Recent Opeds & Letters to the Editor

The New Rent Seeking?

According to data released this week, Samsung and Apple make up the majority of the top 20 global smartphone models sold in the first quarter of 2014.

Informing a Slate Reporter About Heartland's Climate Skeptic Conference

Slate reporter Will Oremus reached out to me on Tuesday afternoon seeking comment about 

Food Prices Are Soaring And Washington Doesn’t Care

Today’s economy is driven by Washington in more than just determining the location of Maserati dealerships. We see the ramifications of current government

Dispersing Millennials

The very centers of urban cores in many major metropolitan areas are experiencing a resurgence of residential development, including new construction in volumes not seen for decades.

The Pied Piper of Permisos

It’s beginning to sink in with the intelligentsia: The flood of illegal aliens (yes, I said “illegal”) and particularly the tsunami of children traveling alone — parents risking their

The Vicious Cycle: Government Warps Markets Until Government Stops Warping Markets

The pernicious effect of government warping markets is absolute – and the evidence is obvious and everywhere.

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The Idiocy of "Environmental Justice"

A news item in late June caught my eye. It was in the Washington Free Beacon and the headline was “EPA spends $1.6 million on hotel for ‘Environmental Justice’ conference.”

Misguided Beliefs in Political Leaders

This is an election year and as in all past election years we are inundated with promises and proposals from candidates, each hoping to attract our votes.

Twenty 9-0 Supreme Court Rulings Against – Obama Prepares Even More Power Grabs

Unanimous Supreme Court rulings are certainly noteworthy.  When a case lines up every single Justice – appointed by Democrats and Republicans both – the decision must be unbelievably clear cut

More taxpayer dollars for green energy?

There is an intentional tension in Washington. Our founding fathers planned that opposing views would balance each other out—a push-pull takes place. Spend. Don’t spend.