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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 17, 2014

Obamacare’s Abortion Fiction

Consumer Power Report #437

Sep 17, 2014

Illinois Educational Choice Law a/k/a The Heartland Plan

Creates the Educational Choice Law in the School Code and amends the state Finance Act in connection therewith.

Sep 17, 2014

United States, France among Worst Countries for Tax Competiveness

Earlier this week, the Tax Foundation’s annual International Tax Competitiveness Index (ITCI) report was rele

Sep 17, 2014

Isaac Orr: Texas Textbooks

Isaac Orr explains the how the Texas Board of Education is moving toward climate reality by citing the works of Joe Bast and James Taylor of The Heartland Institute in their social studies textbook