Recent Opeds & Letters to the Editor

Choice, Not More Obama-Style Statism, Can Reduce Dropout Rate

President Barack Obama weighed in against school dropouts in his State of the Union Address only to advocate a remedy--government compulsion--that has failed to ease the problem.

Ruling that Anti-bullying Law is Unconstitutional is a Relief

It is rather a relief for New Jersey school districts and students that a state panel has ruled a new anti-bullying law unfunded, and therefore unconstitutional, because the law itself would have c

An Argument For Less Government In Health Care

Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius has announced that religiously oriented institutions — Catholic ones in particular — are going to have to cover contraception through their

Court Got It Right

The decision by the Appeals Court of Maryland to allow Allstate to stop writing policies along the Atlantic Coast, while unpopular, was done for the right reason ("Court Upholds Hurricane Insurance

Hawaii Teachers Union Dares Obama Administration to Yank $75 Million Grant

Last week, Hawaii teachers revolted against their union leadership, governor, and the Obama administration by overwhelmingly rejecting a contract containing flimsy merit pay and annual evaluations

Senate Should Act on Flood Insurance Reform

On issues ranging from heath care to financial regulation, Democrats and Republicans in Congress have almost nothing in common.

International Law Too Easy on Cruise Lines

If even half of them are true, the allegations against the captain of the Costa Concordia--the half-billion-dollar cruise ship currently half-submerged off the Italian coast--ought to boil anyone’s

International Law Too Easy on Cruise Lines

If even half of them are true, the allegations against the captain of the Costa Concordia--the half-billion-dollar cruise ship currently half-submerged off the Italian coast--ought to boil anyone’s

Simon Cowell for President

OK, I’m not seriously suggesting that, of course. For one thing, he’s not a U.S. citizen.