• Making Up the Law

    Originally published in The Oregonian, December 19, 2013 – The ‘public trust doctrine’ and greenhouse gases – Friends don’t let friends misstate... (Read more)
  • Lessons from Detroit

    Originally published at The Daily Caller, December 11, 2013 – Detroit and the problem of positive rights – Nearly a half century ago,... (Read more)
  • The Problem with ‘Job Creation’

    Originally published at Defining Ideas, December 4, 2013 – In the next election, politicians should reconsider their rhetoric when it comes to... (Read more)
  • Waiting on Obama

    Originally published in The Daily Caller, December 2, 2013 – Waiting on Obama at the Tarmac – Last Monday morning we awoke... (Read more)
  • Words Worth Memorizing

    Originally published in The Daily Caller, November 19, 3013 – Why kids, and politicians, should still memorize the Gettysburg Address – 150... (Read more)
The Ignorant Presidency

The Ignorant Presidency

Originally published in The Daily Caller, November 18, 2013 – Is it the imperial presidency, the impudent presidency, or just the ignorant presidency? For some
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The City that Doesn’t Work

The City that Doesn’t Work

Originally published in The Oregonian, November 10, 2013 – Portland small businesses have a ‘Right 2 Dream” too – Thirty three years ago, Alexis and Elias
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Court Packing?

Court Packing?

Originally published in The Daily Caller, November 7, 2013 – When it comes to court packing, Obama is no FDR – Senators Ted Cruz and
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Do We Really Lose When Regulators Stay Home?

Do We Really Lose When Regulators Stay Home?

Originally published in The Daily Caller, October 31, 2013 – The costs of the shutdown are nothing next to the costs of regulation every year
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Oregon’s Website May Not Work, But We’ve Got a Cool Video

Oregon’s Website May Not Work, But We’ve Got a Cool Video

From The Daily Caller – After spending $305 million and enrolling zero people in Obamacare, Oregon is giving up on its online exchange. “I no longer use the word ‘hope’ that something is going to work,” said Rocky King, the Executive Director of Oregon’s exchange. “I am planning to do a full manual system from here through March 31.” […]

Independence

Independence

Originally published in Defining Ideas, October 23, 2013 – The World According to Kipling –  At a time when Americans are becoming increasingly dependent, here is a reminder of what liberty and independence really are. On October 10, 1923, Nobel Prize–winning author Rudyard Kipling delivered the Rectorial Address to the students of St. Andrews University […]

No Role for Courts in Climate Policy

No Role for Courts in Climate Policy

Originally published in The Daily Caller, October 22, 2013 – Should states be responsible for beating back climate change? – As part of a nationwide strategy to get the state and federal courts to do what the elected representatives of the people and their executive agencies have declined to do on the subject of climate […]

Where’s the Beer?

Where’s the Beer?

Originally published in The Daily Caller, October 14, 2013 – Beer Drinkers Victimized by Shutdown – While it is difficult to sympathize with most furloughed federal employees, who know full well that they will receive retroactive compensation and are thus enjoying a little paid time off — never in past shutdowns have furloughed employees not […]

Government Shutdown

Government Shutdown

Originally published in The Daily Caller, October 3, 2013 – House Republicans have every right to use the tools at their disposal – On Monday, some clever folks at seemingly all of the television news networks came up with the idea of an onscreen clock counting down to the federal government shutdown. As the clocks […]

I’ll Find a Way

I’ll Find a Way

Originally published in The Daily Caller, August 30, 2013 – The New “We Shall Overcome” – While President Obama was delivering remarks commemorating the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s “I have a dream” speech at the Lincoln Memorial, I was driving to Portsmouth, New Hampshire, with my teenage son and daughter to hear one […]

Justice Ginsburg and Judicial Activism

Justice Ginsburg and Judicial Activism

Originally published in The Daily Caller, August 27, 2013 – The Equanimity of Justice Ginsburg – The New York Times reported on Sunday that Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg does not plan to retire from the Supreme Court so that President Obama will be able to nominate her replacement. “I love my job,” the justice is […]

Losing the War on Drugs

Losing the War on Drugs

Originally published in Defining Ideas, August 15, 2013 – by George P. Shultz – We should consider decriminalizing them and treating abuse as a health problem. Editor’s note: The following essay is the fifth in a seven-part series of excerpts from George P. Shultz’s new book Issues on My Mind: Strategies for the Future. Over […]

Showdown at Yucca Mountain

Showdown at Yucca Mountain

Originally published in The Daily Caller, August 15, 2013 – By a 2-1 vote, a panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled this week that the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) must proceed with its evaluation of the Energy Department’s license application for a nuclear waste storage site at Nevada’s Yucca […]

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