Recent Opeds & Letters to the Editor

The Preventable Tragedy of Energy Poverty

In our world of laptops, iPads, flat-screen TVs, microwaves, and jet-skis, it is easy to forget that 1.3 billion people on this plan

Judge Blocks Illinois’ Pension Reforms; Will Governor Block Chicago’s Reforms

A judge in Sangamon County Circuit Court has blocked a modest reform of Illinois’ pension system for state workers and retirees outside Chicago from taking effect June 1, giving Gov.

The FCC's Net Neutrality Proposal: The Wrong Way to Use Regulatory Presumptions

Despite judicial rebuffs of the Federal Communications Commission’s two previous efforts to impose net neutrality mandates on Internet service providers – requirements that, in effect, and in one

Tyrrell's Too Cheerful Thesis

To coin a phrase, R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr. has forgotten more about politics than I’ll ever know.

Obama’s National Climate Assessment Draws Sharp Criticism

The Obama administration clearly hoped to generate political momentum with release of its National Climate Assessment, but the document landed with a thud after being sharply criticized on a variet

Open Enrollment a Step Toward Equal Education Opportunity

It’s common for people to pretend public education is free. But it’s not. Parents buy access to certain public schools with their mortgage or rent check.

Chinese Have Big Plans for Fisker, Which Took US Taxpayers for a Ride

Months have passed since the saga about the fate of Fisker Automotive ended, which was the

Celebrity-Studded Anti-Obesity Film Is Pure Propaganda

If you couldn't stomach watching "Fed Up," the Katie Couric and Laurie David ("An Inconvenient Truth") obesity film, here's the only word you need to know.

Google's Title II Utility Regulation Risks: An Open Letter to Investors

Unregulated Google is increasingly pushing for maximal FCC net neutrality and price regulation of its direct broadband competitors, potentially via FCC reclassification of broadband as a Title