Recent Opeds & Letters to the Editor

Obama's Revenge

The Democratic Party that supported President Obama’s agenda for the past six years was dramatically rejected in the midterm elections and the message for the new Republican-controlled Senate and H

Classic Film ‘Ghostbusters’ Offers Lesson in Economics

Just in time for Halloween, director Ivan Reitman’s classic film “Ghostbusters” marks its 30th year in the American zeitgeist.

Thinking the Unthinkable - Part III

Nothing has changed my mind that it would be “unthinkable” for the FCC to classify Internet service providers as common carriers under Title II of the Communications Act, the part of the 1934 commu

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