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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...

Oregon Lawmaker Proposes Legalizing Daily Fantasy Sports

MARCH 1, 2017 By Elizabeth Sanders Uber, Dominos, and ‘The Shawshank Redemption’: The Inevitable Legalization of Daily Fantasy Sports Sports fans in Oregon will be able to...

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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