Op-eds and Articles

U.S. News & World Report: Put Infrastructure Back on Track

The Highway Trust Fund is a good first step to funding infrastructure, but private investment is key. Before we celebrate pending congressional action over funding…

Forbes: Congress Holds The Key To More Broadband Competition

Are we getting enough broadband competition? And if not, where should we look for a new Internet access provider to keep broadband prices in check…

Wall Street Journal: Obama’s Big Idea for Small Savers: ‘Robo’ Financial Advice

If you’re a Democratic policy maker worried about retirement savings for the little guy, would you deny millions of small savers access to financial advisers…

CNN: A nuclear deal with Iran is better than no deal

Americans who didn’t get their fill of fireworks over the July Fourth holiday can expect more pyrotechnics this week if U.S.-led talks in Austria’s capital…

U.S. News & World Report: The Wrong School Choice

Nevada’s new school voucher law will make inequality worse. I’m struggling to understand an intellectual disconnect of the first order. Nearly everyone involved in education…

The Hill: New Caucus Puts Spotlight on UN Peacekeeping

As the United Nations commemorates the 70th anniversary of its founding this week, it can claim a major accomplishment in the 69 peacekeeping operations that…

The Sacramento Bee: Science, not politics, should drive California regs on BPA

As the presidential campaign season gets underway, it reminds us how much we loath the politics of fear mongering. Half-truths and half-baked policy proposals have…

New York Times: Obama’s Corporate Tax Blunder

YOU probably haven’t heard of the BEPS project — but you soon will. Short for Base Erosion and Profit Shifting, the BEPS Project is the…

The Daily Beast: California Democrats Should Heed Obama on Trade, Not Labor

If any state ought to be pro-trade, it’s California. America’s second-largest exporter, after Texas, the Golden State boasts 840 miles of coastline rimming the burgeoning…

Washington Monthly: How New Orleans Made Charter Schools Work

Last year 2.9 million children attended 6,700 charter schools in America—public schools independent of districts and free of many bureaucratic constraints. Since charters were invented…