Recent Opeds & Letters to the Editor

Robbing Your Wallet: Low Gas Prices Mean Big Tax Increases

When President Barack Obama first took office in January 2009, thenational average gas price was $1.95,&nbsp


Is America Still On F.A. Hayek's "Road to Serfdom"?

A little more than seventy years ago, on March 10, 1944, there appeared in Great Britain one of the most amazing and influential political books of the twentieth century, The Road to Serfd

NIH Funding Stifles Tobacco Harm Reduction Research and Support in Academia

As a pathologist working at two large medical centers, I have studied the effects of smoking on health for over 20 years. I’ve published scores of papers on the impressive benefits of switchin

How School Choice Could Come Back To Bite Republicans In The Butt

The new Republican-led Senate is moving extremely quickly to reauthorize No Child Left Behind, the nation’s most expensive and comprehensive K-12 education law.

Who’ll Stop the Rain? Not Bill Nye

The great John Fogerty classic was a testament to bad news and deception that seemed to be coming from all angles.

What to Call a New York Times Reporter of Climate Science?

The title of Justin Gillis’ recent NYT article is an excellent tip-off of how bad environmental reporting has gotten: "

Patent Trolls Come in All Shapes and Sizes

Mythological trolls — described as old and ugly creatures living under bridges or in caves — are known for one central feature: generally troublesome and injurious to human enterprise.

Falling Unemployment Rate Is More Than A Little Misleading

The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) released its January 2015 report this morning, and on the surface the situation looks goo

If Obamacare Is Saving the Impoverished, Why Are So Few Signing Up?

From its inception, the Affordable Care Act (ACA)—popularly called Obamacare— has been touted as the necessary fix for the nation’s health care system needed prior to its passage.