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The Real Cause Of America's Opioid Epidemic

Authored by Mark Thornton via The Mises Institute, The Opioid epidemic is spreading across the heartland of America. The number of drug overdose deaths from both prescription (e.g., Oxycontin) and black market (e.g., heroin) opiates exceeded 30,000 in 2015. Show More Summary

Heartland Tech Weekly: Anxiety about robots is real

Yesterday, I reported that the rust belt may be turning into the robot belt, as new data from the Brookings Institution indicates that companies in the Midwest and upper South are employing the most industrial robots. But even without this new data from Brookings, it’s become clear that companies can’t open a new factory in the […]

Brookings: Midwest and Southeast employ the most robots

The United States may not be in the midst of a robot revolution quite yet, but new data indicates that Heartland cities should be prepared to see more and more robots at their factories. Today, the Brookings Institution published a report showing which cities and states in the U.S. are employing the most robots. Using […]

Koch-funded Ex-GOP Congressman Tim Huelskamp to Lead Climate Science Denial Group Heartland Institute

A former Republican congressman with a history of rejecting action on climate change while accepting funding from the fossil fuel industry has been picked as the new president of the Heartland Institute. Tim Huelskamp, a prominent Tea...Show More Summary

EPA Chief Pruitt’s 'Red Team' on Climate Science Is an Eight-Year-Old Talking Point Pushed by Heartland Institute

Like many of his Trump administration colleagues, Environmental Protection Agency ( EPA ) chief Scott Pruitt has never really been down with the whole climate science thing. Pruitt has denied that carbon dioxide from fossil fuel burning...Show More Summary

EPA Chief Scott Pruitt’s 'Red Team' on Climate Science Is an Eight-Year-Old Talking Point Pushed by Heartland Institute

Like many of his Trump administration colleagues, Environmental Protection Agency ( EPA ) chief Scott Pruitt has never really been down with the whole climate science thing. Pruitt has denied that carbon dioxide from fossil fuel burning...Show More Summary

Editor of New 'Sham Journal' Is Climate Science Denier With Ties to Heartland Institute

The title alone of the scientific paper could have suggested one of two things — either the author deserved a Nobel prize in science, or something very odd was going on. Professor Steve Sherwood knew it was not the former. The paper’s...Show More Summary

US Senators: Heartland Institute Mailings to Grade School Science Teachers 'Possibly Fraudulent'

If you teach science to American schoolchildren, there's a good chance that you might open your mailbox soon and find a package containing a free, unsolicited 135-page book and 11-minute DVD, plus a cover letter from the Heartland Institute, a Chicago-based free-market “think tank.” “How do you teach global warming?” the letter begins. Show More Summary

A conservative think tank has mailed a book challenging climate change to over 10,000 US science teachers

4 months agoLifestyle / Fashion : AOL: Style

Conservative think tank The Heartland Institute has been mailing tens of thousands of U.S. science teachers a book that challenges the scientific consensus on climate change, Buzzfeed and The New York Times report. Read more... Permalink | Email this | Linking Blogs | Comments

Heartland Institute BS Book

I had the immense pleasure and great honor of joining Molly, Nick, and Tim on the Geeks Without God podcast to talk about the recent mailing of a book and some other material about climate change to science teachers, by the Heartland Institute. This mailing was an effort to sow seeds of doubt about climate…

China's Plan To Subvert The Global Dollar Standard

Authored by Alasdair Macleod via The Mises Institute, If nothing else, the Chinese have a sense of history and destiny. They have had a glorious past, stretching back millennia, and once controlled most of the Asian heartland in the days of Genghis and Kublai Khan. Show More Summary

Standing Up Against Trump’s Scorn for Science

It’s even more disgusting now than it was then. Five years ago this Thursday, the Heartland Institute–the industry-funded think tank notorious for rejecting the settled science connecting smoking to cancer and the burning of fossil fuels to climate change–engaged in one of the sleaziest media campaigns of all time: Drivers moving along Chicago’s inbound Eisenhower... Read more »

Heartland’s Repeated Attacks On Climate Science Fail To Form A Coherent Narrative

If you teach physical science your mailbox may have recently been assaulted by a tract from the Heartland Institute titled "Why scientists disagree about global warming." The lie in the title is an excellent preview of the book's contents. Show More Summary

Koch-backed group distributes 25,000 insane climate change conspiracy booklets

The climate change deniers at the Koch brothers-backed Heartland Institute have apparently mailed a lengthy report challenging established climate science to 25,000 educators across the nation. The report, entitled “Why Scientists Disagree About Global Warming,” has been challenged as climate “propaganda” by the National Science Teachers Association. Show More Summary

The Most Insane Claims From the Climate Conspiracy Manual Just Sent to Thousands of Teachers

5 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The Heartland Institute, America’s leading peddler of climate change denialism, is back with a new installment in its ongoing misinformation campaign. According to InsideClimate, the Koch brothers-backed think tank recently mailed a second edition of its report on the “unsettled” science of global warming to thousands… Read more...

Educators Push Back Hard at Climate Deniers’ Attempts to Influence Teachers

The Heartland Institute plans to mail a climate-denial information packet to 200,000 science teachers this year. And educators are pushing back hard at what they described as a climate skeptic manifesto.

The Public Should Pay Only For Public Schools, Not Religious Schools

Robert Natelson, a retired constitutional law professor who is allied with the ultra-conservative Heartland Institute, writes in The Hill that the Supreme Court may well strike down the state prohibitions on funding religious schools (known as “baby Blaine amendments”) because of their origins in anti-Catholic bias. Show More Summary

Climate Change-Deniers 'Spam' Thousands Of Teachers With Anti-Global Warming Packages

6 months agoNews : Huffington Post

One of America’s most prominent climate-denying groups, galvanized by the Trump administration listening to their claims, has set it sights on a new target: teachers. The Heartland Institute, a conservative think tank that’s become one...Show More Summary

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