Recent Opeds & Letters to the Editor

Enviros tapdance around wind turbines’ bird kills

CHICAGO — When Mother Nature’s supposed greatest defenders call for replacing our reliable, affordable energy sources with unreliable, expensive sources tha

Kathleen Sebelius’s Resignation Hands Republicans A Golden Opportunity

Kathleen Sebelius is resigning, and Rachel Maddow is right to not be happy about it, not one little bit.

Renewable Energy—a Romantic Comedy

Relationships fascinate us.

Wide Support for Internet Access Tax Moratorium

The Internet Tax Freedom Act of 1998 was designed to promote the growth of the Internet by placing a moratorium on state and local taxation of Internet access and the creation of discriminato

Online Video Competition's Tipping Point Just Tipped

What do Amazon, Verizon, Apple, Google, Microsoft and Yahoo all have in common?


If the Goal is "Energy Independence," What Issues Should be a Priority in America?

Recently the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) sent out a “2014 Priority Issues Survey.” In addition to the obligatory Tea Party bashing: “help the Democrats protect the progress w

Break the Auto Dealers’ Sales Monopoly ... for All Automakers

For many decades in most states, the auto dealers lobby has persuaded legislators to make it illegal for automakers to sell their products directly to buyers.

Is the Case for Liberty Too Extreme?

If there is one label more than any other that principled advocates of individual liberty are often stamped with it is that they are “extremists.” How can you be so extreme, it is said, what is wro

When Government Attacks the Private Sector

Your average government – anywhere in the world – has more resources at its disposal than just about any private company on the planet.

Perils of Commercial Beekeeping

One of America’s earliest food crops – almonds – is also one of the most important for commercial beekeepers.