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Gordon Crovitz: Fast Lanes Saved the Internet

August 04, 2014, 9:26 AM
If you’re confused by the “net neutrality” debate roiling Washington, you’re in good company. The editors of Wired magazine realized that even their high-tech…

Notable & Quotable: Climate Change Unreason

August 04, 2014, 9:25 AM
Former British Chancellor of the Exchequer Nigel Lawson, in an essay for Standpoint magazine in May adapted from a speech he gave to the Institute for…

“Thankfully, the Children are OK.” Mom Arrested Anyway : Free Range Kids

August 01, 2014, 2:16 AM
Jul 30 2014 Readers, Here is the latest instance of what happens when a country has been brainwashed into believing that any parent who makes a mistake is a…

Wisconsin Supreme Court upholds collective bargaining reform law "in its entirety"

August 01, 2014, 2:14 AM
Huge victory for Scott Walker, and defeat for public sector unions. The decision was just posted here. Also embedded at bottom of post. The collective…

Minimum Wage Hikes and Employment Growth

August 01, 2014, 2:08 AM
Politicians and pundits - at least those who are most credulous regarding claims about government’s powers to alter reality – are unscientifically using skimpy…

Free Will and the ‘Jump to Conclusions’ Mat

August 01, 2014, 1:50 AM
A recent study conducted by The Center for Mind and Brain at the University of California has prompted some interesting headlines. The study offers evidence…

Obama Will Be Disgraced, Not Impeached

August 01, 2014, 1:50 AM
There’s nothing that President Obama’s current distasteful impeachment trolling resembles so much as Alex Rodriguez in 2004. The slumping hitter, frustrated…

Happy 102nd birthday, Milton Friedman | AEIdeas

August 01, 2014, 1:44 AM
Milton Friedman was born on this day, July 31, in 1912, and he would have been 102 years old today. Unfortunately, Milton died on November 16, 2006 when he was…

Sea ice experts make astonishing admissions to polar bear specialists

July 29, 2014, 10:05 PM
Bob Greene: We rely on models that can’t predict the future? Originally posted on polarbearscience: Climate scientists specializing in future sea ice…

Obama Administration Issues Predictable Climate Report

July 29, 2014, 9:47 PM
Global Warming: The White House’s climate report predictably forecasts doom — unless, of course, we spend a lot of money. The alarmists never quit. They have…

Question and answer of the day | Questions and Observations

July 29, 2014, 9:42 PM
Question of the day: How many times have you heard a Democrat point to the stock market performance as proof of the success of the President’s economic…

Does Sweden's Voucher Program Need Stricter Regulation?

July 29, 2014, 9:16 PM
Slate recently published a badly misinformed piece about Sweden’s voucher program, which I addressed here. One of the other responses to the Slate piece was…

Krugman’s 'Gotcha' Moment Leaves Something to Be Desired

July 29, 2014, 9:15 PM
I’ve had some fun over the years by pointing out that Paul Krugman has butchered numbers when writing about fiscal policy in nations such as France, Estonia,…

We Shouldn’t Follow Germany on Minimum Wage

July 29, 2014, 9:14 PM
President Obama included a much discussed proposal to increase the national minimum wage to $10.10, from its current level of $7.25. To date, the proposal has…

Budget Smackdown: Krugman vs. Portman and Epstein

July 29, 2014, 9:12 PM
In a recent column, Paul Krugman dismissed concerns about the federal debt as a “false alarm,” a “disaster that wasn’t,” and an “imaginary budget and debt…

Gray Lady Calls on Feds to Repeal Marijuana Prohibition

July 29, 2014, 9:12 PM
Yesterday, the New York Times ran a lengthy editorial, entitled “Let States Decide on Marijuana.” Here is an excerpt: Allowing states to make their own…

Core Supporters: We’ve Just Been Too Darned Principled!

July 29, 2014, 9:12 PM
According to Politico, supporters of the Common Core have come to a realization: they are losing the public relations war. And what do they think the problem…

No, Global Warming Did Not Create Chicago's Aging Sewers

July 23, 2014, 10:44 AM
Global warming is not the reason why Chicago’s 1800s-era sewer system occasionally floods people’s basements, despite Washington Post propaganda to the…

Guillotine climate change skeptics?

July 23, 2014, 9:21 AM
If the world is warming, it is doing so at one-quarter of the rate the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change predicted in its 2007 report. The IPCC admits