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This weekly podcast from The Heartland Institute features interviews, debates, and roundtable discussions that focus on the work of think tanks across the United States and how it applies to current events. The show is available as part of the Heartland Daily Podcast every Friday. Host Donald Kendal, Heartland Institute Vice President Jim Lakely, and Heartland’s Editorial Director and Commissar of Stopping Socialism Justin Haskins are usually joined by Isaac Orr of the Center of the American Experiment. They bring you commentary on studies, articles, and reports from the nation’s leading free-market and conservative organizations.

In The Tank The Heartland Institute

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This weekly podcast from The Heartland Institute features interviews, debates, and roundtable discussions that focus on the work of think tanks across the United States and how it applies to current events. The show is available as part of the Heartland Daily Podcast every Friday. Host Donald Kendal, Heartland Institute Vice President Jim Lakely, and Heartland’s Editorial Director and Commissar of Stopping Socialism Justin Haskins are usually joined by Isaac Orr of the Center of the American Experiment. They bring you commentary on studies, articles, and reports from the nation’s leading free-market and conservative organizations.

    271. Liberals Ungrateful Under the Trump Administration

    271. Liberals Ungrateful Under the Trump Administration

    The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal and Jim Lakely are joined by Isaac Orr for episode 271 of the In The Tank Podcast. With Thanksgiving upon us, it is a good time to reflect on things we are grateful for. The In The Tank crew discusses some of the policy accomplishments they are thankful for that occurred during Donald Trump's first term as president. They also talk about why liberals have been nothing but ungrateful during the past four years.  

     

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    270. The Great Reset

    270. The Great Reset

    The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Justin Haskins, and Jim Lakely are joined by Isaac Orr for episode 270 of the In The Tank Podcast. “The Great Reset” was trending recently after Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau voiced his support for the World Economic Forum’s plan to “reset” capitalism. The ITT crew breaks down this plot and shows how it will irreparably damage the global free market system.  

     

    PRIMARY TOPIC - THE GREAT RESET

     

    (video) Justin Trudeau calls for the great "reset"

    https://youtu.be/n2fp0Jeyjvw?t=125

     

    Stopping Socialism - 30 of the Craziest Quotes Supporting the Anti-Capitalism ‘Great Reset’ by World Leaders

    https://stoppingsocialism.com/2020/11/great-reset-quotes/

     

    The Hill - Introducing the 'Great Reset,' world leaders' radical plan to transform the economy

    https://thehill.com/opinion/energy-environment/504499-introducing-the-great-reset-world-leaders-radical-plan-to

     

    WEF – Toward Common Metrics and Consistent Reporting of Sustainable Value Creation

    http://www3.weforum.org/docs/WEF_IBC_ESG_Metrics_Discussion_Paper.pdf

     

    (video) Biden calls for the end of the "era of shareholder capitalism"

    https://youtu.be/7ScQ9_if0HQ?t=818

     

    The Blaze - Commentary: Joe Biden has deep ties to the radical 'Great Reset' movement and its globalist leaders

    https://www.theblaze.com/op-ed/joe-biden-ties-great-reset

    WEF - 8 Predictions for the World in 2030

    https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2016/11/8-predictions-for-the-world-in-2030/

     

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    269. Socialists are Taking Over the Democratic Party

    269. Socialists are Taking Over the Democratic Party

    The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Justin Haskins, and Jim Lakely are joined by Isaac Orr for episode 269 of the In The Tank Podcast. As more the election results fall into place, the ITT crew looks deeper into how well the socialist wing of the Democratic Party faired. Spoiler alert: They did pretty well. The panel also discusses the so-called “time for unity” proclaimed by Joe Biden and the political enemies list called for by AOC.  

     

     

    OPENING CHIT CHAT

     

    “Time for Unity”

     

    Politico - AOC wants to cancel those who worked for Trump. Good luck with that, they say

    https://www.politico.com/news/2020/11/09/aoc-cancel-worked-for-trump-435293

     

     

    PRIMARY TOPIC - SOCIALISTS TAKEOVER OF THE DEM PARTY?

     

    Reason - The 2020 Election Results Look Like a Massive Rebuke of Socialism

    https://reason.com/2020/11/06/socialism-2020-trump-biden-rebuke-left/

     

    Stopping Socialism - EXCLUSIVE: Socialist Candidates Won More Seats Than Ever in 2020 Election

    https://stoppingsocialism.com/2020/11/election-results-socialists-2020-election/

     

    Stopping Socialism TV – Socialist Convention Goes Horribly (and Hilariously) Wrong

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ne047gY1Nbc

     

     

    SECONDARY TOPIC - THE STEAL

     

    Heritage Foundation - What to Know About Litigation Being Waged Across U.S. to Preserve Trump Presidency

    https://www.heritage.org/crime-and-justice/commentary/what-know-about-litigation-being-waged-across-us-preserve-trump

     

    Bellwether counties were (almost) all wrong in 2020 (if Trump loses)

    https://mustreadalaska.com/how-could-the-bellwether-counties-get-it-so-wrong/

     

    NYP - If there’s fraud in the 2020 election, then we must find it: Devine

    https://nypost.com/2020/11/08/if-theres-fraud-in-the-2020-election-then-we-must-find-it-devine/

     

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    268. Election 2020 Results. It's Not Over!

    268. Election 2020 Results. It's Not Over!

    The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Justin Haskins, and Jim Lakely are joined by Isaac Orr for episode 268 of the In The Tank Podcast. The In The Tank crew discusses election night and what the results mean for policy and the Republican Party for the future. They also talk about some of the abnormalities and allegations of fraud that have haunted the election thus far. 

     

     

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    267. Election 2020 Predictions, IL Fair Tax Analysis

    267. Election 2020 Predictions, IL Fair Tax Analysis

    The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Justin Haskins, and Jim Lakely are joined by Isaac Orr for episode 267 of the In The Tank Podcast. The In The Tank crew discusses California Gov. Gavin Newsom’s new Thanksgiving COVID restrictions as well as some of the Halloween trick or treat bans. After that, the panel gives their predictions on how the presidential election is going to pan out. Last, they briefly discuss the proposed “fair tax” in Illinois. 

     

    OPENING CHIT CHAT - NEWSOME'S THANKSGIVING RESTRICTIONS

    CDPH - Guidance for Private Gatherings

    https://www.cdph.ca.gov/Programs/CID/DCDC/Pages/COVID-19/CDPH-Guidance-for-the-Prevention-of-COVID-19-Transmission-for-Gatherings-10-09.aspx

    FEE- Trick-or-Treating Bans Are the Scariest Part of Halloween in 2020

    https://fee.org/articles/trick-or-treating-bans-are-the-scariest-part-of-halloween-in-2020/ 

     
    MAIN TOPIC - ELECTION 2020 POOL

    Interactive charts - https://www.270towin.com/

     

    SECONDARY TOPIC - FAIR TAX

    Heartland Institute - An Economic Assessment of the Illinois 'Fair Tax'

    https://www.heartland.org/_template-assets/documents/10-28-20%20FairTaxReport.pdf 

    Illinois Policy - Progressive Income Tax Would Create 50.3% income tax rate for Small Businesses

    https://www.illinoispolicy.org/progressive-income-tax-would-create-50-3-income-tax-rate-for-small-businesses/ 

    Illinois Policy - Progressive Tax Could Cost Nearly $1,800 a year in Home Equity

    https://www.illinoispolicy.org/reports/progressive-tax-could-cost-nearly-1800-a-year-in-home-equity/

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    266. COVID-19 Lockdowns 7 months later, Health Care Reimagined

    266. COVID-19 Lockdowns 7 months later, Health Care Reimagined

    The Heartland Institute's Donald Kendal, Justin Haskins, and Jim Lakely are joined by Charlie Katebi from Americans for Prosperity for episode 266 of the In The Tank Podcast. We are now 7 months into the lockdowns over the coronavirus with virtually no end in sight. However, more articles and experts are coming out raising doubt about the effectiveness of these restrictions. The crew discusses The Great Barrington Declaration as well as the Health Care Reimagined plan which calls for the permanent suspension of unnecessary and harmful health care regulations.  

     

    MAIN TOPIC - COVID LOCKDOWNS (7 MONTHS LATER)

    The Hill - Fauci: COVID-19 outbreaks would have to 'get really, really bad' before advocating for national lockdown

    https://thehill.com/changing-america/well-being/prevention-cures/521680-fauci-covid-19-outbreaks-would-have-to-get

    FEE - 5 Charts That Show Sweden's Strategy Worked. The Lockdowns Failed

    https://fee.org/articles/5-charts-that-show-sweden-s-strategy-worked-the-lockdowns-failed/

    WSJ (opinion) – The Failed Experiment of Covid Lockdowns

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-failed-experiment-of-covid-lockdowns-11599000890

    Newsweek - Fact check: Does the WHO Now Agree With Donald Trump on Ending Lockdowns?

    https://www.newsweek.com/fact-check-trump-who-covid-lockdowns-1538540

    Newsweek – Over 6,000 Scientists Sign ‘Anti-Lockdown’ Petition Saying It’s Causing ‘Irreparable Damange’

    https://www.newsweek.com/over-6000-scientists-sign-anti-lockdown-petition-saying-its-causing-irreparable-damage-1537047

    NYT - White House embraces a declaration from scientists that opposes lockdowns and relies on "herd immunity."

    https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/13/world/white-house-embraces-a-declaration-from-scientists-that-opposes-lockdowns-and-relies-on-herd-immunity.html

     

    SECONDARY TOPIC – HEALTH CARE REIMAGINED

    Americans for Prosperity – Health Care Reimagined

    https://americansforprosperity.org/health-care-reimagined/

    Americans for Prosperity – Removing regulatory barriers has helped hospitals save lives during the pandemic

    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/removing-regulatory-barriers-has-helped-hospitals-saved-lives-during-the-covid-19-pandemic

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