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Liberal Arts Means Learning To Learn

August 23, 2015 As the summer winds down and young people get ready to return to their campuses, I know many families are having conversations about what kind of college education to pursue. more »»

Everything Old Is New Again

August 22, 2015 Everything changes so quickly now that sometimes it’s hard to keep up. more »»

Questions Prompted By Cecil’s Demise

August 16, 2015 A couple of days after the news about Cecil the Zimbabwe lion began lighting up our computer and TV screens, a well-known journalist asked me to comment for an article he was writing. more »»

The Unacceptable Employment Trade-Off

August 16, 2015 The movement for a $15 minimum wage in cities such as New York, Seattle and Los Angeles has many economists and policymakers worried. more »»

Clean Power Plan Levels Playing Field

August 16, 2015 With the release of the Clean Power Plan earlier this week (Monday, Aug. 3), the U.S. more »»

The Sierra Club’s Proxy War On Coal

August 16, 2015 Cronyism isn’t popular these days. It never really has been, but growth in public awareness of the problem has forced special interests to get more creative in how they approach their rent-seeking. more »»

What Market Failure Means

August 15, 2015 Failure means that particular actions didn’t yield the intended results. The term is often applied when bad things happen in the economy, as in “market failur. more »»

Rediscovering The Joys Of Weights

August 11, 2015 I have rediscovered the joys of grunting and groaning. I lift weights. Nothing heavy, mind yo. more »»

This Time Was Supposed To Be Different

August 9, 2015 The most important function Congress serves is to debate and pass the federal budget. more »»

The Power Of Laughter

August 9, 2015 My grandparents, victims of the Holocaust, experienced unthinkable losses and horrific suffering. After being liberated from concentration camps in Poland, they met in Lodz. more »»

Let The County Run The Landfill

August 9, 2015 Forty years ago, those of us involved in local government, were faced with a big problem. more »»

US Farm Policy Descends Into In Disarray

August 9, 2015 Forty-five years ago, in 1970, Professor D. Gale Johnson published what became a seminal work on agricultural policy. more »»

Lessons From Yard Sale Entrepreneurs

August 8, 2015 Last weekend I went with some family members for a fun day of “yard saling,” visiting the many yard sales in a particular locality, where people use their front lawns or garages to sell the stuff... more »»

A Secret Lottery? In Fantasy, Why Not?

August 4, 2015 I daydream about winning the lottery. more »»

Donald Trump Is A Republican Bully

August 2, 2015 It is hard to describe the candidacy of Donald Trump as anything other than a complete disaster — if you are a Republican who has any hopes of winning the next presidential electio. more »»

Only 20-40 Cents Of Each Medicaid Dollar Benefits Recipients

August 2, 2015 Medicaid is the largest means-tested welfare program in the United States. more »»

Persecution Complex

August 2, 2015 Since last week’s Supreme Court bombshells, I’ve come across countless sound bites about the current and future persecution of Christians right here in the United States. more »»

President Presents Compelling Arguments For Iran Nuclear Deal

August 2, 2015 Dear Congressman Reed, I was happy to see that you wanted to hear from your constituents about their views on the recent agreement between our country and Iran. more »»

The Dignity Of Failure

August 1, 2015 I think that it is safe to say that nobody likes to fail. more »»

Of Flags And Klans And Commandments

July 28, 2015 The arguments about display of the Confederate battle flag don’t tug at my heartstrings. I have no emotional connection to the American Civil War. more »»



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