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Universities Invent New Devices To Stifle Speech And Protect Snowflakes

By Robert G. Holland Decades ago, the arrival of spring brought with it the return of silly season on university campuses, with such frolics as...

Colleges Replacing Civics Education With Progressive Activism, Study Finds

By Jane S. Shaw Education that actively supports progressive causes is replacing traditional civics education on college campuses, a new report says. “Making Citizens: How American...

The Media’s Mass Delusion And Dishonesty

By Seton Motley It’s always sadly amusing to watch America’s media march as one – in one direction after another. It’s always sadly amusing to watch...

In New York City, ‘Fed Ed’ Promotes Dangerous Schools

By Teresa Mull The available data prove the federal government’s involvement in the education of America’s children has not substantially improved student achievement. The available data...

Wind Energy To Pay Own Way Under Proposed Oklahoma Budget

By Kathy Hoekstra Republican Oklahoma Gov. Mary Fallin has proposed ending subsidies for wind energy producers and instead taxing them to reduce the state's budget...

Freedom From Speech Becoming New Campus Norm

By Robert G. Holland Did our Revolutionary forebears have it all wrong? Do young social-justice warriors at elite universities have it right? Is it true...

California School Has Funding Cut Because Student Population Is Too White

By Teresa Mull School Choice Weekly #173   A California middle school has had its funding cut because it doesn’t enroll a high-enough percentage of non-white students....

Is Your Health Insurance Good For You?

By Alieta Eck M.D. Imagine that you don’t feel well. You have had nausea and vague abdominal pain for a week, and you notice that...

Closing The Deal With Conservatives On Obamacare

By Peter Ferrara Trillions of dollars are up for savings if Republicans enact their plan. The national media – predictably – focused on the bad news...

Mosquito Population Skyrockets Due To Urbanization And DDT Ban, Not Climate Change

By Kenneth Artz For full study click here. Urbanization and the ban on DDT, not climate change, have caused mosquito populations to explode in parts of...

New Hampshire Bill Prohibiting Forced Use Of Common Core Passes Senate

  By Jenni White A bill to prevent the state government from requiring schools to use the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) passed the New Hampshire...

Google Out To Steal From Austrailia

By Scott Cleland Google proves the adage that power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Google proves the adage that power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts...

Entire Campus Should Be Safe Space For Free Speech

  By Robert G. Holland A "culture of censorship" has come down upon universities across the United States, destroying any hope for engaging ideas in exchange...

Pennsylvania Approves Gas Pipeline

By H. Sterling Burnett Pennsylvania’s Department of Environmental Protection issued final permits for construction of Sunoco Logistics Partners’ Mariner East 2 pipeline. After a two-and-a-half year...

Senator Warren’s ‘Trust The IRS’ Bill

By Peter Ferrara The Internal Revenue Service was weaponized under Obama to go after right wing groups, but now Socialist Elizabeth Warren wants us all...

Michigan Considers Bills To Repeal, Replace Common Core

By Jenni White The Michigan House and Senate are considering companion bills that would repeal the state’s adoption of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS)...

First Genetically Modified Apples Hit Store Shelves In February

By H. Sterling Burnett The first genetically modified apples approved for retail sale by the U.S. Department of Agriculture hit store shelves in the Midwest...

Florida Bill Would Make Computer Coding Count As A Foreign Language

By Michael McGrady A bill to allow public school students to use computer coding classes to satisfy their public college foreign language requirement is making...

Fossil-Fuel Divestment Is Fiscally Irresponsible, Study Finds

By Michael McGrady For full study click here. University endowments and public employee pension funds that heed environmentalists’ calls to divest their holdings from companies in...

Fracking Ban Woud Be Bad For Nevada

By Isaac Orr Lawmakers in Nevada have introduced legislation that would ban hydraulic fracturing, also known as “fracking,” a process that has led to a...

Unlike The Tea Party, Leftist Political Rallies Leave Mounds Of Trash

By Rob Natelson There is an adage—restated many times and by many authors—that you can tell more about a person’s character by how he treats...

Florida Lawmaker Proposes Bill Standardizing Short-Term Rental Rules

By Michael McGrady Effect of Sharing Economy on Tourism Industry Employment The Florida Legislature is considering a bill that would prevent local governments from enacting regulations...

Replacing Obamacare Made Easy: The Case For The Universal Health Insurance Tax Credit

By Peter Ferrara Just repealing Obamacare would get rid of the anti-middle class individual mandate, the anti-jobs employer mandate, and all the other federal regulations...

States Consider Laws To Penalize Violent Anti-Pipeline Protests

By Bonner R. Cohen Lawmakers in eight states have introduced bills designed to deter anti-fossil fuel protestors from damaging property, injuring bystanders, and blocking traffic. Concerned...

Why Cutting Back ‘Free’ School Lunches Would Be A Favor To Families

By Teresa Mull House Republicans are being unfairly demonized for considering legislation that would cut back on the number of students receiving free or reduced-price...

Why Most Patients Say ‘Hell, no’ To Obamacare

MARCH 2, 2017 By Michael Hamilton Professor and student at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health recently argued Republicans in Congress are trying to...

REPORT: Google Failing To Remove Violent Rape Videos

MARCH 2, 2017 By Justin Haskins Research reveals the world's largest search engine is refusing to remove videos claiming to show drugged women being raped. There are...

ADVICE TO TRUMP: Make Ethanol Grain Again

MARCH 1, 2017 By Isaac Orr On the campaign trail, Donald Trump promised he would stimulate the economy by lifting job-killing regulations and mandates on the...

Trump’s First 30 Days: Implementing The Regulatory Reform Agenda

FEBRUARY 28, 2017 By Thomas A. Hemphill In President Donald Trump’s “Contract with the American Voter”, a key component is a pledge to reduce the regulatory...

The Internet – Is An Amazing ‘Less Government’ Success Story

FEBRUARY 28, 2017 Nothing in the history of humanity has grown bigger, faster or better – than the World Wide Web. In just about a...

ANALYSIS: Who Is Responsible For High Drug Prices?

FEBRUARY 27, 2017 By Devon Herrick Read more by Herrick. Deregulation would increase competition and make drugs cheaper, according to Devon Herrick at the National Center for Policy...

Government Scientists Violated Rules To Influence Climate Negotiations

FEBRUARY 27, 2017 By H. Sterling Burnett A whistleblower at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) reported leading NOAA climate scientist Tom Karl violated the agency’s...

A ROADMAP FOR CLEXIT

FEBRUARY 24, 2017 By Jay Lehr Clexit clearly shows constraining low-cost energy, as the Paris Agreement requires, would ensure billions of people in developing countries continue...

VAPING, E-CIGARETTES, AND PUBLIC POLICY TOWARD ALTERNATIVES TO SMOKING

Download the PDF FEBRUARY 20, 2017 By Dr. Brad Rodu, Matthew Glans, Lindsey Stroud Policymakers should be mindful of the extensive research that supports tobacco harm reduction...

Electric Power Deregulation Has Saved Public Billions Of Dollars, Study Shows

FEBRUARY 23, 2017 By Michael McGrady States with restructured electric power markets where consumers and businesses have some choice of electric power providers have saved the...

What’s Wrong With Importing Drugs From Canada?

DECEMBER 1, 2003 By Joseph Bast Drug importation at first glance seems to be about free trade, healthy competition, and saving taxpayers money. True advocates of...

Illinois City Lawmaker Calls For Federal Enforcement Of Online Taxes

FEBRUARY 21, 2017 By Ben Johnson As a research firm warns of a pending economic recession in Decatur, Illinois, a local lawmaker is calling on the...

Health Care Policy Changes Signaled As Senate Confirms Price As HHS Secretary

FEBRUARY 21, 2017 By Michael Hamilton President Donald Trump's HHS Secretary will most likely lead the repeal and replacement of Obamacare. The U.S. Senate has confirmed Dr....

Missouri Congressman Proposes Blocking U.S. Funding For U.N. Climate Programs

FEBRUARY 20, 2017 By Michael McGrady U.S. Rep. Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO) introduced a bill in the House of Representatives that would bar all U.S. contributions to...

Soda Taxes: Regressive And Unnecessary

FEBRUARY 13, 2017 By Thomas A. Hemphill Cities across the nation have passed tax increase on sugar content in sweetened beverages. Despite the good intentions, research...

Steve Mnuchin Is Wrong About The Unemployment Rate Just Like Most People

FEBRUARY 13, 2017 By Clifford Thies Freedom shouldn't mean, as Janis Joplin put it, "having nothing left to lose." Freedom should mean that the goodness of...

North Carolina Teachers Rewarded With Test Score-Based Bonuses

FEBRUARY 15, 2017 By Jenni White Two categories of North Carolina public school teachers received merit-based raises in January 2017 because their students performed well on...

PRESS RELEASE: Heartland Institute Experts React To Surgeon General’s Report On E-Cigarettes And Young...

DECEMBER 12, 2016 By Jeff Stier, Brian Fojtik, Lindsey Stroud U.S. Surgeon General Vivek H. Murthy released a report last week stating the growing use of...

Education Reform Expert Recommends Shutting Down Department Of Education

FEBRUARY 13, 2017 By Nancy J. Thorner Vicki Alger, research fellow at the Independent Institute, delivered a speech at The Heartland Institute on February 1 about her new...

Travel Ban Is Revealing — But Does Not Threaten American Medicine

FEBRUARY 9, 2017 By Jane M. Orient, M.D. A 90-day ban on travel from seven countries has sparked tremendous outpourings of “worry” or outright opposition by...

Charlie Kirk: Time For A Turning Point

FEBRUARY 8, 2017 Turning Point USA founder Charlie Kirk shares a vision for America’s future embracing first principles, free markets, and small government. Join us...

We Have A New Education Secretary

Betsy DeVos, a long-time supporter of charter schools and voucher programs who most recently served as chairwoman of the American Federation for Children, a...

Homeschool Legal Defense Association Sues New York City For Allegedly Mistreating Families

The Homeschool Legal Defense Association (HSLDA) has filed a civil rights lawsuit against New York City public schools “over their systematic mistreatment of homeschooling...

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