Our politicians seem more focused on winning the next election or reducing the budget deficit than on preventing the next war. The result may be a disinvestment in defense that ends up costing more than it saved.
What to think when a player looks like a rocker, a Fiat mechanic, a cable guy, a terrorist — anything but the very competitive athlete he is.
Is it too much to hope that even some catastrophists and peak-oil cultists will find it impossible to ignore the latest numbers?
A closer look at environmentalists’ hatred of air travel.
A cause is to politics what fanaticism is to religion — a plague to be avoided at all costs.
The great economist turned political science on its head. But a new book says Olson was off base.
Time for meaningful non-military pressure against Iran is quickly running out. U.S. policy needs to inflict more economic pain now.
A proper analysis of the debt burden tells a much different story than the debt level by itself.
Civility to one’s opponents, certainty, restraint, federalism, economy, thrift, and respect for faith: these and other Coolidge ideals are needed today.
One can only hope global policymakers wake up to the risks of a strengthening euro before it is too late.
I have never failed to be moved by Grand Central’s incomparable (and irreplaceable) architectural grandeur.
Gauge our ‘ability to handle’ the debt by considering it in relation to the size of the economy.
Longevity is the wrong characteristic to reward in the case of government workers.
Hyman Minsky offered profound thoughts about the economic dialectic between, as he characterized it, ‘entrepreneurs and bankers.’
Few areas of American public life are more in need of thorough reform — and, alas, more difficult to change — than the tax system.
It’s time to enter the inner sanctum of Keynesian theory and see what (little) it’s worth.
Decades ago, I wrote the first comprehensive books on China’s energy and environment. I have not been surprised by the country’s continuing environmental degradation; even so, I could not have predicted such a deterioration of air quality.
China’s water pollution is even worse than its better-known air pollution. As long as the Chinese people have few private rights, government-backed pollution will continue.
Conventional wisdom holds that as African Americans, Asians, Hispanics, and gays increase their political clout, Republicans must devise a way of reaching out to these critical demographic groups. Is this wisdom correct?
Here are three important civil rights issues that the GOP should take action on.