Freedom and Responsibility

Freedom and responsibility are two of the fundamental themes underlying the conservative revolution in Washington. It is these two principles that set conservatives apart from our liberal counterparts, as was evident in two recent events.

Education Tax Credits

Anxiety lies heavy in households in April. Taxes to be paid, and graduating high school seniors anxiously awaiting news of acceptance to the college of their dreams. Parents lose sleep over both taxes due and how to pay for college tuition.

Science, or Science Fiction?

Apparently living in its own surreal world, the Environmental Protection Agency has proposed tightening the clean air standards for both particulate matter (soot and that sort of stuff) and ground level ozone (what we generally call smog). As I mentioned in last week's column, the proposed standards could wreak economic havoc while accomplishing only marginal progress in cleaning up the air – which is already a lot cleaner than it was 30 years ago.

Firing Line Debate on the Environment

The National Center for Policy Analysis and the Hatton W. Sumners Foundation present a special Firing Line debate that goes to the heart of the current controversy over environmental policy versus personal and property rights.

The Politics of the Global Commons

Public attention has recently turned to the global nature of many environmental problems, such as global climate change, the transmigration of pollution, the rapid loss of biodiversity, and the collapse of ocean fisheries.