Recent Opeds & Letters to the Editor

The Government Giveth

Or, do they take and then give? It appears to be a vicious cycle with no beginning or end.

Laws Don’t Stop Us From Committing Crimes; We Stop Ourselves

Imagine finding this in your email inbox or mailbox: From: Barack Obama To: American People

Shrinking Privacy Means Expanding Government

With all the important things going on in the world, it would be easy to overlook the recent news story titled "

Common Core K-12 Hits Home

Defenders of home schooling are beginning to worry about the Common Core K-12 standards morphing into a national curriculum that will stifle the family-centered creativity that has fostered high ra

Hydraulic fracturing in Illinois

The Illinois Chamber of Commerce’s Tom Wolf was correct in telling the Tribune that economic benefits from fracking in Illinois are largely unknown (“Illinois’ ‘fracking’ future fractured,” Busines

VIDEO: Foundation for Excellence School Grading System

Our friends at the Foundation for Excellence in Education have just released the first in a series of new, animated policy videos, starting with

To Win The Debt-Ceiling Debate, We Must Discredit Obama's Debt Dishonesty

President Obama tells the nation that Congress must increase the debt limit because they “should pay the bills that they have already racked up.” Let me translate that into household economics.

How to Destroy Science: Cast Self-Interest as Public Interest

Bruce Alberts is the editor of Science magazine, though it's not exactly clear what the 75-year-old Alberts actually does there.

Lack of Global Warming Means Cold, Empty Chairs at New York Times Environment Desk

What's in worse shape? The state of the Earth's climate? Or the state of the New York Times?

The Truth About Armed Guards in Schools

Wayne LaPierre, executive vice president of the National Rifle Association, was greeted with derision when he proposed placing an armed police officer in every school to protect students.