Recent Opeds & Letters to the Editor

Green Crusade a Threat to Economic Growth

One definition of “gangrene” offered by Webster’s Dictionary, “pervasive decay or corruption,” appropriately characterizes the work of the

President Obama's Predictable Budget: More Spending, More Tax Increases

President Obama tells us in the Overview to his Fiscal Year 2014 Budget just released last week that his budget proposes, “more than $2 in spending cuts for every $1 of new revenue from closing tax

Federal Government Looking to Tax Internet – And Let States Do It Too

The Big Government, Never-Enough-of-Your-Coin-Coalition – Internet Division – is at it yet again.

Doctors Ask: Is a Charting Error a Federal Crime?

As cardiovascular surgeon John Natale, M.D., sits in federal prison, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago heard his appeal on April 18.

Climate Change Conversation Aborted

An  editorial essay by American Chemical Society (ACS) officers Bassam Shakhashiri and Jerry Bell  (Science 5 Apri

Spectrum Allocation: Time to Get on With It

My new policy brief urges the Federal Communications Commission to get on with the business of allocating the necessary spectrum to mee

Yes, Let's Please Have More Conversations About Global Warming

Two scientist-activists at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Entitlement Reform, Obama-Style, Can’t Even be Called Bogus

The biggest fallacy regarding Social Security is that it would be easier politically to cut Social Security benefits rather than to fundamentally reform the way the program works, so as to empower

Terror or Tragedy?

In a nation that officially – officially, mind you, at the highest levels of government – can no longer distinguish between an act of terro

Other People’s Children: Part Two

In the race to the financial bottom the State of Illinois vies nicely with several other states, including (depending on the precise year involved)