Recent Opeds & Letters to the Editor

Curbing the IRS

Suppose you give your 30-year-old daughter a list of groceries to buy for you and $25 to pay for them. Does your daughter have to report the $25 to the IRS as income?

The Evil of Prior Restraint

NSA’s excuse for snooping on innocent citizens -- namely, that it can prevent serious harm to us, might even save lives -- is spurious.

Frankenfood? Mutant Wheat Not a Health Threat

There’s a new twist in the story of genetically modified wheat discovered growing rogue by an Oregon farmer.

Why We Need ‘Calm’ Approach to Climate Change

Last month, U.S. Rep. David McKinley (R-WV) hosted an unbiased climate change panel discussion in Fairmont, W.V.

Americans Saw Threat to Freedoms Before Scandals Came To Light

In early April, the American Conservative Union commissioned a National Survey on Privacy and Free Speech.

We Should All Do What We Do Best

The more things change the more they stay the same, we suppose, and the tiger does not change its stripes.

Dehumanizing the Opposition

It is a whole lot easier to get people to kill or vilify other people when they think the opposition is less-than-human.

A Guide to the 2013 Medicare Trustees Report

Medicare like Social Security faces substantial financing challenges and warrants significant legislative reforms.

Homeschooling and Charter Schools Growing, Give Families Options

Our education system is broiling with two major, conflicting trends: Centralization and school choice.

Stanek: Political Left and Right Wings Support the Same Bird of Prey

We put curtains and drapes over windows and doors to keep people from looking in our houses. It doesn’t matter that we’re doing absolutely nothing wrong. We don’t want people watching us.