Op-eds and Articles

Germany’s Green Dream

No country has embraced renewable energy more avidly than Germany. But a host of untoward realities – soaring electricity bills, rising carbon emissions and growing…

Uncluttering State Tax Systems

Over the last week, as you’ve raced to file your taxes by the deadline today, you’ve no doubt been bombarded on talk radio, cable TV,…

Keystone Pipeline: Important Debate for Yesterday

Listening to the Republicans in Congress, one might think that the Keystone XL pipeline is the biggest energy issue facing the country today and that…

Bringing U.S. Energy Policy Into the 21st Century

U.S. lawmakers don’t drive around in 1970s-era cars, yet they don’t seem to mind energy policies that are equally out of date. Attempts to export…

Connections Between Communications Networks: Should the FCC Breathe Life Into Internet Middlemen?

The Netflix-Comcast arrangement has brought fresh accusations of so-called “net neutrality” violations. The flames were stoked when Netflix’s CEO, in a blog posting, bemoaned the…

Senate hearing on student loans did not HELP

Yesterday’s hearing of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee on student loans seemed to clearly answer the question of who is to blame for…

Politico Magazine: Rand Paul’s Foreign Policy Is a Mess

If the Crimea crisis has revealed flaws in President Barack Obama’s passive “realism,” it has also exposed the utter incoherence of Rand Paul’s foreign policy—which,…

Thanks To Bill Clinton, We Don’t Regulate The Internet Like A Public Utility

A DC federal court struck down the FCC’s “net neutrality” regulations earlier this year, but did nothing to resolve an ongoing debate over whether or…

The Hill: Been there, done that on broadband

A DC federal court struck down the FCC’s “net neutrality” regulations earlier this year, but did nothing to resolve an ongoing debate over whether or…

Cuomo schools De Blasio

“We will save charter schools,” New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) assured thousands of students and their families at a recent rally in Albany. Save…