Heartland Weekly: AOC’s Socialist Takeover of Democrats

Published January 27, 2020

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Outlining Heartland’s 2020 Vision
Frank Lasée
The Heartlander
Happy New Year! Read this essay by Heartland President Frank Lasée on our 2019 triumphs and the vision for one of the most important years in recent history.

AOC’s Socialist Takeover of Democrats
Justin Haskins
Fox News
Now that it we’re two years into the era of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, it’s clear that the “Squad’s” two-part plan to adopt socialist principles is working.

Empower Parents to Shield Students
Vicki Alger & Tim Benson
Detroit News
Bullying can be devastating for victims. Child Safety Accounts can provide parents with reasonable alternatives to dangerous environments.

Memorizing 55 Patriotic Words
Host: Lennie Jarratt
Guest: Rep. Dan Caulkins
Rep. Dan Caulkins (IL-101) discusses a plan to require 55 words of the Declaration of Independence to be memorized by students.

Debating NOAA Warming Claims
Host: John Steigerwald
Guest: Anthony Watts
Senior Fellow Anthony Watts told The John Steigerwald Show in Pittsburgh to debunk why NOAA’s latest temperature report is mostly hot air.

Lower Drug Prices Intelligently
Host: Christina Herrin
Guest: Jeff Stier
Heartland Policy Advisor Jeff Stier offers solutions to lower prescription drug prices without stifling innovation and undermining patent reform.

Did AOC Have a Bipartisan Idea?
Chris Talgo
It’s rare to see socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have a good, bipartisan idea, but she might be on to something with her opposition to gerrymandering.

Common Core Dumbs Down College
Sandra Stotsky
School Reform News
Common Core standards are apt to make colleges more like low-performing high schools, depressing the education of their higher-performing students.

Manufacturing Boom Trumps Impeachment
Justin Haskins
Epoch Times
As Democrats feverishly work to convince the public Donald Trump deserves to be impeached, America’s economy continues to make remarkable progress.

Polar Bears a Poor Climate Mascot
Jay Lehr
Freedom Pub
Polar bears have been a fluffy icon for climate change action for decades now, but new data indicates that colonies have been increasing since the 80s.

Heartland on New EPA Water Rules
James Taylor, H. Sterling Burnett, Tim Benson
“President Trump delivered wonderful news for Americans who have been oppressed by the Environmental Protection Agency’s bullying and overreach.”

Northam Declares War on Gun Owners
Chris Talgo
Despite its long history as a bastion of freedom, Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam trying to turn it into one of the most anti-Second Amendment states in the nation.

Jo Nova’s Amazing Oz Fire Coverage
David Wojick
Many skeptics have written about the Australian bush fires, but science writer and blogger Jo Nova has done something truly remarkable: She looked at the facts.

Regulations Often Bring Real Harm
Jeffrey Tucker
Trump’s funniest line concerns how government regulations have wrecked our home appliances and bathroom experiences. But that is a serious matter.

Restoring Power to the Parents
Larry Sand
California Policy Center
The monopoly government education system, aided by unions, must go. All parents should be allowed to send their kids to a school of their choosing.