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Dec 30, 2014

Philadelphia Agency Sues Drugmaker

In a move that could have serious consequences for the prescription drug industry, the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority filed a lawsuit alleging drug-maker Gilead Sciences is enga

Dec 17, 2014

Suburbs, Not Urban Areas, Drive Cities’ Growth

The massive exodus of people from rural areas to urban areas over the past 200 years has been called the “great urbanization.” For two centuries, people have been leaving rural areas to live in cit

Dec 17, 2014

The Best Present Schools Could Receive

School Choice Weekly #67

Dec 17, 2014

Hughes Exposes the Truth About Environmental Scares

Review of POPULAR DECEPTIONS :What they haven’t told us and how much it’s going to cost Reviewed by Jay Lehr

Dec 17, 2014

Shumlin Single-Payer Effort Hurts Re-Election

Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin’s efforts to bring government-run single-payer health care to his state may have cost him politically and prevented his direct reelection to another term.

Dec 17, 2014

Jessica Sena: Sierra Club's most deceptive videos ever made on Fracking

Heartland Institute Research Fellow Isaac Orr and Jessica Sena discuss a new Sierra Club video "Fracking 101," which by many accounts is one of the most deceptive videos ever made on the topic.