Recent Opeds & Letters to the Editor

'Learning Challenge' is Just More Federal Waste in the Making

Though the U.S. Department of Education rolled out its "Early Learning Challenge" on May 25, it's not too early to predict failure -- likely little or no boost for tots working on their ABCs, and surely a waste of $500 million extracted from taxpayers. The program, part of the next phase of President Barack Obama's Race to the Top plan, works like its progenitor: To win some of this kickback of federal taxpayer money, states promise great deeds from early education and childcare programs (pre-K to third grade).

Let Us Choose Good Schools

Fear-Mongers Upset the Apple Cart

The real intent of so-called consumer-advocacy groups is to throw a monkey wrench into the wheels of capitalist progress and to diminish our nation's ability to supply abundant, low-cost, healthy f

Energy Plan

NEA to buy votes with video-game grants

The rarefied world of government arts funding apparently has run out of artists specializing in elephant dung and human-urine media. Now comes the National Endowment for the Arts announcement it will make grants for digital media—specifically video game design.