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||CleanIn The Tank (ep127) – CPAC, Worst Colleges for Free Speech, and LoveGov||John Nothdurft and Donny Kendal present episode #127 of the In The Tank Podcast. Today’s podcast features work from the American Conservative Union, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, and the Independent Institute.||2/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanU.S. Farm Policy is Essentially Legalized Plunder (Guest: Michael Farren, Ph.D.)||Through a series of studies from the Mercatus Center, Michael Farren and other scholars show farm subsidies are wasteful, unfair and corrupt.||2/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanInconvenient Revelations You Won't Hear from Al Gore (Guest: Joe Bastardi)||It is undeniable that climate modelers and believers in anthropogenic climate change ignore, misunderstand, or downright lie about the factors that affect the climate. Joe Bastardi covers this fact in his new book, Climate Chronicles.||2/13/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDebunking Myths About Toll Roads and User Fees (Guest: Robert Poole)||What is the most effective way to fund road construction? How are lobbyists fighting to stay with the status quo despite its inefficiencies? Robert Poole from the Reason Foundation discusses this and more in this episode of Budget & Tax News!||2/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIn The Tank (ep126) – Medicaid Waivers, Maine Welfare Reform, Universal Basic Income, TIDE PODS!||John Nothdurft and Donny Kendal present episode #126 of the In The Tank Podcast. Today’s podcast features work from the Washington Policy Center, the Foundation for Government Accountability, and the Pacific Research Institute.||2/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy Did the Obama Administration Wage the War on Coal? (Guest: Isaac Orr)||The Obama administration waged a war on coal by trying to make it too expensive for consumers through excessive regulation. The war is over and coal is here to make energy affordable again!||2/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanStanding up to Greenpeace Extortionist Tactics with RICO (Guest: Seth Kursman)||As a response to public lies from Greenpeace and other radical environmental groups, Resolute Forest Products is suing under U.S. racketeering laws.||2/8/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDestroying the Myths That Stand in the Way of School Choice (Guest: John Schilling)||The school choice movement is gaining momentum, but there are still obstacles to be tackled. John Schilling, president of the American Federation for Children, discusses what these are.||2/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanDental Therapy Bill Gives Arizonans a Reason to Smile (Guest: AZ State Sen. Nancy Barto)||Dental Associations across the country are waging an all-out war against dental therapy, a revolutionary practice that will increase availability of dental procedures and reduce costs.||2/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWorkers Fighting for Freedom at the Supreme Court (Guest: Mark Mix)||The president of the National Right-To-Work Foundation previews what may be the most important Supreme Court case of 2018: Janus v. AFSCME, a case over whether government employees should be compelled to join labor unions to keep their jobs.||2/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAyn Rand, Economic Instability, and Gold (Guest: Edmund Contoski)||Edmund Contoski joins the podcast to talk more about his new book The Impending Monetary Revolution, the Dollar and Gold, how Ayn Rand’s philosophy influenced his own work, and the need for currency to return to a gold standard.||2/2/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIn The Tank (ep125) – SOTU, Maine Heritage Policy Center, Occupational Licensing||John Nothdurft and Donny Kendal present episode #125 of the In The Tank Podcast. Today’s podcast features work from the MacIver Institute, and the Maine Heritage Policy Center .||2/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAl Gore Won’t Bet on Global Warming Because He’s Wrong (Guest: Kesten Green)||In 2007, forecasting experts J. Scott Armstrong and Kesten Green offered Al Gore a wager concerning future temperatures. The time is up and had Gore taken the bet, he would have lost.||2/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCan Teaching Children Cursive Help Them Overcome Learning Disorders? (Guest: Brian Goodman)||Through the new “Drawn to Discover” program, teachers are helping children overcome learning difficulties through cursive.||1/31/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPrivatize to Make America Affordable Again! (Guest: Austill Stewart & Len Gilroy)||It’s a known fact that government is never as efficient as the private sector. The question is, how far can privatization go? Two experts from the Reason Foundation give their thoughts on the topic.||1/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIs Taxation For Your Own Good? (Guest: Adam Hoffer)||Sin taxes are generally accepted, but do they outline a form of fiscal discrimination? Sin taxes affect some more than others, something that can hurt those in low income brackets while being negligible to higher earning individuals.||1/29/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIn The Tank (ep124) – Report Card on Education, Dental Therapy, Population Control Rant||John Nothdurft and Donny Kendal present episode #124 of the In The Tank Podcast. Today’s podcast features work from the American Legislative Exchange Council, the James Madison Institute, and Reason.||1/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCalifornia Invests Public Employee Retirement Funds in Sustainable Energy… To Pitiful Results (Guest: Tim Doyle)||Will investments in sustainable energy provide a positive return? California invested public employee retirement funds to find that no, they won’t.||1/25/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanA Bullied Child’s Mother Cries out for School Choice (Guest: Karin Hughes)||After a 7th grade girl was attacked in her school’s locker room, mother Karin Hughes expected action. Yet, she found the public school was more concerned with the perpetrators than the victims and offered little help for her daughter.||1/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanFighting Chicago’s Food-Truck Cronyism (Guest: Robert Frommer)||A Chicago small-business owner is fighting an antiquated ordinance that prohibits food trucks from operating within 200 feet of a restaurant and restricts the amount of time the trucks may serve customers in any given area.||1/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanMarc Morano: Climate Alarmists Make Absurd, Contradictory Claims on Cold and Snow||Al Gore and Michael 'Hockey Stick' Mann's most recent absurd claim states global warming caused the recent record cold spell. This claim is inconsistent with their previous claims and is empirically false.||1/22/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanIn The Tank (ep123) – Grading Trump's First Year - Education, Health Care, Budget and Tax, Energy and Environment||John Nothdurft and Donny Kendal present episode #123 of the In The Tank Podcast. In this special episode, Heartland Institute experts grade President Trump on his first year in office.||1/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWhy National School Choice Week Is Bigger than Ever||Andrew Campanella, president of National School Choice Week, discusses this year's event, why school choice is so vital to society, and ways families can get involved.||1/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanSeattle's Sugar-Sweetened Beverage Tax Leaving Shoppers Salty||Jason Mercier with the Washington Policy Center joins the show to explain how Seattle's sugar-sweetened beverage tax is leaving a bad taste in people's mouths.||1/17/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHow to Take Advantage of the New Tax Bill to Fund Your Child's Education||Thomas Carroll, president of the Invest in Education Coalition, talks about the newly passed Republican tax bill and how parents can take advantage of it to save money for their children's educations.||1/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
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A thought provoking and informative podcast. A daily dose of this podcast helps to form a backbone of truth to answer many of the difficult questions of the day.
The In The Tank edition of this podcast is enjoyable. The banter often reveals a deep understanding of the issues being presented. Many of the discussions and games are amusing. It makes for a fun and cerebral Friday.
Overall this podcast is a sound and useful podcast. Highly recommended for anyone with a Libertarian or Conservative leaning.
I learn so much from Heartland Daily Podcasts. I consider it my source for information not carried by MSM. I hope others will give it a try to balance out what they're hearing and reading in MSM.
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Great podcasts and interviews by experts in their fields help me keep up-to-date on important issues. My favorites are the ones on Energy and Environmental Policy. With so much biased misinformation in the popular media, this podcast gives you the facts.