House Republicans Unveil Bill With Strict Work Requirements for Food Stamp Recipients

05/03/2018 10:39
by Becky Loggia   House Republicans revealed a new bill on Thursday that would tighten work requirements for low-income Americans who receive food stamps.  According to Politico, the act is part of the GOP welfare overhaul and has the potential to “derail” the legislation as the proposed changes would have far-reaching effects not only for the rural economy and those that rely on food stamps but on food production and the environment. In order to receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program benefits, adults aged 18-59 would have to put in hours at either a job, volunteer work or participate in workforce training, for a minimum of 20 hours per week,...

The Alfie Evans Tragedy Bodes Badly for Mankind

05/02/2018 11:06
by Judy Brown   Alfie Evans is a 23-month-old baby boy who suffers from a rare disease that has, according to his doctors, destroyed his brain. Whether or not this diagnosis is accurate is not the point.  The questions about this case are not about Alfie’s condition but rather about the hospital. Alder Hey Children’s Hospital in Liverpool, England, took this baby off a ventilator against the wishes of his parents and is not allowing the parents to seek treatment elsewhere. Alfie’s parents have valiantly appealed this decision, even proposing that Alfie be flown to Rome for treatment, but “the judge said all medical experts agreed that further treatment...

Audie and Pam Murphy

05/01/2018 11:30
by Anonymous   "I know a little about Audie Murphy , but - I had no idea about his wife.  I saw one of his movies, and Audie was not a Great Actor, but he was rcute'sie and a great big war hero.  J  - The wife of Mr. Audie Murphy, , , , Not many young people today know as to who Audie Murphy was, or had been, or how magnificant a war hero he was. Two or three of the medals he earned would make many service men proud, but to have earned his decorations in battle is truly almost unbelievable.  Now - to find out that his widow was also most certainly a hero is Truly Fantastic.  Isn't it sad the media can tell us all about the BAD that...
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Join Heartland in New Orleans!

A conference promoting America's Energy Freedom

On August 7, The Heartland Institute will host its second America First Energy Conference in New Orleans. The event will mark the advances for Energy Freedom we've helped achieve with President Trump, and how we can all bring about even more victories in the years to come.

We have a VIP-laden program, so register today! Early bird rates end June 8.


Tuesday, August 7, 2018

ALL DAY — 10 panels

and three VIP keynotes


Hilton Riverside Hotel

2 Poydras St, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130



Early Bird registration $99.00 — includes three meals

Preliminary Schedule

The #AFEC2018 schedule is still in the planning stages and subject to change, but our current line-up of proposed panels carry the following working titles:

  • Why CO2 Emissions Are Not Creating a Climate Crisis
  • REINing in the Regulators
  • Fueling Freedom and Prosperity
  • Fiduciary Malpractice: The ‘Sustainable’ Investment Movement
  • Reforming EPA: Lots of Progress, More to Do
  • The Future of Coal, Oil, and Natural Gas
  • Carbon Taxes, Cap & Trade, and Other Bad Ideas
  • Climate Lawsuits Against Energy Companies and the Government
  • Real Collusion: Russia and the Green Movement
  • Reversing the Endangerment Finding

Confirmed Panel Speakers

  • Paul Blair, Americans for Tax Reform
  • Myron Ebell, Competitive Enterprise Institute*
  • Kathleen Hartnett White, Texas Public Policy Institute*
  • Amy Oliver Cooke, Independence Institiute*
  • Ken Cuccinelli, former Virginia Attorney General
  • Peter Ferrara, The Heartland Institute
  • David Legates, Ph.D., University of Delaware
  • Todd Kendall, Compass Lexecon
  • Joe Leimkuhler, LLOG
  • Harry MacDougald, attorney fighting EPA's Endangerment Finding
  • Mark Mathis, Clear Energy Alliance
  • Amanda Maxham, Ph.D., Ayn Rand Institute
  • Steve Milloy,*
  • Fred Palmer, The Heartland Institute
  • Rachelle Peterson, National Association of Scholars
  • Craig Richardson, Energy & Environment Legal Institute
  • Benjamin Zycher, Ph.D., American Enterprise Institute

* Served on President Trump's transition team.


Stay tuned for updates on the schedule in the coming weeks.

Conservatives and libertarians who have worked so hard to develop the ideas and market-based solutions key to the plan have much to celebrate, can play a role in ensuring the victories continue, and must be certain they are not reversed in the future. We are already witnessing positive results from the energy freedom agenda. Now is the time to consolidate and expand these gains.

We hope you will join us for in New Orleans on August 7 for this important and informative event. Go to for more information on the conference (we're always updating the site) and register today!