Recent Opeds & Letters to the Editor

The Political Attraction of Severance Taxes

As the topic of severance taxes heats up in Pennsylvania and Ohio, it’s worth investigating exactly what severances taxes are and why they are implemented.

Should the Government Tell You What to Eat?

Given the successive scandals and monster laws like Obamacare that have been imposed on Americans, the federal government’s efforts to control and determine what you eat doesn't receive the attenti

BBC ‘Digging Its Own Grave’ By Banning Global Warming Skeptics

The other day, a nonprofit called The Institute of Art and Ideas interviewed Benny Peiser

Industry Doesn’t Undermine Tourism

In rural areas, there is often a heated debate over economic development that essentially boils down to a choice between industrial jobs and tourism jobs.

A Case for a Politically Oblivious Citizen

By: Donald Kendal

Fishy Polls on Common Core

Never let it be said that Common Core (CC) entirely lacks educational value.

Environmentalists Use Environmental Justice to Kill Millions Per Year

Environmentalists are enlisting minority groups such as African-Americans and Latinos to help them stop use of fossil fuels in the name of 

The Carbon Tax Scam

In a recent appearance before a congressional committee, EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy told them that the agency’s proposed sweeping carbon-regulation plan was “really an investment opportunity.

On Energy Prices, The Working Class Blames Washington

This Molly Ball piece on the metric which best determines the outc

Ethanol Mandates Go from Bad to Worse

President Obama, and his administration, has enacted so many foolish and cost-increasing energy policies, it is easy to think that they are his purview alone.