Recent Opeds & Letters to the Editor

South Africa and Ending Apartheid: The Free Market Road Not Taken

The public eulogies marking the passing of Nelson Mandela at the age of 95 on December 5, 2013 have refocused attention on the long struggle in South Africa to bring about an end to racial discrimi

The Greatness of Nelson Mandela

Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, the Nobel Prize-winning former political prisoner who became the first president of post-apartheid South Africa and that republic’s first black president, passed away Dec

Nebraska Needs Real Income Tax Reform

Although at first glance Nebraska’s tax system may appear competitive nationally, it lags behind its regional neighbors, who are its primary competitors for attracting new businesses to the state.<

Fisker Execs Kept Salaries While Employees, Taxpayers Got Taken

Thirteen of Fisker Automotive executives made more than six figures in the past year, despite manufacturing zero cars.

A Bad Budget Deal Compared to What?

I’m in a tough spot. Paul Ryan is one of the brightest stars in the Republican Party.

It's Not Government Motors Anymore

On Monday, the Treasury Department announced that the federal government had, no doubt

The Brouhaha Concerning the FCC's In-Flight Cellphone Proposal Is Misplaced

Thursday, the FCC considered issuing a proposal that seeks comment on the Commission’s rules regarding the use of mobile wireless services on board aircraft.

Defining Extremism Down

Democrats make a lot of silly statements.

On the Futility of Long-Range Numerical Climate Prediction

My 60-year experience in meteorology has led me to develop a profound disrespect for the philosophy and science behind numerical climate modeling.

The Right Response To Obama’s Inequality Concern Trolling

Politically, the president’s inequality concern trolling push is just the latest MacGuffin: the distraction of an issue that does not poll as a high priority, but is designed as