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A Real Term Limit

March 18, 2013 - 7:00pm

The main thing wrong with the term limits movement is the "s" at the end of the word "limit."

Intellectuals and Race

March 11, 2013 - 7:00pm

There are so many fallacies about race that it would be hard to say which is the most ridiculous.

Guns and Pensions

February 17, 2013 - 6:00pm

A nation's choice between spending on military defense and spending on civilian goods has often been posed as "guns versus butter." But understanding the choices of many nations' political leaders might be helped by examining the contrast between their runaway spending on pensions while skimping on military defense.

Whose Welfare?

January 28, 2013 - 6:00pm

If there is ever a contest for the law with the most grossly misleading title, the Indian Child Welfare Act of 1978 should be a prime candidate, because the last thing this Act protects is the welfare of Indian children.

Do Gun Control Laws Control Guns?

January 21, 2013 - 6:00pm

The gun control controversy is only the latest of many issues to be debated almost solely in terms of fixed preconceptions, with little or no examination of hard facts.

Capital Gains Taxes

October 1, 2012 - 6:00pm

One of the many false talking points of the Obama administration is that a rich man like Warren Buffett should not be paying a lower tax rate than his secretary.

Obama's Dreams

September 3, 2012 - 6:00pm

After reading Barack Obama's book "Dreams from My Father," it became painfully clear that he has not been searching for the truth, because he assumed from an early age that he had already found the truth -- and now it was just a question of filling in the details and deciding how to change things.

Entitlement Reforms

August 27, 2012 - 6:00pm

For those of us who like to believe that human beings are rational, trying to explain what happens in politics can be a real challenge.

Harlem Then and Now

August 6, 2012 - 6:00pm

Books about the history of Harlem have long fascinated me -- my favorite being "When Harlem Was in Vogue" by David Levering Lewis.

Teaching Economics

July 2, 2012 - 6:00pm

Having taught economics at a number of colleges for a number of years, I especially welcomed a feature article in the June 22 issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education, on how economics courses with the same name can be very different at different colleges.

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