Recent Opeds & Letters to the Editor

Benjamin Constant: A Principled Voice of Liberty Worth Recalling

October 25th marked the 247th birthday of one of the greatest voices of liberty, the French political philosopher of freedom, Benjamin Constant.

Frac Sand Study: Lots of Scare, Little Science

How would you feel if you walked into a doctor’s office and the doctor told you about the potential dangers of heart surgery but didn’t tell you the risks can be minimized with proper precautions o

Just Say No (and Know) to Secret Science

In June the House Science Committee under Chairman Lamar Smith (R-TX), passed "The Secret Science Reform Act," out if the committee. It has lingered on legislative limbo ever since.

The Oil Price Election Connection

After years of rising gasoline prices, people are puzzled by the recent drop that has a gallon of gas at levels not seen in

Cancel the Midterms? I Don’t Think So!

Writing in The New York Times on Monday, November 3, 2014, from Durham, North Carolina, Professor David Schanzer and his student Jay Sullivan suggest that, by U.S.

Fee for Service Is Not the Problem

If you go to your doctor with severe pain or some other symptom suggesting a serious injury or illness, do you want him or her to have a financial incentive to treat you, or would you rather the do

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.

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.