The Power of Independent Thinking


Stay Connected
Get the latest updates straight to your inbox.

en Espanol Commentary Articles

If Democracy Is in ‘Crisis,’ We Should Turn to the Marketplace
Gary M. Galles | April 23, 2018

Russia’s ‘Keep It in the Ground’ Ploy to Stifle American Oil
William F. Shughart II | April 23, 2018

On the 19th Anniversary of Columbine—Child Safety Accounts: Protecting Our Children with Freedom
Tim Benson, Lennie Jarratt, Vicki E. Alger | April 23, 2018

Justice Stevens’s Second Amendment Pipe Dream
Stephen P. Halbrook | April 19, 2018

Project Labor Agreements Give Unionized Companies Unfair Advantage
Gary M. Galles | April 19, 2018

The Case Against Free College Tuition
Richard K. Vedder | April 16, 2018

The Capillary Growth of Counterproductive Wars
Ivan Eland | April 13, 2018

Withdrawal from Syria Would Be Unusual Bright Spot for American Foreign Policy
Ivan Eland | April 13, 2018

What ‘Chappaquiddick’ Gets Right Is Enough to Make Your Blood Boil
K. Lloyd Billingsley | April 13, 2018

The US Economy’s Truly Forgotten People: Future Taxpayers
Jody W. Lipford, Bruce Yandle | April 13, 2018

For Many, Tax Day Will Be a Bit Less Gloomy
William F. Shughart II | April 13, 2018

What Should Pence Do at the Summit of the Americas?
Alvaro Vargas Llosa | April 12, 2018

Tariffs and Econ 101
William F. Shughart II, Kristian Fors | April 11, 2018

Violence Against Women Act Is a True Product of Washington’s Swamp
Wendy McElroy | April 6, 2018

The Only Way to Win a Trade War Is Not to Fight
Art Carden | April 6, 2018

Killing Sea Lions Won’t Balance Nature or the Budget
K. Lloyd Billingsley | April 6, 2018

Fleeing Venezuelans Need Refuge in the US, Latin America and Elsewhere
Alvaro Vargas Llosa | April 6, 2018

Pope Francis’s Economic Agenda Does Millennials No Favors
Hayeon Carol Park, Lawrence J. McQuillan | April 2, 2018

Herbert Hoover Had the Best National Security Policy of the 20th Century
Ivan Eland | March 29, 2018

Shouldn’t Women Be Free to Not Choose STEM Careers?
Mary L. G. Theroux | March 26, 2018

Trump’s Trade Policies Protect Producers Instead of Consumers
Gary M. Galles | March 26, 2018

Italy’s Election: A Lesson for Europe
Alvaro Vargas Llosa | March 23, 2018

Trump’s Tariff Folly
Burton A. Abrams | March 22, 2018

Free Riders Don’t Justify Forced Riders in Janus v. AFSCME
Gary M. Galles | March 22, 2018

Does Xi Jinping’s Power Grab in China Have a Silver Lining for the World?
Ivan Eland | March 14, 2018

To Protect the Environment, Pope Francis Should Look to Free Markets
Robert M. Whaples, Adam B. Summers | March 13, 2018

The Right Time for Housing Affordability in California
Benjamin Powell | March 12, 2018

Why Putin’s Reelection Is Guaranteed
Yuri N. Maltsev | March 12, 2018

Trump’s Tariffs Won’t Kill U.S. Jobs. They’ll Create the Wrong Ones
Benjamin Powell | March 11, 2018

Pope Francis Has it Wrong on Global Poverty and Its Cure
Robert P. Murphy | March 10, 2018

During College Basketball’s March Madness, Everyone Wins Big Except the Athletes
K. Lloyd Billingsley | March 9, 2018

Turn Back the Clock on Daylight Saving Time
William F. Shughart II | March 8, 2018

How the Pope and President Could Work Together to Help Immigrants
Lawrence J. McQuillan, Hayeon Carol Park | March 7, 2018

Inflation Is Going to Climb, but Could New Fed Chief Make It Worse?
Burton A. Abrams | March 5, 2018

A Gas Tax Hike Is the Wrong Way to Fund Highways
Robert P. Murphy | March 5, 2018

The Pope Bows to Beijing
Adam B. Summers, Lawrence J. McQuillan | March 2, 2018

Blame for Parkland Rests with Local School Officials and FBI Ineptitude
Stephen P. Halbrook | March 2, 2018

Repeal the Second Amendment?
Stephen P. Halbrook | March 2, 2018

‘The Post’ Makes the Case for a Free and Independent Press
Samuel R. Staley | March 2, 2018

NRA’s Support for the National Instant Criminal Background System
Fact Checking the Fact Checker

Stephen P. Halbrook | March 1, 2018

Talking with North Korea Can’t Hurt
Ivan Eland | February 26, 2018

Tolls Can Fund Infrastructure and Reduce Congestion
Gabriel Roth | February 26, 2018