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Climate Change Roundtable: Cops & Robbers pt. II
In the new episode of "Climate Change Roundtable," guest host Jim Lakely leads a thought-provoking discussion with experts Steve Milloy, H. Sterling Burnett, and Linnea Lueken on the latest developments from the COP28 United Nations Climate Change Conference. Our panel delves into a critical analysis of the conference's many shortcomings, challenging the prevailing narratives pushed by the mainstream media, and explores alternative perspectives on climate change.The episode aims to debunk common climate change myths, focusing on a comprehensive understanding of the conference's implications and strategies. Join us as we navigate through the complexities of global climate policies and their real-world impacts, offering our listeners a unique viewpoint that goes beyond conventional climate change alarmism. Whether you're a climate enthusiast, a policy expert, or just someone curious about the different facets of climate change discourse, this episode promises to provide a fresh
06/12/2023 • 1 hour 16 minutes 20 seconds
WHO To Declare Climate Emergency? - In The Tank #425
The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, Justin Haskins, and Chris Talgo present episode 425 of the In The Tank Podcast. With the global climate conference, COP28, starting this week, global warming rhetoric is being ramped up into high gear. Last week, over 200 medical journals called on the World Health Organization to declare an "immediate emergency" on the topic of climate change. Factor this rhetoric into the growing calls for the censorship of misinformation and you have yourself the recipe for overt authoritarianism.PRIMARY TOPIC - MEDICAL JOURNALS CALL ON WHO TO DECLARE CLIMATE EMERGENCYReuters - COP28 summit: Future of fossil fuels center stage at climate talkshttps://www.reuters.com/business/environment/world-reckon-with-future-fossil-fuels-cop28-climate-summit-2023-11-29/
30/11/2023 • 1 hour 16 minutes 11 seconds
UN Climate Conference Czars: You Need to Eat a Lot Less Meat
The other day, H. Sterling Burnett, director of The Heartland Institute’s Arthur B. Robinson Center on Climate and Environmental Policy, was on the John Steigerwald Show on AM1250 The Answer in Pittsburgh. He was invited on to talk about how the agenda of the United Nations’ annual climate conference — COP28 in Dubai — includes demanding everyone in the world eat less meat. To save the planet, of course.Sterling explains how all livestock in earth accounts for just 4 percent of greenhouse gas emissions, not 30 percent as Biden Climate “Czar” John Kerry claims. In fact, Sterling and Steigerwald talk about many of the dystopian proposals coming out of the UN Climate Regime. The climate elite enjoy a “high carbon lifestyle” — including flying thousands of private jets to oil-rich Dubai — while demanding the rest of us live poorer and more-miserable lives. But there is good news: People around the world are starting to throw their climate alarmist leaders out of power. More of th
29/11/2023 • 16 minutes 32 seconds
Alarmists Continue to Hurt the Environment
Back in 2010, Fracking wasn’t as prevalent as today. More, climate alarmists were pushing hard to prevent it from ever taking off. A decade later, fracking didn’t have the dire consequences that alarmists claimed it would have.H. Sterling Burnett joins the Steve Gruber show to discuss the disproportionate response failed documentaries like Gasland get when compared to the very real threat the Right Atlantic Whale is facing due to offshore wind. Since sonar testing for offshore wind has begun, the Right whale has consistently shown up dead with no official explanation in sight.
28/11/2023 • 7 minutes 36 seconds
Is EU Climate Madness and the Netherlands' War on Farmers Coming to America?
Europe is much farther down the climate alarm rabbit hole than the United States is. Specifically, the Netherlands climate goals have come increasingly at the expense of farmers. The policies have ended generations of family farms in one of Europe's most vital breadbasket countries in the name of reducing CO2 and nitrogen emissions to meet EU climate goals. Could it happen in the U.S.? Yes, if we don't carefully rein in Marxism in our schools and growing bureaucracies.
27/11/2023 • 41 minutes 35 seconds
Shipwrecked: A True Civil War Story of Mutinies, Jailbreaks, Blockade-Running, and the Slave Trade (Guest: Jonathan W. White)
Heartland’s Tim Benson is once again joined by Jonathan W. White, professor of American Studies at Christopher Newport University and winner of the 2023 Gilder Lehrman Lincoln Prize, to discuss his book, Shipwrecked: A True Civil War Story of Mutinies, Jailbreaks, Blockade-Running, and the Slave Trade. They chat about Appleton Oaksmith, sea captain and probable slave trader, and how his life intersected with some of the most important moments, movements, and individuals of the mid-19th century. They also discuss the extraordinary lengths the Lincoln Administration went to destroy the illegal trans-Atlantic slave trade. Get the book here: https://rowman.com/ISBN/9781538175019/Shipwrecked-A-True-Civil-War-Story-of-Mutinies-Jailbreaks-Blockade-Running-and-the-Slave-Trade Show Notes
21/11/2023 • 1 hour 24 minutes 3 seconds
The Truth About Electric Vehicles and a High Carbon Lifestyle (Guest: The Hon. Jason Isaac)
Electric vehicles cost much more than most people realize, with many costs borne by taxpayers and ratepayers hidden from public view. The true cost can be almost double the sticker prices when subsidies for electric charging and fuel economy credits are included. Despite this, they don't sell or function well. It's time to reembrace a high carbon lifestyle, says the Hon. Jason Isaac, the CEO of the American Energy Institute.
20/11/2023 • 31 minutes 1 second
National Climate Report #5: The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly
This week on "Climate Change Roundtable," host Anthony Watts and panelist H. Sterling Burnett will delve into the big report issued by the Biden Administration - NCA5, or the National Climate Assessment #5. The media went ballistic over this report, with CNN claiming, "No place in the US is safe from the climate crisis, but a new report shows where it's most severe." Similar claims were echoed by other media outlets, yet when you scrutinize the data, these claims are unsupported.Joining us will be James Taylor, president of The Heartland Institute and an expert in policy analysis, as we dissect this lunacy.Tune into "Climate Change Roundtable #88." We'll be discussing National Climate Report #5, addressing The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly. Additionally, we'll cover the week's craziest climate news and answer your questions."Climate Change Roundtable" goes live every Friday at 12 PM CT/1 PM ET. Join the live show and submit your questions for our panelists. To ens
17/11/2023 • 1 hour 6 minutes 34 seconds
U.S. Cities Becoming A Dystopian Hellscape - In The Tank #424
The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, and Chris Talgo present episode 424 of the In The Tank Podcast. With world leaders descending on San Francisco, city officials have taken care to clean up the streets, hiding from the world the poverty, grime, and homelessness. Critics have mocked California Governor Gavin Newsom for taking this action only when the eyes of the world are upon him. This situation highlights a larger issue in our country. Our cities seem to be devolving into dystopian hellscapes, overrun by crime and general lawlessness. What is causing this and what can be done to fix it?PRIMARY TOPIC - ARE AMERICAN CITIES DESCENDING INTO A DYSTOPIAN HELLSCAPE? American Thinker - Misguided environmentalists have made our cities filthyhttps://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2023/11/misguided_e
16/11/2023 • 1 hour 16 minutes 10 seconds
The Domino Effect of Medicare Hospital Reimbursements on Soaring Health Costs
For years, Medicare has paid hospitals and their affiliates more for services than it has to others. The reasons are complex, but this policy significantly incentivizes hospitals to absorb independent practices, creating “monopolies” that reduce competition and increase prices for everyone. Dr. Richard Kube, M.D., founder and CEO of the Prairie Spine and Pain Institute—an independent practice in Illinois—experiences first-hand how this policy and other top-down government regulations work against patients. Kube, an advocate for “site-neutral” payment, recently discussed this topic in Newsweek. “Site-neutral payment would end the unfair policies promoting consolidation and encouraging higher prices,” Kube writes. “Such proposals have bipartisan support in Congress. Several congressional committees are currently debating a health reform package, including provisions to establish site neutrality under limited circumstances. This would be an essential first step, one that
16/11/2023 • 30 minutes 59 seconds
The Urban Heat Island Effect - Dramatic New Findings With Dr. Roy Spencer
This week on "Climate Change Roundtable," host Anthony Watts and panelists Linnea Lueken and H. Sterling Burnett will discuss the the big white elephant in the climate room: urban heat islands (UHI), a significant but often overlooked topic in climate science. This phenomenon has been known for decades, yet climate advocates often dismiss it as either insignificant or claim to adjust for it when, in reality, they do not.Joining us will be Dr. Roy Spencer from the University of Alabama in Huntsville. He will talk about his new UHI dataset, which not only demonstrates the strong effect in the United States but also in other parts of the world. He has discovered some remarkable findings that we'll illustrate with maps.Tune in to Climate Change Roundtable #87 for a discussion on URBAN HEAT ISLAND EFFECT – Dramatic New Findings! We'll also cover the week's crazy climate news and take your questions."Climate Change Roundtable" is live every Friday at 12 PM CT/1 PM ET.
14/11/2023 • 1 hour 2 minutes 21 seconds
How the Green Agenda Hurts the Poor
The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, deputy director of our Socialism Research Center, was recently a guest on the Shaun Thompson Show on AM560 The Answer in Chicago. Donald was invited on to talk about how the "green agenda" hurts the poor the most, how basic economics of solar and wind power just don't add up, and how the push for EVs are doing little for the American worker, but greatly benefitting the Communist Chinese, DEI initiatives, and a lot more.Donald is becoming a bit of a regular on Shaun's hard-hitting and popular radio show -- especially when he wants to talk about socialism, ESG, or the senseless climate and energy policy under the Biden administration.It's a fun interview. Have a listen.Check out the episode on video: https://fb.watch/oibYP09VSs/
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13/11/2023 • 19 minutes 50 seconds
21st Century Fascism, Controlling Speech and Society - In The Tank #423
The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, Justin Haskins, and Chris Talgo present episode 423 of the In The Tank Podcast. The 21st-Century form of collectivism is one that melds the powers of private corporations and organizations with the force of government. This collusion, brought to light by the 2022 book The Great Reset, is threatening the very freedoms we hold dear as Americans. A new report was just released showing the extent at which this partnership went to stifle speech on topics ranging from Covid-19 to the 2020 elections. Also, emerging technologies are going to supercharge the power of this deadly alliance. And lastly, the ITT will break an exclusive bombshell report about RFK Jr.PRIMARY TOPIC - 21st CENTURY FASCISM, CONTROLLING SPEECH AND SOCIETY Real Clear Investigations - Documents Shed New Light on Feds' Collusion with Private Actors to Police Speech on Social Media<a href="https://www.realcle
11/11/2023 • 1 hour 11 minutes 30 seconds
Four-Year-Old Child Trapped in Hospital Getting Against Parents' Will (Guest: Hope Schacter, Mother)
For almost 4 weeks, four-year-old Autumn Schall has been virtually trapped at Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital, in Palo Alto, CA against the will of her parents. Today, mother Hope Schacter joins the program to discuss Autumn’s situation. Autumn was admitted to the teaching hospital for an e-coli infection but within days, she became critically ill, receiving care in the ICU, being given intravenously a cocktail of risky drugs, and eventually put on a ventilator. When the parents questioned the treatment, the hospital reported them to Child Protective Services. They are working with advocates and a lawyer to have her moved to another hospital where their daughter won’t be viewed as a “case study,” and the family is treated like an ally not an adversary. Autumn was referred to Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital for a diagnostic work to examine her bowel after a week-long case of diarrhea. Her bowel was normal, but the hospital diagnosed an e-coli condit
09/11/2023 • 26 minutes 41 seconds
Debunking Persistent Myths About Hydraulic Fracturing
The other day, Heartland Institute Research Fellow for Environment and Energy Policy Linnea Lueken was a guest on the Ron Arquette Show on KRNS radio in Salt Lake City, Utah. She was invited on to talk about a new paper she wrote with Heartland's Tim Benson titled "Debunking Four Persistent Myths About Hydraulic Fracturing." As Linnea explains, "fracking," as it's commonly called, is the process of extracting natural gas and oil from several miles deep beneath the surface of the Earth. This revolutionary technique -- combined with horizontal drilling -- has made America a global energy leader again and created thousands of good-paying jobs. But opponents of fracking peddle myths about damage the process does to drinking water, causing air pollution, health problems, and even earthquakes.Heartland was happy to be able to bust these myths on Rod Arquette's show. Have a listen to this brief interview and learn more.Read the paper by Linnea Lueken and Tim Benson here: <a h
08/11/2023 • 10 minutes 40 seconds
Removing Medicaid Loopholes to Improve Long-Term Health Care
Stephen Moses, one of the leading experts on long-term care in the U.S., says the nation can dramatically improve the quality of our health care system if we could get rid of the loopholes that allow nearly everyone to qualify for Medicaid coverage. The current system encourages few people save for long-term care because it is widely accepted that the government will pick up the tab. While this may be true, government control limits innovation and leads to worsening health outcomes. Moses, and the Paragon Institute released their latest report on the problems with long term care in the U.S., called Long-Term Care: The Solution. In October 2022, Moses and Paragon outlined the problems in Long-Term Care: The Problem. People prefer to live out their final years in
07/11/2023 • 34 minutes 46 seconds
The Coming Collapse of Green Energy (and why EVs will never catch on) – In the Tank #422
The Heartland Institute’s Jim Lakely, Chris Talgo, Linnea Lueken, and special guest Jason Isaac of the Texas Public Policy Foundation present episode 422 of The In the Tank podcast. The Biden administration is continuing to mandate the electrification of everything while at the same time pulling offline the reliable and affordable power generation and transmission that would make it remotely possible. And this is a global delusion, not just a growing problem in the United States. Energy prices are skyrocketing and the “green energy” industry is now demanding even more government handouts – and permission to hike prices even more – to keep the scam going. But are we seeing signs that a rapid collapse of the scam is near?Investments in “alternative energy” companies took off in 2020, but all those gains are now gone. General Electric announced that it will post $1 billion in losses in its wind division. The S&P Global Clean Energy Index is down more than 30 percent this yea
06/11/2023 • 1 hour 10 minutes 3 seconds
COPs and Robbers: Follow the Money
This week on "Climate Change Roundtable," our trio of host Anthony Watts and panelists Linnea Lueken and H. Sterling Burnett turn their attention to the COP28 Climate Conference set to commence in Dubai on November 30th.To shed further insight into the conference is Craig Rucker from CFACT, who is set to attend COP28. Rucker will share his expectations of the conference, highlight the special interests at play, and predict how the event will unfold.In Episode #86, "COPs and Robbers," we'll take a critical look at these international gatherings, examining who benefits from them and exploring the broader implications for global climate policy. And unless you're a politically connected global elite, don't expect to benefit.Additionally, we'll touch on the latest and craziest climate news of the week.
03/11/2023 • 1 hour 6 minutes 24 seconds
The Folly of Electric Vehicles: Heartland's Jim Lakely on the Cut Jib Newsletter Podcast
The other day Heartland Institute Vice President Jim Lakely (that's me) was a guest on the Cut Jib Newsletter Podcast, part of the excellent and must-read Ace of Spades blog. I was invited on by hosts JJ Sefton and CBD, bloggers at the site, to talk about the folly of electric vehicles. It's a favorite subject of mine, and also of another great blogger at Ace of Spades, Buck Throckmorton.I was on for about an hour, but this is the first 20 minutes or so of our conversation. Perhaps we'll post more of this conversation at a later date. But for now, enjoy.The full original episode of the Cut Jib Newsletter Podcast is here:https://cutjibnewsletter.com/podcast/cutjibnewsletter-speaks-season-5-episode-7/Check out the Ace of Spades blog:http://www.ace.mu.nu/Creators & Guests
01/11/2023 • 22 minutes 35 seconds
Private Choices & Public Hypocrisy: The Teachers Union President Controversy
The executive president of one of the nation’s largest teachers unions is under fire for the revelation that her eldest son attends a private school. Teachers unions universally oppose school choice programs that include private schools, and in doing so they deny education opportunities to children whose parents cannot afford to pay for them to leave the deteriorating public schools. This is an especially troubling problem in nearly all the nation’s big cities, where the public schools are plagued by poor student achievement, disorderly behavior in classrooms and other facilities, disastrous teaching methods based on ridiculous fads, and politicized curricula. Denisha Allen, a senior fellow at the American Federation for Children and founder of Black Minds Matter, joins School Reform News to discuss this problem.
31/10/2023 • 40 minutes 58 seconds
Debunking Way-out Climate Alarmism Videos
This week on Climate Change Roundtable, host Anthony Watts and panelists Linnea Lueken and H. Sterling Burnett debunk a video taking the corporate position on climate change. The video, titled “Climate Change” from the Sci Show channel on YouTube features the host on screen alternating between ill-informed science takes and ad hominem attacks.Join us on Climate Change Roundtable while we dismantle the video thoroughly. We’ll also have time for this week’s crazy climate news of the week.Climate Change Roundtable is live every Friday at 12pm CT. Make sure to join the live show and leave your questions for our panelists. And if you want to be sure your question is answered, leave your question as a super chat and we’ll guarantee we will cover your question.
27/10/2023 • 1 hour 6 minutes 43 seconds
Media Lies & a Fracturing Society - In The Tank #421
The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, Justin Haskins, and Chris Talgo present episode 421 of the In The Tank Podcast. The New York Times' recent admission that they "relied too heavily on claims by Hamas" in regards to the Gaza hospital bombing is telling. It further reveals how broken our media system is. Worse, however, is the effect our media is having on social cohesion, leading to a fragmentation of society. This is contributing to a reality where the left and right are living in increasingly distant universes where common ground is exceedingly hard to find. What does this mean for our country and are there any solutions to the problem?PRIMARY TOPIC – Media Lies and a Fracturing Society Townhall - Americans’ Trust in Mass Media Sinks to Record Lowhttps://townhall.com/columnists/chr
26/10/2023 • 1 hour 20 minutes 45 seconds
The Last Campaign: Sherman, Geronimo and the War for America (Guest: H.W. Brands)
Heartland’s Tim Benson is once again joined by H.W. Brands, Dickson Allen Anderson Centennial Professor of History at the University of Texas at Austin, to discuss his book, The Last Campaign: Sherman, Geronimo and the War for America. They chat about what made both Sherman and Geronimo keen strategists and bold soldiers and how, over the course of the 1870s and 1880s, these two war chiefs would confront each other in the final battle for what the American West would be.Get the book here: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/677161/the-last-campaign-by-h-w-brands/Show Notes:The Economist: “’The Last Campaign’ chronicles the final American frontier wars”https://www.economist.com/culture/2022/11/
23/10/2023 • 1 hour 21 minutes 37 seconds
Hottest Summer Ever? NOT!
On Climate Change Roundtable, we take a stand against selective information portrayal, examining the contexts often omitted in mainstream climate discussions. This week, we’re covering the go-to media hottest ever narrative parroted after every summer. And, we'll have special guest Marc Morano on to discuss Mann's court appearance in the decade old Mann vs Steyn case this week.The media has been quick to dub this the 'hottest summer on record', but what does that truly mean in the vast timeline of Earth's climatic history? The referenced record composes the last 150 years, a misleading statement outright. And during this time, Earth is recovering from the Little Ice Age, further skewing the data. When you look at the Earth’s entire history, temperatures are well within norms. We discuss issues with the temperature record, misleading language, and highlight objective data.An Unexpected Ally in Michael Mann When figures like Michael Mann, known for the hockey stick chart
21/10/2023 • 1 hour 6 minutes 4 seconds
Who Is Best Equipped to Fight The Great Reset? - In The Tank #420
The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, Justin Haskins, and Chris Talgo present episode 420 of the In The Tank Podcast. ESG is the backbone of The Great Reset. And while we have made significant progress in the fight against ESG, it still remains an existential threat to liberty and free markets. With the presidential primaries approaching, The Socialism Research Center team produced a report card grading the candidates on their positions against ESG. The ITT crew discusses this report and talks about which candidate is best equipped to fight the Great Reset.PRIMARY TOPIC – WHO IS BEST EQUIPPED TO FIGHT THE GREAT RESET? Heartland Institute – Anti-ESG Report Card: 2024 Presidential Candidateshttps://heartland.org/publications/anti-esg-report-card-2024-presidential-candidates/ Politico - Tre
19/10/2023 • 1 hour 17 minutes 34 seconds
Woke Lawsuits Target Affordable Healthcare (Guest: Hal Frampton)
Join us as Hal Frampton, senior counsel at Alliance Defending Freedom, delves into a pivotal legal case in Michigan's Sixth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. He's representing Christian Healthcare Centers (CHC) and Sacred Heart Academy as they navigate the expanded civil rights protections in Michigan, which now encompass "gender" and "sexual preference." Both institutions could potentially be compelled to hire individuals who don't align with their religious principles. Established in 2018, the Grand Rapids-based Christian Healthcare Centers offers a unique, direct-pay primary care model that also caters to patients' spiritual well-being. While they serve all patients irrespective of sexual preference an
18/10/2023 • 12 minutes 20 seconds
Anti-ESG Report Card for Presidential Candidates
The other day, Donald Kendal, Deputy Director of The Heartland Institute's Center on Socialism Research, was on the Shaun Thompson Show on AM 560 The Answer in Chicago. Donny was on the program to talk about Heartland's new "Anti-ESG Report Card," which gives a letter grade to every presidential candidate -- including Joe Biden and Robert F. Kennedy Jr. -- on how strongly they are opposed to imposing Environment, Social, and Governance standards in government and on private corporations. Joe Biden, as you might expect, earned an F. But what about the Republican contenders? What grade did they earn? Listen to find out, and visit Heartland.org/ESG to read the whole report for yourself.This is a fun and interesting interview. Have a listen.See the report card at this link: https://heartland.org/publications/anti-esg-report-card-2024-presidential-candidates/
17/10/2023 • 22 minutes 35 seconds
This New Film Challenges the Climate Orthodoxy
Newsmax will soon air a prime time documentary titled "A Climate Conversation," produced with the help of The Heartland Institute. Scheduled for Sunday, October 15th at 8 PM Central Time, this documentary cuts through the alarmist rhetoric and propaganda to address straightforward scientific questions. The film serves as a vital tool for reaching individuals who are skeptical of the climate alarmist narrative but have not yet heard the counter argument. While it is persuasive, it remains neither confrontational nor exaggerated. The data is enough.Narrated by Colorado radio personality Kim Monson, the documentary adopts a balanced and scientific approach challenging the man-made climate change and its perceived implications for life on Earth. Within, viewers will recognize familiar faces, as well as long-time Heartland advisers and collaborators.In episode 83 of "Climate Change Roundtable," we will review the film with the producers and narrator. Our regular panel, cons
16/10/2023 • 56 minutes 4 seconds
Civilization vs Savagery — In the Tank Podcast #419
The unfathomable evil of Hamas’ attack on Israel last week was a reminder that the eternal human struggle between civilization and savagery never ends. This is going to be a tough podcast to get through, but it is important to not look away from the hate and the horrors inflicted by the enemies of civilization. Some say this barbarous act changes the Middle East forever. Maybe. But what does the fight in Israel say about the future of global liberty, which we’ve always assumed would remain ascendant forever? And what are we to make of the overtly pro-Hamas sentiment found in American streets, the halls of Congress, the heights of academia, and other redoubts of the ruling class?
12/10/2023 • 1 hour 14 minutes 39 seconds
Global Food Production vs. "Climate Catastrophe"
This week we look at agriculture, which seems to be constantly under attack as either being a contributor to climate change, or will suffer from predicted climate change catastrophic effects.But, the reality is far different. Despite a modest warming over the past century, agricultural yields continue to grow, setting several new record highs in the past decade. Further, despite media claims of effects from drought and heatwaves, crops continue to flourish.
06/10/2023 • 1 hour 7 minutes 19 seconds
What Will it Take to Destroy the Climate Narrative? - In The Tank #418
The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, Chris Talgo are joined by Linnea Lueken for episode 418 of the In The Tank Podcast. It seems like every day there is a new story that blows a hole in the climate narrative - a new study showing the impracticality of a 100% renewable grid, or an electric vehicle battery plant that requires coal power to function. We are told constantly by the media, politicians, and now even the Pope that we must change our lifestyle in an effort to combat climate change. Yet, most people don't care. These facts leave the ITT crew wondering: What would it take to finally destroy the climate narrative?OPENING CHIT CHAT AP News - Kevin McCarthy is out as speaker of the House. Here’s what’s nexthttps://apnews.com/article/mccarthy-gaetz-speaker-motion-to-vacate-congress-3542
05/10/2023 • 1 hour 18 minutes 46 seconds
Was Obamacare Designed to Fail?
Is it possible that Obamacare was intentionally set up to falter, leading frustrated Americans to implore the federal government to assume control of health care? Devon Herrick posits this theory, having recently explored the topic on the Goodman Health Blog. He highlights that without the crutch of subsidies, Obamacare is destined to collapse — a prediction echoed by many during the 2009-2010 debates surrounding the inception of the Affordable Care Act.Herrick delves into various topics, including the expansion of Medicaid, and the concept of Medicare for All — or as he terms it, “Medicaid for All.” Since the enactment of the ACA, 21 states have contemplated bills advocating for single-payer systems. However, the majority of these proposals were thwarted due to their exorbitant costs. For instance, Vermont terminated its program, while California’s initiative never came to fruition. Colorado’s electorate decisively rejected a similar proposition. Currently, Michigan is weigh
03/10/2023 • 26 minutes 1 second
Green Breakdown: The Coming Renewable Energy Failure
Think wind, solar, and batteries can replace the hydrocarbon fuels that power our modern industrialized society? Green Breakdown shows why the Net Zero agenda―a forced transition to renewable energy―is costly, dangerous, and destined for failure. Using science, economics, and in-depth analysis, author Steve Goreham exposes the weaknesses in the planned green energy transition and predicts a coming renewable energy failure.Join our host, Anthony Watts, and weekly panelists, Dr. Sterling Burnett and Linnea Lueken, and author Steve Goreham as we look at the pitfalls.
29/09/2023 • 54 minutes 53 seconds
What Happens If Trump Wins? - In The Tank #417
The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, Justin Haskins, Chris Talgo are joined by Samantha Fillmore for episode 417 of the In The Tank Podcast. A recent ABC/Washington Post poll shows Donald Trump holding a nine point lead over President Biden if the general election were held today. What would happen if he wins in November of 2024? How would the media react? How would the government react? Would Trump be barred from claiming office? The ITT crew gets deep in to speculation territory.OPENING CHIT CHAT – WEDNESDAY’S DEBATE CNN - Stage set for second GOP debate. Here’s who’s on ithttps://www.cnn.com/2023/09/25/politics/second-republican-debate-line-up/index.html SPECIAL SEGMENT – COLORADO TABOR Center Square - Proposition HH is wolf in sheep’s clothing fo
28/09/2023 • 1 hour 27 minutes 43 seconds
The Miseducation of Science Teachers
Recently a prominent science educator, Stanford's Jonathan Osborne, opined that the goal of science is consensus. Science is a process whose goal is the discovery of knowledge, a process which often overturn's consensus. Recently a prominent science educator, Stanford's Jonathan Osborne, opined that the goal of science is consensus. Science is a process whose purpose is the pursuit of knowledge, a process which often overturns consensus. Osborne’s statements dismiss the scientific method, and critical thinking as a whole. This view of science would leave us in towards a dark age, with progress suddenly slowing to a halt. Osborne's view seems to be that knowledge is socially constructed, not based on evidence and measurements, with scientific discovery being reduced to the counting of hands.
26/09/2023 • 32 minutes 53 seconds
Marching Toward a Technological Tyranny - In The Tank #416
The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, and Chris Talgo are joined by author Michael Ashley for episode 416 of the In The Tank Podcast. Michael Ashley, author of the new book Neuromined: Triumphing Over Technological Tyranny, joins ITT to talk about the potential future we seem to be headed toward. What does liberty look like in a world of AI, data collection, social credit scores, self-driving cars, CBDCs, and other developing technologies?OPENING CHIT CHAT - WOULD YOU VOLUNTEER? Daily Star - Elon Musk's Neuralink looking for people to trial its brain-computer chiphttps://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/weird-news/elon-musks-neuralink-looking-people-30983996 PRIMARY TOPIC - MARCHING TOWARD A TECHNOLOGICAL TYRANNY Neuromined: Triumphing Over Technological
21/09/2023 • 1 hour 18 minutes 34 seconds
Obamacare’s Dirty Little Secret (Guest: John C. Goodman, Ph.D.)
Hidden within the intricacies of Obamacare lies an unsettling truth that many are unaware of. Dive deep with us as we uncover how this renowned health care reform might not be the safety net for the genuinely ill as it's often portrayed. Join Host AnneMarie Schieber and guest John C. Goodman, Ph.D., co-publisher of Health Care News and founder of the Goodman Institute for Public Policy Research, to learn the layers behind this revelation.Goodman shed light on the problems with Obamacare in his recent article for the Wall Street Journal. He delves into the financial burdens faced by families with severe health challenges who, without an employer plan, turn to Obamacare exchanges. For these families, Obamacare effectively becomes a staggering 182% "tax." Even with insurance subsidies, they face the pitfalls of Obamacare's limited networks. Alarmin
20/09/2023 • 20 minutes 29 seconds
The Lincoln Miracle: Inside the Republican Convention That Changed History (Guest: Edward Achorn)
Heartland’s Tim Benson is joined by Edward Achorn to discuss his book, The Lincoln Miracle: Inside the Republican Convention That Changed History. They chat about what the scene looked like in Chicago at the GOP convention in 1860, Lincoln’s quiet strategy as a dark horse and the team that maneuvered him to the nomination, and the broader political landscape in America that fateful year. Get the book here: https://groveatlantic.com/book/the-lincoln-miracle/Show Notes:The Epoch Times: Anita L. Sherman – “Book Review: ‘The Lincoln Miracle: Inside the Republican Convention That Changed History’” https://www.theepochtimes.com/bright/book-review-the-lincoln-miracle-inside-the-republican-convention-tha
20/09/2023 • 1 hour 6 minutes 12 seconds
CCP’s Infiltration into U.S. Institutions
The Chinese Communist Party is waging a multi-pronged war on America, at least in terms of winning our hearts and minds. The CCP is influencing the curriculum from elementary schools through graduate programs. The CCP is supportive of radical groups such as Black Lives Matter and Antifa. CCP operatives have gained extremely close access to Democrat office holders such as Congressman Eric Swalwell and Senator Diane Feinstein.
18/09/2023 • 41 minutes 56 seconds
How Cancer Exposes Obamacare’s Flaws (Guest: Robert Fioretti)
On this episode of "Health Care News," former Chicago and Illinois politician Robert "Bob" Fioretti shares his experience as a cancer survivor and highlights the challenges he faced navigating the healthcare system, even with "Cadillac" health care coverage. Fioretti discusses his cancer diagnosis and how he was never formally informed of it. He also shares the difficulties he faced in making treatment decisions and how rising costs impacted his mental health. His book, My Cancer Journey, documents his experiences and offers insights into how the healthcare system could be improved, including the use of "center of excellence" insurance plans tailored for cancer care. To stay in the know, follow Robert Fioretti's on Twitter.
15/09/2023 • 26 minutes 27 seconds
The Failure of Peer Review in Climate Science
This episode of Climate Change Roundtable titled, "The failure of peer review: Climate is Beholden to Bullying and Bad Decisions" delves into the shadowy and competitive world of climate journal publications.In this episode, our host, Anthony Watts, and weekly panelists, Dr. Sterling Burnett and Linnea Lueken, will delve into the not-so-scientific ways that science gets published (or retracted) that have come to light in the past two weeks.We’ll discuss Dr. Robert T. Brown’s stunning admission that he held back certain data and analysis in order to ensure his climate paper got published by Nature. We’ll also look at the “climategate gang” and how they have bullied another journal to retract a paper they don’t like, which had already passed peer review. Now, new evidence has emerged of even more bullying.
15/09/2023 • 1 hour 4 minutes 11 seconds
Biden Impeachment Incoming? - In The Tank #415
The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, and Chris Talgo present episode 415 of the In The Tank Podcast. There has been a steady stream of stories coming out over the past several months relating to potential corruption involving President Biden and his son Hunter. It appears as though we might be reaching a tipping point as House Speaker Kevin McCarthy opened an impeachment inquiry into President Biden. How likely is this to go anywhere? Will this dredge out even more information? Will this have an impact on the election? The ITT crew discusses these topics and more.OPENING CHIT CHAT - SOCIALISM 2023 CONFERENCEWashington Stand - ‘Public Education Needs to be a Site of Socialist Organizing’: ALA Presidenthttps://washingtonstand.com/news/public-education-needs-to-be-a-site-of-socialist-organi
14/09/2023 • 1 hour 23 minutes 11 seconds
Personalized Care Act Could Open the Door for Direct Care
Direct primary care (DPC) gets rave reviews from patients and doctors. So why aren’t more people gravitating to this affordable, no-hassle care that provides care outside that of the health insurance maze? Dr. Lee Gross, a direct primary care physician in southwest Florida, discusses how the Personalized Care Act can open the market for more choice, including better access to DPC. Dr. Gross describes how small business were the ones who encouraged him into opening a DPC practice for their employees, and he has not looked back. The Personalized Care Act, reintroduced in Congress by Rep. Chip Roy (R-TX), and the U.S. Senate by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) will address one of the biggest obstacles to DPC: freedom. The government restricts health savings accounts to high deductible health insurance plans, which removes options for people who don’t have employer health car
13/09/2023 • 19 minutes 45 seconds
State of the Schools: Unpacking Donald P. Nielsen's Roadmap for Educational Transformation
In this edition of the Heartland Daily Podcast, Tim Benson talks to successful entrepreneur and Senior Fellow at the Discovery Institute Donald P. Nielsen about the updated version of his book Every School: One Citizen’s Guide to Transforming Education. Nielsen draws on his business career and two decades as a school activist to offer innovative solutions to the educational challenges facing our public school system. He argues that lasting change in American public education will only come at the state level, through state legislative action that empowers school administrators to make choices in the interests of their students.Get the book here: https://www.discovery.org/store/product/every-school-2019/
07/09/2023 • 1 hour 9 minutes 4 seconds
COVID Strikes Back - In The Tank #414
The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, and Chris Talgo present episode 414 of the In The Tank Podcast. It appears more and more that we are venturing into a new era of COVID restrictions. President Biden stated his intention to seek additional funding to develop a new COVID vaccine. Fauci was recently on CNN promoting masking up. And more schools and venues are imposing COVID mandates. Also, there are many signs the government is willing to use new tools and strategies to enforce harsher COVID lockdowns. The ITT crew discusses these topics and more.OPENING CHIT CHAT – ADMISSION: NARRATIVE OVER CLIMATE SCIENCE The Free Press - I Left Out the Full Truth to Get My Climate Change Paper Publishedhttps://www.thefp.com/p/i-overhyped-climate-change-to-get-published PRIMARY TOPIC – COVID STRIKES BACK</stron
07/09/2023 • 1 hour 15 minutes 59 seconds
Challenging the Net-Zero Narrative: Steve Goreham on the Perils of Green Energy
This week on Environment & Climate News. Steve Goreham, author of “Green Breakdown,” joins the show. Steve discusses how efforts to fight climate change by going to net-zero carbon dioxide emissions are unnecessary and doomed to fail. The process of transitioning to an energy grid from intermittent renewables will cause further breakdowns of our energy system. Mandates on cars have safety concerns, but more, rob us of our rights. And the energy mandates will leave our homes dark.
06/09/2023 • 27 minutes 17 seconds
Climate Action 'Requires Global Cooperation (China)' - In The Tank #413
The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, Chris Talgo, and Linnea Lueken present episode 413 of the In The Tank Podcast. Climate Czar John Kerry recently discussed the importance of China's cooperation in the fight against climate change. Kerry is not wrong, but how far is the U.S. willing to go in order to keep China happy? Rumors are swirling that China is building a super dam near the border of India, potentially igniting a geopolitical fire between the two countries. Also, what role is BlackRock, the corporate face of climate action, playing in China when it comes to energy production and finance? The ITT crew discusses these topics and more.OPENING CHIT CHAT - CHICAGO MAYOR BLAMES KIA FOR CRIME WAVE Red State - Mayor of Chicago Sues Automakers for Making Cars Too Easy to Steal<a href="https://redstate.com/heartlandinstitute/2023/08/30/mayor-of-chicago-sues-automakers-for-making-cars-too-easy-to-steal-n2163
31/08/2023 • 1 hour 20 minutes 50 seconds
Third Parties: The Silent Movers of American Politics (Guest: Dr. Merrill Mathews, Jr.)
In this special episode of The Heartland Daily Podcast, Sterling Burnett sits down with Dr. Merrill Mathews, Jr., a resident scholar at the Institute for Policy Innovation and a policy advisor to The Heartland Institute. They delve into the often-overlooked but crucial role that third-party candidates have played in shaping American elections. From historical impacts to the upcoming elections, this episode offers a comprehensive look at how third parties can be game-changers in the political landscape. Also, get insights into the Senate race involving Krystin Sinema and what's at stake. Don't miss this enlightening conversation that steps outside the usual climate and environmental topics to explore the intricacies of U.S. politics.🎶Subscribe on iTunes and rate us to help spread the word about free market ideas!🍃 Stay tuned for more episodes and our weekly Climate Change Roundtable livestream. Thank you for listening!
30/08/2023 • 28 minutes 55 seconds
Talking About Our 'Dark Future' on The Schilling Show Unleashed
The other day, Donald Kendal, Research Fellow for the Socialism Research Center at The Heartland Institute, and a contributor to Glenn Beck's latest book, Dark Future: Uncovering the Great Reset's Terrifying Next Phase, was a guest on the Schilling Show Unleashed Podcast. Donald discussed the coming impacts of artificial intelligence technologies on humanity, the dark figures behind the Great Reset, and a spark of hope for the future.Learn more about this topic and how Heartland is fighting back against the rise of socialism at our Socialism Research Center page.https://heartland.org/topics/socialism/
30/08/2023 • 32 minutes 59 seconds
COVID 2023: The Election Variant? - In The Tank #412
The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, Justin Haskins, and Chris Talgo present episode 412 of the In The Tank Podcast. There has been a wave of stories coming out sounding the alarm on yet another dreaded COVID variant. In light of this news, we are already seeing the return of some mask mandates and other restrictions. Additionally, there are supposed TSA whistleblowers claiming we will soon be entering another era of full-fledged COVID prevention policy. How likely is this? Have we not learned anything from our last go-around? What are the political implications of a return to COVID lockdowns? The ITT crew discusses this and more.OPENING CHIT CHAT – DEBATES AND TRUMP The Hill - Trump, Tucker Carlson to release interview as debate begins on Fox Newshttps://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/4166135-trum
24/08/2023 • 1 hour 17 minutes 46 seconds
Is Biden Going to Declare a Climate Emergency?
The other day, H. Sterling Burnett, Ph.D., the director of The Heartland Institute's Arthur B. Robinson Center on Climate and Environmental Policy, was a guest on the Cardle & Woolley program on Talk Radio 1370 AM in Austin, Texas. Sterling was asked to be on to talk about how President Biden "kind of" declared a climate emergency, or at least said as much in a recent interview with The Weather Channel. If an "official" climate emergency is declared, what would that look like? How much power could Biden seize? Burnett explores those questions, and more, on this radio appearance.
24/08/2023 • 15 minutes 18 seconds
Woke Proof Your Life (Guest: Teresa Mull)
Heartland’s Tim Benson is joined by Teresa Mull, assistant editor of the Spectator World, to discuss her book, Woke-Proof Your Life: A Handbook on Escaping Modern, Political Madness and Shielding Yourself and Your Family by Living a More Self-Sufficient, Fulfilling Life. They chat about how what exactly “woke” means, how to avoid “toxic empathy”, and how to cultivate community and grow faith. They also discuss the three tenants to focus on when you feel trapped in a maze of woke culture.Get the book here: https://sophiainstitute.com/product/how-to-woke-proof-your-life/Show Notes:Fox News: Christine Rousselle – “To 'woke-proof' your life, join a church, drop the tech and talk to people, says Pennsylvania writer”<a href="https://www.foxnews.com/lifestyle/woke-proof-life-join-church-drop-tech-talk-people-pennsylvani
23/08/2023 • 1 hour 21 minutes 35 seconds
Biden, Montana, Maui - 'Climate Emergency' Madness Continues With Special Guest Dr. Judith Curry
It has been a crazy week in the climo-sphere. Fires in Maui were blamed on “climate change” by the media, only for them to find out that this wasn’t the case at all!President Joe Biden, after having a disastrous week of optics sitting on the beach while Maui burned, decided to fly there Monday. With the perfect setting for “disaster porn” from the burned city of Lahaina, he may finally declare an “official” global climate emergency next week.The Biden White House loves their optics!Also, a bunch of kids in Montana (well, actually their handlers) filed a climate lawsuit against the state citing the Montana constitution provision for a clean environment. They just won, arguing with exaggerations and cherry-picked data. Special guest, Climatologist Dr. Judith Curry will discuss her role in defending that lawsuit and her observations.
19/08/2023 • 1 hour 1 minute 19 seconds
Climate Emergency Declaration Incoming? - In The Tank #411
The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, Chris Talgo, and Linnea Lueken present episode 411 of the In The Tank Podcast. After the supposed hottest days, weeks, and month ever recorded and the unfolding disaster in Hawaii, many climate activists are lining up to pressure the Biden Administration to declare a "climate emergency." How likely is this declaration? When might it happen? What would it mean for America if such an emergency is declared? Also, the ITT crew takes a look at a new Institute for Energy Research paper that examines the potential of achieving "Net-Zero."OPENING CHIT CHAT – TRUMP INDICTMENTS #4 NYT – Trump Indictment, Part IV: A Spectacle That Has Become Surreally Routinehttps://www.nytimes.com/2023/08/14/us/politics/trump-indictments-georgia-criminal-charges.html
17/08/2023 • 1 hour 17 minutes 21 seconds
Humans to Blame for Hawaii Fires, but Not How You Think
The other day, Heartland's H. Sterling Burnett was a guest on the John Steigerwald Show on AM1250 The Answer in Pittsburgh. Sterling was on at the top of the program to talk about how climate alarmists are blaming the devastating fires in Hawaii on man-made global warming. Sterling explains how humans are the most to blame for the devastation, but not for the reasons being spun by corporate media. Have a listen.
15/08/2023 • 19 minutes 25 seconds
The Peacemaker: Ronald Reagan, the Cold War, and the World on the Brink (Guest: William Inboden)
Heartland’s Tim Benson is joined by William Inboden, executive director of the Clements Center for National Security and associate professor of public policy and history at the LBJ School of Public Affairs, both at the University of Texas at Austin, to discuss his book, The Peacemaker: Ronald Reagan, the Cold War, and the World on the Brink. They chat about how Reagan waged the Cold War while also managing multiple crises around the globe, how and why Reagan remade the four-decade-old policy of containment to challenge the Soviets in an arms race that pushed them toward economic and political collapse, all while extending an olive branch of diplomacy as he sought a peaceful end to the conflict. Get the book here: https://www.penguinrandomhouse.com/books/617503/the-peacemaker-by-william-inboden/Show Notes:City Jou
14/08/2023 • 1 hour 5 minutes 45 seconds
Climate Emergency Declaration? Here Come Climate Lockdowns - Climate Change Roundtable #75
President Joe Biden and the UN are likely to declare an “official” global climate emergency next week. All the signs are there. The chatter, and the behind the scenes maneuvering. The UN’s website now has a climate emergency page. Biden the other day stopped short, but when the new temperature numbers are issued on August 15by NOAA, that may be all the justification Biden needs. The “melting in Antarctica and the supposed subsequent sea level rise” will be another, and Lahaina in Maui burning to the ground will be cited as yet another.If Biden declares a climate emergency, will climate lockdowns follow? History suggests “yes.” In a plausible scenario, we could see gas rationing, restrictions on electricity use, and limits on air travel. Enjoy steaks? Well, you can forget those.But what is the truth about Antarctica ice and Maui fires? Tune in LIVE at noon CT on Friday, August 11 to find out. Host Anthony Watts and Heartland’s H. Sterling Burnett, Linnea Lueken, and Don
11/08/2023 • 1 hour 15 minutes 20 seconds
Bidenomics: Terrific or Terrible!? - In The Tank #410
The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, Justin Haskins, and Chris Talgo episode 410 of the In The Tank Podcast. According to Vice President Kamala Harris, "Bidenomics" is a wild success. And she is not the only one suggesting this. Lately, there has been a rash of articles and rhetoric promoting this narrative. Is this the case? The ITT crew looks under the hood of Bidenomics to see what is really going on.OPENING CHIT CHAT – BIDEN CRIME FAMILY National Review - Biden Family Received Millions from Foreign Oligarchs Who Had Dinners with Then-VP Joe Bidenhttps://www.nationalreview.com/news/biden-family-received-millions-from-foreign-oligarchs-who-had-dinners-with-then-vp-joe-biden/ Fox News - House GOP release bank records on Hunter Biden payments
10/08/2023 • 1 hour 7 minutes 44 seconds
Independent vs Corporate Medicine (Guest: Dr. Hal Scherz)
It's not hard to find someone not complaining about healthcare these days, but it's not because we lack talented health professionals, it's the delivery system. There is an ongoing battle going on in healthcare that many patients might not realize, and that battle is independent practice versus corporate medicine.Dr. Hal Scherz, Fonder of Docs for Patient Care Foundation and a doctor at Georgia Urology, where 24 physicians were ranked "best" by Atlanta Magazine joins Health Care News Podcast to discuss the difference between small independent private practice and large corporate health care.
10/08/2023 • 22 minutes 21 seconds
Climate Lockdowns: The British Change Their Stance
In this episode of Climate Change Roundtable, we head across the pond to the UK to look at the results of a joint poll conducted by YouGov, CAR26, and The Heartland Institute. According to the most recent results, there has been a 20% decrease in the number of Brits who strongly supported the idea of climate lockdowns back in October 2021.Special guest Lois Perry of CAR26 joins todays show to discuss what she observes going on with the climate policies in Britain. Perry founded CAR26 in Oct 2021 as a counter to the net-zero carbon emissions message she saw sweeping the nation. Since founding the organization, Perry has been featured in panel discussions, hosts and appears on weekly TV programs, and gets her message out across printed publications and social media.We’ll also have our usual fun poking holes in the craziest climate news of the week!So, join us for discussion on Climate Change Roundtable. Be part of this robust conversation and engage with us during
05/08/2023 • 1 hour 10 minutes 43 seconds
Trump Indictment & Climate Authoritarianism - In The Tank #409
The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, and Linnea Lueken episode 409 of the In The Tank Podcast. President Donald Trump has been indicted.... again. But this time, he's being indicted for his role in the dreaded and infamous January 6 (2021) riots at the Capitol Building. The ITT crew talks about this new development and what it means for the state of the justice system in America. Also, the climate alarmists are getting desperate. UN's Antonia Guterres declared recently that we are now in the era of "global boiling." What new authoritarian policies with this extreme rhetoric justify?PRIMARY TOPIC #1 – TRUMP INDICTMENT AP News - Trump indicted for efforts to overturn 2020 election and block transfer of powerhttps://apnews.com/article/trump-indicted-jan-6-investigation-special-counsel-debb5
03/08/2023 • 1 hour 23 minutes 38 seconds
If You’re Incapacitated, Will the Hospital Save You? (Guest: Dr. Heidi Klessig)
Starting July 21, the Uniform Law Commission (ULC) will be meeting to consider two options that would expand the legal definition of death. The first option is what currently exists in the Uniform Determination of Death Act and includes loss of total brain function, not just the brain stem. Dr. Heidi Klessig, a retired anesthesiologist and authority on clinical death, explains what the options are and how families and patients can best prepare themselves. The American Academy of Neurology has petitioned the ULC to revise the legal definition of death. Option one uses the word “irreversible,” and Option 2 uses the word “permanent.” Klessig says Option 2 will give hospitals and doctors huge discretion in whether to give or continue life-sustaining treatment. Klessig will discuss cases of patients, such as Zack Dunlap, who survived sustained unresponsi
In her book, Climate Uncertainty and Risk, Dr. Judith Curry describes how the climate science community has been captured by certain points of view concerning society and the desire for consensus, undermining its pursuit of objective facts. Climate change claims are fraught with uncertainty, only to be shrouded in secrecy for those who seek real-world data. The result is a society that bases it’s policy decisions of improper, and often incorrect, scientific assertions, rather than advancing human wellbeing.
29/07/2023 • 32 minutes 12 seconds
The Future of ESG - In The Tank #408
The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Justin Haskins, and Chris Talgo and joined by Competitive Enterprise Institute Research Fellow Stone Washington for episode 408 of the In The Tank Podcast. As "anti-ESG month" wraps up on Capitol Hill, the ITT crew talks about updates on this important topic. Also, they look at the future of ESG, how emerging technology is primed to supercharge ESG, and how it may be weaponized against different industries.OPENING CHIT CHAT – BIDEN/HUNTER DAM BREAKING? NYP - Devon Archer’s testimony proves it: Hunter’s a grifter — and Joe’s a damn liarhttps://nypost.com/2023/07/24/joe-bidens-a-liar-hunters-a-grifter-devon-archer-testimony-proves-it/ NYP - Hunter Biden sold $1.3M in art — and one buyer was a Dem donor ‘friend’ Joe appointed to a prestigious commissi
27/07/2023 • 1 hour 5 minutes 18 seconds
Napoleon at Peace: How to End a Revolution (Guest: William Doyle)
Heartland’s Tim Benson is joined by William Doyle, professor emeritus of history and a senior research fellow at the University of Bristol, to discuss his book, Napoleon at Peace: How to End a Revolution. They chat about how Napoleon ended the French Revolution by winning peace on the battlefield, repairing relations with the Catholic Church, and making himself monarch. This also discuss Bonaparte’s attempts to restore France’s colonial empire. Get the book here: https://press.uchicago.edu/ucp/books/book/distributed/N/bo184798345.htmlShow Notes:The Critic: Ruth Scurr – “The regal rise of le petit caporal”https://thecritic.co.uk/issues/november-2022/the-regal-rise-of-le-petit-caporal/Engelsberg Ideas</e
26/07/2023 • 46 minutes 46 seconds
Hottest Day in 120,000 Years? That's a Joke, Right?
Is a day this July the hottest day in 120,000 years? Of course not. Heartland Institute Senior Fellow Anthony Watts was a guest this week on KTRH Radio, Houston's Morning News with Sharon and Jim to debunk that ridiculous claim. Anthony also talks about how and why alarmists have changed the term "global warming" to "climate change," which means you can blame every bit of extreme weather on human activity. That's also a claim not backed up by science.
25/07/2023 • 7 minutes 5 seconds
Population Control: History Of This Anti-Human Agenda - In The Tank #407
The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, Justin Haskins, and Chris Talgo present episode 407 of the In The Tank Podcast. Kamala Harris' most recent gaff of suggesting the need to "reduce population" inspired the ITT crew to dedicate the entire episode to the legacy of population control. From the Eugenics movement of the 1940s-60s, to China's one child policy of the 80s and 90s, to modern day calls to save the planet, the authoritarian left has a long history of promoting this anti-human agenda.PRIMARY TOPIC - POPULATION CONTROL: AN ANTI-HUMAN AGENDA NYP - Kamala Harris says US must ‘reduce population’ to fight climate change in latest gaffehttps://nypost.com/2023/07/15/kamala-harris-says-us-must-reduce-population-to-fight-climate-change-in-latest-gaffe/ <stron
20/07/2023 • 1 hour 22 minutes 19 seconds
Talking about our "Dark Future" and The Great Reset on the Shaun Thompson Show
The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal was on the Shaun Thompson Show in Chicago to talk about his contributions to the new best-selling book by Glenn Beck and Justin Haskins Dark Future: Uncovering the Great Reset's Terrifying Next Phase. Donald and Shaun talk about what the powerful global elites at the World Economic Forum and the United Nations have planned for society. They don't plan on the people being able to oppose it.Get the book at this link: https://www.amazon.com/Dark-Future-Uncovering-Resets-Terrifying/dp/1637632118/
19/07/2023 • 19 minutes 48 seconds
The Frozen Climate Views of the IPCC (Guest: Andy May)
In its new critical review, the Climate Intelligence Foundation (CLINTEL) found many problems with the IPCC's AR6 report on climate change. The IPCC made numerous false assumptions and flawed assessments, all the while ignoring key facts. The IPCC erred in its comparisons of present data with proxy data for past climate conditions, made flawed assumptions about climate sensitivity and emissions, and unjustifiably assumed nature plays almost no role in climate change. In addition, the IPCC ignored or downplayed the tremendous benefits to human life of present climate change.
18/07/2023 • 34 minutes 51 seconds
Is the Government Changing HIPAA to Block State Law Enforcement?
The Biden administration recently proposed a new rule to change health care privacy protections under the HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act). The rule would limit access to medical records if inquired in the interest of “reproductive health.” The proposed rule has created huge blowback because it is seen as a way to get around state laws regulating abortion and transgender procedures. Twila Brase says the change reveals what a myth HIPAA is in protecting health data and only now in the interest of protecting abortion and child transgender treatments, does it decide to beef up HIPAA. Topics discussed:1. Is the proposed HIPAA rule a tacit admission that privacy under HIPAA is a myth?2. What is the proposed rule? Will it block states from investigating providers who violate their laws?3. What is the “personal representative” as mentioned in Biden’s proposed rule?4. What about protecting minors who flee to other
17/07/2023 • 21 minutes 15 seconds
Big Win for Free Speech, But Will It Last? - In The Tank #406
The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, and Chris Talgo present episode 406 of the In The Tank Podcast. A few different court rulings has put a stop to the government in its role of working with social media companies to "stop misinformation." This has been a topic of the podcast for a while now, and it is great to finally see some progress in limiting the government's ability to censor citizens' speech. Also, the ITT crew starts the show talking about the recent release of Glenn Beck's book Dark Future: Uncovering the Great Reset's Terrifying Next Phase - a book co-authored by ITT regular Justin Haskins.OPENING CHIT CHAT – DARK FUTURE BOOK RELEASE Glenn Beck – Dark Future: Uncovering The Great Reset’s Terrifying Next Phasehttps://www.amazon.com/Dark-Future-Uncovering-Resets-Terrifying/dp/1637632118
13/07/2023 • 1 hour 4 minutes 41 seconds
Did the FDA Sabotage a Non-Addictive Pain Killer? (Guest: Charles L. Hooper)
Did the FDA destroy what could have been a non-addictive pain killer that might have staved off the opioid crisis before it ever stood a chance? Several decades ago, the agency approved the drug Toradol, the first non-addictive pain killer that had pain killing effects of morphine without the addictive potential. However, the FDA set the desired peak dosage, known as the loading dose, far higher than manufacturer Syntex desired. The company reluctantly complied. 97 people prescribed Toradol dies within the first few years as a result. With their drug no longer used in it’s original form, pharmaceutical company Syntex tried to introduce the drug in an oral form. However, the FDA overcompensated for their initial error, restricting dosage to levels not useful for medicinal applications Today’s guest, Charles L. Hooper worked at Syntex when Toradol was coming onto the market as a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug. This was a time of exci
12/07/2023 • 35 minutes 38 seconds
UN Plans 'Climate Power Grab' Over U.S.
This week we learned from Heartland's Justin Haskins that the U.N. is planning to seize global ‘emergency’ powers with Biden’s support.In the article, Haskins makes it clear that a so-called "climate emergency" or "climate crisis" will be one of the possible triggers for this, and with the upcoming El Niño likely to spike global temperatures, irrational panic will likely enable a power grab by the UN.Just this week, when there was supposedly the "hottest day ever" on the planet (it wasn't, even NOAA couldn't confirm it), U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said the latest numbers help prove “that climate change is out of control.”Tune in to the show for a review of this madness.
10/07/2023 • 1 hour 29 seconds
The U.N. Is Planning To Seize Global 'Emergency' Powers - In The Tank #405
The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, Justin Haskins, and Chris Talgo present episode 405 of the In The Tank Podcast. In an effort to strengthen its relevance and consolidate its influence on global affairs, the United Nations (UN) has embarked on a transformative journey with the release of its groundbreaking initiative, "Our Common Agenda." Part of this new "agenda" lays out the new "emergency powers" the organization should have in case of a disruptive global event. The ITT crew takes a good look at the plan and the U.N.'s upcoming "Summit of the Future" conference in 2024."PRIMARY TOPIC – U.N. PLANNING TO SEIZE GLOBAL ‘EMERGENCY’ POWERS?The Federalist - The U.N. Is Planning To Seize Global ‘Emergency’ Powers With Biden’s Support<a href="https://heartland67740.lt.acemlnb.com/Prod/link-tracker?redirectUrl=aHR0cHMlM0ElMkYlMkZ0aGVmZWRlcmFsaXN0LmNvbSUyRjIwMjMlMkYwNyUyRjA0JTJGdGhlLXUtbi1pcy1wbGFubmluZy10b
06/07/2023 • 1 hour 1 minute 8 seconds
Oliver Stone's Film-Flam: The Demagogue of Dealey Plaza (Guest: Fred Litwin)
Heartland’s Tim Benson is joined by Fred Litwin to discuss his book Oliver Stone's Film-Flam: The Demagogue of Dealey Plaza. They chat about what Oliver Stone has been up to on the JFK assassination conspiracy beat since his blockbuster 1991 film. They also chat about how much we should trust the Warren Commission report, what happened with Kennedy’s autopsy, the chain of custody of the bullet found at Parkland Hospital, and how the unsuccessful prosecution of Clay Shaw for Kennedy’s murder by New Orleans DA Jim Garrison was little more than homophobic persecution. Get the book here: https://www.amazon.com/Oliver-Stones-Film-Flam-Demagogue-Dealey/dp/0994863063
05/07/2023 • 1 hour 4 minutes
CLIMATE UNCERTAINTY and RISK: An Interview With Climatologist Dr. Judith Curry
Recently, respected climatologist Dr. Judith Curry published a new book, "Climate Uncertainty and Risk: Rethinking Our Response." This book helps us rethink the climate change problem, the risks we are facing, and how we can respond to these challenges. Understanding the deep uncertainty surrounding the climate change problem helps us to better assess what the proper course of action our society should take. This book shows how uncertainty and disagreement can be part of the decision-making process. It provides a road map for formulating pragmatic solutions.Tune in to the show for a review by the Dr. Curry herself. We'll also take a look at some of the silliest climate news of the week!
03/07/2023 • 1 hour 17 minutes 9 seconds
On a Knife Edge: How Germany Lost the First World War (Guest: Holger Afflerbach)
Heartland’s Tim Benson is joined by Holger Afflerbach, Professor of Modern European History at the University of Leeds, to discuss his book, On a Knife Edge: How Germany Lost the First World War. They chat about how Sly changed the face of black music, the impact and influence his music had on his peers, and the symbolism of the interracial and intergender Family Stone. They also discuss Sly’s prolific drug use and increasing paranoia and how everything came crashing down.Get the book here: https://press.princeton.edu/books/hardcover/9780691165400/kennanShow Notes:The Critic: Ruth Scurr – “The regal rise of le petit caporal”https://thecritic.co.uk/issues/november-2022/the-regal-rise-of-le-petit-caporal/Engelsb
29/06/2023 • 1 hour 27 minutes 27 seconds
BlackRock's Stealthy Global Ambitions - In The Tank #404
The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, Justin Haskins, and Chris Talgo present episode 404 of the In The Tank Podcast. BlackRock has been in the news a lot recently. CEO Larry Fink says he is going to stop using the term "ESG." BlackRock is setting itself up to be an intermediary to help "rebuild" the Ukrainian economy. Also, James O'Keefe recently exposed an employee of BlackRock saying some really frightening things. The ITT crew discusses these stories and more.PRIMARY TOPIC – BLACKROCK’S STEALTHY GLOBAL AMBITIONS Reuters - BlackRock's Fink says he's stopped using 'weaponised' term ESGhttps://www.reuters.com/business/environment/blackrocks-fink-says-hes-stopped-using-weaponised-term-esg-2023-06-26/ The Hill - A lawsuit waiting to happen: ESG violates fiduc
29/06/2023 • 1 hour 17 minutes 59 seconds
Killing “Certificate of Need” Laws (Guest: Marcello Hochman, M.D.)
This episode of Health Care News focuses on the recent repeal of the Certificate of Need and financial credentialing in the healthcare industry by Governor Henry McMaster on May 17. Dr. Marcello Hochman, a surgeon in Charleston and president of the organization "IndeDoc," has been advocating for healthcare market reforms since 2019. In an interview, Hochman explains the process of passing the bill and how it will enhance competition in the healthcare market, ultimately leading to reduced prices.The discussion covers various topics such as: 1. The
26/06/2023 • 26 minutes 2 seconds
Sticking It to the Mann - A Pushback on Climate "Scientist" Dr. Michael Mann
Recently, hockey stick creator Dr. Michael Mann went on CBC to try linking wildfires and climate change, and the result was laughable. We'll give Mann the attention he craves with a thorough look into the decades of misdirection, ad-hominem attacks, and gaslighting few can reasonably call a scientific career.Tune in for a look into the infamous "hockey stick" chart, the media's portrayal of Mann at the time, videos of congressional hearings, charts Mann has defended, and more on Climate Change Roundtable.
23/06/2023 • 1 hour 5 minutes 5 seconds
New CDC Director is a Fauci Sycophant - In The Tank #403
The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, Justin Haskins, and Chris Talgo present episode 403 of the In The Tank Podcast. The ITT crew looks into Mandy Cohen - the former North Carolina Health Secretary who was recently selected by President Joe Biden to lead the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). All of these so-called experts say they "follow the science," but how true is that really?OPENING CHIT CHAT - HUNTER BIDEN Fox News - Hunter Biden agrees to plead guilty to federal tax chargeshttps://www.foxnews.com/politics/hunter-biden-agrees-plead-guilty-federal-tax-gun-casePRIMARY TOPIC - NEW CDC DIRECTOR IS A FAUCI SYCOPHANT NYP - Biden’s pick for new CDC czar Mandy Cohen embodies the worst of pandemic policy
22/06/2023 • 1 hour 10 minutes 43 seconds
Kennan: A Life Between Worlds (Guest: Frank Costigliola)
Heartland’s Tim Benson is joined by Frank Costigliola, Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor of History at the University of Connecticut, to discuss his new book, Kennan: A Life between Worlds. They chat about why George Kennan was one of the most important, and complex, figures in the history of American foreign policy, his diplomatic career in the Soviet Union, his rise to fame and preeminence, and his swift fall from power and influence. They also discuss how Kennan was impossible to classify and whether his diplomatic vision holds any lessons for today. Get the book here: https://press.princeton.edu/books/hardcover/9780691165400/kennanShow Notes:Financial Times: Anatol Lieven – “Kennan: A Life Between Worlds — lessons for the containment of Russia”<a href="https://www.ft.com/content/76231e54-063a-4366-acd1-cecd314
20/06/2023 • 1 hour 47 minutes 57 seconds
El Niño and the Coming Climate Madness
By making the official proclamation that El Niño has begun, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) just sent the corporate media into a flurry of doomsday predictions. Who’s fault is it? Ours of course. We blew past the so called 1.5°C limit set by the Paris accord.On today’s show, we'll hold up these apocalyptic claims to actual science, looking at historical data as a gauge for the “severity” of modern times. The true story here is that these pundits are fear mongering about a natural event that has happened for millennia.Join host Anthony Watts as well as expert panelists H. Sterling Burnett and Linnea Lueken for episode 67 of Climate Change Roundtable.
16/06/2023 • 58 minutes 24 seconds
Biden Scandal vs. Trump Scandal - In The Tank #402
The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, Justin Haskins, and Chris Talgo present episode 402 of the In The Tank Podcast. President Donald Trump was indicted again this week, and this time, at the federal level. This story has grabbed headlines for obvious reasons. On the other side of the coin, President Joe Biden may be in hot water after Senator Grassley reported the FBI has information that might incriminate Hunter and the "big guy" on a bribery scheme.PRIMARY TOPIC - BIDEN SCANDAL VS. TRUMP SCANDAL NY Post - Trump faces a maximum of 400 years in prison and a $9M fine over federal indictmenthttps://nypost.com/2023/06/09/trump-faces-a-maximum-of-400-years-in-prison-and-a-9m-fine/ CNN - June 13, 2023 Trump pleads not guilty in historic federal indictment<a href="https:/
15/06/2023 • 1 hour 10 minutes 6 seconds
Did This Hospital Intend to Kill Grace Schara?
In early spring of 2021, the family of Grace Schara, a 19-year-old young woman with Down’s Syndrome, brought their daughter to an emergency room at the direction of an urgent care clinic due to wavering blood oxygen levels from COVID-19. According to her father Scott Schara, this was a grave mistake. Schara claims the hospital, St. Elizabeth’s in Appleton, Wisconsin, became an adversary, not an ally, in treating Grace. The relationship broke down when the Schara's were not convinced Grace needed to be put on a ventilator, a treatment encouraged by the federal government with financial incentives. Within a matter of days, Grace was dead. Her family discovered the physician put a Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) order in place and infused a combination of powerful anesthesia drugs into her system. As a result, they've filed a lawsuit claiming the hospital engaged in euthanasia. Schara insists that this lawsuit extends beyond m
14/06/2023 • 35 minutes 25 seconds
The Jeffersonians: The Visionary Presidencies of Jefferson, Madison, and Monroe (Guest: Kevin R.C. Gutzman)
Heartland’s Tim Benson is joined by Kevin R.C. Gutzman, Professor of History at Western Connecticut State University, to discuss his new book, The Jeffersonians: The Visionary Presidencies of Jefferson, Madison, and Monroe. They discuss the foreign policy, domestic, and constitutional agenda of the Virginia Dynasty, their successes and failures, and what the presidential administrations of these three Founders meant for the history of the country. Get the book here: https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250135452/thejeffersoniansShow Notes:Law & Liberty (AUDIO): “The Jeffersonian Republic” (AUDIO) https://lawliberty.org/podcast/the-jeffersonian-republic/U.S. National Archives: “The Jeffersonians: The Visionary Presidencies of Jefferson, M
13/06/2023 • 1 hour 21 minutes 23 seconds
Wildfire... Is Climate Change to Blame?
During the past week, both the mainstream media and politicians chose to push a false narrative in response to the presence of smoke from Canadian wildfires blanketing New York City. In a predictable manner, they attributed this event to climate change without any factual basis. However, it is crucial to recognize that climate change was not the actual catalyst behind this occurrence.In today’s episode of Climate Change Roundtable, we scrutinize these assertions using the lens of scientific inquiry and historical analysis. Tune in to host, Anthony Watts, alongside expert panelists Sterling Burnett and Linnea Lueken, for the latest episode of our weekly dissection of climate change fallacies.
09/06/2023 • 1 hour 8 minutes 47 seconds
The Green New Deal Is Back! - In The Tank #401
The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Justin Haskins, and Chris Talgo are joined by the Center of the American Experiment's Isaac Orr for episode 401 of the In The Tank Podcast. After making waves years ago with the outrageous and outlandish Green New Deal proposal, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez is resurrecting the legislation. What is the significance of this move? Will the Green New Deal have stronger legs this time around? Is this just a last-gasp attempt at driving this agenda down the throats of Americans? The ITT crew will discuss these questions and more.PRIMARY TOPIC - The Green New Deal Is Back Fox News - The Green New Deal is back, and it’s more radical than everhttps://www.foxnews.com/opinion/green-new-deal-back-more-radical-than-ever AOC - DELIVERING A GREEN NEW DEAL<a href="https:/
08/06/2023 • 1 hour 1 minute 45 seconds
Milton Friedman's Vision: A ‘Plan for America’ and the Future of Entitlements
Milton Friedman was a staunch advocate for privatizing Medicaid and Social Security, relying on the free market to regulate healthcare. The 'Plan for America' (PFA) is a proposal to bring this vision to life. Terry Nager, one of the co-authors of this plan, aimed to fortify the nation's entitlement programs, alleviate the country's deficits, debts, and unfunded liabilities, and provide Americans with personal accounts that they could grow using compound interest. These accounts would grant individuals the freedom and resources to purchase private lifetime health insurance. Nager provides an in-depth discussion on how the PFA would operate, the origins of the plan, why attempts to privatize entitlement programs failed under President George W. Bush, why the plan would appeal to younger generations, and how it could guarantee the same benefits currently associated with Social Security and Medicare. He also addresses the prospect of most people accruing sufficient funds i
07/06/2023 • 28 minutes 38 seconds
Rights Reclaimed: The Sackett v. EPA Triumph for Property Rights & Small Government
The Supreme Court ruling in the United States' case of Sackett v. EPA has emerged as a pivotal decision, significantly impacting individual liberty, the constitutional balance of power, and the containment of the regulatory state for the first time in decades. The verdict mandates that wetlands must be categorically "wet" and directly connected to navigable waters. As a result, landowners, developers, farmers, and other property holders now have clearer guidelines about whether they need to seek approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency before using their properties for routine purposes.
05/06/2023 • 38 minutes 53 seconds
Your Coming Summer of Blackouts - In The Tank #400
The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, and Justin Haskins are joined by the Center of the American Experiment's Isaac Orr for episode 400 of the In The Tank Podcast. A new batch of regulations imposed by the Biden Administration are going to result in more strain on the already taxed energy grid. With the summer heat coming, should we brace ourselves for waves of black and brownouts? How crippling to our energy grid will these new regulations be?PRIMARY TOPIC - Your Coming Summer of BlackoutsWSJ - Your Coming Summer of Blackoutshttps://www.wsj.com/articles/north-american-electric-reliability-corporation-nerc-summer-assessment-power-blackouts-green-energy-2ddc6510?Fox News - Biden's radical green energy policies strain our electr
01/06/2023 • 1 hour 5 minutes 47 seconds
The Many Threats of ESG (Guest: Jack McPherrin)
Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) has become one of the gravest threats facing the free societies of the world. A cabal of ideologically aligned progressive elites are pushing to have progressive environmental and social justice goals replace the pursuit of profits and wealth creation through ESG under the guise of stakeholder capitalism. ESG is a social credit scoring system that ideologically aligned elites and subservient bureaucratic authorities have developed to “reset” the global financial system to their advantage, fundamentally transforming society in the process. States are fighting ESG pressure. The federal government should join the battle.
31/05/2023 • 43 minutes 20 seconds
Climate Czar Kerry Blames Agriculture - In The Tank #399
The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, Justin Haskins, and Chris Talgo present episode 399 of the In The Tank Podcast. Climate Czar John Kerry blames agriculture for a considerable amount of the global carbon dioxide emissions. These comments continue a trend of attacks by climate alarmists on the world's food-producing industry. How do people like Kerry expect the population to eat in a world where agriculture is undermined by climate efforts? Don't worry, the World Economic Forum - the biggest advocates of The Great Reset - have a plan for that!PRIMARY TOPIC - CLIMATE CZAR KERRY BLAMES AGRICULTURE Fox News - Two dozen Republicans call on Biden to disavow John Kerry's remarks targeting food productionhttps://www.foxnews.com/politics/two-dozen-republicans-call-biden-disavow-john-k
25/05/2023 • 1 hour 2 minutes 46 seconds
Democracy Erodes From the Top (Guest: Larry M. Bartels)
Heartland’s Tim Benson is joined by Larry M. Bartels, University Distinguished Professor of Political Science and Law and May Werthan Shayne Chair of Public Policy and Social Science at Vanderbilt University, to discuss his new book, Democracy Erodes from the Top: Leaders, Citizens, and the Challenge of Populism in Europe. They discuss the myth that there is a populist wave in contemporary European public opinion, and Bartels argues the real crisis stems not from an increasingly populist public but from political leaders who exploit or mismanage the chronic vulnerabilities of democracy.Get the book here: https://press.princeton.edu/books/hardcover/9780691244501/democracy-erodes-from-the-topShow Notes:Salon: Paul Rosenberg – “What crisis of democracy? Scholar Larry Bartels says the real crisis is corrupt
23/05/2023 • 1 hour 7 minutes 27 seconds
Shameful Propaganda From the “Union of Concerned Scientists”
In this episode of Environment & Climate News, we'll dissect a recent so-called study from the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) which makes a blatantly false claim attempting to tie fossil fuel products to wildfires in the western United States. Not one, not two, but three glaring issues arise: contradictory data, cherry-picked data, and satellite data, all showing that UCS isn’t just in error, they outright lied.
19/05/2023 • 1 hour 6 minutes 6 seconds
ESG Is Ruining Everything - In The Tank #398
The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, Justin Haskins, and Chris Talgo present episode 398 of the In The Tank Podcast. Why does it seem like there are so many businesses and industries that are doing things that undermine themselves? Whether its beer companies offending their main consumers, or Disney tripping over themselves to be less family friendly, or oil companies trying to go "green," there seems to be no shortage of this trend. Is ESG to blame? The ITT crew sifts through some of these companies ESG reports to see what they can find.OPENING CHIT CHAT - DURHAM REPORTThe Federalist - Durham’s Much-Needed Record Of Deep-State And Dem Corruption Proves Conservatives Were Spot-Onhttps://thefederalist.com/2023/05/16/durhams-much-needed-record-of-deep-state-and-dem
18/05/2023 • 1 hour 18 minutes 27 seconds
Policy, Power, and Politics: Renewable Energy Plagues Texas (Guest: Jason Isaac)
Welcome to Environment & Climate News, your source for insights into environmental policies and climate-related issues. This episode, hosted by H. Sterling Burnett, features Jason Isaac from the Texas Public Policy Foundation. Isaac sheds light on a pressing power predicament facing Texas and the nation as a whole: the forced transition from reliable fossil fuel power plants to less dependable wind and solar energy sources.As Texas strives to address this issue, the EPA's new power plan and the substantial subsidies stipulated in the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) potentially pose significant obstacles. The episode delves deeply into these challenges, suggesting that federal courts may eventually declare the EPA's plan unlawful. It also discusses the House Republicans' countermeasures, which target the green subsidies in the IRA as part of their Debt Ceiling adjustment bill. Join us to explore the intricacies of these policy debates and their substantial impact on our envi
15/05/2023 • 44 minutes 21 seconds
Climate Change Policy Is Making Your Life Worse - In The Tank #397
The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, Justin Haskins, and Chris Talgo present episode 397 of the In The Tank Podcast. We have seen the ruling elites come after a number of things under the justification of Climate Change. We've discussed bans on gas-powered cars, gas stoves, and other products. Well now, they are coming for your appliances. A new Biden proposal will seek to ensure you refrigerator, dishwasher, and washer and dryer are properly "green." Also, the ITT crew looks into reports from the U.N. that promise a "new phase of accelerated progress." What might this so-called "U.N. 2.0" look like?PRIMARY TOPIC - HOW CLIMATE CHANGE (POLICY) IS MAKING YOUR LIFE WORSE Washington Times - Biden seeks to turn entirety of homes green; manufacturers of appliances warn of lower performancehttps://www.was
11/05/2023 • 1 hour 8 minutes 8 seconds
Kids Have Never Been More Ignorant of U.S. History
The other day, Heartland Institute Editorial Director Chris Talgo, was on the Rod Arquette Show in Salt Lake City, Utah to talk about the pathetic results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress. The nation’s report card found that only 13 percent of 8th graders are considered proficient in US History. Chris is a former U.S. History teacher in the public schools of the Chicago Suburbs and a small town in South Carolina. That was almost a decade ago, and even back then Chris was shocked at how little his students knew about American history. And now the results are even worse. Why is it getting worse? Chris explains in this excerpt from the Rod Arquette show. Have a listen.
10/05/2023 • 1 hour 55 minutes 58 seconds
Is Robert F. Kennedy Going to Get a Fair Shake in the Democratic Primary?
Earlier this week, Heartland's Justin Haskins, the director of our Socialism Research Center, was a guest on The Morning Show with Preston Scott out of Tallahassee, Florida. Justin is a frequent guest on Preston's program, and you can see why in this interview. Justin and Preston covered a variety of topics, from Robert F. Kennedy Jr. challenging President Biden for the Democratic nomination this year, to the showdown over the debt limit and the federal budget, to how he and The Heartland Institute are working to communicate with Millennials and Gen Z about Socialism so they realize just how destructive it is to their economic prospects and their personal freedom. And more. Check out this brief, informative, and educational interview.
09/05/2023 • 17 minutes 27 seconds
Scalia: Rise to Greatness (Guest: James Rosen)
Heartland’s Tim Benson is joined by James Rosen, chief White House correspondent for Newsmax, to discuss his new book, Scalia: Rise to Greatness, 1936 to 1986. They discuss his Catholic upbringing and education, his stints in academia and his published works, his service in the Nixon and Ford administrations, and his time on the D.C. District Court of Appeals. They also chat about his personality, the importance of his Catholic faith, and what made such a special character in American history.
08/05/2023 • 47 minutes 23 seconds
The left has come with yet another ridiculous label to slur climate realists, or for that matter, normal people just driving their car. That label is "petromasculinity," and it's making waves through academia.Host Anthony Watts and expert weekly panelists H. Sterling Burnett and Linnea Lueken will embrace “petro-masculinity” and point out that without it, the world would soon collapse. The panelists also field questions from live viewers on this week's episode of Climate Change Roundtable, live every Friday at noon CT.
05/05/2023 • 1 hour 2 minutes 32 seconds
DeSantis vs. The Great Reset, ESG - In The Tank #396
The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, Justin Haskins, and Chris Talgo present episode 396 of the In The Tank Podcast. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis signed the most comprehensive Anti-ESG bill into law this week. Now, he is turning his attention toward the Digital Dollar (CBDC). How will these moves effect The Great Reset movement? Is he building a worthy defense for the state or is this just a speed bump for the plans of the World Economic Forum. The ITT crew discusses these important questions. Also, the Supreme Court is taking on a case that could have some serious ramifications for the Administrative State.OPENING CHIT CHAT AP News - Late-night TV shows go dark as writers strike for better payhttps://apnews.com/article/writers-strike-hollywood-wga-926179281803e10b1d501dcab93e305d <
04/05/2023 • 1 hour 11 minutes 55 seconds
Triumph Regained: The Vietnam War (Guest: Mark Moyar)
Heartland’s Tim Benson is joined by Mark Moyar, William P. Harris Chair in Military History at Hillsdale College, to discuss his new book, Triumph Regained: The Vietnam War, 1965-1968. Moyar discusses why the war was a strategic necessity, how American operations gave the South Vietnamese government some breathing space, and how the war could possibly been brought to a satisfactory conclusion if LBJ had heeded more advice from his generals. They also chat about how, contrary to public perception, the Tet Offensive was an unmitigated disaster for the North Vietnamese militarily and, also contrary to public perception, American culture sustained public support for the war through the end of 1968.Get the book here: https://www.encounterbooks.com/books/triumph-regained/Show Notes:American Greatness: Victor Davis Hanson – “Refighting the Vi
03/05/2023 • 1 hour 11 minutes 50 seconds
NASA Engineer Tom Moser Reveals the Truth About Climate Science
On this podcast, former NASA engineer and program director for the space station Tom Moser gives a presentation to shed light on the science behind climate change. Drawing on his impressive credentials, including serving as Acting Associate Administrator for Spaceflight in Washington, D.C., Director of the Space Station Program, Deputy Manager of the Space Shuttle Orbiter, and Chief Engineer at the Johnson Space Center, Moser highlights the correlation between global temperatures and solar irradiance. He also delves into the disparity between real-world data and often reported climate models, which are used as the basis for governmental public policy, and how these models consistently overestimate temperature trends versus the real-world data. Moser exposes the propaganda in the climate science field and breaks down why media claims are often misleading. This informative presentation is not to be missed by anyone interested in gaining a better understanding of climate science.
02/05/2023 • 17 minutes 20 seconds
Sly & the Family Stone (Guest: Joel Selvin)
Heartland’s Tim Benson is joined by Joel Selvin, former columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle, to discuss the new paperback edition of his book, Sly & the Family Stone: An Oral History. They chat about how Sly changed the face of black music, the impact and influence his music had on his peers, and the symbolism of the interracial and intergender Family Stone. They also discuss Sly’s prolific drug use and increasing paranoia and how everything came crashing down.
01/05/2023 • 1 hour 27 minutes 48 seconds
Biden vs. The People - Reliable, Affordable, Power?
This week’s episode of Climate Change Roundtable features a discussion of the Biden initiative on making power plants do carbon dioxide capture - a technology that is far from proven, much less practical. It is expected this will add significant costs to every power bill in America. Meanwhile, a recent national poll revealed that people simply aren't alarmed by climate alarmism.Host Anthony Watts and expert weekly panelists H. Sterling Burnett and Linnea Lueken will discuss carbon dioxide sequestration as well as the latest poll on episode 61 of Climate Change Roundtable.
28/04/2023 • 1 hour 35 seconds
Digital Dollar: When You Don't Own Money - In The Tank #395
The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, Justin Haskins, and Chris Talgo present episode 395 of the In The Tank Podcast. There have been a slew of articles recently suggesting the U.S. Dollar is quickly losing its status as world reserve currency. How likely is this and how will it effect you? The ITT crew discusses this important topic. Also, is it just a coincidence that this development is occurring at the same time as plans for the "digital dollar" ramp up? How quickly are we approaching a world where you don't even own the money you use on a daily basis?OPENING CHIT CHAT - TUCKER CARLSON & FOX NEWSThe Federalist - The Worst People On Earth Are All Celebrating Tucker’s Oustinghttps://thefederalist.com/2023/04/25/the-worst-people-on-earth-are-all-celebrating-tuckers-oust
27/04/2023 • 1 hour 15 minutes 32 seconds
Will the U.S. Supreme Court be the Arbiter of Drug Safety? (Guest: Rik Mehta)
How is it that Mifepristone was approved in the first place? The drug has high risk implications and because of that was authorized under a specific protocol that the Biden administration is now trying to change after the Dobb’s decision last year that reversed Roe v. Wade. Guest Rik Mehta comes onto the podcast to discuss the legal nature of it all.
26/04/2023 • 15 minutes 25 seconds
A Short History of War (Guest: Jeremy Black)
Heartland’s Tim Benson is joined by Jeremy Black, emeritus professor of history at the University of Exeter, to discuss the new paperback edition of his book, The Short History of War. They chat about how warfare has transformed the social, political, cultural, and religious aspects of humanity across time, the significance of warfare more broadly, and the ways in which cultural understandings of conflict have lasting consequences in societies across the world. They also discuss the fundamental impact of weaponry on modes of war and what the future of warfare will look like.Get the book here: https://yalebooks.yale.edu/book/9780300267075/a-short-history-of-war/Show Notes:Wall Street Journal: Crawford Gribben – “‘A Short History of War’ Review: Fighting the Battles” <a href="https://www.wsj.com/articles/a-short-histor
25/04/2023 • 55 minutes 55 seconds
Big Banks Net Zero Proxy Proposals are Bad for People, Energy Security and the Economy (Guest: Paul Chesser)
In this podcast, H Sterling Burnett converses with guest Paul Chesser to discuss the interventions of Climate woke special interest in our banking system. Specifically, they discuss how these groups and investors have offered shareholder proxy proposals to force big banks to adopt net zero targets and reporting, and to cease banking with companies in the fossil fuel industry. If successful, these efforts will drive up costs, reduce employment, undermine U.S. energy security, and bankrupt a vital industry, while doing nothing more than enrich elite bankers and green energy profiteers.
24/04/2023 • 30 minutes 49 seconds
Fake and Bake – Earth Day Edition
Join us for episode 60 of Climate Change Roundtable, titled "Fake and Bake – Earth Day Edition.” This week’s episode features a smackdown of how the media covers climate and weather stories – badly. For example, one of the stories this week made a claim about a heat wave in Great Britain, with temperatures forecast to 20°C which is 68°F – room temperature!Host Anthony Watts and expert weekly panelists H. Sterling Burnett and Linnea Lueken will show how media simply ignores basic facts and science when covering climate change.Also, we’ll cover Earth Day, this Saturday on 4/22, and some of the craziness surrounding it.
21/04/2023 • 1 hour 4 minutes 1 second
Climate Cult Gets Crazier - In The Tank #394
The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, Justin Haskins, and Chris Talgo present episode 394 of the In The Tank Podcast. With Earth Day approaching, the ITT crew talks about a number of stories that highlight just how radical the "climate cult" is getting. From new regulations on meat and cars to absurd protests over oil production while ignoring the true costs of "renewable" energy, the cognitive dissonance and authoritarian tendencies of the climate change movement is getting out of hand.PRIMARY TOPIC - Climate Cult Getting Crazier AEI - The Climate Change Cult: 10 Warning Signshttps://www.aei.org/carpe-diem/the-climate-change-cult-10-warning-signs/ CNN - Just Stop Oil protester disrupts World Snooker Championship by throwing orange powder paint on table<a href="https://www.cnn.com/202
20/04/2023 • 1 hour 21 minutes 7 seconds
Why Are There Prescription Drug Shortages? (Guest: John Goodman)
Have you ever visited a pharmacy only to discover that your prescription medication was out of stock? This issue is not limited to drug stores; it also occurs in hospitals and medical clinics, and the cause is rarely due to a lack of raw materials. John Goodman, the president of the Goodman Center for Public Policy Research and co-publisher of Health Care News, testified about prescription drug shortages before the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security. He argued that the primary source of the problem lies in flawed public policy that constrains the pharmaceutical market. Goodman revealed that between 186 and 308 drugs experience shortages, including some life-saving medications. As a result, hospitals and doctors are often forced to delay treatment or use alternative drugs, which can lead to even more significant issues down the line. One contributing factor is the FDA's stringent regulations, which make it exceedingly difficult for drug manufacturers to swiftly
19/04/2023 • 17 minutes 8 seconds
Could A.I. "Break Capitalism" Soon? Your World Is About to Change Forever
The release of OpenAI’s chatGPT sparked a global fascination with artificial intelligence. What does it offer us? Is it dangerous? How will workers keep their jobs as it grows in use? Well, Sam Altman, the CEO of openAI, added to the list of growing questions when he recently said that A.I. may “break capitalism.” Justin and Donald break the story down in the newest episode of “Stopping Socialism.”
18/04/2023 • 44 minutes 40 seconds
"Fact Checks" and Fecklessness
Join us for Episode 59 of Climate Change Roundtable. This week's episode features a smackdown of the recent "fact check" that AFP conducted on Heartland's best-selling and highly acclaimed book, "CLIMATE AT A GLANCE FOR TEACHERS AND STUDENTS - Facts on 30 Prominent Climate Topics."Host Anthony Watts and expert weekly panelists H. Sterling Burnett and Linnea Lueken will demonstrate how AFP simply ignored the facts referenced in Climate at a Glance. Instead, they opted for a zealous attempt to label the book as "propaganda."We'll also cover the shifting priorities of the EPA and Biden administration regarding the new EPA emissions mandate designed to force Americans into electric cars they clearly don't want.And finally, we'll laugh at some of the hate mail sent to the show!Set a reminder and tune in to join the conversation as we confront the real facts and skewer the feckless on Climate Change Roundtable, live every Friday at 12pm CT/1pm ET.Make su
17/04/2023 • 1 hour 2 minutes 2 seconds
Religious Liberty and the American Founding (Guest: Vincent Phillip Muñoz)
Heartland’s Tim Benson is joined by Vincent Phillip Muñoz, the Tocqueville Associate Professor of Political Science and Concurrent Associate Professor of Law at the University of Notre Dame, to discuss his new book, Religious Liberty and the American Founding: Natural Rights and the Original Meanings of the First Amendment Religion Clauses. They chat about how the Founding Fathers understood religious liberty to be an inalienable natural right, what we can and cannot determine about the original meanings of the Religion Clauses, and how a re-adoption of the Founders’ understanding would lead to a minimalist church-state jurisprudence delivering neither consistently conservative nor consistently liberal results.
13/04/2023 • 1 hour 7 minutes 25 seconds
Biden Issues ‘Toughest Ever’ Electric Vehicle Mandates – In the Tank Podcast #393
The Heartland Institute’s Jim Lakely, Justin Haskins, and Linnea Lueken Talgo present episode 393 of the In The Tank Podcast. President Biden’s Environmental Protection Agency has just unveiled the “toughest ever” car emissions rules to force Americans to buy electric vehicles. This new mandate should be called the “Break America’s Electric Grid” rule. While we still have choices on what vehicles we buy, the Biden administration is trying to severely, and quickly, limit those choices. Can we go this fast into an EV future? And if we do, what are the real costs in terms of quality of life, freedom, and the environment. We’ll also play clips from a devastating interview of Elon Musk on the BBC this week. He was challenged by the mid-wit newsreader about allowing “misinformation” and “hate speech” on Twitter, which serves as the world’s public square. Unfortunately, the BBC newsreader’s dismissive attitude about free speech – a foundational right in a free society – is t
13/04/2023 • 1 hour 1 minute 39 seconds
Trump Is Indicted, What’s Next?
Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg did what the left has wanted for years, served Trump with an indictment. Under what charges? Bragg’s case states that Trump’s payment to Stormy Daniels in exchange for signing a non-disclosure agreement violated campaign financing laws, a flimsy argument at best.Chris Talgo, editorial director at The Heartland Institute, joins The Kristian Garic Show to discuss the indictment and what Americans can expect going forwards.
11/04/2023 • 12 minutes 32 seconds
Offshore Wind is Plagued by Environmental and EconomicHeadwinds (Guest: Dr. Mantis Toboggin)
In this podcast, Sterling Burnett has on guest Dr. Mantis Toboggin to discuss what might be a breaking point for the movement of offshore wind turbines. They delve into how a bipartisan group of legislators is finally questioning the environmental, economic, and national security dangers of the Biden administration's offshore wind industrialization efforts, which may soon come to a screeching halt.
10/04/2023 • 36 minutes 58 seconds
Trump Arrested! - In The Tank #392
The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, Justin Haskins, and Chris Talgo present episode 392 of the In The Tank Podcast. After weeks of speculation, it finally happened - Former President Donald Trump was arrested. The ITT crew discusses this story from several different angles. Also, what is George Soros's role in all of this?PRIMARY TOPIC - TRUMP ARRESTED Babylon Bee - Democrats Throw Biggest-Ever Fundraiser For Trump Campaignhttps://babylonbee.com/news/democrats-throw-biggest-ever-fundraiser-for-trump-campaign The Federalist - Alvin Bragg’s Trump Indictment Is Even More Pathetic And Partisan Than We Could Have Imaginedhttps://thefed
06/04/2023 • 1 hour 1 minute 41 seconds
How the Court Became Supreme: The Origins of American Juristocracy (Guest: Guest: Paul D. Moreno)
Heartland’s Tim Benson is joined by Paul D. Moreno, professor of history at Hillsdale College, to discuss his new book, How the Court Became Supreme: The Origins of American Juristocracy. They chat about how the U.S. Supreme Court has emerged as the most powerful judiciary unit in the history of the world, how the Court got to that point, and what exactly “judicial primacy” means.
05/04/2023 • 59 minutes 6 seconds
Can You Trust Your Hospital Doctor? (Guest: Twila Brase)
Can the doctor taking care of you in the hospital be trusted? In this episode of "Health Care News," Twila Brase, R.N., a leading voice on patient advocacy and privacy, explains how hospitals are employing "hospitalists" who are more accountable to the hospital corporation than to patients. While physicians cannot mistreat patients or neglect their care due to liability and licensing concerns, those employed by hospitals may have to follow standardized treatment protocols that may not be tailored to individual patients. Minnesota is considering a bipartisan "Trusted Doctor" bill, the first of its kind in the country, that allows patients to choose a trusted physician to treat them, regardless of whether the physician has hospital privileges. This issue arose during the pandemic when family physicians were prevented from treating hospitalized COVID-19 patients with drugs like Ivermectin, as hospitals followed other protocols. Outside physicians were even banned from tre
04/04/2023 • 17 minutes 4 seconds
Money Talks: Biden's Bold Move to Fund Social Causes with Retirement Funds Says It All (Guest: Phil Kerpen)
On today’s episode of Environment & Climate News, H. Sterling Burnett and Phil Kerpen of American Commitment cover the ramifications of Biden’s actions regarding ESG and our financial system. In light of Biden's veto of the Congressional resolution aimed at blocking the Department of Labor's ESG rule, pension fund and portfolio managers now have the option to use their clients' money to support progressive social and political causes. The outcome of this veto, if unchanged, would release fund managers from their fiduciary duty to act solely in their clients' financial interests by prioritizing the promotion of climate change and board room equity over ensuring retirees have adequate funds for their livelihoods. Studies indicate that ESG managed funds and companies perform less favorably in the market compared to politically neutral companies that focus on profit-making.
03/04/2023 • 21 minutes 8 seconds
Climate Imperialism: Clean for Me but Not for Thee
In today podcast, Anthony Watts is joined by expert weekly panelists H. Sterling Burnett and Linnea Lueken to uncover the hidden costs of the “green” energy transition, including the shocking reality of child and slave labor in the mining of essential minerals for wind, solar, and battery facilities. This week’s episode will highlight the shifting priorities of the U.S. in its fight against climate change, and examine whether human rights have been sidelined.Watch Heartland's experts in climate change and environmental policy break down darkest implications of the green agenda on Climate Change Roundtable.
31/03/2023 • 1 hour 3 minutes 26 seconds
Cancer Can Exposes the Health Care Shortcomings Under Obamacare
In this episode, host AnneMarie Schieber dives into the story of Robert "Bob" Fioretti, an influential figure in the world of Chicago and Illinois politics and cancer survivor. Bob's journey through the healthcare system in the last decade, specifically during treatment for throat cancer, sheds light on the challenges faced by many in the age of Obamacare. Despite having "Cadillac" health coverage, Bob was overwhelmed with over $100,000 in out-of-pocket costs for his treatment. He also explains how he was never formally notified of his cancer diagnosis and how the system made him feel like just a dollar sign.His book, "My Cancer Journey," details the many factors that he needed to consider for his quality of life while fighting cancer, and how ever rising bills impacted his mental health. Bob and AnneMarie discuss potential solutions, such as "center of excellence" insurance plans tailored specifically for cancer care. Tune in to hear an eye-opening account of navigating the
30/03/2023 • 26 minutes 28 seconds
Climate Paper Calls For Homicide Charges For Oil Companies - In The Tank #391
The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, Justin Haskins, and Chris Talgo present episode 391 of the In The Tank Podcast. Is it just me, or is the climate alarmist rhetoric getting crazier? A new paper from Harvard Environmental Law Review makes the case that oil companies should be charged with homicide due to the supposed effects of the climate change. The ITT crew talks about this paper, the recently released IPCC report and more climate-alarmist-related topics.OPENING CHIT CHAT – NEW TROUBLING POLL RESULTS WSJ/NORC Poll March 2023https://s.wsj.net/public/resources/documents/WSJ_NORC_ToplineMarc_2023.pdf PRIMARY TOPIC – CLIMATE PAPER CALLS FOR HOMICIDE CHARGES FOR OIL COMPANIES The Guardian - New climate paper calls for charging big US oil firms with homicide</
30/03/2023 • 1 hour 4 minutes 20 seconds
Napoleon: The Decline and Fall of an Empire (Guest: Michael Broers)
Heartland’s Tim Benson is joined by Michael Broers, Professor of Western European History at Oxford University, and to discuss his new book, Napoleon: The Decline and Fall of an Empire: 1811-1821. They chat about how Napoleon went from the colossus of Europe to a prisoner on tiny St. Helena in just four short years, how exactly he was brought to defeat, and how Tsar Alexander of Russia was Bonaparte’s perfect foil. They also talk about whether Napoleon actually did some good for Europe and the carnage of the Napoleonic Wars. Get the book here: http://pegasusbooks.com/books/napoleon-9781639361779-hardcoverShow Notes:Times Literary Supplement: Alan Forrest – “The road to St Helena”https://www.the-tls
29/03/2023 • 1 hour 21 minutes 44 seconds
Silicon Valley Bank Was a Woke Bank, and it Was Wokeness That Brought it Down
The other day, Heartland Vice President Jim Lakely was a guest on The Mark Reardon Show on 97.1 FM Talk in St. Louis. I was invited on the show to talk about the collapse of the Silicon Valley Bank and how much woke politics had to do with it.That bank and our federal regulators were a lot more interested in advancing left wing political goals, such as donating to Black Lives Matter, seeking investment equity, and fighting for "climate justice" -- whatever that is -- than it was hiring a risk assessment officer. Silicon Valley Bank had a Diversity Equity and Inclusion executive, but not a risk assessment officer for the last three quarters before it collapsed. So how much did woke politics have to do with it? Listen to this brief clip and find out.I was invited on the program because of this piece on Heartland.org, which was a rough transcript of something I said on Heartland's weekly In the Tank Podcast.<a href="https://heartland.org/opinion/silicon-va
29/03/2023 • 11 minutes 10 seconds
Senator Ron Johnson on Climate, COVID, and Government Control at Heartland Institute Conference
U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) speaks at The Heartland Institute’s 15th International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC15) on Feb. 25, 2023. Sen. Johnson discusses how his Congressional colleagues utilize every opportunity to erode on Americans freedoms. Whether it’s a non-existent climate crisis, COVID-19, or something else, the goal is always the same; increase bureaucratic control.The Fifteenth International Conference on Climate Change (ICCC15) featured more than 50 speakers who are top scientists in their fields and policy experts from around the world. Each edition of these conferences attracts scientists, legislators, environmentalists, and more all discussing their views on climate science, the idea that there is a crisis, efforts to educate the public, views on the state of discourse, and more.Visit these sites for more great climate information from The Heartland Institute:Heartla
28/03/2023 • 55 minutes 48 seconds
Classified: The Untold Story of Racial Classification in America (Guest: David E. Bernstein)
Heartland’s Tim Benson is joined by David E. Bernstein, University Professorship chair at the Antonin Scalia Law School at George Mason University, to discuss his new book, Classified: The Untold Story of Racial Classification in America. They chat about the development and history of the completely absurd and arbitrary racial classification system in the United States, whether the federal government should even be classifying people by race at all, and what system, if any, should replace our current one. Get the book here: https://posthillpress.com/book/classified-the-untold-story-of-racial-classification-in-americaShow Notes:Cato Institute: “Classified: The Untold Story of Racial Classification In America” (VIDEO)<a href="https://www.cato.org/multimedia/events/classified-untold-story-racial-classifi
27/03/2023 • 1 hour 19 minutes 52 seconds
We're Doomed... Again! IPCC and Media Jump the Shark
Earlier this week, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its AR6 climate change report. Expectedly, the report is defined by serial doomcasting and claims of impending catastrophe despite the growing mountain of failed predictions that are conveniently ignored.One of the most controversial claims made in the report is that anthropogenic emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2) is the main driver of temperature change. Real-world data has proven this false, yet it’s the main takeaway in each IPCC report.First released on Monday was the “Summary for Policymakers,” a section intended to guide policymaking decisions across the globe. The AR6 report continues to omit key information in favor of sensationalized claims that are easily refuted. For example, the 36-page summary doesn’t include a single mention of the logarithmic relationship between atmospheric CO2 concentrations and global temperature. Surely, policymakers should know that each unit of CO2 add
24/03/2023 • 1 hour 41 seconds
Preemptive Pushback On The Digital Dollar - In The Tank #390
The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, Justin Haskins, and Chris Talgo present episode 390 of the In The Tank Podcast. We are waiting on Trump's arrest and we have some things to say about it. Also, you may have heard a bit about a potential "Central Bank Backed Digital Currency," or a digital dollar. The ITT crew talks about this, the potential of this development, and the seemingly preemptive actions taken by conservative politicians like Kristi Noem, Ron DeSantis, and Ted Cruz.OPENING CHIT CHAT - TRUMP ARREST LOOMING? New York Times - What We Know About the Potential Indictment of Donald Trumphttps://www.nytimes.com/article/trump-potential-indictment-criminal-charges.html PRIMARY TOPIC - PREEMPTIVE PUSHBACK ON THE DIGITAL DOLLAR White House - Executive
24/03/2023 • 1 hour 5 minutes 43 seconds
Climate Change Madness Tournament
In this week’s episode of Environment & Climate News, we ranked the 16 most widespread myths about climate change and had them face off in a head-to-head bracket-style tournament! Host Anthony Watts and guests H. Sterling Burnett, Linnea Lueken, and Jim Lakely will vote on which myth they believe is the most misleading or harmful. A surprise myth takes down an early favorite to win! Which one? Listen and find out!
22/03/2023 • 1 hour 17 minutes 6 seconds
The British Way of War (Guest: Andrew Lambert)
Heartland’s Tim Benson is joined by Andrew Lambert, Laughton Professor of Naval History at King’s College, London, to discuss his new book, The British Way of War: Julian Corbett and the Battle for a National Strategy. They chat about who Julian Corbett was and what exactly entailed his “maritime strategy.” They also discuss how that strategy, unheeded during the Great War to disastrous consequences, proved critical to Allied success in the Second World War and shaped Winston Churchill’s conduct of the conflict.Get the book here: https://yalebooks.yale.edu/book/9780300250732/the-british-way-of-war/Show Notes:The National Interest: William Anthony Hay – “Julian Corbett and the Rebirth of British Strategy” https://nationalint
21/03/2023 • 1 hour 33 minutes 24 seconds
Will Biden Declare Abortion a Public Emergency? (Guest: Rik Mehta)
In this episode of Health Care News, we explore the possibility of the Biden administration declaring a public health emergency to override state regulation of abortion. Our guest, Rik Mehta, a former consumer safety officer at the Food and Drug Administration and an adjunct professor of law at Georgetown University Law Center, sheds light on this contentious issue.Mehta discusses how the public health emergency declaration has gone beyond its original mission, and what authority the Public Health Services Act gives the federal government. He explains the potential implications of this decision and how it could impact state regulations on abortion.The discussion also touches on the expected Texas court decision on whether the FDA overstepped its authority in approving the chemical abortion pill, mifepristone, and how it is driving the Biden administration's decision. Mehta explains how a public health emergency declaration for abortion will allow the federal government
20/03/2023 • 25 minutes 32 seconds
SVB Collapse, Biden's Approves Big Oil Project - In The Tank #389
The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, and Justin Haskins present episode 389 of the In The Tank Podcast. There is a lot to talk about. The Silicon Valley Bank went bust. Was this failure brought on by bad business practices or it this a sign of things to come? Also, what are the politics at play in regards to the plan to "bailout" the failing bank? Also, Joe Biden just approved a large oil project in Alaska. Has Biden reversed his position on fossil fuel production? But more important than any of these stories.... CHAT GPT LIED TO ME!!!!!!OPENING CHIT CHAT – SVB COLLAPSE (video) Vivek Ramaswamy on the Fed’s role in SVBhttps://twitter.com/VivekGRamaswamy/status/1636050649082216474 Fox News - 'Shark Tank's' Kevin O'Leary rips Biden over Silicon Valley: ‘He nationalized the American banking system'<p
17/03/2023 • 1 hour 8 minutes 38 seconds
How the AARP Works Against, Not For, Seniors (Guest: Chris Jacobs)
Most people recognized the acronym AARP. It’s for the American Association of Retired Persons. But few realize that rather than represent the interests of seniors, AARP acts to promote the interests of the health insurance industry at the expense of retirees and their pocketbooks. Chris Jacobs, founder of Juniper Research, has been investigating the AARP’s cozy deals with health insurance companies for years. Jacobs joins the podcast to discuss his new analysis of the AARP as well as the organization’s support of anti-Medicare policies. He also highlights the hidden surcharges the AARP collects off Medigap policies it promotes. Jacob’s new analysis, which can be found here, found that the AARP collected $627.2 million in surplus fees that were secretly tacked on to health insu
16/03/2023 • 15 minutes 21 seconds
Green Imperialism: How the West's Climate Agenda Keeps Developing Countries Poor (Guest: Vijay Jayaraj)
In this episode of Environment & Climate News, we discuss how international agencies, corporations, and governments are treating developed countries as if they were back in the colonial era. Our guest, Vijay Jayaraj of the CO2 Coalition, highlights how climate policies and limits on energy and economic development are keeping the very poorest people in the world impoverished in an effort to fight the Western elites' boogeyman, climate change.Jayaraj argues that it is immoral to deny developing economies use of coal, oil, and gas. More, climate change does not pose a threat to the world's poor. But poverty, lack of food, and lack of other essentials which fossil fuel use can advance, does.Join us as we explore the intersection between climate change policies, economic development, and poverty reduction.
14/03/2023 • 27 minutes 21 seconds
Superabundance: The Story of Population Growth, Innovation, and Human Flourishing on an Infinitely Bountiful Planet (Guest: Marian L. Tupy)
Heartland’s Tim Benson is joined by Marian L. Tupy, editor of HumanProgress.org and senior fellow at the Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity at the Cato Institute, to discuss his new book (co-authored with Gale L. Pooley), Superabundance: The Story of Population Growth, Innovation, and Human Flourishing on an Infinitely Bountiful Planet. They chat about “time prices,” why apocalyptic predictions about overpopulation and resource exhaustion won’t die, why human beings are actually the Earth’s most important resource, and what we can learn on the subject from Marvel’s Avengers. Get the book here: https://store.cato.org/products/superabundance Show Notes: American Institute for Economic Research: Art Carden – “Review of Superabundance by Marian L. Tupy and Gale L. Pooley” <a href="https://www.aier.org/article/review-of-superabundance-by-marian-l-tupy-a
13/03/2023 • 53 minutes 30 seconds
New Report Identifies Big Businesses That Target Conservatives - In The Tank #388
The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, Justin Haskins, and Chris Talgo present episode 388 of the In The Tank Podcast. After briefly discussing the revelations relating to the "worst attack on democracy in U.S. history," the ITT crew talks about a new report by the 1792 Exchange that identifies businesses that have seemingly aligned themselves against conservatives. Also, there are a few very interesting things you should know about the incoming World Bank president nominated by the Biden Administration that relate to ESG and a terrifying prediction made by The World Economic Forum.
10/03/2023 • 1 hour 57 seconds
Rep. Lauren Boebert on Climate, Energy, and Politics at Heartland Institute Event
At The Heartland Institute's 15th International Conference on Climate Change on February 25, 2023, U.S. Rep. Lauren Boebert of Colorado gave a keynote address. She spoke about the concessions a group of 20 conservatives, including her, got from House Speaker Kevin McCarthy before they would put him in that post. She also talked about how she fights for sensible policy from her perch on the House Resources Committee and the other freedom-oriented policies she fights for in the House of Representatives.For more information about The Heartland Institute, visit: https://www.heartland.org/
09/03/2023 • 36 minutes 29 seconds
Climate Science Reality Check: Getting True Climate Science Recognized in Canada (Guest: Ron Davison)
Join us on the Environment & Climate News Podcast as we explore the latest insights on climate policies and the use of flawed climate models in shaping them. Today’s podcast features Ron Davison of Friends of Science who discusses the importance of balancing climate change discussions with real data and the need for policies that make people wealthier to better adapt to inevitable occurrences of extreme weather events.
07/03/2023 • 24 minutes 34 seconds
COVID-19 Lab Leak Theory Vindicated - In The Tank #387
The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, Justin Haskins, and Chris Talgo present episode 387 of the In The Tank Podcast. In the past few weeks, there have been a few interesting stories that relate to the government's response to the COVID-19 pandemic. From the DOE's report on the lab leak story, a NYT article about ineffective mask mandates, and Woody Harrelson's controversial SNL monologue, the ITT crew takes the time to discuss these stories and more.
03/03/2023 • 1 hour 3 minutes 2 seconds
States Rally Against ESG. Geoengineering and 15min Cities - In The Tank #386
The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Justin Haskins, and Chris Talgo present episode 386 of the In The Tank Podcast. As criticisms of ESG continue to be thrust into the national spotlight, more and more states are rallying against this insidious scheme. The ITT crew provides an update on these actions. Also, a lot more attention is being paid to increasingly bizarre "solutions" to climate change including geoengineering and so-called "15 Minute Cities." The ITT crew talks about these topics and more.
24/02/2023 • 1 hour 7 minutes 30 seconds
This is Big! DeSantis Takes Aim At ESG - In The Tank #385
The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, and Justin Haskins present episode 385 of the In The Tank Podcast. In an underreported move, Florida Governor Ron DeSantis proposed a comprehensive anti-ESG bill. This bill could be a game-changer in the political landscape in regards to this very important topic. The ITT discusses the bill and its potential implications. Also, they talk about the recently-undercovered Global Disinformation Index "blacklist" and how it is impacting you the news you are seeing.OPENING CHIT CHAT – UFOs! NYP - F-16 pilots struggled to find object shot down over Lake Huron, audio revealshttps://nypost.com/2023/02/14/cockpit-audio-shows-pilots-struggling-to-id-lake-huron-object/ PRIMARY TOPIC – DESANTIS TAKES AIM AT ESG FLGOV
17/02/2023 • 1 hour 15 seconds
The Dark Side of Offshore Wind Power: How It's Destroying Both Pocketbooks and the Environment (Guest: David Stevenson)
In this episode of Environment & Climate News, we dive into the controversial topic of offshore wind power and its potential negative impact on the environment and economy. We explore the violation of the Endangered Species Act through the construction of wind turbines in the critical habitat of the North Atlantic Right Whale, which could threaten its survival, and the potential loss of the domestic seafood supply due to the disruption of the commercial fishing industry.We also examine the high costs and minimal reduction of carbon dioxide emissions associated with this renewable energy source, raising the question of whether offshore wind power is a sustainable solution for our energy needs.
14/02/2023 • 30 minutes 20 seconds
Biden's Biggest State of the Union Lies - In The Tank #384
The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, Justin Haskins, and Chris Talgo present episode 384 of the In The Tank Podcast. On Tuesday night, President Joe Biden delivered his State of the Union address. As we have grown accustomed to, the night was fraught with political theater. The ITT crew talks the speech, dissects some of the most egregious lies of the night, and provides context to some of the claims of the President. According to Biden, the economy is roaring. In reality, as inflation, energy prices, and consumer spending data show, this is not the case.
10/02/2023 • 1 hour 3 minutes 3 seconds
Coming to Terms with John F. Kennedy (Guest: Stephen F. Knott)
Heartland’s Tim Benson is joined by Stephen F. Knott, professor of national security affairs at Naval War College, to discuss his new book, Coming to Terms with John F. Kennedy. They chat about the mystique around JFK and why it still continues to hold, in some form, almost 60 years after his assassination. They also talk about Kennedy’s approach to civil rights, what would have happened with Vietnam if he had survived his fatal trip to Dallas and won a second term, and what his legacy should be today. Get the book here: https://kansaspress.ku.edu/9780700633654/
10/02/2023 • 1 hour 22 minutes 28 seconds
The Expansion of Government Power Through Social Determinants in Health (Guest: Matt Dean)
Join us for a thought-provoking episode as Matt Dean, Senior Fellow on Health Care Policy Outreach at The Heartland Institute, delves into the latest developments in the federal government's increasing control over healthcare. In this episode of Health Care News, we will explore the recent guidance issued by the Biden administration encouraging states to spend money on "social determinants" affecting health. Is this merely a transfer of wealth? How does this information get embedded into electronic health records?We will also discuss the definition of social determinants, how they may affect tax dollars, the validity of their impact on health, the potential encouragement of harmful choices, and how the push for diversity, equity, and inclusion is expanding the definition of "essential" healthcare while posing a threat to fiscal health. Don't miss out on this insightful conversation that will leave you questioning the role of the government in our healthcare system.
06/02/2023 • 21 minutes 30 seconds
ChatGPT Will Change EVERYTHING - In The Tank #383
The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, Justin Haskins, and Chris Talgo present episode 383 of the In The Tank Podcast. You have probably heard at least a little bit about ChatGPT - an AI language model developed by OpenAI. I can assure you, you have not heard about it enough. This technology is going to drastically alter the landscape of many industries. The ITT crew discusses the potential of this new technology and talk about the implications it may have on our society. Also, we cover further confirmation that the media has gone off the deep end in the past several years in regards to bias.
03/02/2023 • 1 hour 2 minutes 32 seconds
In Defense of the 2nd Amendment (Guest: Larry Correia)
Larry Correia's book, "In Defense of the 2nd Amendment," provides a powerful and accessible explanation of the positive role firearms play in our lives. It explains why good guys with guns are a critical layer of defense and why the 2nd Amendment was adopted. The book argues that you are your own first line of defense in critical situations and that firearms make this defense possible.Correia explains that those who want to ban guns do not necessarily hate guns themselves. Often, proponents of eliminating the 2nd amendment hate the freedom that guns make possible in the face of continuous attempts by elites to exercise near-unlimited power over the lives of average people. Guns, if available and used properly, are the best check against bad actors, whether they be criminals or tyrants.
02/02/2023 • 40 minutes 47 seconds
Why Are So Many Cities Bankrupt? (Guest: Mark Moses)
Cities across the United States are in a persistent financial crisis because their governments are unable or unwilling to define who and what they are. In fact, many cities’ finances are so poor that they’re going bankrupt. The fundamental problem is that city governments attempt a scope of service provision that is impossible to deliver on. Policy Analyst Mark Moses, author of The Municipal Financial Crisis: A Framework for Understanding and Fixing Government Budgeting, joins the Budget & Tax News podcast to discuss this problem. More from Mark Moses: Website: https://munifinanceguy.com/Twitter: @MuniFinanceGuyLinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-moses-municipal-finance/Mark’s book: <a href="https://www.amazon.com/The-Municipal-Financial-Crisis_-
01/02/2023 • 1 hour 12 minutes 51 seconds
More Fake COVID Deaths to Create Fear (Guest: Joel Hirshhorn)
Details are now emerging just how much the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) overstated deaths from COVID-19. Joel Hirschhorn, the editor of the Pandemic Blunder Substack and author of the book, Pandemic Blunder, dug deep into the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) to see just how brazen the hype had been. Many of the deaths listed as “COVID” were very obvious accidents, suicides, and homicides. Hirschhorn says this was no accident but an orchestrated campaign to ramp up fear among the public, preparing people to receive the vaccines. Hirschhorn believes the deaths from the vaccines may now exceed COVID itself. Other topics:- CDC’s COVID data track
31/01/2023 • 16 minutes 42 seconds
The Coming Technocratic Dystopia Imagined By Davos - In The Tank #382
The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, Justin Haskins, and Chris Talgo present episode 382 of the In The Tank Podcast. The World Economic Forum's Davos 2023 conference just wrapped up and the ITT crew dives in to some of the crazier things that have come out of this conference and other WEF events. From "cities of the future" to gene editing, the crew discusses how serious these ideas are and what societal implications they may have. Also, is Davos' global influence diminishing? PRIMARY TOPIC - THE COMING TECHNOLOGICAL DYSTOPIA IMAGINED BY DAVOS Stopping Socialism TV - The Most Disturbing Discussion at Davos 2023, and Why You Haven't Heard About Ithttps://youtu.be/D4MV3vNFOHQ WEF - "The Line" City of the Future <a href="https://www.youtube.com/redirect?event=video_description&redir_token=QUFFLUhqazVxUnVFd1hIb2xMVG9rVTBxdG4waDFNWUJmQXxBQ3Jtc0ttaTlhbzhhWnJ0SHl0UVJOTE96Q3
27/01/2023 • 1 hour 7 minutes
Rome: Strategy of Empire (Guest: James Lacey)
Heartland’s Tim Benson is joined by James Lacey, Horner Chair of War Studies and Professor of Strategic Studies and Political Economy at Marine Corps War College, to discuss his new book, Rome: Strategy of Empire. They chat about whether the Roman Empire really did have a grand strategy, what that grand strategy might have been, and whether it had the bureaucratic apparatus necessary to put that strategy into effect. They also discuss why it took the Roman Empire such a long time to collapse, and the importance of the Pax Romana to the Mediterranean world. Get the book here: https://global.oup.com/academic/product/rome-9780190937706?cc=us&lang=en&
25/01/2023 • 1 hour 4 minutes 7 seconds
Give Me Liberty: The True Story of Oswaldo Payá and His Daring Quest for a Free Cuba (Guest: David E. Hoffman)
Heartland’s Tim Benson is joined by David E. Hoffman, contributing editor and member of the editorial board of The Washington Post, to discuss his new book, Give Me Liberty: The True Story of Oswaldo Payá and his Daring Quest for a Free Cuba. They chat about how democracy for Cuba became Payá’s life work, the remarkable achievement of the Varela Project, and whether Payá’s death really was an accident or if Castro’s regime had a part in it. Get the book here: https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/Give-Me-Liberty/David-E-Hoffman/9781982191191Show Notes:National Endowment for Democracy: “Give Me Liberty: Examining the Legacy of Oswaldo Payá” (VIDEO) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2T4o7VLXI84Times Literary Supplement</
24/01/2023 • 1 hour 12 minutes 12 seconds
Zero-Emission Mandates Are Wholly Destructive (Guest: Isaac Orr)
Zero-emission energy mandates are undermining grid reliability and substantially increasing energy costs in Minnesota and Wisconsin. These mandates pose similar problems for the grid nationwide. Public utilities are profiting from the legislative push for zero-emission energy mandates. Unfortunately, these mandates increase the amounts of expensive, intermittent wind and solar added to the grid. Increasing black outs and brown outs. Legislators should put an end to the premature retirement of existing coal plants to ensure grid reliability. Reliability, not fighting climate change, should be the primary goal of public utility commissions.
23/01/2023 • 40 minutes 45 seconds
The White House Covid Censorship Machine (Guest: Jenin Younes)
Social media companies have defended their close relationship with the government to control the COVID narrative by saying it was voluntary and protected under the First Amendment. This raises a number of Constitutional red flags, says Jenin Younes, a litigator with the New Civil Liberties Alliance. Younes is representing the private plaintiffs in a First Amendment case filed by the attorneys general of Missouri and Louisiana against the Biden administration. Yeones discusses why this is unconstitutional, why it needs to end and how can be done. In this case, Younes is representing Jay Bhattacharya, Aaron Kheriaty, Martin Kuldorff, and Jill Hines; four leading experts in public health who were deplatformed and/or censored by social media companies. During discovery, emails surfa
20/01/2023 • 12 minutes 39 seconds
Davos 2023, Conspiracy Theories or Conspiracy Facts? - In The Tank, ep381
The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, Justin Haskins, and Chris Talgo present episode 381 of the In The Tank Podcast. The World Economic Forum's Davos 2023 conference is in full swing. World and business leaders from around the globe are meeting in the mountain countryside to talk about everything from climate change and energy policy to Artificial Intelligence and Robotics. However, we are being told that this is very important work being done, but also, if we talk them serious, then we are conspiracy theorists. Also, Greta Thunberg was arrested in Germany during a protest. The In The Tank crew explores these stories and more.
20/01/2023 • 1 hour 1 minute 59 seconds
The End of Solitude: Selected Essays on Culture and Society (Guest: William Deresiewicz)
Heartland’s Tim Benson is joined by award-winning essayist and critic William Deresiewicz to discuss his new book, The End of Solitude: Selected Essays on Culture and Society. They chat about how social media is changing the nature of our interaction with others, addressing West Point plebes about leadership, why he left academia, and why they love essay collections.Get the book here: https://us.macmillan.com/books/9781250858641/the-end-of-solitudeShow Notes:The Chronicle of Higher Education: William Deresiewicz – “The End of Solitude”https://www.chronicle.com/article/the-end-of-solitude/Unherd: William Deresiewicz – “Escaping American tribalism”<a href="https://unherd.com/2022/03/escaping-american-tribalism/"
19/01/2023 • 1 hour 15 minutes 48 seconds
The Government Is Coming for Your Stove (Guest: Stuart Saulters)
In general, natural gas appliances are more efficient and less expensive to purchase and operate than electric appliances. Claims that they are a public health threat based on a single study by an environmental group are refuted by decades of safe use. Proposals floated by the Biden administration and New York's governor to ban various natural gas appliances have sparked a backlash, and rightly so, since this robs consumers of choice for no real benefit.
17/01/2023 • 33 minutes 40 seconds
Biden's Gas Stove Ban - In The Tank, ep380
The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, Justin Haskins, and Chris Talgo present episode 380 of the In The Tank Podcast. The Biden administration announced this week that it was considering a ban on gas stoves, supposedly because it causes asthma in kids – a claim not backed up by science. They are trying to walk back from this infuriating government overreach, but the In the Tank crew won’t let them because it’s part of a tyrannical pattern by our ruling elite. For instance, New York governor Kathy Hochul also announced she wants to ban all appliances, including stoves furnaces, that burn fossil fuels. This is not about safety, but about forcing us to go “all electric” for EVERYTHING as soon as possible to “fight climate change.” It’s absolutely insane and must be stopped. The ITT crew will also talk about how the chairman of the Federal Reserve announced the Fed will not be a “climate policymaker,” a rare sensible statement from a position o
13/01/2023 • 1 hour 12 minutes 10 seconds
From Breakthrough to Blockbuster: The Business of Biotechnology (Guest: Donald L. Drakeman)
Heartland’s Tim Benson is joined by Donald L. Drakeman, Fellow in Operations and Technology Management at the Cambridge Judge Business School, Distinguished Research Professor in the Program on Constitutional Studies at the University of Notre Dame, and a Venture Partner at Advent Life Sciences, to discuss his new book (co-authored with Lisa Drakeman and Nektarios Oraiopoulos), From Breakthrough to Blockbuster: The Business of Biotechnology. They chat about how medical innovation happens, specifically how biotech companies have created 40 percent more of the most important treatments for previously unmet medical needs than the major pharmaceutical companies at a lower cost. Benson and Drakeman also discuss the crucial roles played by academic research, venture capital, contract research organizations, the capital markets, and the pharmaceutical companies in creating medical breakthroughs. Get the book here: <a href="https://global.oup.com/ac
12/01/2023 • 1 hour 5 minutes 29 seconds
Clean Energy Crisis: The Impossibility of Replacing Fossil Fuels (Guest: Donn Dears)
In his book Clean Energy Crisis, Donn Dears explains why it is impossible for society to reach net zero carbon emissions. Dears explains why it would be a bad idea to attempt to go net zero if this was a realistic possibility. Fossil fuels are energy dense, having relatively little impact on the land and environment. Wind and solar require far more land, leaving a massive environmental "footprint." Not only are the so-called green energy replacements for fossil fuels not green, but they are expensive and unreliable. As wind and solar power is added to the grid, lives are placed at risks from outages while jobs are lost due to unreliable energy supplies.
11/01/2023 • 19 minutes 34 seconds
Medicaid Expansion Moves Low-Income Children to the Back of the Line (Guest: Charles Blahous)
Now that Obamacare has been in effect for eight years, data is showing that Medicaid spending on low-income children has not kept pace with states that decided against expanding their programs to able-bodied adults. Charles Blahous, the J. Fish and Lillian F. Smith Chair and senior research strategist at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, joins Health Care News to discuss this development. In addition to writing several books and publishing many studies on public policy issues, Blahous served as the deputy director of the National Economic Council under George W. Bush.On December 13, Blahous and Liam Sigaud published “The Affordable Care Act’s Medicaid Expansion is Shifting Resources away from Low-Income Children.”Host AnneMarie Schieber and Blahous discuss why spending growth for low-income child
09/01/2023 • 15 minutes 22 seconds
Population Doomsday on 60 Minutes - In The Tank Podcast #379
The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, Justin Haskins, and Chris Talgo present episode 379 of the In The Tank Podcast. With the start of a new year, climate alarmism has been given center stage. 60 Minutes recently ran a segment about the looming population doomsday. The segment, featuring noted doomsayer Paul Ehrlich, promoted dire warnings like "humanity is unsustainable," and how we are "in the midst of sixth mass extinction." Also, the UN convened a conference on biodiversity a few weeks ago where world leaders agreed to a bunch of principles which could have major implications.OPENING CHIT CHAT NYT - Live Updates: McCarthy Loses 4th Vote for Speakerhttps://www.nytimes.com/live/2023/01/04/us/house-speaker-vote 60 MINUTES – POPULATION DOOMSDAY Reason - 60 Minutes Promote
06/01/2023 • 1 hour 2 minutes 20 seconds
Paul Erlich Predicts Climate Doomsday
Recently, noted climate change doomsayer Paul Erlich appeared on 60 Minutes to add to his growing tally of false predictions. Aged 91, Erlich has built a career around being wrong about environmentalist catastrophes, from mass famine in the 1970s to cannibalism today. His appearance on 60 Minutes speaks to 60 Minutes becoming another show with talking heads.
05/01/2023 • 20 minutes 38 seconds
Klaus Schwab's Creepy Interview with Chinese TV: "Systemic Transformation of the World"
World Economic Forum leader Klaus Schwab is no stranger to making radical, sweeping promises and calls to action. But even by Schwab's standards, his latest interview with Chinese TV is creepy. Justin Haskins and Donald Kendal give you the clips and reveal their true meaning in their latest episode of "Justin and Donald Save America."
04/01/2023 • 40 minutes 34 seconds
Progressive Conservatism: How Republicans Will Become America's Natural Governing Party (Guest: F.H. Buckley)
Heartland’s Tim Benson is joined by F.H. Buckley, Foundation Professor at George Mason University’s Antonin Scalia Law School, to discuss his new book, Progressive Conservatism: How Republicans Will Become America's Natural Governing Party. They chat about what Buckley means exactly by “progressive conservative,” why the Republican Party must return to its roots as a progressive conservative party, and why the GOP must reject the illiberalism of extremists on the Right as well as the Left. Get the book here: https://www.encounterbooks.com/books/progressive-conservatism/ Show Notes: Law & Liberty: George Hawley – “The Mythical Progressive-Conservative Voter” https://lawliberty.org/book-review/the-mythical-prog
03/01/2023 • 1 hour 2 minutes 5 seconds
Streaming In Decline? Avatar, Top Gun, Star Wars - In the Tank ep 378
The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal and Jim Lakely — with SPECIAL GUEST Christian Toto — present episode 377 of the In The Tank Podcast. In what is becoming an annual tradition, the In the Tank crew end the year talking about the state of pop culture with veteran movie reviewer and culture writer Christian Toto, proprietor of the HollywoodInToto.com website.We’ll discuss what is looking like a rough patch (and maybe much worse) for the big streaming services (Netflix, Amazon Prime, Disney+, etc.), what that means for the future of Hollywood, and if the “get woke, go broke” maxim is holding or getting even worse. We’ll also discuss the state of the modern Hollywood blockbuster (with Avatar 2, which Donny just saw, being a test case), and Christian will tell us the best movies and streaming shows he saw this year and recommends to our audience.
30/12/2022 • 1 hour 11 minutes 39 seconds
How Can We Solve Big Environmental Problems? Think Small! (Guest: Todd Myers)
In his book Time to Think Small, author Todd Myers explains why big government efforts usually fail to fix the problem at hand. Rather, these attempts often create greater problems than the original problem they intended to solve. By contrast, new technologies, individuals and groups can provide flexible solutions to environmental problems that improve both the environment and society. Technologies, like cell phones and the apps they can run are allowing individuals and small groups to develop new insights into the causes and consequences of environmental problems and solutions to them at the local level. By contrast, one-size-fits all big government "solutions," often misidentify the problem and/or its causes, take time to develop, are inflexible, and often make a bad situation worse.
24/12/2022 • 40 minutes 52 seconds
Republican Controlled House Must Fix These Health Care Policies (Guests: Brian Blasé and Drew Keyes)
The Republicans will be in control of the U.S. House starting next month. Brian Blasé and Drew Keyes, both health care policy and administration and legislative veterans now at the Paragon Health Institute, say Congress should focus on four key areas: more affordable health care, ending the COVID-19 health emergency, eliminating waste and abuse at Medicaid, and restoring trust in the CDC and NIH. 1. The Republicans in Congress will have a long list of priorities. Can something meaningful happen on health care policy?2. “Anti-inflationary” agenda: Many people think the solution is more government spending to offset the high costs of health care. Why is this boneheaded thinking?3. How will ending the COVID emergency help all Americans?4. Medicaid oversight… has abuse and waste gotten worse during the current administration and how does this impact all health care, private care, and care for the needy?5. Restoring trust in CDC and NIH…what can
24/12/2022 • 20 minutes 54 seconds
In The Future, You'll Own Nothing - In The Tank Podcast #377
The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal and Jim Lakely present episode 377 of the In The Tank Podcast. With Christmas just around the corner, we take a look at the potential ghost of Christmas future. Based heavily on articles and rhetoric from the World Economic Forum - the biggest advocates of The Great Reset - the ITT crew talks about a world in the not-too-distant-future where people no longer own anything. Sounds crazy, but we may be well on our way to realizing that scenario. World Economic Forum - Welcome to 2030. I own nothing, have no privacy, and life has never been better https://web.archive.org/web/20200919081413/https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2016/11/shopping-i-can-t-really-remember-what-that
23/12/2022 • 1 hour 3 minutes 15 seconds
The Twitter Files Part 1 thru 5 - In The Tank Podcast #376
The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, and Chris Talgo present episode 376 of the In The Tank Podcast. With the recent deluge of "Twitter Files," some of the most important facts have been lost in the 24/7 news cycle. But, between the revelations about the Hunter Biden laptop, the deplatforming of a sitting president, and the rampant "shadowbanning" of conservative voices, these stories are too important to ignore. The ITT crew sifts through the "Twitter Files" and highlight the facts you need to know. OPENING CHIT CHAT The Blaze - Ocasio-Cortez's climate change documentary has embarrassing opening weekend, earning only $81 per theaterhttps://www.theblaze.com/news/aoc-climate-change-documentary-flops PRIMARY TOPIC – THE TWITTER FILES PART 1 – 5 Matt Taibbi – The
16/12/2022 • 1 hour 1 minute 47 seconds
In Defense of German Colonialism (Guest: Bruce Gilley)
Heartland’s Tim Benson is joined by Bruce Gilley, Professor of Political Science and Public Policy at Portland State University, to discuss his new book, In Defense of German Colonialism: And How Its Critics Empowered Nazis, Communists, and the Enemies of the West. They chat about the reasons why Gilley contends German colonialism was overall a force for good in the world where development was encouraged and native governance flourished, and why critics of German colonialism helped destabilize the country and played into the hands of the Nazis and communists. Get the book here: https://www.regnery.com/9781684512379/in-defense-of-german-colonialism/Show Notes: Law & Liberty: Jesse Russell – “Colonialism Reconsidered”https://lawlib
14/12/2022 • 1 hour 19 minutes 30 seconds
CO2 Is Not a Pollutant: The Benefits of Rising CO2 (Guest: Will Happer)
Climate science is tragically politicized. For one, the tremendous benefits rising carbon dioxide concentrations (CO2) have on the earth is completely ignored. As CO2 levels increase, crop production follows suit in rich and poor nations alike. Alarmists have chosen to ignore this fact. They’d rather promote climate disaster stories built on computer models, not real-world data. Time and time again, the computer models have proven inadequate. Data on climate change indicates the world is becoming better for human civilization. The fact alarmists want to hide is this. CO2 is not a pollutant. Will Happer, physicist at the CO2 coalition, joins host H. Sterling Burnett to discuss the misinformation permeating throughout our society regarding the benefits of rising CO2. Unlike climate alarmists who push hypothetical disaster scenarios built on faulty computer models, Happer references real-world data to highlight the benefits of rising CO2 concentrations.
13/12/2022 • 25 minutes 28 seconds
Veterans Affairs Is Failing on Suicide Prevention (Guest: Sally Pipes)
The latest report from the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Veterans Affairs shows that more than one in ten staffers have yet to complete mandatory suicide prevention training. Sally Pipes, CEO, president, and health care policy fellow at the Pacific Research Institute discusses the report and why the VA needs to move to a voucher system quickly. Read the report: https://www.va.gov/oig/pubs/VAOIG-22-00813-253.pdf Our veterans put their lives on the line to protect the freedoms America stands for. They deserve the best when it comes to health care. Sadly, this isn’t the case, especially when it comes to mental health and crisis care. Veterans get care through the Veterans Health Administration, a health system managed by the government. It provides a glimpse of care under a socialized medicine model. On this episode, Pipes discusses
12/12/2022 • 15 minutes 15 seconds
Our Dystopian “Green” Future – In The Tank, #375
The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, Justin Haskins, and Chris Talgo present episode 375 of the In The Tank Podcast. Recently, there has been a wave of stories coming out that paint a pretty bleak picture of our "green" future. From high energy prices and energy shortages to dictates about how you should live your life and whether you should have kids, climate alarmists seem to have no shortage of bad ideas. The ITT crew talks about these stories and more. OPENING CHIT CHAT Fox News - NBC, ABC, CBS called out for silence on Elon Musk's 'Twitter files' release: 'They're failing Americans'https://www.foxnews.com/media/nbc-abc-cbs-called-silence-elon-musk-twitter-files-release-failing-americans PRIMARY TOPIC - Our D
09/12/2022 • 1 hour 5 minutes 15 seconds
Data Is the Cure to Climate Change Anxiety (Guest: Rob Bradley, Jr.)
Use if this episode of HDP is ECN.Rob Bradley, Ph.D., the founder and chairman of the Institute for Energy Research, is a global on energy markets. Bradley argues that the false narrative of an impending climate crisis perpetuated by certain politicians and the corporate media is creating climate anxiety. This isn’t a problem with climate change. It’s a problem with pushing false narratives. Data easily refutes it. Rob Bradley explains that attending the 15th International Climate on Climate Change February in Orlando should alleviate any anxiety or fear anyone has about the dangers of climate change. It is bad climate policies that we should truly fear. https://climateconference.heartland.org/
08/12/2022 • 31 minutes 20 seconds
A Man of Iron: The Turbulent Life and Improbable Presidency of Grover Cleveland (Guest: Troy Senik)
Heartland’s Tim Benson is joined by Troy Senik, cofounder of Kite & Key, to discuss his new book, “A Man of Iron: The Turbulent Life and Improbable Presidency of Grover Cleveland.” They chat about Cleveland’s meteoric political career and how his stubbornness and his incorruptibility became the key to his political appeal, as well as to his political fall. They also place the context behind Cleveland’s frequent yielding of the veto pen, discuss whether the personal scandals that dogged him were true, and if there are any lessons his presidency can offer us in the 21st Century. Get the book here: https://www.simonandschuster.com/books/A-Man-of-Iron/Troy-Senik/9781982140748Show Notes: City Journal: Stephen Eide – “Ironbound Liberalism”<a href="https://www.city-journal.org/review-of-a-man-of-iron-by
07/12/2022 • 1 hour 21 minutes 31 seconds
Is Long COVID the Next Excuse for Expanding Government and Mask Mandates? (Guest: Rik Mehta)
Reports have a knack for becoming public policy, and the latest report released by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on Long COVID could be the next case in point. The report, more a marketing document than a medical report, recommends to “encourage or mandate policies and protocols regarding masking and social distancing in public spaces.” (emphasis added). Today’s guest is Rik Mehta, Pharm.D., J.D., biotech entrepreneur, and former consumer safety officer at the U.S Food and Drug Administration. Mehta, who knows first-hand how politics and public policy are intertwined as a former U.S. Senate candidate in New Jersey, discusses how seriously the public should take the report. He covers whether the CDC or schools will use the report as a basis to mandate masks, how the federal government can compel people to wear masks, why the Democrats backed off from masks in early 2022, the significance of the descriptions of “discr
05/12/2022 • 17 minutes 6 seconds
The Man Who Understood Democracy: The Life of Alexis de Tocqueville (Guest: Olivier Zunz)
Heartland’s Tim Benson is joined by Olivier Zunz, the James Madison Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Virginia, to discuss his new book, The Man Who Understood Democracy: The Life of Alexis de Tocqueville. They chat about Tocqueville’s dedication to achieving a new kind of democracy at the center of his life and work, why America remained central to his thought and actions throughout his life, and his fears that the democratic experiment might yet fail. They also discuss his harrowing family story, his commitment to abolitionism, and his attempts to apply the lessons of Democracy in America to French politics.Get the book here: https://press.princeton.edu/books/hardcover/9780691173979/the-man-who-understood-democracyShow Notes: Commentary: Michael M. Rosen – “Citiz
02/12/2022 • 1 hour 14 minutes 24 seconds
China Erupts, Elites Side with Regime – In The Tank Podcast #374
The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, Justin Haskins, and Chris Talgo present episode 374 of the In The Tank Podcast. The ITT crew starts off talking about a new analysis from the Socialism Research Center showing how 90% of candidates endorsed by various socialists groups won election in the 2022 midterms. Then they discuss on the ongoing protests that are boiling over in China due, in large part, to the country's strict zero-COVID policies. Also, why is Apple threatening Twitter while seemingly providing cover the Chinese Communist Party? OPENING CHIT CHAT Socialism Watch: 2022 Midtermshttps://www.heartland.org/publications-resources/publications/an-analysis-of-socialist-candidates-in-the-2022-midterm-election <st
02/12/2022 • 1 hour 1 minute 50 seconds
North Korean Escapee's Dire Warning for America
Yeonmi Park escaped from North Korea into China when she was only 13 years old. She didn't do it for freedom. North Koreans don't know what freedom is. Yeonmi did it for a bowl of rice. While she was fed in China, human traffickers sold her for $200 into a life of physical abuse. Thus, she escaped again, this time into Mongolia followed by South Korea. Yeonmi travelled across the frozen Gobi desert in the middle of the night, a trek that kills almost everyone who attempts it. And unlike her first escape, it was for freedom.Yeonmi Park defied the odds and made it to South Korea. Soon, she came to America. In her words, America is the best country in human existence. Yet, Yeonmi has a dire warning for this country. Growing up under a dictator gives her a unique perspective of how a population can be manipulated. She says it's happening right now in America. Woke culture is the way Americans are being manipulated, and ultimately controlled, into losing the freedom that makes thi
30/11/2022 • 41 minutes 36 seconds
Victory at Sea: Naval Power and the Transformation of the Global Order in World War II (Guest: Paul Kennedy)
Heartland’s Tim Benson is joined by Paul Kennedy, J. Richardson Dilworth Professor of History at Yale University, to discuss his new book, Victory at Sea: Naval Power and the Transformation of the Global Order in World War II. They chat about the six major naval powers of the war and their individual strengths, weaknesses, and challenges, and how the war was won and lost in the Atlantic, the Pacific, and the Mediterranean. They also talk about how the strategic landscape for naval affairs was completely altered by the war and the rise of American economic and military hegemony. Get the book here: https://yalebooks.yale.edu/book/9780300219173/victory-at-sea/ Show Notes: Engelsberg Ideas: Lincoln Paine – “A marriage of the geopolitical, the military and the material” <a href="https://engelsbergideas.com/books/a-marriage-of-the-
29/11/2022 • 1 hour 4 minutes 39 seconds
Think Twice Before Signing that Organ Donation Card (Guest: Heidi Klessig, M.D.)
You may want to rethink checking that box making you an organ donor. Unlike tissue donation, organs often need to be harvested from a live person in order to be viable for a transplant. Heidi Klessig, M.D., retired anesthesiologist, pain management specialist, and co-founder of respectforhumanlife.com, highlights how hospitals have harvested organs from live patients for the last few years. This procedure makes the person brain dead and then resuscitates their heart to keep blood flowing to the organs. According to Klessig, this goes against the Uniform Definition of Death Act (UDODA).UDODA, passed in 1981, states that to declare someone legally dead, there must be irreversible cessation of cardiopulmonary function or irreversible cessation of all functions of the entire brain, including the brain stem. These determinations are to be made in accordance with accepted medical standards, but hospitals can never be 100 p
28/11/2022 • 23 minutes 48 seconds
373. What We Are Thankful For This Year
The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, Justin Haskins, and Chris Talgo present episode 373 of the In The Tank Podcast. On the eve of Thanksgiving, the ITT crew talks about the news and policy items they are thankful for. Also, they discuss story that the World Economic Forum wants us to eat crickets. Is this just a conspiracy theory, or is there truth to it? WEF - Could insect farms meet our food demands of the future? (April 17, 2018) https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2018/04/insect-farms-gear-up-to-feed-soaring-global-protein-demand WEF -Good grub: why we might be eating insects soon (July 16, 2018) https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2018/07/good-grub-why-we-might-be-eating-insects-soon/</
23/11/2022 • 1 hour 4 minutes 54 seconds
Is the IPCC Spreading Science Fiction? (Guest: Dave White)
Dave White's new environmental science textbook, “Climate Crisis Changed: The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Are Deliberate Science Fiction," examines the basic science of what drives climate change. White dives into the evidence used by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change to claim that we face a climate crisis. The evidence doesn’t support the position. Claims of climate catastrophe are based on a faulty understanding of the impact different greenhouses gases have on temperatures and related climate phenomena. White controversially writes that the present warming is impacted by shifts in the earth's tilt.
22/11/2022 • 28 minutes 19 seconds
Music and Mystique in Muscle Shoals (Guest: Christopher M. Reali)
Heartland’s Tim Benson is joined by Christopher M. Reali, assistant professor of music at Ramapo College, to discuss his new book, Music and Mystique in Muscle Shoals. They chat about the Muscle Shoals music scene in the 1960’s and 1970’s, what exactly is the “Muscle Shoals Sound,” and how that sound became such a potent cultural power that still means something even up to the present day. They also talk about the overlooked history of Muscle Shoals' impact on country music and describes the region's recent transformation into a tourism destination and something of a pilgrimage stop for musicians from all over the world.Get the book here: https://www.press.uillinois.edu/books/?id=45zfd3qs9780252044519Blues Blast Magazine: Mark Thompson – “Christopher M Reali – Music And Mystique In Muscle Shoals | Book Review”| <a href="https://www.bluesblastmagazine.co
22/11/2022 • 1 hour 13 minutes 9 seconds
'The Future is Built By Us': COP27 and G20 Coverage - In The Tank Podcast #372
The Heartland Institute’s Jim Lakely, Chris Talgo, S.T. Karnick, and Linnea Lueken present episode 372 of the In The Tank Podcast. The ITT crew discusses how COP27 and the G20 summit is going so far – and it is all bad news if you cherish your liberty.The head of the United Nations says we’re on a “climate highway to hell,” Klaus Schwab says “the future is built by us” (and by “us” he means the unaccountable global elite), and every G20 nation has embraced the idea of mandatory “global health passports” to permit free movement of people during “the next pandemic.”Show notes:OPENING BANTERTrump is running for president againCOP27CNBC - We’re on a ‘highway to climate hell,’ UN chief Guterres says, calling for a global phase-out of coal www.cnbc.com/2022/11/07/were-on…gute
18/11/2022 • 1 hour 2 minutes 18 seconds
Does Eugenics Exist in U.S. Health Care? (Guest: Robert F. Graboyes, Ph.D.)
Many people think the field of eugenics disappeared after the Nazi’s were defeated in WWII. But eugenics, a controversial program to perfect the human race, exists in various forms in modern times. Robert Graboyes, economist, journalist, consultant at RFG Counterpoint, decided to write about the topic. Graboyes was also a panelist that covered the topic in a webinar hosted by The Foundation Against Intolerance and Racism.Eugenics has a long history going back way before the Nazi’s practiced it in World War Two. It really got its origins in Victorian England and it got some cover because it was associated with an emerging field at the time, statistics. Graboyes said it entered the U.S. before the Nazi’s came into power and practitioners at first, and in a much more gruesome way. Euthanasia was too controversial, so sterilization of was the weapon of choice and the practice continued well into the
17/11/2022 • 22 minutes 36 seconds
Climate Alarm is Alive for Elites and Fading for Civilians (Guest: Steve Milloy)
Polls show that Americans care most about crime and the economy. And while the election results are suspiciously confusing, it’s clear that climate change is going nowhere in Congress. Biden will have to continue advancing his agenda through executive action. At COP27 more promises of climate payments are expected, but as in the past, they are likely to amount to promises unfulfilled.Previous agreements to send climate payments to developing countries often never come to fruition. Why would any agreement signed this year differ? In the meantime, coal use increases, and CO2 emissions keep rising, but weather events stubbornly refuse to get more extreme.
16/11/2022 • 22 minutes 14 seconds
The Surfer and the Sage: A Guide to Survive and Ride Life's Waves (Guest: Shaun Tomson)
Heartland’s Tim Benson is joined by all-time surf god Shaun Tomson to discuss his new book with Noah benShea, “The Surfer and the Sage: A Guide to Survive and Ride Life's Waves.” They chat about purpose, loss, hope, faith, the importance of doing nothing, what lessons surfing has to give about living a fulfilling life, and the power of “I Will.” Tim also tries to not geek out and ask too many surf fanboy questions about Pipeline.Get the book here: https://www.familius.com/book/the-surfer-and-the-sage/
15/11/2022 • 1 hour 9 minutes 33 seconds
Should This Non-mRNA Vaccine Have Been Authorized Early in the Pandemic? (Guest: Raymond March)
The FDA recently gave emergency use authorization (EUA) to the Novavax COVID-19 vaccine. Unlike the vaccines Americans received as a result of Operation Warp Speed, Novavax is not an mRNA vaccine. It was bypassed for EUA early in the pandemic because of a decision to put all resources into mRNA vaccines as it was thought this provided the best approach to get a vaccine out quickly. Our guest today, Raymond March, a research fellow for the Independent Institute and assistant professor of agribusiness and applied economics at North Dakota State University, says this was a costly mistake. In an op-ed, March explains why it took so long for the U.S. to get access to the Novavax vaccine. March discusses Novavax’s different technology, the history of protein-based vaccines, and the dangers in using a one-size-fits-all approach when dealing with a public health threat. Novavax Authorization: <a href="https://ir.novavax.com/2022-10-19-U-S-FDA-Grants-Emergency-Use-Aut
12/11/2022 • 14 minutes 22 seconds
371. 2022 Midterms: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, and Justin Haskins present episode 371 of the In The Tank Podcast. The ITT crew discusses Tuesday's election results - the good, the bad, and the ugly. What takeaways do we have from the results, what happened to the "red wave," and what does this it mean for policy in the United States moving forward? Also, will these results dissuade Donald Trump from running again in 2024? MIDTERM ELECTION RESULTSNYT – 2022 Midterm Results https://www.nytimes.com/2022/11/09/briefing/midterm-election-results-2022.htmlThe Federalist - To Win Polarized Elections, Republicans Need More Than Weak Opponents — They Need Strong Leaders <a href="https://thefederalist.com/2022/11/09/to-win-polarized-elections-republicans-need-more-than-weak-opponents-they-need-strong-leaders/"
11/11/2022 • 1 hour 1 minute 50 seconds
370. Left Finally Sees Big Tech as Big Brother
The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, Chris Talgo, and Cameron Sholty present episode 370 of the In The Tank Podcast. With the 2022 mid term elections only days away, the ITT crew discusses the odds of a coming "red wave" and what that might mean for the country. Also, it appears as though the left is waking up to the threat of big tech censorship. An article from The Intercept is making its rounds highlighting the collusion between the Biden Administration and social media companies Twitter and Facebook. OPENING CHIT CHAT – 2022 ELECTIONS538 – It’s a Dead Heat for the Senate https://projects.fivethirtyeight.com/2022-election-forecast/senate/538 - The Case For A Republican Sweep On Election Night https://f
04/11/2022 • 1 hour 2 minutes 40 seconds
Climate Protests Sweep Across the Globe
There's been a sharp uptick in protests in the name of a climate change induced catastrophe across the globe. Fridays for Future, the group inspired by Greta Thunberg, recently held protests in 450 locations. Stories are flooding the news of protestors gluing themselves to private property and then expecting the businesses to cooperate with their demands. Why the sharp uptick in protests? Are these grassroots protests or is this a political scheme?Andy Singer, Anthony Watts, Linnea Lueken, and JunkScience.com's Steve Milloy discuss the global situation on today's episode of Environment & Climate News.
03/11/2022 • 59 minutes 11 seconds
To Address You as My Friend: African Americans' Letters to Abraham Lincoln (Guest: Jonathan W. White)
Heartland’s Tim Benson is joined by Jonathan W. White, professor of American Studies at Christopher Newport University, to discuss his new book, To Address You as My Friend: African Americans' Letters to Abraham Lincoln. They chat about the personal connection many blacks felt to Abraham Lincoln and how that gave them confidence to write to the president and to seek redress of their grievances. They also talk about how the act of writing to Lincoln for blacks was, in a small way, an act of civic participation and allowed them to claim the rights of American citizenship in a wide range of circumstances.Get the book here: https://uncpress.org/book/9781469665078/to-address-you-as-my-friend/
02/11/2022 • 1 hour 15 minutes 26 seconds
How Medicaid Compromised Long-Term Care (Guest: Stephen Moses)
Poverty is no longer a requirement to qualify for long-term care under Medicaid. An entire industry has cropped up over the years instructing families on how to maximize Medicaid’s loose financial guidelines. While families save a bundle of money by having the government now pay for this care, the system has had a negative impact on the long-term care market. Reimbursement rates under Medicaid do not cover the actual cost of care which impacts quality and supply. Families no longer save for long term care knowing that Medicaid can come to the rescue. Stephen Moses, president of the Center for Long-Term Care Reform, has studied long-term care for decades. He joins the show to discuss the first segment of his new report with the Paragon Institute, ”Long Term Care: The Problem.”Read the report: <a href="https://paragoninstitute.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/10/2
01/11/2022 • 20 minutes 16 seconds
America's Book: The Rise and Decline of a Bible Civilization (Guest: Mark A. Noll)
Heartland’s Tim Benson is joined by Mark A. Noll, Professor of History Emeritus at the University of Notre Dame, to discuss his new book, America's Book: The Rise and Decline of a Bible Civilization, 1794-1911. They chat about how the Bible decisively shaped American national history even as that history influenced the use of Scripture, and how a strongly Protestant Bible civilization was fractured by debates over slavery, contested by growing numbers of non-Protestants, and torn apart by the Civil War. They also talk about how the more religiously plural period from Reconstruction to the early 20th Century saw Scripture become a much more fragmented, though still significant, force in American culture.Get the book here: https://global.oup.com/academic/product/americas-book-9780197623466?q=america%27s%20book&lang=en&cc=us<
31/10/2022 • 1 hour 14 minutes 33 seconds
COVID-19 Truthers Had It Right – In The Tank, ep369
The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Jim Lakely, and Chris Talgo present episode 369 of the In The Tank Podcast. The COVID pandemic is over, if you ask president Joe Biden. Now, we need to sift through the rubble to see just how much damage was caused by the government lockdowns. The latest National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) scores, otherwise known as the Nation’s Report Card, came out showing major drops across the board. Also, there have been a few more stories that have come out recently showing just how terrible the government’s response to COVID-19 was. OPENING CHIT CHATIndependent - Hillary Clinton warns ‘right-wing extremists’ planning to ‘literally steal’ 2024 presidential election https://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/americas/us-politics/hillary-clinton-2024-election
28/10/2022 • 1 hour 1 minute 6 seconds
Distrust of Institutions in Early Modern Britain and America (Guest: Brian P. Levack)
Heartland’s Tim Benson is joined by Brian P. Levack, John E. Green Regents Professor Emeritus in History at the University of Texas at Austin, to discuss his new book, Distrust of Institutions in Early Modern Britain and America. They chat about how distrust in institutions was an important theme of public discourse in Britain and colonial America during the early modern period, why trust in these institutions is more tenuous and difficult to restore once it has been betrayed than trust in one's family, friends, and neighbors, and how this distrust shaped the political, legal, economic, and religious of Britain and its American colonies.Get the book here: https://global.oup.com/academic/product/distrust-of-institutions-in-early-modern-britain-and-america-9780192847409?q=dist
27/10/2022 • 1 hour 41 minutes 30 seconds
Biden Wants More Money for COVID-19 Relief (Guest: Chad Savage, M.D.)
President Biden told 60 Minutes in October that COVID-19 was essentially over. If that's true, why is he still lobbying Congress for billions of dollars in more COVID-19 relief? Biden also extended the emergency declaration another 90 days, further going against his stated position. Dr. Chad Savage, founder, Your Choice Direct Care, thinks the spending is not only unhealthy for the American economy, but “unnecessary, harmful, and blind to Americans’ real needs and problems.Savage says there is plenty of COVID-19 relief money unspent, just sitting on the sidelines. As a physician, Savage worries how more government spending will drive inflation further, increasing costs for working families. COVID is now becoming an excuse for Congress to continue its spending binge.Savage wrote about COVID-19 relief spending in an op-ed in Real Clear Health this s
26/10/2022 • 20 minutes 2 seconds
Alarmists Repackage Myth of Overpopulation Induced Catastrophe (Guests: Pierre Desrochers and Joanna Szurmak)
Environmental alarmists are trotting out the tired trope that growing human populations threaten the end of the world. In this case, they’re not claiming overpopulation threatens humanity due to using up finite resources, but rather because human greenhouse gas emissions are causing catastrophic climate change. Today’s guests, Pierre Desrochers and Joanna Szurmak, are authors of the book “Population Bombed!: Exploding the Link Between Overpopulation and Climate Change.” The authors explain why population growth is not causing dangerous climate change nor is it bad outright.In reality, an increasing population with longer average lifespans only improves humanities rate of discovering new resources to use and technologies to improve lives. Plus, environmental stewardship will improve as a result.
25/10/2022 • 41 minutes 24 seconds
368. Warning Recession Incoming
The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Justin Haskins, and Chris Talgo present episode 368 of the In The Tank Podcast. It appears as the though the consensus is in - we are heading for a recession. However, according to President Biden, we are only likely to get a "slight recession." The ITT crew talks about the potential severity of the coming recession. Also, the most recent census over counted in a bunch of blue states, potentially skewing the political landscape in favor of the Democrats. PRIMARY TOPIC - WARNING RECESSION INCOMINGBloomberg - Forecast for US Recession Within Year Hits 100% in Blow to Biden https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2022-10-17/forecast-for-us-recession-within-year-hits-100-in-blow-to-biden?sref=h5EZFUoqAxios - Markets and economists ar
21/10/2022 • 1 hour 2 minutes 33 seconds
CVS Fires Employee for Religious Beliefs (Guest: Kevin Theriot)
Late this summer, CVS fired a nurse practitioner for refusing to prescribe ‘Plan B’ ‘Morning After’ pills at the “Minute Clinic” where she had worked for 2 ½ years. CVS had been aware of Paige Casey’s religious objections to prescribing the abortifacients, exempted her from doing so, and even gave her favorable job reviews. In August, CVS changed its mind and told Casey she would no longer be given an exemption. Casey is suing CVS and is being represented by the Alliance Defending Freedom.Increasingly, health care professionals are being reprimanded, attacked and even fired for refusing to perform procedures that violate their religious convictions. It is not clear why CVS changed its position this summer regarding Casey. Interestingly, the MinuteClinic where Casey worked is located in Virginia where there are conscience protections in the law. CVS has stated it did not believe the “Morning After” bills are abortifacients but con
19/10/2022 • 18 minutes 25 seconds
POLITICO Awards Putin Top Spot on Their Green 28 List
POLITICO just released their inaugural Green 28 list. This list is constructed to rank the 28 individuals with the most influence on the European Union's sustainability, environmental, mobility, climate and energy policies. Vladimir Putin was awarded the top spot on the list. Russia holds a stronghold on energy exports within Europe. Without looking at why this is the case, POLITICO gleefully agues that Russia's invasion of Ukraine will force a green revolution.
18/10/2022 • 56 minutes 28 seconds
Tearing Us Apart (Guest: Ryan T. Anderson)
Heartland’s Tim Benson is joined by Ryan T. Anderson, president of the Ethics and Public Policy Center, to discuss his new book, co-authored with Alexandra DeSanctis, “Tearing Us Apart: How Abortion Harms Everything and Solves Nothing.” They discuss how the post-Roe experiment with unlimited abortion has harmed everyone and corrupted our political system, medicine, and the media, while undermining the rule of law. They also chat about what abortion in the United States will look like post-Dobbs, and what abortion opponents can do to help foster a culture of life.Get the book here: https://www.regnery.com/9781684513505/tearing-us-apart/Show Notes:The American Conservative: Emile Doak – “Abortion and the Clash of Moral Visions” https://www.
17/10/2022 • 37 minutes 46 seconds
UN Claims We Own The Science – In The Tank, ep367
The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Justin Haskins, and Chris Talgo present episode 367 of the In The Tank Podcast. At a recent World Economic Forum event, a representative from the United Nations boasted about working with Google to ensure THEIR information came up first when searching "Climate Change." In her words, "we own the science." Also, It appears as though the concept of a Universal Basic Income is becoming mainstream. PRIMARY TOPIC – “WE OWN THE SCIENCE”WEF - Tackling disinformation - how can we combat the lies that go viral? https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2022/09/tackling-disinformation-agenda-dialogues/National Review - U.N. Communications Official Touts Google Search Partnership: ‘We Own the Science’ <a href="https://www.nationalreview.com/news/u-n-communications-official-touts-google-