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Oct 1, 2014

Industrial Wind Farm Kills Bats While Feds Ignore Problem

A Nevada wind farm has killed triple the number of bats allowed under an agreement with federal wildlife officials, yet the federal government has imposed no significant penalties.

Sep 22, 2014

Senate Report: Billionaire Leftists Are Infiltrating EPA

A group of liberal billionaires and large foundations they support exert undue influence on the Obama administration’s Environmental Protection Agency and the nation’s environmental regulations, a U.S

Sep 18, 2014

Democrats at Risk of Global Warming Election Backlash

Recent polling numbers may induce Republicans on the November ballot to turn certain Democrats’ obsession with global warming into a Republican weapon, slamming Democrats for ignoring much more imp

Sep 18, 2014

Heartland Institute Joins Free-Market Coalition Opposing Internet Sales Tax

In September, The Heartland Institute joined a broad coalition of conservative leaders and free-market proponents in signing “An Open Letter to the United States Congress: Oppose the Marketplace an

Sep 18, 2014

Online Learning at Least Not Terrible, Says Study

School Choice Weekly #54

Sep 18, 2014

Obamacare Web Sites Still in Trouble

I ran across this article today on the Vermont Watchdog site, describing the serious problems that still exist with that state's Obamacare exchange.