Recent Opeds & Letters to the Editor

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.

Florida Teacher Fights Standardized Testing and Wins—For Now

The world needs more teachers like Susan Bowles. The kindergarten teacher at the Lawton Chiles Elementary School in Gainesville, Florida risked her job to stand up for what she believes in.

Some States’ Tax Policies Are Frightful, Others Are Treats

Just in time for Halloween, the nonpartisan Tax Foundation has released its annual “State Business Tax Climate Index,” finding some states treat businesses in a rather beastly manner, while others

Beware Common Core Proponents Asking for Treats

It always seems appropriate that Halloween comes just days before an election.