Recent Opeds & Letters to the Editor

Smoke-free option is one Oklahoma should consider to reduce tobacco harm

A quit-smoking strategy with “the potential to save millions of lives” will be the subject of an Oklahoma legislative hearing Wednesday.

Reining in pension costs

On September 29, Policy Analyst, Matthew Glans, had a letter to the editor published in Crain's Chicago Business (circ. 45,667).

Stars of ‘Won’t Back Down’ Reap Unexpected Teachers Union/Leftist Backlash

It appears that the stars of “Won’t Back Down,” which enjoys wide theatrical release today, had no idea they were participating in a m

100 Million Examples of Global Warming Absurdity

It’s desperation time for global warming alarmists. Don’t believe me? Just look at what they’re parading as their best media story right now.

Our Unsustainable Entitlement Nation

When we talk about recipients of entitlements, we are typically referring to either of two kinds of Americans: the poor and the elderly.

Perpetuating Falsehoods

All the Republicans are offering, President Obama tells us over and over, are the same old, failed policies that got us into this mess in the first place.

Yes, more with less

Utahns should be proud that their state is improving educational results while keeping its rank as the nation’s lowest state in per-pupil spending.

Don't Let 'Common Core' drop classics

In this most politically polarized of years, there is an issue that could bring many people on the left and right together, were they to focus on it in open public debates.

Government Didn’t Build That

This essay is based on remarks delivered at the “Yes, We Did Build It Rally” in Waukesha, Wisconsin on September 22, 2012.

Rick Ungar Is Wrong: Obama Is The Biggest Spender In World History

On May 24, 2012, Rick Ungar told the readers at that President Barack Obama “is the smallest government spender since Eisenhower.”  “[O]ur president has actually been tighter with a