Aug 21, 2014

Bereft of sense, government does what it can

Washington's response to the menace of school bake sales illustrates progressivism's ratchet: The federal government subsidizes school lunches, so it must control the lunches' contents, which validates regulation of what it calls "competitive foods," such as vending machine snacks.

Jun 30, 2014

The government decides 'Redskins' bothers you

Some Americans who are paying attention to the absence of Native American revulsion over the name "Washington Redskins" are not comfortable with the government saying, in effect, that if people are not offended, they should be.

Jun 1, 2014

Only amnesiacs could laud this recovery path

American graduates this season are entering an economy where more than 40 percent of recent college grads are either unemployed or in jobs that do not require a college degree. Barack Obama seems to suffer from amnesia concerning the policies that produced the robust ...

May 19, 2014

Double-edged legacy of LBJ's War on Poverty

The American Enterprise Institute's Nicholas Eberstadt wonders if it's simply a coincidence that male "flight from work" and family breakdown have coincided with the Great Society policies instituted 50 years ago.

Mar 27, 2014

When the need to 'protect' signals a land grab

U.S. President Barack Obama seems to harbor the surreal hope that Russian President Vladimir Putin will continue to help regarding Syria's civil war and Iran's nuclear weapons program. Putin's helpfulness, if not fictitious, has been ineffective.

Mar 14, 2014

How about better health through good choices?

The premise that health is the product of medicine leads the U.S. government to believe it can deliver health by judiciously distributing preventive or therapeutic medicines rather than disseminate cost-effective public health information.