Heartland Weekly: Could Socialism Flip Minnesota Red?

Published August 19, 2019

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Forbes Removes Article Profiling Climate Skeptic
Jim Lakely
The Heartland Institute
Climate scientist Nir Shaviv was recently profiled in a Forbes article that expressed his science-based skepticism of a man-caused global warming. Then it was pulled. We have the article.

Could Socialism Flip Blue Minnesota Red?
Justin Haskins
Fox News
No Republican has won Minnesota since Richard Nixon in 1972, but the last election separated the two parties by only 40,000 votes. Could Democratic extremism flip this fortress red?

Heartland Going to SLC Aug. 26 to Counter the U.N.
Heartland’s team on the ground in Salt Lake City on Aug. 26 will rebut the U.N. ‘sustainability’ conference. Their ‘solutions’ to climate change will do great harm to the world’s poorest. Learn more about our trip!

The Incalculable Societal Benefits of Fossil Fuels
Host: H. Sterling Burnett
Guest: Roger Bezdek
Dr. Bezdek, president of MISI and former research director at the Department of Energy, says fossil fuels were critical to the development of modern society and will continue to be so for the foreseeable future.

Mass Shootings: Treat Mental Health, not Guns
Host: AnneMarie Schieber
Guest: John Snook
The director of the Treatment Advocacy Center offers another an explanation to the epidemic of mass shootings. The current system for treating the mentally ill fails to act until it is already too late.

Climate Skeptics Blacklisted by Garbage ‘Study’
Host: Donald Kendal
Guests: Jim Lakely, Isaac Orr
Without the work of The Heartland Institute and NIPCC, the journal Nature Communications would not have been able to identify the scientists it put on a blacklist. Flattering. But good or bad?

Canada: There is No ‘Climate Emergency!’
Tom Harris & Jay Lehr
Canada Free Press
In an effort to drum up support for its costly ‘carbon tax,’ the Liberal government of Canada has announced a climate emergency that quite plainly does not exist.

M4A Would Require Huge Tax Hikes
Chris Talgo
The Federalist
Several new studies estimate Sen. Bernie Sanders’ recently released Medicare for All (M4A) plan would cost approximately $30–$40 trillion over the next decade.

Growing Wealth Tames All ‘Extreme’ Weather
H. Sterling Burnett
The data show no increase in the severity of hurricanes or droughts. The key to helping people after storms is growing wealth, not pretending it’s due to climate change.

New York State Adopts its Own ‘Green New Deal’
Bonner Cohen
Environment & Climate News
New York state has adopted what Gov. Andrew Cuomo has dubbed the Green New Deal of New York, the most aggressive carbon-emissions-reduction goals in the nation.

Stiglitz Pens Manifesto for More Socialist Gov’t
Robert Genetski
The Heartland Institute
The new book by Nobel-Prize-winning economist Joseph Stiglitz, People, Power and Profits, provides an updated manifesto for the progressive-socialist agenda.

Role Reversal: Government Searches Google
Chris Talgo & Emma Kaden
American Spectator
Republicans have been in an uproar about manipulation by Google with good reason, but history shows little to benefit from government intervention into the free-market.

Our Modern Transportation is Under Attack
Steve Goreham
The Heartland Institute
Modern transportation is amazing. Each day, millions of people fly, drive, or are transported across our world for business, pleasure or to see distant family members.

The Left’s Case for a Coercive Green New Deal
Richard Ebeling
Social and economic crises, both real and imagined, often seem to bring out the most wrongheaded and immoral thinking in matters of government policy.

Enforce Rules Against False Organic Claims
Paul Driessen
The Heartland Institute
The FDA must no longer let organic food growers, manufacturers and sellers get away with deceptive labeling practices stating their products are better.