July 23, 2014

Congress will not fund U.N. treaty implementation

Sen. Jerry Moran
R-Kansas
Guest Columnist
In October 2009, President Obama reversed the policies of both President Bill Clinton and President George W. Bush by committing the United States to U.N. Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) negotiations. In the years that …

Distribution of economic freedom is unequal

Alejandro Chafuen
Guest Columnist
While the church and Christian moralists have always spoken about the rich and the poor, and condemned those who put wealth, or anything else, above eternal life, it was only in the 20th century when church …

NSA spying, data gathering makes America a state of surveillance

Sheldon Richman
Guest Columnist
President Obama has some nerve. He opened his speech on NSA spying by likening his surveillance regime to Paul Revere and the Sons of Liberty. How insulting. They were helping people resist government tyranny, and the …

This year marks 100 years of the not-so-great Federal Reserve Bank

Mark W. Hendrickson
Guest Columnist
On Dec. 23, 1913, President Woodrow Wilson signed the Owen Glass Act, creating the Federal Reserve. Looking back, what has the Fed accomplished during the last 100 years?
The stated original purposes were to protect …

As natural gas booms, coal goes up in smoke

Chris Faulkner
Guest Columnist
The Environmental Protection Agency’s new carbon emissions standards have caused an uproar in the coal industry.
These rules limit the amount of carbon new coal-fired power plants can produce. Industry-friendly lawmakers have been quick to voice …

Dr. King’s lessons for the climate justice movement

Jose´-Antonio Orosco
Guest Columnist
Fifty years ago, Martin Luther King, Jr. won the Nobel Peace Prize.  One of the most striking aspects of his acceptance speech is the hope he expressed in humanity’s ability to overcome war.  This was no …

NAFTA failing Mexican citizens, forcing them to America

Manuel Perez-Rocha
Guest Columnist
Twenty years after it took effect, NAFTA has failed the vast majority of Mexicans.
Of course, hundreds of thousands of U.S. jobs have vanished since automotive and tech companies moved their production across the border in …

A joyful goodbye to 2013; no one will miss it

Marta H. Mossburg
Guest Columnist
If 2013 were a beauty pageant, it would be the World’s Ugliest Dog Contest. If it were a movie, it would be “Titanic.” If it were a song, it would be “Wrecking Ball” by Miley …

Shrimp farmed in ponds treated with chemicals make a toxic cocktail

Jill Richardson
Guest Columnist
Shrimp cocktail makes a great finger food for holiday parties. Right? Only if you have no idea how those crustaceans were produced. Because if you did, you wouldn’t want to eat shrimp again.
Before I go …

Big-foot-sized carbon footprints in store for 2014

Danedri Thompson
Columnist
With the new year right around the corner, I’m making plans to lessen my carbon footprint to approximately the size of Al Gore’s carbon footprint. If I’m lucky the Nobel Peace Prize voters will take notice.
Former …