Op-eds and Articles

U.S. News & World Report: Why Charter Schools Work — Or Don’t

Nothing frosts me more than Diane Ravitch and her friends’ charge that charter schools amount to “corporate reform.” This is such nonsense. The charter movement…

The Hill: The most important talk Clinton gave this week was not about email

This week, Hillary Clinton garnered huge media coverage of her remarks at the United Nations. Yet the truly important comments she made didn’t involve email…

CNN: Why liberals should get behind marriage

The collapse of marriage in our poorest communities — and its tragic impact — is a familiar story. But increasingly, marriage is becoming a marker…

Reuters: One last chance to save the Internet — from the FCC

As the Federal Communications Commission readies new net-neutrality rules this week, congressional Democrats face a choice: Should they work with the Republicans who control Congress…

The Hill: Ukraine crisis tests the West

Thanks to determined diplomacy by Germany and France, Russia agreed Wednesday to a new cease-fire in Ukraine, to begin Sunday. But German Chancellor Angela Merkel…

Wall Street Journal: A Disconnect on Municipal Broadband

Should city governments get into the Internet service business, competing with the likes of Verizon, AT&T and Comcast for the right to pipe the Web…

Forbes: The Truth Behind The FCC’s “Fact Sheet”

Earlier this week, the FCC gave us a sneak preview of what’s in store for its upcoming order on net neutrality. The ironically named “Fact Sheet” is…

CNN: The problem with Obama’s budget

The $4 trillion budget President Barack Obama sent Congress on Monday is his blueprint for reviving “middle class opportunity.” Liberals are thrilled by the redistributive…

The Hill: The Keystone distraction

The Senate will vote soon on what the GOP has made their top legislative priority: expedited approval of the Keystone XL pipeline. Given the realities of today’s crude oil market,…

Washington Post: To improve schools, let teachers run them

Walk through a typical public school, and you see students, sitting in rows of identical desks, listening to teachers talk. Unless the teacher is particularly…