Recent Op-Eds

Pluralism and Equality Need Educational Freedom

By Neal McCluskey. DC Examiner. June 28, 2017.

We should not let our revulsion for malevolent discrimination snuff out the ability of the country’s countless, cherished communities to live on by teaching their children as they see fit.

The Real Lessons from the Kansas Experiment

By Ryan Bourne. CapX. June 28, 2017.

Taxes are not everything, and in many cases may not even be the most important policy lever to improve growth prospects. But there is a much broader theoretical and empirical literature than just the Kansas “experiment” which shows that they really do matter.

Another Bleak Supreme Court Decision for Property Rights

By Roger Pilon. Washington Examiner. June 28, 2017.

If the state can wipe out pre-existing rights simply by issuing a later ordinance, and thereby escape the requirements of the Takings Clause, that guarantee is a dead letter.

Don’t Despair over Trump’s Travel Ban Just Yet

By David Bier. Washington Post. June 27, 2017.

Because the court allowed the ban to go into effect only against applicants who have few ties to the United States, the court may decide to protect those immigrants with close ties to the country.

Quick Decision on Health-Care Law

By Josh Blackman. National Review (Online). June 27, 2017.

If this bill is enacted — and that is a big if — opponents will locate every conceivable basis to contest the law, so it will be held up in litigation, potentially, until after the next election.