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Colorado Legislation Requires Transparency in Teachers Union Negotiations

By Chris Neal, The Heartland Institute Colorado has established a law making teachers union negotiations transparent. Proposition 104, which passed with 70 percent of the vote on November 4, requires collective bargaining negotiations between the unions and school boards be opened to the public.

Teachers Unions Fume in Philly

By Larry Sand, The Heartland Institute The teachers unions are spitting venom at the Philadelphia School Reform Commission.

Michigan Teacher, Veteran Fights Union and Wins

By Chris Neal, The Heartland Institute Adam Neuman, a teacher at Brighton High School in Michigan, scored a right-to-work victory after challenging the state teachers union.

Will the Supreme Court End Forced Unionism?

By Larry Sand, The Heartland Institute June was not kind to Big Labor. First, teachers unions in California had some of their favorite work rules knocked out of the state constitution by Judge Rolf Treu in his Vergara decision.

Weather Channel Co-Founder On CNN: ‘Hello Everybody, There Is No Global Warming’

John Coleman, who co-founded the Weather Channel in the 1980s and is affiliated with the Heartland Institute, tells CNN's Reliable Sources that "if you get down to the hard, cold facts there’s no question about it – climate change is not happening." The post Weather Channel Co-Founder On CNN: ‘Hello Everybody, There Is No Global Warming’ appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Austin Includes Energy Price Hedge Value In Solar Tariff

Rocky Mountain Institute. Renewables scored a major victory recently in the natural gas heartland that is Texas. In a resolution adopted by the Austin City Council on August 28, the city declared solar energy its default generation resource,...Show More Summary

Texas District Judge Tells Wingnut 'Stink Tanker' He's 'Not A Credible Witness'

Joe "We're Not A Front Group" Bast, head of the wingnut Heartland Institute, will say anything at all to push his Koch-funded, ALEC-friendly deregulation agenda, and it's great to read this Texas judge so adeptly slamming his credibility: It’s...Show More Summary

The Australian Heartland

A while ago, the Chicago-based Heartland Institute, a conservative/libertarian/denialist thinktank, got into a lot of trouble by putting up billboards with pictures of people like the Unabomber who, Heartland claimed, were climate change believers. Show More Summary

Global Warming Deniers Grow More Desperate By The Day

This is a guest post by David Suzuki. The Heartland Institute’s recent International Climate Change Conference in Las Vegas illustrates climate change deniers’ desperate confusion. As Bloomberg News noted, “Heartland’s strategy seemed...Show More Summary

Global Warming Hoax: The Basics

(John Hinderaker) This video is a nice, four-minute summary of some of the basics of the global warming debate. It was shot at the Heartland Institute’s 9th International Conference on Climate Change, between July 7 and July 9. If you have followed the science closely, you won’t learn anything you didn’t already know. Show More Summary

Will the Supreme Court End Forced Union Membership?

By Larry Sand, The Heartland Institute June was not kind to Big Labor. First, teachers unions in California had some of their favorite work rules knocked out of the state constitution by Judge Rolf Treu in his Vergara decision.

An Evil Denier (TM) Writes: Why I Don't Read 'Peer-Reviewed' Climate Science Papers

An earnest young man from Vice claims to have "crashed" the Heartland Institute's 9th International Conference on Climate Change. Actually, no: he was given a press pass and afforded every courtesy because that's how we Evil Deniers (TM) roll - we welcome open debate. Show More Summary

Teachers Union Sues to Stop Florida Choice Expansion

By Mary Tillotson, The Heartland Institute A lawsuit from a Florida union would eliminate school choice for many low-income students and effectively kill a program to help students with autism and other special needs.

Delingpole Interviews Jay Lehr: Lefties 'Think They’re Doing Something Good for the Environment'

What happens to the trash sent away for recycling? Environmentalists will tell you that by recycling you’re doing your bit to help save the planet. But science director of the Heartland Institute, Jay Lehr tells James that there is very little economic value in garbage. Show More Summary

The “97 Percent” Straw Man Revisited

(Steven Hayward) This past week was the Heartland Institute’s 9th International Conference on Climate Change in Las Vegas.  As I was teaching my summer school graduate course at the Ashbrook Center in Ohio last week I wasn’t able to attend, but you can take in videos of most the sessions here. Show More Summary

Global Warming Happy Talk

Will Oremus is concerned by it: “I don’t think anybody in this room denies climate change,” the Heartland Institute’s James M. Taylor said in his opening remarks Monday. “We recognize it, but we’re looking more at the causes, and more importantly, the consequences.” Those consequences, Taylor and his colleagues are convinced, are unlikely to be […]

The climate consensus is not 97% – it’s 100%

By Christopher Monckton of Brenchley Shock news from the Heartland Institute’s Ninth International Climate Change Conference: among the 600 delegates, the consensus that Man contributes to global warming was not 97%. It was 100%. During my valedictorian keynote at the … Continue reading ?

?The Two Organizations Trying to Destroy U.S. Science Education

5 months agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

The Heartland Institute, a prominent, Chicago-based organization opposing climate science, has teamed up with the creationist Discovery Institute to launch a smear campaign against a group promoting the nationwide adoption of updated science education guidelines. Read more...

This climate-denying rapper is about as dope as you’d expect

Meet Kilez More, the Austrian rapper who entertains Heartland Institute conferences with 'killer' rhymes about evil climate scientists.

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