Recent Opeds & Letters to the Editor

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

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. 

The New Face of Health Care -- the IRS

When President Obama's Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA, aka "Obamacare") goes fully into effect in 2014, the American people will only then begin to see the implications of its th

A Win for Capitalism, a Loss for State Capitalism

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

The Election 2012 Prizefight: Paul Ryan's Budget Vs. Barack Obama's

Mitt Romney’s selection of House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan to be his running mate perfectly reframes the campaign on grounds the Republicans should win easily, as long as they communicate

Property taxes are not the problem — spending is

It is no surprise Pennsylvanians are revolting against property taxes. Their anger at state and local governments for sucking their hearths away is largely justified.

Good News For Polar Bears Is Bad News for Global Warming Alarmists

Professor Susan Crockford, a zoologist and evolutionary biologist at the University of Victoria, Canada, reports that polar bears have successfully ad

When It Comes to the Jobless Numbers, President Obama Isn’t Talking Straight

“This morning we learned that our businesses created 172,000 new jobs in the month of July,” President Obama bragged regarding last Friday’s jobs report.