, hosted by The Heartland Institute.
Throughout the United Nations Climate Change Conference wrapping up in Bonn, Germany this week, the world has been inundated with the ...
A homeschool student who took both the ACT and the Classic Learning Test (CLT) says ACT disfavors students with no Common Core ...
“Our results support our hypothesis that highly regulated voucher program environments induce homogenization in the supply of schools,” ...


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