Recent Opeds & Letters to the Editor

Common Core hardly beloved by educators

Liz Bowie usually provides balanced and informative coverage of education issues, but she presented an absurdly rosy perspective on the national Common Core standards for K-12 English and math that

Tax Proposals

While the lower rate for carried interest may be unpopular, it plays an important role in encouraging strong investment in hedge funds.

Signs of common sense in D.C.

If one is a fluke and two is a trend, let us give thanks for the apparent trend toward common sense among, of all persons, some high-level federal bureaucrats. 

R.I.P. Neil Armstrong, American Hero

One thousand years from now, America's Apollo-era astronauts will still stand alone in history as the greatest and bravest explorers in human history.

There Is No Medicaid Free Lunch

In its continuing quest for bigger government and a smaller private sector, the Obama administration has been profligate in its claims government programs give individuals and states free or low-co

Regardless of ‘swap,’ carbon tax too expensive

Carbon taxes have regained traction this year as several Democrats and even a few Republicans have voiced support for implementing a tax on all energy producers for the amount of carbon dioxide the

How the FCC sees Broadband's 95% Success as 100% Failure

Some very creative and determined pessimists at the FCC have managed to turn a thrilling victory into an agonizing defeat.

Is Global Warming Causing A Record Breaking Lack Of Tornado Activity?

The year 2012 is breaking all-time records for lack of tornado activity, inviting the question whether global warming is causing a long-term decline in destructive extreme weather events.

Cracking the Left's Fortresses

Check out one of those maps of the county-by-county results for a recent presidential election. The Democrat counties are in blue, and (perversely) the Republican counties are in red.

Recent Evidence Shows Real Capitalism Beats Crony Capitalism

In the span of two weeks we have seen a success of capitalism and a growing failure of state capitalism.