Recent Opeds & Letters to the Editor

The Long Term: Metro America Goes From 82% to 86% Suburban Since 1990

The major metropolitan areas of the United States experienced virtually all of their overall growth in suburban and exurban areas between 2000 and 2010.

Does the Hockey Stick Belong in the Penalty Box?

My wife is a big Rangers fan and I have been watching some of the Stanley Cup playoffs. I am a bigger fan of hockey in person.

Environmental Groups Have Lost the War Against Fracking

Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, a technique to remove natural gas and oil from shale formations, has been under withering assault from environmental groups for much of the last decade.

Should the Government Define the American Dream?

I have not written anything of significance about the YG Network’s Room to Gro

Media Twists Specialized Meaning of Science Words

The specialized meaning of science words can lead to public confusion when the media apply scientific terms out of context.

Oregon Considers Selling State Forest Land to Benefit Schools

Oregon public land officials are considering selling the 93,000-acre Elliot State Forest.

Why is the U.S. Government in the Mortgage Loan Business?

It is often truly astonishing to me the harm done by the way the federal government was expanded well beyond its constitutional limits during the 1930’s New Deal era.

Judge Blocks Illinois’ Pension Reforms; Will Governor Block Chicago’s Reforms?

A judge in Sangamon County Circuit Court has blocked a modest reform of Illinois’ pension system for state workers and retirees outside Chicago from taking effect June 1, giving Gov.

U.S. Struggles to Draw Young, Savvy Staff

The federal workforce needs fresh blood.

Studies Show E-Cigarettes Help Smokers Quit

For years, advocates for smoke-free alternatives, such as electronic cigarettes and other e-vapor products, have known that these products are effective at helping smokers quit or dramatically redu