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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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.

Interior Department to Open Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for Oil and Gas Exploration

The U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) released its plan to open a small portion of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) to oil and gas production.

Ill Literacy Podcast- Books with Benson: False Alarm with Author Bjorn Lomborg

The Heartland Institute's Tim Benson is joined by Dr. Bjørn Lomborg to discuss his book, "False Alarm: How Climate Change Panic Costs Us Trillions, Hurts the Poor, and Fails to Fix the Planet."

New Heartland Podcast: Ill Literacy – Books with Benson (Talking Howard Zinn with Author Mary Grabar)

In the inaugural episode of Ill Literacy: Books with Benson, Heartland’s Tim Benson talks with Dr. Mary Grabar about her book Debunking Howard Zinn: Exposing the Fake History That Turned a Generation against America.

Heartland Interviews Michael Shellenberger on His New Book, Apocalypse Never

Watch as The Heartland Institute talks to Michael Shellenberger about his "controversial" new book "Apocalypse Never: Why Environmental Alarmism Hurts Us All."

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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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...

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,...

‘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.

Interior Department to Open Arctic National Wildlife Refuge for Oil and Gas Exploration

The U.S. Department of Interior (DOI) released its plan to open a small portion of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR) to oil and gas production.

Ill Literacy Podcast- Books with Benson: False Alarm with Author Bjorn Lomborg

The Heartland Institute's Tim Benson is joined by Dr. Bjørn Lomborg to discuss his book, "False Alarm: How Climate Change Panic Costs Us Trillions, Hurts the Poor, and Fails to Fix the Planet."

New Heartland Podcast: Ill Literacy – Books with Benson (Talking Howard Zinn with Author Mary Grabar)

In the inaugural episode of Ill Literacy: Books with Benson, Heartland’s Tim Benson talks with Dr. Mary Grabar about her book Debunking Howard Zinn: Exposing the Fake History That Turned a Generation against America.

Heartland Interviews Michael Shellenberger on His New Book, Apocalypse Never

Watch as The Heartland Institute talks to Michael Shellenberger about his "controversial" new book "Apocalypse Never: Why Environmental Alarmism Hurts Us All."