Recent Opeds & Letters to the Editor

Iowa Education Blueprint: Potent Ideas, Gentle Approach

Iowa’s governor has just provided a prime example of an education policy states might pursue in looking beyond No Child Left Behind’s notorious failures and coverups. On October 3, Gov.

Obamacare’s Unkept Promises

In 2008, Barack Obama promised voters that if he was elected, his health care reform would reap the average family enormous benefits by solving the most tangible problem with health care: rising pr

Obama’s Waivers Plan: More Burdensome Mandates

Americans intuitively agree that taxpayers fund public schools in return for an important public good: educated, productive fellow citizens.

Case Against Climate-Change Alarmism

In “The Case for Climate Change Alarmism,” contributor William Pentland earlier this week called our attention to a paper released by researchers at the Sandia National Laboratory assert

Death of an Entrepreneur

Seldom is the passing of a corporate leader the stuff of front-page headlines and numerous commentaries. Steve Jobs, however, wasn't just any corporate leader.

Sprint Boss’s Statements Undercut DOJ Claims

Like a football quarterback under siege, Sprint CEO Dan Hesse is shouting out some strange audibles.

Reject Longmont Public Wi-Fi Measure

“When will they ever learn?” is a plaintive war protest-song refrain from back in the day, but perhaps it requires a contemporary update in light of Longmont’s ballot initiative to resurrect a muni

Abolish the Department of Education

U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn (R-OK) has produced a masterful 626-page document dissecting federal spending and recommending cuts of about $9 trillion.

Cronyism Is Endemic in Contemporary Politics

“Cronyism.” That word is likely to be thrown around a great deal over the coming months in the Republican primary battle.

Mosquitoes Ignore Global Warming Predictions

Global warming is often predicted to cause a devastating increase in the range and frequency of malaria, but somebody forgot to tell the malarial mosquitoes.