Jim Lakely

Jim Lakely is the Vice President and Director of Communications of The Heartland Institute. Prior to joining Heartland in 2008, Lakely spent 16 years in daily-deadline journalism.
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Beto O’Rourke Wants to Take Guns from Texans? Best of Luck, Dude

Beto O'Rourke says he's ready to start taking guns from law-abiding Texans. Not only is that stupid, it's potentially dangerous.

Voters on Biden Re-election: ‘Don’t Run, Joe!’ (Heartland/Rasmussen Poll)

ARLINGTON HEIGHTS, IL (May 5, 2022) – Likely voters from both parties, including a majority of Democrats, want Joe Biden to be a one-term president. And two leading Republican candidates—former President Donald...
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Climate Change Roundtable ep7: New UN Climate Report, ‘Climate Delayism,’ and the Looming Energy Crisis

Join us at Noon CT Today Participate in the chat on the YouTube stream LIVE and get your questions answered. The Heartland Institute's latest episode of the Climate Change Roundtable — featuring fellows H....

Heartland/Rasmussen Poll: Democrats Still Support Draconian COVID Measures

59% of Democrats support government forcing Americans to remain confined in their homes if they refuse the COVID vaccine

Conservative Leaders Call on Feds to Cease Collusion with Social Media Platforms

“The Biden administration is ripping the U.S. Constitution to shreds. Its assault on America’s freedom of speech is terrifying. It is the hallmark of dictatorships."

Heartland Institute Responds to Fake News About its Funding in Slate Article

The July 13, 2021 article in Slate titled “Not Too Slick: How Exxon Mobil exposed itself on tape outlines a “sting” operation carried out by a Greenpeace U.K. member on Exxon to “zero in” on...
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States Can Rein in Big Tech, Think Tanks Advise

The Heartland Institute and the Media Research Center held a Zoom webinar on Monday to explain and discuss the need for, and prospects of, state-based responses to the pernicious censorship of conservative...

‘Big Tech’ Companies Pose Existential Threat, Must Be Broken Up, Heartland Institute, Conservative Leaders State

Media Research Center (MRC) President Brent Bozell, Heartland Institute Vice President Jim Lakely, and more than 30 conservative leaders issued the following statement Monday calling for the breakup of Big Tech companies including Amazon, Google, Facebook and Apple after their sweeping acts of censorship against conservatives and President Donald Trump this past week. “Big Tech has declared war on free speech and is now an existential threat to democracy. The tech tyrants began to systematically shut down the conservative movement over the weekend. This is an all out assault on our republic from within like we've never seen before. We will not stand idly by as they cancel conservatives for daring to speak freely."

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

“[Lockdowns are] nuclear bombs for a gnat,” Motley said. “We haven’t destroyed the village in order to save it. We’ve just destroyed the village.”

Real Climate Science from David Legates Seems to Scare the Media. Will It Scare NOAA?

It's not often that I read a MSM report and think that every single paragraph is full of sh!t. But this NPR story about Heartland friend and esteemed climate scientist David Legates has falsehoods in every single paragraph that doesn't simply identify him.

Jim Lakely

Jim Lakely is the Vice President and Director of Communications of The Heartland Institute. Prior to joining Heartland in 2008, Lakely spent 16 years in daily-deadline journalism.

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