Recent Opeds & Letters to the Editor

Traffic Congestion in the World: 10 Worst and Best Cities

The continuing improvement in international traffic congestion data makes comparisons between different cities globally far easier.

The Texas Textbook Massacre

Would you want the textbooks at your child's school to teach your kids the Soviet Union still exists and is the greatest danger your child will face in their lifetime?

Seniors Dispersing Away From Urban Cores

Senior citizens (age 65 and over) are dispersing throughout major metropolitan areas, and specifically away from the urban cores.

John Fund Contrasts AGS Holder and Meese at Federalist Society Luncheon

Part 1: Assistant to Attorney General Meese under Reagan, compares tenure of AG Holder to Meese at Chicago Federalist Society event featuring John Fund.

Education Incentives can Help End Low Expectations

Behavioral psychologists and economists long have considered incentives to be a normal part of human nature, but applying them to education still stokes controversy.

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.