• Americans Deserve Better Schools

    With most services, you get to shop around, but rarely can you do that with government-run schools.

    Philadelphia mom Elaine Wells was upset to learn that there were fights every day in the school her son attended. So she walked him over to another school.

    “We went to go enroll and we were told, ‘He can’t go here!’ That was my wake up call,” Wells tell me in my latest video.

    She entered her sons in a charter school lottery, hoping to get them into a charter school.

    “You’re on pins and needles, hoping and praying,” she said. But politicians stack the odds against kids who want to escape government-run schools.… Read More...

  • Green New Deal Would Reward Rich, Hurt Poor

    Green New Deal Would Reward Rich, Hurt Poor

    The Green New Deal’s goal is to move America to zero carbon emissions in 10 years.

    “That’s a goal you could only imagine possible if you have no idea how energy is produced,” James Meigs, former editor of Popular Mechanics magazine, says in my latest video.

    “Renewable is so inconsistent,” he adds. “You can’t just put in wind turbines and solar panels. You have to build all this infrastructure to connect them with energy consumers.”

    Because wind doesn’t always blow, and the sun doesn’t always shine, “renewable” energy requires many more transmission lines—and bigger batteries.

    Unfortunately, says Meigs: “You have to mine materials for batteries.… Read More...

  • The Shutdown Shows How Unnecessary Much of Government Is

    The Shutdown Shows How Unnecessary Much of Government Is

    This government shutdown is now longer than any in history.
    The media keep using the word “crisis.”

    “Shutdown sows chaos, confusion and anxiety!” says The Washington Post. “Pain spreads widely.”

     The New York Times headlined, it’s all “just too much!”

    But wait. Looking around America, I see people going about their business—families eating in restaurants, employees going to work, children playing in playgrounds, etc. I have to ask: Where’s the crisis?

    Pundits talk as if government is the most important part of America, but it isn’t.

    We need some government, limited government. But most of life, the best of life, goes on without government, many of the best parts in spite of government.

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