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Timothy Benson
Timothy Benson (TBenson@heartland.org) is a policy analyst with The Heartland Institute, a free-market think tank located in Arlington Heights, IL.
by | Jan 23, 2019

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the charming, effervescent, social-media-savvy freshman Democratic congresswoman from New York, has set the progressive punditry world aflame with her audacious plan for a “Green New Deal” (GND). “Why the Best New Deal Is a Green New Deal,” trumpets the Nation. “The Democratic…

by | Sep 21, 2018

When Tom Steyer isn’t advocating for nuclear war or promoting President Donald Trump’s impeachment, the San Francisco billionaire and former hedge fund manager is developing big plans for Arizona’s energy future. Steyer is spending huge amounts of cash on a ballot initiative…

by | Dec 27, 2017

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…

by | Nov 28, 2017

Oklahoma has a long history of seismicity, but, since 2013, the Sooner State has seen a significant increase in the number of earthquakes within its borders. This spate of earthquakes has led to public confusion as to whether hydraulic fracturing,…

by | Dec 5, 2016

Back on St. Patrick’s Day, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) introduced the Native American Education Opportunity Act, which would set up education savings accounts (ESAs) for children attending Bureau of Indian Education (BIE) schools in states where ESAs are available for…

by | Feb 8, 2016

According to the United States Geological Survey, nearly half the land in the Western United States is owned by the federal government. This includes 84.9 percent of land in Nevada (hiding UFOs requires lots of space), 64.9 percent of Utah, 61.6 percent…

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