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A Post-modern ‘Nonsense’ Critique of NIPCC

Posted: January 17, 2018 at 9:10 am   /   Friends

Heartland friend Adam Wildavsky kindly sent a link to Academia.edu, which had an article about the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC).  This is the “peer reviewed” article it describes and links to: Nicholas S. Paliewicz & George F. (Guy) McHendry Jr., “When good arguments do not work: post-dialectics, argument assemblages, and the networks of climate […]

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In The Tank (ep122) – 10 State Solutions to Emerging Issues, Seattle Soda Tax, Electric Car CO2 Emissions

Posted: January 12, 2018 at 12:48 pm   /   Friends

John Nothdurft and Donny Kendal present episode #122 of the In The Tank Podcast. This weekly podcast features (as always) interviews, debates, and roundtable discussions that explore the work of think tanks across the country. The show is available for download as part of the Heartland Daily Podcast every Friday. Today’s podcast features work from The Heartland Institute, Citizens Against […]

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Frog Case Highlights Dangers of and Need to Reform the Endangered Species Act

Posted: January 12, 2018 at 8:00 am   /   Friends

Various people and groups are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to hear an appeal of and ultimately to overturn an appellate court decision concerning the 1973 Endangered Species Act (ESA) and the dusky gopher frog. The case highlights the danger ESA poses to people’s property rights, which are guaranteed under the Fifth Amendment to the […]

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Next On Net Neutrality: Democrats Will Campaign On Reimposing Huge Government

Posted: January 11, 2018 at 2:28 pm   /   Friends

Before last year’s year-end tax reform success – there were in fact precedent legislative achievements by this Congress. Behold the Congressional Review Act (CRA): “The law empowers Congress to review, by means of an expedited legislative process, new federal regulations issued by government agencies and, by passage of a joint resolution, to overrule a regulation. “Once […]

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Is Working Well Within a Group the Essence of Education?

Posted: January 11, 2018 at 12:00 pm   /   Friends

According to a new twist to an international test, American students are much better at group collaboration than they are doing academic work on their own. If true, is that an advancement or setback for education in America? One thing is certain: This first-ever attempt at assessing collaborative problem-solving (CPS) — the holy grail for […]

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Schools, Like Government, Are Best in Small Packages

Posted: January 11, 2018 at 11:00 am   /   Friends

The best gifts come in small packages. The same can be said of government and of schools, too. Micro-schools are an emerging trend of what Education Next defines as “one-room schoolhouse meets blended learning and home schooling meets private schooling.” According to EdWeek, “The definition of a micro school is still being hammered out, but a consensus seems to be coalescing around […]

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Trump Needs His Own People Running Federal Bureaucracies

Posted: January 11, 2018 at 9:00 am   /   Friends

I am not the first to observe that compared to his predecessors, President Donald Trump has not yet appointed many people he thinks are qualified and who support his “America First” agenda to staff the hundreds of positions at various federal agencies and bureaucracies he is in charge of. Trump has indicated he believes many […]

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Closing Coal Plant in Pleasant Prairie Will Increase Electricity Prices

Posted: January 11, 2018 at 8:00 am   /   Friends

WE Energies has announced it plans to close the Pleasant Prairie coal-fired power plant in southeastern Wisconsin. WE Energies says closing the power plant and building a new solar installation will save consumers money in the long run and help the utility company comply with Obama-era regulations limiting carbon dioxide emitted from power plants. WE Energies is […]

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Despite Mainstream Media Rhetoric, U.S. Economy is Alive and Very Well

Posted: January 11, 2018 at 6:00 am   /   Friends

This article demanded to be written as an addendum to our article published at Illinois Review on Monday, January 1, 2018, Day of Reckoning for GOP Tax Bill Naysayers, over the anger felt over Democrats repeating the same false claims out of obedience to Schumer and loyalty to Obama.  If you only manage to climb halfway out of a well, […]

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