Op-eds and Articles

Democracy: A New Kind of Public Works

Barack Obama is thinking big as his presidency enters the final stretch. The centerpiece of his last budget, unveiled this week, is a $300 billion…

U.S. News: The Schools of the Future

The first time I visited a Summit Public School, in February 2014, I pulled up in front of a one-story building in an office park….

WSJ: The Folly of Targeting Big Pharma

An unfortunate refrain among Democratic presidential hopefuls is that rapacious pharmaceutical and biotech companies are driving up the cost of essential medications, bankrupting the health-care…

U.S. News & World Report: Engaging Families to Help Students Succeed

Everyone in public education knows that what happens at home is more important than what happens at school. Hence, many successful schools work to engage…

WSJ: Small Businesses With a Big Stake in the Pacific Trade Deal

During the seven years that the Trans-Pacific Partnership was being negotiated, critics repeatedly claimed that the trade agreement wouldn’t be about trade or cutting tariffs…

RealClearPolitics: What Obama Must Do in Syria

Syria has become Barack Obama’s Iraq—a foreign policy debacle rooted in faulty assumptions about the utility of American power. Where George W. Bush overstated what…

Washington Monthly: For More and Better Choices in Wireless Broadband, Government Should Give Up More Spectrum

“Buy land,” Will Rogers is famous for having said, “They’re not making any more of it.” But the same constraint applies to a similar resource…

CNN: What Democrats should talk about Friday

Compared to the Republicans’ presidential cattle calls, the next Democratic debate will be an intimate affair, since the field has shrunk to just three candidates….

RealClearEnergy: Nuclear Power Going Dark in New England

The U.S. commercial nuclear fleet will shrink by one more plant, as Entergy Corp. recently announced its plans to close the Pilgrim Nuclear Power Station…

The Daily Beast: Hillary’s Trade Flip-Flop

Hillary Clinton’s decision to oppose President Obama’s top trade priority is beyond disappointing. It devalues two of her real assets – foreign policy expertise and…