Recent Opeds & Letters to the Editor

The Austrian Economist Who Should Have Received Nobel Prize

On October 13th, the 2014 Nobel Prize in Economics was announced in Stockholm, Sweden, with French economist, Jean Tirole, the recipient for his work on developing models to better assis

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.

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.

Beware Common Core Proponents Asking for Treats

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

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

Air Monitoring Data at Frac Sand Facilities Not Scary

Halloween is upon us, and once again opponents of frac sand mining are trying to scare people in Wisconsin and other parts of the Upper Midwest by producing one-sided studies based on 

A State-Based Solution for Replacing Obamacare

The United States is more than four years into the Obamacare experiment, and it appears Americans of all ideological persuasions are going to be disappointed by the results.

These Policies are on the Ballot

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

Gateway Claims Aimed at E-Cigarettes: Counterfeit, Déjà Vu

In their war against e-cigarettes, government officials often claim that the devices are a gateway to smoking.  CDC director Dr.