Recent Opeds & Letters to the Editor

Schools Are a Convenient Political Photo-Op but a Dubious Job Bank

It is difficult to imagine President Barack Obama is so out of touch that he expects anything more than campaign photo-ops to result from his proposal to pour $30 billion into local school construc

How Smart Growth and Livability Intensify Air Pollution

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) wants to implement stronger air pollution restrictions on ozone (smog) for the stated purpose of improving public health.

Movie Review: Al Gore’s Polarizing, Misleading ‘Climate Reality’

After Tuesday’s shocking beat-down of Democrats in special elections, conventional political wisdom is that President Barack Obama is the most toxic political name that can be attached to a candida

Competition from Charters Pushes All Schools Forward

A large percentage of Americans do not know what to think about charter schools, even though these nontraditional public schools have begun quietly changing the way we all think about education.

Customers, Not Government, Determine Competitiveness

The White House this week commanded the Department of Justice to scuttle a deal that would’ve combined two wireless carriers—fourth-place T-Mobile and second-place AT&T—and catapulted the merge

Global Warming: A 98% Consensus Of Nothing

During last night’s Republican presidential debate, Jon Huntsman doubled down on Al Gorism, claiming skeptics of “global climate disruption” (that’s the White House’s term) are making “comments tha

Obama Hints at New Mortgage Refinance Program; Expect More Failure

President Obama apparently has noticed home mortgage interest rates are at or near record lows.

Thinking Small in Regulatory Reform

If nothing else, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor thinks big.

The Government Should Let the AT&T Merger Go Forward

Last week, the White House commanded the Department of Justice to scuttle a deal that would’ve combined two wireless carriers — fourth-place T-Mobile and second-place AT&T — and catapulted the

Let Peak-Road Pricing Regulate Illinois Tollway

Letter to the editor sent to the Chicago Tribune on September 1, 2011: