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Politics & Policy

Coal Meets Markets

While Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign fades in the rear-view mirror, the issues he ran on — particularly, his charge that President Obama is engaged in an economically disastrous “war ...
Politics & Policy

Plug-In Pablum

When politicians and environmental activists hammer the table about the need to break our so-called “addiction to oil” — as they are doing with increased fervor in response to the ...
Politics & Policy

Market Power

The story most conservatives tell about energy policy is different from the stories they tell about other economic-policy matters. Rather than defend free markets, they bang the table about the ...

Chumps for Clunkers

Suppose we came to your house one day and said, “Look over there at Ted — the guy with the Toyota Tundra in the driveway.” You look — yup, that’s ...

Re: Spreading the Wealth Around

Mark, not to get too deep into the politics of immigration, but I think it’s fair to say that the harsh anti-immigration message from many Republicans helpd to scare away ...

Re: Three Men and a Baby

I am all for freedom of conscience, Kathryn. That’s why I don’t want to force men (or women) to get married or force churches to recognize gay marriages. Nor do ...

Re: Three Men and a Baby

Drew Cline poses a reasonable question, Jack. To wit, if we accept gay marriage, what principled reason might we offer to oppose polygamy? My friend Jonathan Rauch offers one reason, but I’m not ...

‘Dear GOP: Please Choose Liberty’

My friend Shikha Dalmia has an excellent column in Forbes today regarding a way forward for the Republican party. In short, she argues that it can embrace liberty or it can ...