Recent Opeds & Letters to the Editor

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.

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.

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.

Homeschooling and Charter Schools Growing, Give Families Options

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

A Guide to the 2013 Medicare Trustees Report

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

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.

It’s Time to End Farm Subsidies

In a somewhat surprising editorial, (section 1, p.

The IRS and Your Health

As Americans watch congressional hearings on the Internal Revenue Service, they should ask themselves what this enormously powerful, corrupt, politically motivated agency might do with its new job

Common Core’s Big Mistake: Messing with Moms

Fighting national education standards has given the Tea Party a new battlefront, as the Washington Post and others have noted.