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Aug 26, 2014

Oklahoma Lawsuit Muddles Tax Hikes, Tax Cuts

In July, the Oklahoma Supreme Court heard arguments in a case that threatens both the state’s economy, and its constitutional protection for taxpayers.

Aug 26, 2014

Photographer Captures Alarmists' Frightened Faces

The Huffington Post published a humorous article Monday titled, “< a href="http://www.huffington

Aug 26, 2014

Study: ‘Cash for Clunkers’ Reduced Spending

The Obama administration has hailed the“cash-for-clunkers” stimulus program for its part in the automobile industry recovery.

Aug 25, 2014

Urban Heat Islands Hot and Getting Hotter

Climate Change Weekly #136

Aug 25, 2014

Isaac Orr: Beer and Fracking

Heartland Research Fellow Isaac Orr discusses the hydraulic fracturing, beer, and water quality.