• Killing Consumers With Compassion

    Published October 13, 1995
    Opinion -
    The week of October 22-28 is National Consumers Week. Various business and civic groups, led by the U.S.
  • Fishy Business at the Worldwatch Institute

    Published August 24, 1995
    Opinion -
    The Worldwatch Institute, founded in 1974, is one of the country's best-known environmental groups. Its president, Lester Brown, is often quoted in the press and on television.
  • Are Property Rights Facing Extinction?

    Published August 17, 1995
    Opinion -
    On June 29, 1995, the United States Supreme Court upheld a government regulation that purports to protect endangered species. But what the Court really did was validate the government's continued taking of millions of acres of private land as "habitat.
  • Five Ways to Downsize Government

    Published August 4, 1995
    Opinion -
    As Congress grapples with the challenge of downsizing or eliminating bureaucracies that haven't been critically reexamined for many decades, its Members would do well to consider some of the lessons learned by the businessmen and -women who made their
  • Environmentalism: A New Religion?

    Published July 27, 1995
    Opinion -
    As humanity enters the twenty-first century, you might think we would have outgrown our fascination with doomsday prophecies. Yet the end-of-the world con game -- nearly as old as the world itself -- goes on.
  • Improve Traffic Safety: Repeal Federal Speed Limits

    Published July 7, 1995
    Opinion -
    The Senate recently voted to repeal the federally mandated 55 mph speed limit. If the House approves the measure and the president signs it--both of which are likely--then a national speed limit will be a thing of the past.
  • Medical Savings Accounts: Power to the People

    Published June 26, 1995
    Opinion -
    In offering his health care reform plan last year, President Clinton said that one of his primary goals, in addition to universal coverage, was to control rapidly rising health costs.
  • Term Limits: Not Over By a Long Shot

    Published June 14, 1995
    Opinion -
    Former House Speaker Tom Foley convened a press conference to announce his vindication after the Supreme Court's ruling that state-imposed term limits were unconstitutional.
  • The Battle within the Environmental Movement

    Published June 9, 1995
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    The nation's biggest environmental groups are stuffing the nation's mailboxes (and its landfills) with fundraising letters claiming that "greedy special interest groups" are out to "repeal twenty years of environmental protection regulation.
  • Libertarians, Conservatives, and the Oklahoma City Bombing

    Published May 26, 1995
    Opinion -
    The April 19th terrorist bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City dramatically changed the debate over limiting the size and power of the federal government.
  • Adoption Agency Discrimination Must Stop

    Published May 12, 1995
    Opinion -
    Advocates of welfare reform and affirmative action ought to take a long look at the current state of interracial adoption in the United States.
  • A Tale of Two Countries

    Published May 5, 1995
    Opinion -
    The Sierra Club, one of the nation's largest environmental organizations, not long ago ran a full- page ad in The New York Times deploring "the growing distance between the politicians on Capitol Hill and the rest of us.
  • The Future of Civil Rights in America

    Published May 5, 1995
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    The Clinton administration has set its civil rights policies on a radical course permeated by race-consciousness, brazenly breaking candidate Bill Clinton's "new Democrat" assurances that he would pursue a politics of moderation and healing.
  • Replacing Dwarfs with Giants

    Published April 12, 1995
    Opinion -
    Balzac called the bureaucracy "a gigantic force driven by dwarfs." In our generation, his definition aptly describes public education in America. Don't get me wrong.
  • Time for a New Look at Recycling

    Published April 11, 1995
    Opinion -
    Recycling is popular. Across the country, Americans willingly separate their trash into "regular" and "recyclable" containers. New York City alone collects over 2,000 tons of recyclables per day. But there's a catch.
  • Hard Choices: Environmentalists and the Forests

    Published April 4, 1995
    Opinion -
    More than twenty years ago, I was one of a dozen or so activists who founded Greenpeace in the basement of the Unitarian Church in Vancouver. The Vietnam war was raging and nuclear holocaust seemed closer every day.
  • Disestablish the Green Cathedrals

    Published March 28, 1995
    Opinion -
    Could the recent Republican landslide lead to major reform of environmental policy? Will we see a dismantling of bureaucratically controlled ecological central planning in favor of local initiative and private environmental stewardship?
  • Do the Arts Need the NEA?

    Published February 7, 1995
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    The National Endowment for the Arts is fighting for its life, as newly empowered Republicans in Washington have targeted the NEA for extinction. Many artists are angry about this possibility and believe that only ignorance or malevolence can explain it.
  • Bad Economics Kills 68 on Flight 4184

    Published January 4, 1995
    Opinion -
    On October 31, 1994, in a muddy northern Indiana soybean field, American Eagle Flight 4184 from Indianapolis to Chicago went down, killing all 68 passengers.
  • Angels of Mercy

    Published December 20, 1994
    Opinion -
    It was Halloween. Children were already at the door collecting candy. Then we heard the news that American Eagle flight 4184 had just plowed into a Northern Indiana cornfield.
  • Disposing of the Medical Waste Problem

    Published December 10, 1994
    Opinion -
    No terrorist could have devised a better plan to jeopardize biomedical research and deny modern medical treatments to Americans who desperately need them.
  • New Lessons for Health Care Reformers

    Published November 11, 1994
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    Government-run health care stood trial twice in 1994, once in Washington D.C. and again in California. It was a two-time loser. Health care in America must be reformed. There is ample evidence of waste and fraud in the current system.
  • Health Care Reform: Lessons from Missouri

    Published November 11, 1994
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    Contrary to the official "spin" coming out of Jefferson City, Missouri, special interest groups, lobbyists, and big bucks did not cause the legislative defeat of that state's far-reaching health care reform proposal.
  • New Hope for Regulatory Reform

    Published October 11, 1994
    Opinion -
    When Congress repealed the 55-mile-per-hour speed limit law in December 1995, the safety experts at the U.S. Department of Transportation predicted that up to 6,400 more people would die every year.

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