From the Heartland
From the Heartland
by | Mar 14, 2020

Leave aside the political and philosophical arguments about “school choice” for a moment. Those vigorous debates are worth having, and they will likely occur during the presidential election contest later this year. For now, though, let’s examine the practical side…

by | Mar 1, 2020

On January 20, 2020, the nation turned towards Virginia as a massive Second Amendment rally took place in Richmond. Why did this “Right to Bear Arms” rally occur? Because Virginians were afraid of an aggressive legislative agenda aimed at gun…

by | Feb 12, 2020

Many on the left love to talk about the social cost of carbon dioxide emissions, but what about the social benefits? A new study by climate, economics, and statistical experts raises serious questions about the most popular social cost of carbon models and finds that…

by | Feb 1, 2020

Complying with regulations may be the second biggest drain on the business community’s ability to create good paying jobs, satisfy customers’ desires, and boost the economy, behind only taxes. All too often, federal restrictions stifle people’s dreams of a better…

by and | Jan 18, 2020

In recent years, the “perpetually offended” movement has infiltrated higher education with the invention of safe spaces, trigger warnings, and cancel culture (events being interrupted and/or cancelled due to students protesting those who share different ideological or political views). In…

by | Jan 11, 2020

Contrary to assertions made by radical protesters of the Extinction Rebellion movement, who claim, “It is understood that we are facing an unprecedented global emergency … a life or death situation of our own making,” or by misinformed youths like…

by | Dec 10, 2019

With less than one year until the 2020 election, candidates from both parties agree the U.S. health-care system is deeply flawed, and both are offering policies to fix the broken system. But their prescriptions for healing the health-care industry are…

by | Oct 12, 2019

International video game giant Activision-Blizzard has been caught in a veritable storm of bad press after a decision was made this week to suspend a professional player and tournament winner of its digital card game Hearthstone. Chung “Blitzchung” Ng Wai, a…

by | Sep 20, 2019

Last week, 145 American CEOs sent a letter to the U.S. Senate pleading for action on gun violence. In one resounding voice, they cried out to the federal government to just “do something!” The question is, so what? All of…

by | Sep 6, 2019

Environmental socialists’ knee-jerk reactions to regulatory changes the Trump administration implemented to the 1973 Endangered Species Act (ESA) were as predictable as they were misguided. Claiming the Trump administration violated the law and gutted endangered species protections, several environmental groups are…

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