A Rigged Election: How the Left Blatantly Violates Election Law

Published October 28, 2016

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Left Exposed Profile: Center for Public Integrity
Ron Arnold, Left Exposed 
The misnamed “Center for Public Integrity” is a self-described investigative journalism operation founded by a former reporter, Charles Lewis ( who left the organization in 2008) with a stated mission “to serve democracy.” In practice, the organization acts as the PR arm of the Democratic Party and leftist activist groups, attacking only Republicans, conservatives, and libertarians. Heartland’s Ron Arnold provides a detailed profile, including facts you won’t at Wikipedia or with a Google search. READ MORE



Wikileaks Exposes Hillary’s Plan to Attack Climate Skeptics
Ron Arnold, Environment & Climate News

Wikileaks this week released a series of emails exchanged between Hillary Clinton’s campaign chairman, John Podesta, and the infamous “social change” media activist, David Fenton. The emails revealed a $3 million plan to attack The Wall Street Journal and Fox News Channel to put them “on the defensive” about their non-alarmist stance on the climate. The goal was to scare conservative politicians into supporting new government global warming rules and bans. READ MORE



A Rigged Election: How the Left Blatantly Violates Election Law
Jim Lakely, Freedom Pub

Heartland friend James O’Keefe released his third video this week exposing corruption and violations of election law. The video contains a confession from long-time radical Democratic political operative Bob Creamer – husband of sitting Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) – that he and others at leftist political action committees are communicating directly with Hillary Clinton and the DNC to coordinate their activities against Donald Trump. READ MORE



The Geopolitics of Fracking
H. Sterling Burnett, Washington Times

Russia is right to fear the fracking revolution, the construction of liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminals in the United States, and LNG import terminals around the world, especially in Europe. Russia is the European Union’s main supplier of oil and dominates the region’s natural gas energy market. Russia has used its power as Europe’s energy broker to extort concessions – or at least quiescence – from EU member states, notably while conducting its various controversial activities in Georgia, Ukraine, and Chechnya. READ MORE



Featured Podcast: In The Tank (ep61), Financial State of the States and More 
Hosts Donny Kendal and John Nothdurft continue their weekly exploration of think tanks across the country in episode #61 of the In The Tank Podcast. Donny and John look at the latest “State of the States” report from Truth in Accounting, a report by the Manhattan Institute on the “sheer lunacy” of reducing carbon dioxide emissions by 80 percent by 2050, and the Texas Public Policy Foundation’s new study titled “Boosting Graduation Rates in Texas through Education Savings Accounts.” LISTEN HERE



Nevada Education Savings Account Win Court Ruling
Teresa Mull, Reno Gazette-Journal

The Nevada Supreme Court’s September ruling declaring education savings accounts (ESAs) constitutional is great news for students in the Silver State and for students across the country. Nevada’s ESA program gives parents access to most of the money allocated for their child’s public education. Unlike many other school choice programs currently in existence, Nevada’s ESA program is “universal” – nearly all students in the state (96 percent) are eligible. READ MORE



Pension Debt Hurricane Will Swamp Taxpayers
Jesse Hathaway, Townhall

A new report published by Moody’s Investment Services estimates the current total cost of state governments’ pension program liabilities at about $1.25 trillion. By the end of the current fiscal year, state governments’ pension liabilities will increase by another $500 billion, or about $1.39 billion in additional promised entitlements for government employees each day. Lawmakers have a responsibility to take seriously the pension hurricane warning, because taxpayers will be the ones paying the bill when promises come due and the money isn’t there in the future. READ MORE


Bonus Podcast: Jonathan Williams: Government Pension Programs
In this episode of the weekly Budget & Tax News podcast, research fellow and managing editor Jesse Hathaway talks with Jonathan Williams, vice president of the American Legislative Exchange Council’s (ALEC) Center for State Fiscal Reform, about a new study analyzing government pension programs in every state. LISTEN TO MORE


New Webpage on Wikipedia’s Lies
Now there is a single website that collects dozens of articles, including scholarly research, on how Wikipedia, the “free encyclopedia,” is actually the fakeencyclopedia. Wikipedia is the first place millions of people go to learn about organizations and individuals they hear in the news or online, but the profiles posted there are biased, unreliable, and often libelous. The Heartland Institute’s profile contains many lies and errors, but we are not alone: thousands of profiles have been similarly hacked by leftist activists. READ MORE


Latest Excuses For Rising Obamacare Premiums Ring Hollow
Michael Hamilton, Consumer Power Report

Health insurance premiums are skyrocketing due to Obamacare, turning the controversial program into a liability for the Clinton campaign. Obamacare’s proponents appear to take comfort in the fact that health care premiums aren’t rising quite as high as Donald Trump said in the third U.S. presidential debate. “Not as bad as it could be” has become the gold standard for proponents of the Affordable Care Act. But this is just an effort to move the goal posts in order to claim victory when millions of Americans are losing. READ MORE


Massachusetts Voters to Decide on Charter School Cap
Teresa Mull, School Choice Weekly

When Massachusetts voters take to the polls on November 8, they will have a say in whether the cap on the number of charter schools allowed in the state should be lifted. Families for Excellent Schools, a nonprofit organization, is leading the campaign to lift the cap. The Boston Teachers Association staunchly opposes allowing more charters, saying they’ll drain money from traditional public schools. READ MORE