Recent Opeds & Letters to the Editor

‘Big Data’ Tries to Zero Out Parents in Common Core Review

When grassroots parents discovered big-education elitists had kept them in the dark about the Common Core (CC) experiment being conducted on their children, they helped to shine a bright light on t

Government Drags Us Back in Time – Because Cronies and Ideology Tell It To

Government by ideological fantasy – at the expense of actual facts – is a terrible idea. So too is government of, by and for the donors.

Obama’s EPA to Ohio’s Anti-Frackers: You’re Wrong

Two recent reports on Ohio’s wastewater injection well program discredit chronic allegations by opponents of hydraulic fracturing.

Sanders: What Will His Socialist Plan Do to YOUR Medical Care?

There is one thing that supporters and detractors of Bernie Sanders might agree on: he seems to be honest about his convictions.

A Constitutional Convention can be Limited in Scope

Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio recently announced that he fully endorses an Article V convention.

FCC Targets Cable Set-Top Boxes — Why Now?

With great fanfare, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Thomas Wheeler is calling for sweeping changes to the way cable television set-top boxes work. 

It’s Too Early to Prove Absolute Safety, But Smokers Shouldn’t Wait to Vape

Tobacco opponents say that we’ve had too little experience with e-cigarettes to know whether they are safe.  While it is true that we don’t yet know the health consequences of long-term use, t

Individual Rights Must Be Preserved Without Interference From The Government

What is the role of government in society? This has been and remains the most fundamental question in all political discussions and debates.

Tax Cuts to Cut Carbon, an Idea Whose Time has Yet to Come

Some on the political right are floating a new “supply-side” idea for reducing carbon dioxide emissions without creating more market distortions: clean tax cuts.

Heartland Institute Panel Discusses the Urgency of School Choice

National School Choice Week is held every January.