Recent Opeds & Letters to the Editor

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.

Time to End Wasteful Corporate Tax

Time to End Wasteful Corporate Tax

If the currently gridlocked Congress makes any major, permanent changes to U.S. law before the 2012 elections, it will probably be in the realm of corporate tax reform. After all, the United States has the highest statutory corporate tax rates of the major developed countries, requires all but the smallest businesses to do vast amounts of paperwork to figure out what they owe, and causes so many problems for business that the White House and Congressional Republicans actually agree some sort of reform makes sense.

Equal Access under the Law: Education and Civil Rights

Americans claim civil rights flippantly. But the basic principle of equal protection or access under the law is not complicated.

Don’t Look Behind the Green Curtain

Global warming alarmists are throwing a temper tantrum this week after a Virginia judge affirmed that scientists who receive public funds to study global warming are subject to Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests regarding their taxpayer-funded research. The alarmists' outrage at being required to divulge and justify the data and theories that lead to their predictions of doom and gloom stands in stark contrast to the often-vilified skeptics who welcome scientific transparency with open arms.