Heartland Weekly: Watch Heartland’s Climate Debate in NYC on Monday Night

Published September 23, 2019

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ER Visits Spike Despite ACA Reforms
Matthew Glans
Research & Commentary
A recent study from the Brookings Institution found that emergency department use has continued to rise since the passage of the Affordable Care Act.

Climate Debate Live-Stream Monday at 7 p.m. 
Moderator: John Stossel
By The Heartland Institute Legendary journalist and libertarian John Stossel will moderate a debate on the climate between we climate realists and the claims put forth by climate alarmists.

EPA Revokes CA Emission Standards
Lindsey Stroud
The Heartland Institute
“President Trump’s proposal to ban flavored electronic cigarettes and vaping devices is an affront to tobacco harm reduction and would lead former smokers back to cigarettes.”

Taking on the Hockey Stick
Host: Anthony Watts
Guest: Dr. Ross McKittrick
Dr. Ross McKittrick of the University of Guelph, Canada, discusses how he became interested in the climate debate after looking over satellite data, and why the “hockey stick” is wrong.

Is there Really a Teacher Shortage?
Host: Lennie Jarratt
Guest: Larry Sand
Larry Sand, president of the California Teachers Empowerment Network (CTEN) and a Heartland policy advisor, uses data to show overall there are more teachers today than ever.

A Fairer ESA Reform
Host: H. Sterling Burnett
Guest: Daren Bakst
The reforms the Trump administration enacted, changing how the Endangered Species Act operates, should produce better outcomes for species and be fairer to property owners.

Politicians are Scapegoating E-Cigarettes
Jeff Stier
New York Post
When there’s an outbreak of deaths or illnesses from injected street drugs, do public health authorities demand diabetics and doctors stop using syringes?

Reconsidering the Virtues of Recycling
Rich Trzupek
The Epoch Times

It has become a given in modern America that recycling on the household level is a vital part of maintaining a clean planet. But is it truly only a positive?

What Was Greta Thunberg Taught?
Russell Cook
The Heartland Institute
Child climate star Greta Thunberg is hailed for her efforts and supposed expertise on the climate, yet the media continue to ignore climate realists with Ph.D.s.

Homeschoolers More Diverse Than Thought
Vivian E. Jones
School Reform News
Homeschooled students, and the educational opportunities available to them, are becoming more diverse than ever, according to a new study from the Center on Reinventing Public Education.

Illinois Third Highest Gas Tax in Nation
Kenneth Artz
Budget & Tax News
After the Land of Lincoln decided to double its gas tax (now 38 cents per gallon) and hike its diesel fuel tax to 44.5 cents per gallon, it can now boast about having the third-highest in the country.

Declining Government Support for EVs
Bonner R. Cohen
Environment & Climate News
Waning support for policies promoting electric vehicles could revitalize global oil markets according to a recent report by a Washington D.C. firm that specializes in analyzing energy markets.

Failing Education, Lawsuits, and Choice
Larry Sand
California Policy Center
The literacy lawsuit Ella T. v. The State of California filed on behalf of 10 students claiming the state is failing students is due to go to trial in October, but little will change if it is successful.

Price Controls Attack Freedom of Speech
Richard Ebeling
In California, the state legislature has approved a system of statewide rent control in the name of maintaining reasonable rental housing expenses in the face of high housing costs.

Trump’s ESA Changes: A Good Start
H. Sterling Burnett
Liberty and Ecology
Environmentalists’ knee-jerk reactions to the Trump administration’s regulatory changes under the 1973 Endangered Species Act were as predictable as they were misguided.