Recent Opeds & Letters to the Editor

GOP Energy Report Card 2015

Last year, when Republicans gained a decisive edge in both houses of Congress, I made predictions&nb

Who Has Constitutional Rights? Trump Raises the Question

Donald Trump’s suggestion to exclude Muslims from the U.S. has been called unconstitutional as well as offensive to many.

Just Because It’s Easier to Steal – Doesn’t Mean It Isn’t Stealing

Back when I was a musician – writing songs rather than things like this – I was just about the only one I knew who wasn’t stealing music via the heist website Napster.

Federal Grinches Spoil Christmas

As thoughts of pilgrims, turkey and stuffing and football games turn to dreams of sugarplums and stockings laid out with care, federal regulators tasked with protecting the public from dangerous co

Can a FCC Semi-Circle of Innovation be as Virtuous as a Full Circle?

Does the FCC’s concept of a “virtuous circle of innovation” mean fostering a full and true “circle of innovation,” of not only edge provider innovation, but also ISP innovations of zero-ra


UN Climate Deal "Toothless, Delustional," Heartland Institute Says

The Heartland Institute sent a delegation of climate scientists and other expert to Paris in early December to attend the United Nations' 21st Co

How Much a Month Are You Willing to Pay to Subsidize Netflix and Google?

$20? $40? $80? How much a month extra do you want to pay for your Internet service – so that companies like Netflix and Google don’t have to pay for theirs?

Government’s Gold King Whitewash

When a private citizen or company violates rules, misrepresents facts or pollutes a river, government penalties are swift and severe. It’s different when the government lies or screws up.

Shafting Taxpayers – Promoting Crony Corporatism

President Reagan once said, “The nearest thing to eternal life we will ever see on this earth is a government program.” The omnibus budget package being negotiated on Capitol Hill is a perfect exam

There is No Social Security Santa Claus

At this annual time of good cheer it might seem Grinch-like to challenge the spirit of Santa Claus, but the reality is that there is no jolly, bearded, rotund man in a red suit who brings us goodie