Heartland Debate Challenge Update, April 11, 2007

Wed, 2007-04-11 18:01Kevin Grandia
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Heartland Debate Challenge Update, April 11, 2007

DeSmog Debate Challenge

Still haven't heard from them. In the meantime, please enjoy some past posts we have done on the Heartland Institute or the entry for Heartland over at Sourcewatch.

Comments

Sorry for the delay. Before we can discuss a debate on smoking, you need to retract an inaccurate statement you make in your original post on the subject. The article you cited as presenting “Heartland’s position on the record” on smoking is not a statement of Heartland’s position at all. It is from an article that appeared in a 2004 issue of Chronicles magazine, and is a tongue-in-cheek account of the young writer’s decision to start smoking. It’s on Heartland’s web site as one of more than 18,000 documents from 350 different groups posted on PolicyBot, our clearinghouse for public policy research. My views (and those of Maureen Martin, our senior fellow for legal affairs) are readily available on Heartland’s Web site.
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