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Nov 29, 2014

America’s Electricity Grid: Outdated or Underrated?

America's electric power grid is an immense, complex system made up of both aging and new infrastructure.

Nov 27, 2014

Jesse Hathaway: Football Leagues Exempt from Taxation

The other day, Research Fellow Jessie Hathaway was on the the radio show "On Point with Church Douglas." He was on the program to discuss taxpayer subsidized NFL Stadiums.

Nov 27, 2014

Bill Would End EPA Use of “Secret Science”

The House Science Committee under Chairman Lamar Smith (R-TX) passed H. R. 4012, “The Secret Science Reform Act,” out of committee in June.

Nov 26, 2014

NOT BEYOND COAL How the Global Thirst for Low-Cost Electricity Continues Driving Coal Demand

The continuing demand for low cost energy is driving demand for coal production and use.

Nov 26, 2014

Obamacare Enrollment Overstated by 400,000

In yet another embarrassment for President Obama and his signature domestic legislation, the Department of Health and Human Services was forced lower the number of Americans enrolled in health plan

Nov 26, 2014

Jim Lakely: How Net Neutrality Will Ruin the Internet

Co-Director of Heartland’s Center on the Digital Economy, Jim Lakely discusses Net Neutrality with guest host Mike Siegel on the Howie Carr Show.