Heartland Weekly: Anthony Watts Joins The Heartland Institute

Published April 8, 2019

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Sanders, AOC Keep Lying About Socialism
Justin Haskins
Fox News
Socialists have amassed a huge following among millennials by propagating the myth that the only way to solve society’s problems is to seize wealth and property.

Anthony Watts Joins Heartland As Senior Fellow
Press Release
The Heartland Institute
Anthony Watts, a TV and radio meteorologist for more than 40 years and founder of the award-winning Watts Up With That website, is now a Heartland Institute senior fellow.

Long May the Green New Deal Stay Buried
H. Sterling Burnett
Sponsors of the Green New Deal resolution – and the socialists who publicly supported it – got a black eye last week after it was brought to the Senate floor for a vote.

Boulder Mafia Ignores the Will of Voters
Host: H. Sterling Burnett
Guest: Amy Oliver Cooke
Colorado Democrats, who control the legislature and all statewide offices, are ignoring the will of the voters on oil and gas production and presidential elections.

A Little Known Charge on Medicare Bills
Host: AnneMarie Schieber
Guest: Devon Herrick
Few patients realize that hospitals can charge Medicare “facility fees” when patients visit health care providers on hospital campus grounds or in a hospital-owned practice.

Ranking Economic Freedom Across the United States
Host: Joe Barnett
Guest: Dean Stansel
The Reason Foundation has just released its latest “U.S. Metropolitan Area Economic Freedom Index.” Find out where your city ranks among the freest areas in the U.S.

SCOTUS Could Undermine TN Alcohol Laws
Joe Barnett
The Tennessean
The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the case of Tennessee Wine & Spirits Retailers Association v. Blair, challenging a state law that imposes residency requirements to obtain a liquor license.

Care More About Opioids Than Vaping
Lindsey Stroud
The Hill
In the latest installment of the growing youth vaping fear-mongering campaign, U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) has called the reported increase in the number of young people trying e-cigarettes a “national crisis.”

EPA Rule Changes Upset Big Corn and Oil
Norm Rogers
Daily Caller
It is not every day that the Environmental Protection Agency institutes policies beneficial to both America’s farmers and refiners. A new rule, however, will help thousands of farmers and blue-collar workers.

Teachers Unions and the Race to the Left
Larry Sand
California Policy Center
Democratic Presidential Candidate Kamala Harris, after failing to support Bernie Sanders in 2015, revealed a brazen plan to get the teacher union endorsement in 2020.

Who Is Your Doctor? A Person, or Government?
Jane Orient, M.D.
The Heartland Institute
People used to know who their doctor was. His name and phone number were on the wall or the refrigerator. He was there for you and could manage your problems.

Happy Birthday to the Great Walter E. Williams
Art Carden
Eighty-three years ago one of the most forceful and thoughtful defenders of a free society was born, rising from a poor background to earn a Ph.D. in economics at UCLA.