Recent Opeds & Letters to the Editor

Christmas and the Constitution Can Coexist

Many educated Americans likely recognize the expression “separation of church and state” but probably do not know it appears nowhere in the Constitution.

The Five Biggest Education Stories of 2013

Education reporting is often treated as the armpit of the newsroom, where editors assign new reporters or lump the subject in with coverage of parades and spaghetti dinners.

You CAN Opt Out of Obamacare: Here’s How

Heartland Institute Policy Advisor Merrill Matthews, who is r

The Evolving Urban Form: Greater New York Expands

The term “Greater New York” was applied, unofficially, to the 1898 consolidation that produced the present city of New York, which brought together the present five boroughs (counties).

Common Core Slows School Reform Movement

The Wall Street Journal dubbed 2011 “the year of school choice” because 13 states enacted scho

Adoption of New Bulbs Requires Big Subsidies and Killing Incandescents

The full implementation of the incandescent light bulb ban 

National Renewable Electricity Standard: Why Raise Electricity Prices?

Earlier this month, Representatives Jared Polis (D Colorado), Ben Ray Luján (D New Mexico), and Ann Kuster (D New Hampshire) 

Republicans Go to 'War' Over Cutting 1/1,825th of Federal Spending

Let's put this Paul Ryan-Patty Murray federal budget deal in perspective.

Paul Krugman Doesn’t Get The True Depth Of Conservative Villainy

Paul Krugman has found out the hidden truth of his political opponents once again: Republican opposition to Obamacare is motivated by how much they hate the poor

The Power-Mad EPA

Barely a week goes by these days without hearing of some new demand by the Environmental Protection Agency that borders on the insane.