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Jim Lakely
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My latest piece at Ricochet.
Back in the summer of 2008, I remember asking my liberal friends if they were put off, even a little bit, about how Barack Obama wasn’t just admired, but nearly worshiped. A normal American, I said, thinks it’s creepy that his fellow “free citizens” produce iconography like this, or this, or this. That’s the kind of stuff produced by artists…
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Matt Kibbe of FreedomWorks talked about his latest book, "Don't Hurt People and Don't Take Their Stuff: A Libertarian Manifesto" at The Heartland Institute this week. It was a fun and lively talk. Watch the video.
Matt Kibbe: The individual has to protect their liberty by taking responsibility and working to stand up to the government. “The government goes to those who show up," he said. "If we don’t show up, the power goes to those who do, who may corrupt the power. We have to show up.”
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Me on Fox Chicago local news talking about the campaign finance law decision by the Supreme Court.
The framers of the Constitution established the First Amendment primarily to protect political speech, so the McCutcheon decision was a victory for free speech rights, as the framers intended.
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Barack Obama promised to raise our energy bills. His EPA is making sure that happens, by engaging in a War on Science.
Barack Obama promised to raise our energy bills. His EPA is making sure that happens, by engaging in a War on Science.
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I’d find a doctor who would take chickens and rhubarb pie as payment before I’ll submit to Obamacare.
I'd find a doctor who would take chickens and rhubarb pie as payment before I'll submit to Obamacare.
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Yes. I'm serious. My premium more than doubled. (When you count the subsidy.) 50%+ without it, and my deductible rose 75%.
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My latest: The BBC is becoming as irrelevant to its audience as the "MS" prefix to NBC.
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I was on Fox News! ... though it was only B-roll. Nonetheless, a great piece on an important "torrent of new data is poking very large holes in what the president has called the scientific consensus about global warming."
Bret Baier: 'Despite repeated proclamations that science comes down on one particular side, it turns out many scientists do not agree.'
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Not sure why you don't have your own show on Fox, Jim. It's a travesty. Maybe if you were a blond. 
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Hitler is mad that his global warming mission ship got stuck in the Antarctic Ice. It’s not the first time he got mad about climate science — and reality — failing to cooperate with his aims.
Hitler is mad that his global warming mission ship got stuck in the Antarctic Ice. It's not the first time he got mad about climate science — and reality — failing to cooperate with his aims.
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Nurse Bloomberg’s last hurrah before ceding the mayor’s office to an even more dedicated leftist.
Greg Gutfeld is angry, and rightly so, because "vaping" electronic cigarettes is harmless to anyone around them.
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Why ban e-cigs, which deliver nicotine to the user and results in the harmless exhale of water vapor? Because it looks like one is really smoking cigarettes … and that would send a bad message to anyone who happens to observe it. Seriously. That’s the mayor’s and city council’s justificaiton. 
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I am now an international media star! Ok, slight exaggeration. But I was on Canada's Sun News Network this afternoon to talk about my blog post on the Greenpeace pathetic, yet funny "Christmas is Canceled" video. http://bit.ly/1dVnGPN
The folks at my favorite Canadian network, Sun News, asked me to come on Adrienne Batra's show today to talk about Greenpeace's absurd "Christmas is Canceled" video.
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Director of Communications at The Heartland Institute
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  • The Heartland Institute
    Director of Communications, present
  • InfoTech & Telecom News
    Managing Editor, 2008 - 2010
  • The Washington Times
    White House Correspondent, 2002 - 2005
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Jim is the Director of Communications for The Heartland Institute in Chicago. Prior to joining Heartland, Jim covered Congress and The White House during the George W. Bush administration for The Washington Times, and worked as a reporter, editorial writer and columnist for newspapers in Pennsylvania, Virginia, and California.

Jim has appeared on the Fox News Channel, CNN, MSNBC, C-Span, and many local and national talk radio shows to talk politics and policy.

Jim is a die-hard fan of the Pittsburgh Steelers.
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  • University of Pittsburgh
    English Writing, 1988 - 1992
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