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Government Drags Us Back in Time – Because Cronies and Ideology Tell It To

Posted: February 4, 2016 at 6:50 am   /   Politics

Government by ideological fantasy – at the expense of actual facts – is a terrible idea. So too is government of, by and for the donors. Far too often government regulators and bureaucrats ignore Reality – to tilt at ideological windmills. And WAY too often government becomes one giant stenographer for contributors – writing laws […]

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Tax Cuts to Cut Carbon, an Idea Whose Time has Yet to Come

Posted: February 2, 2016 at 8:21 am   /   Politics

Some on the political right are floating a new “supply-side” idea for reducing carbon dioxide emissions without creating more market distortions: clean tax cuts. Proponents of the cuts want to reduce or end all taxes on investments in technologies that reduce greenhouse gas emissions. In theory, tax cuts on so-called “clean” technologies should dramatically increase […]

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Heartland Daily Podcast – Mike Duncan: Petition to Halt Obama’s ‘Clean Power Plan’

Posted: January 28, 2016 at 2:53 pm   /   Politics

In today’s edition of The Heartland Daily Podcast, Mike Duncan, the president and CEO for the American Coalition for Clean Coal Electricity, joins Managing Editor of Environment & Climate News to discuss the Washington D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals decision in mid-January not to place a stay on the Obama administration’s Clean Power Plan (CPP). […]

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Base Policies on Reality, Not Deceit

Posted: January 26, 2016 at 10:56 am   /   Politics

Dr. Bob Carter understood that climate frequently changes, and we must prepare to adapt. Dangerous manmade global cooling, global warming, climate change and extreme weather claims continue to justify what has become a $1.5-trillion-per-year industry: tens of billions spent annually on one-sided research and hundreds of billions sent to crony corporatists to subsidize replacing dependable, […]

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In The Tank Podcast (ep22): Top 10 Questions Libertarians Are Frequently Asked

Posted: January 22, 2016 at 9:11 am   /   Politics

In episode #22 of the In The Tank Podcast, Hosts Donny Kendal and John Nothdurft answer the top 10 questions libertarians are frequently asked. This weekly podcast features (as always) interviews, debates, roundtable discussions, stories, and light-hearted segments on a variety of topics on the latest news. The show is available for download as part of the Heartland Daily […]

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Posted: January 19, 2016 at 10:50 pm   /   Politics

Stack of paper Bureaucrats in the Obama administration added a record number of pages to the federal rule book in 2015, carrying out the president’s directives to work around Congress when necessary to push his big-government agenda on issues such as climate change. In 2015, the administration added 81,611 pages to the Federal Register, according […]

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Why Should Volkswagen be Investigated for Emission Deception, but Not Government Agencies?

Posted: January 11, 2016 at 8:46 am   /   Politics

The heat is on! Not the unusual winter warmth in much of the United States – but the unrelenting heat generated by propaganda and pressure campaigns that the White House, EPA, Big Green and news media are unleashing in the wake of the Paris climate agreement … and as a prelude to the 2016 elections. […]

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Lawmakers’ Costly Policies Hit Consumers in the Pocketbook

Posted: January 5, 2016 at 10:23 am   /   Politics

Like it or not, lawmakers’ decisions have a large effect on our everyday lives. From increasing the cost of a car people need to take their children to soccer practice or go to work, to restricting job opportunities using occupational licensing rules (which reduce the supply of providers and raises prices), lawmakers’ actions have a […]

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Federal Grinches Spoil Christmas

Posted: December 25, 2015 at 6:03 am   /   Politics

As thoughts of pilgrims, turkey and stuffing and football games turn to dreams of sugarplums and stockings laid out with care, federal regulators tasked with protecting the public from dangerous consumer goods continue their Grinch-like confiscation of things millions of people safely enjoy at Christmas time and through the rest of the year. In 2014, […]

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