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Feb 4, 2016

Research & Commentary: School Choice in Mississippi

Empower Mississippi, a non-profit advocacy organization whose mission is to improve educational choice in Mississippi, released the results of a < a href="https:/

Feb 4, 2016

A Grand Exploration of the ‘Evolution of Everything’

Review of The Evolution of Everything: How Ideas Emerge , Matt Ridley (Harper, 2015), 368 pp., ISBN-10: 0062296000, ISBN-13: 978-0062296009; $18.44.

Feb 4, 2016

Jessica Sena: Let's Not "Keep it in the Ground"

Environmental activists, emboldened after their victory over the Keystone XL pipeline are setting their sites on the next political football to tackle. The latest, and not-so-greates

Feb 3, 2016

Marian Tupy: Human Quality of Life Over the Centuries

In this episode of The Heartland Daily Podcast, managing editor Jesse Hathaway talks with Marian Tupy, the editor of HumanProgress.org and a senior

Feb 3, 2016

Textbook Vendor: Common Core Standards ‘All About the Money’

An undercover journalist for a nonprofit organization captured candid video of a national textbook company’s sales executive making inflammatory remarks about federal Common Core

Feb 3, 2016

Interview: Flawed Measurements Undermine Temperature Record

Editor’s Note: Anthony Watts is a 25-year veteran of broadcast meteorology.