Joe Barnett

Joe Barnett is managing editor of Budget & Tax News, a publication of The Heartland Institute. He now serves as a volunteer policy advisor.
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Media’s Misconceptions about FBI Crime Data ‘Laughable,’ Says Expert

The FBI’s crime data for 2021 is missing figures from roughly 40% of state and local law enforcement agencies across the country, leading many to incorrectly speculate that it’s difficult to draw...

January 6 Hearings: Coup de Grâce for Democrats’ Hopes? (Analysis)

The primetime January 6 hearing Thursday evening failed to impress many observers. The January 6 House select committee faces the difficult problem of gaining public attention, says Peter Nicholas of NBC News. Furthermore,...

Consumer Prices Rise at Highest Rate in 40 Years, BLS Reports

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released its report on the rise in consumer prices in May today, showing prices are rising at the fastest rate in 40 years. "The Consumer Price Index...

IRS Wants Data on Your eBay Sales

Intrusive data collection on Americans' financial transactions threatens to undermine trust in our banking system and hits the middle class hardest.

Hospitals Lose Fight to Protect Secret Prices

Hospitals must now post the out-of-pocket cash prices they charge people without insurance, such as Canadians who come to the United States for faster health care.

‘Keep the Schools Open,’ Declares Fauci, Media Shrugs

"Fauci and other so-called experts pushed a policy that had harmed millions of American children for years to come and the liberal media didn’t care.”

Medicaid Costs to Skyrocket, Reports CBO, with States Unable to Audit

Provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA), signed into law by President Donald Trump on March 18, prevent the states from disenrolling anyone while the COVID emergency exists.

Product Disinfects for Seven Days, Only Two Companies Can Use

According to the EPA statement, the product can inactivate viruses and bacteria within two hours of application and last up to seven days.

‘Keep the Schools Open,’ Declares Fauci

Media ignore presidential COVID advisor's statement urging states to allow children to attend school in person. The evening news programs of the broadcast networks selectively reported statements by Anthony Fauci, director of the...

Economic Pain of State Lockdowns Could Linger Long After COVID Is Gone

Governors who locked down their state in response to the COVID-19 pandemic have wreaked havoc on their economies without reducing death or hospitalization rates.

Joe Barnett

Joe Barnett is managing editor of Budget & Tax News, a publication of The Heartland Institute. He now serves as a volunteer policy advisor.

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