Recent Opeds & Letters to the Editor

Despite Hype, Most Schoolkids Won’t Get Innovative Technology Soon

Everyone is talking about fancy new education apps, possibilities for “flipping” classrooms using innovative, video-based operators

Obama Stands Idly by While FCC Trashes Internet

When President Barack Obama requested this past spring that government agencies conduct a cost analysis on burdensome regulations, no one really expected anything to come of it.

State, Local Tax Deductibility Is a Tax-Hike Machine

As members of Congress and the Obama administration creep ever closer to a deal to raise the debt ceiling, it becomes increasingly clear any plan that emerges will rewrite the nation’s tax code.

Atlanta Cheating Scandal More Reason to Keep Testing

The interwebs are ablaze with criticism of the "pressure to meet targets" on state standardized tests that allegedly led teachers and administrators in 80 percent of Atlanta Public Schools investig

The Coming Fall of the Teachers Unions

Review of Special Interest: Teachers Unions and American Public Schools, by Terry Moe, Brookings Institution Press (2011). $34.95, 513 pages, ISBN: 0815721293. 

Casey Anthony Verdict Doesn’t Require New Laws

So-called “Caylee’s Laws” are already being introduced in dozens of states across America, and a petition for a federal version has gone viral on the Internet.

Government’s $7 Billion Broadband Waste

As members of Congress and the Obama administration creep ever closer to a deal to raise the debt ceiling, it becomes increasingly clear any plan that emerges will rewrite the nation’s tax code.

Doubling Down on Class Warfare

In the course of negotiations over the debt limit, President Barack Obama’s rejection of his own bipartisan White House debt commission’s recommendations has become complete.

The Great Society’s Big Medicaid Lie

When Medicaid was first created by President Lyndon B. Johnson, it was characterized as a safety net for the poorest of the poor.

‘Tofu’ Law that Snared Blagojevich Ought to be Repealed

Illinois politicians were posing for holy pictures this week after the conviction Monday of former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich on 17 federal criminal charges.