Recent Opeds & Letters to the Editor

Education Incentives Can Help End Low Expectations

Behavioral psychologists and economists have considered incentives to be a normal part of human nature for decades, if not centuries, but applying them to education still stokes controver

Beyond Polycentricity: 2000s Job Growth (Continues to) Follow Population

The United States lost jobs between 2000 and 2010, the first loss between census years that has been recorded in the nation's history.

Activists Make Embarrassing Errors Attacking Texas Climate Texts

The climate activist group National Center for Science Education 

Despite Evidence, Politicians Still Turn to Sin Taxes for Quick Fixes

Despite veritable mountains of academic evidence proving excise taxes on politically unpopular goods are unreliable revenue sources drawn from those who can least afford to have more money taken fr

New Commuting Data Shows Gain by Individual Modes

The newly released American Community Survey data for 2013 indicates little change in commuting patterns since 2010, a result that is to be expected in a period as short as three years.

Thinking the Unthinkable: Imposing the 'Utility Model' on Internet Providers

Back in 1997, then-FCC Chairman Reed Hundt titled a speech, 

Sea Level Rise Issues in Florida Elections

The September 24, 2014 New York Times (NYT) had an article by reporter Gail Collins "

Does the GOP Need to Start Listening to Millennials?

Recently on his show, former Gov.

The FCC Shouldn't Go Down the Primrose (Preemption) Path

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) already has suffered two judicial rebukes in its efforts to impose net neutrality mandates on Internet service providers, most recently this past January

5 Reasons Leonardo DiCaprio Needn't Worry about Climate Change

Leonardo DiCaprio last weekend participated in the “People’s Climate March” in New York City and followed it up with an address to the United Nations.