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Jul 5, 2015

Legislators, Activists Try to Make It Easier to Opt Out of Testing

In response to a growing opt-out movement across the country, legislators and groups are trying to make it easier for parents to have their children excused from some standardized tests.<

Jul 5, 2015

The FDA's Menu-Lableing Rule

Obamacare requires many chain restaurants and other similar food establishments to list the number of calories on the food they sell.

Jul 3, 2015

Climate Truths Defended in Conference Keynote Addresses

Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint kicked off the Tenth International Conference on Climate Change on June 11 by presenting the 2015 Political Leadership on Climate Change Award to U.S.

Jul 3, 2015

Michigan State Education Officials Push for Higher Teacher Pay

Michigan’s outgoing State Superintendent of Public Instruction Michael Flanagan made headlines one year ago when he said he wanted all public school teachers to make $100,000 or more.

Jul 3, 2015

Union Cash Didn’t Deter Top PA Senate Republican From Backing Privatization

Money talks in politics, but sometimes not loudly enough.

Jul 3, 2015

Amanda Maxham: Defeating Alarmism and Helping People Flourish

In today's edition of The Heartland Daily Podcast, H. Sterling Burnett, managing editor of Environment & Climate News speaks with Amanda Maxham.