Recent Opeds & Letters to the Editor

The Financial Collapse of America

“The United States is in very deep trouble.

South Africa and Ending Apartheid: The Free Market Road Not Taken

The public eulogies marking the passing of Nelson Mandela at the age of 95 on December 5, 2013 have refocused attention on the long struggle in South Africa to bring about an end to racial discrimi

Bloomberg’s E-cig Ban Likely to do More Harm Than Good

Mayor Bloomberg’s going out with one last ban.

Health Savings Accounts: Ten Years On

On a wintery Monday night in Washington about 70 people gathered at a banquet to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the signing of Health Savings Accounts into law.

The Greatness of Nelson Mandela

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, the Nobel Prize-winning former political prisoner who became the first president of post-apartheid South Africa and that republic’s first black president, passed away Dec

Nebraska Needs Real Income Tax Reform

Although at first glance Nebraska’s tax system may appear competitive nationally, it lags behind its regional neighbors, who are its primary competitors for attracting new businesses to the state.<

Fisker Execs Kept Salaries While Employees, Taxpayers Got Taken

Thirteen of Fisker Automotive executives made more than six figures in the past year, despite manufacturing zero cars.

A Bad Budget Deal Compared to What?

I’m in a tough spot. Paul Ryan is one of the brightest stars in the Republican Party.

Defining Extremism Down

Democrats make a lot of silly statements.

On the Futility of Long-Range Numerical Climate Prediction

My 60-year experience in meteorology has led me to develop a profound disrespect for the philosophy and science behind numerical climate modeling.