Recent Opeds & Letters to the Editor

Minimum Wage Laws Should Not Be Used as an Election Gimmick

While lawmakers across the country debate proposals to increase state minimum wage rates, proponents have turned their attention toward ballot measures that might kill two birds with one stone: put

Reducing Ohio’s Renewable-Power Mandate is Progress, Not Regression

Thirty states, including Ohio, have renewable portfolio mandates. These laws require a certain percentage of electricity to be generated from renewable sources, primarily wind and solar power.

Florida Teacher Fights Standardized Testing and Wins—For Now

The world needs more teachers like Susan Bowles. The kindergarten teacher at the Lawton Chiles Elementary School in Gainesville, Florida risked her job to stand up for what she believes in.

Global Warming Is a Political Ruse in Florida Governor’s Race

Outside activist groups are spending millions of dollars on political ads claiming Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) is not doing enough to fight global warming.

Overregulation 'Protects' Consumers from Ride-sharing Carpools

In a classic case of regulatory overreach, the 

Some States’ Tax Policies Are Frightful, Others Are Treats

Just in time for Halloween, the nonpartisan Tax Foundation has released its annual “State Business Tax Climate Index,” finding some states treat businesses in a rather beastly manner, while others

Beware Common Core Proponents Asking for Treats

It always seems appropriate that Halloween comes just days before an election.

These Policies are on the Ballot

At a speech October 2, President Obama said, “These policies are on the ballot.

Regcession—Why Americans aren’t Feeling Obama’s 'Vigorous Recovery'

President Obama is trying, according to CNN, to “convince voters of a vigorous recovery that a majority still doubts.” Describing comments the president made on October 2 at Northwestern University

You Want More Affordable, Accessible Food for the Planet? You Want Less Government

What is far and away the most important global trade commodity?  Food.  People have to eat.