A hair closer to free markets

A hair closer to free markets

A small but wonderful story emerged out of Kentucky last week. Thanks in part to efforts by the libertarian Institute for Justice, Governor Matt Bevin...

June 29th, 2016 |  


The bad news about doing good

The bad news about doing good

If you are only willing to do what’s right when other people are playing fairly, then you will hardly ever do what’s right.The unfairness ...

June 28th, 2016 |  


EU hints it may stop speaking English to spite UK

EU hints it may stop speaking English to spite UK

It has now become abundantly clear that the bureaucrats at the (European Union) are doing everything they can to punish the U.K. for voting to leave t...

June 28th, 2016 |  


Restoring self-government and the separation of powers

Restoring self-government and the separation of powers

President Ronald Reagan once said, “Almost all the world’s constitutions are documents in which governments tell the people what their pri...

June 28th, 2016 |  


The House at work: Putting patients first

The House at work: Putting patients first

This week, House Democrats spent their time on a publicity stunt in a misguided effort to restrict Americans’ Constitutional rights through arbi...

June 28th, 2016 |  


Selective outrage from the critics

Selective outrage from the critics

When I sat down to write this column, of course I had an idea of what to write about. That was not the issue.The issue for me was where is this column...

June 24th, 2016 |  


Poll questions that cannot be answered

Poll questions that cannot be answered

I’m minding my business when suddenly my smartphone rang with an unfamiliar number. Curious, I picked up. It was the Gallup organization calling...

June 23rd, 2016 |  


The budget debate and the damaging and misleading rhetoric about ‘failing’ schools

The budget debate and the damaging and misleading rhetoric about ‘failing’ schools

House and Senate leaders are working behind closed doors to come up with a final budget for next year and reportedly the two sides are close to an agr...

June 23rd, 2016 |  


We were never in Kansas

We were never in Kansas

RALEIGH — As the general election campaign begins in North Carolina, you can expect to hear a lot about Kansas.Yes, I can read a map. Kansas and...

June 23rd, 2016 |  


Freedom is the journey and the destination

Freedom is the journey and the destination

[Editor’s note: The following is comprised of two posts that follow the same theme.]If you can’t find a way to enjoy people’s compan...

June 22nd, 2016 |