Recent Opeds & Letters to the Editor

Why U.S Education No Longer Needs the Government

At the end of the 19th century, when most communities in the United States were still built around agrarian economies and the average American spent most of his or her day working in a factory, mil

Robbing Your Wallet: Low Gas Prices Mean Big Tax Increases

When President Barack Obama first took office in January 2009, thenational average gas price was $1.95,&nbsp

NIH Funding Stifles Tobacco Harm Reduction Research and Support in Academia

As a pathologist working at two large medical centers, I have studied the effects of smoking on health for over 20 years. I’ve published scores of papers on the impressive benefits of switchin

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Is America Still On F.A. Hayek's "Road to Serfdom"?

A little more than seventy years ago, on March 10, 1944, there appeared in Great Britain one of the most amazing and influential political books of the twentieth century, The Road to Serfd

Who’ll Stop the Rain? Not Bill Nye

The great John Fogerty classic was a testament to bad news and deception that seemed to be coming from all angles.

How School Choice Could Come Back To Bite Republicans In The Butt

The new Republican-led Senate is moving extremely quickly to reauthorize No Child Left Behind, the nation’s most expensive and comprehensive K-12 education law.

What to Call a New York Times Reporter of Climate Science?

The title of Justin Gillis’ recent NYT article is an excellent tip-off of how bad environmental reporting has gotten: "

Falling Unemployment Rate Is More Than A Little Misleading

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its January 2015 report this morning, and on the surface the situation looks goo

If Obamacare Is Saving the Impoverished, Why Are So Few Signing Up?

From its inception, the Affordable Care Act (ACA)—popularly called Obamacare— has been touted as the necessary fix for the nation’s health care system needed prior to its passage.