Assistant Editorial Page Editor at the Las Vegas Review-Journal, syndicated columnist

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Archived Columns

Las Vegas Review-Journal


A Mission to Beijing, Las Vegas Review-Journal, 24 Dec 2006
"What Messrs. Paulson and Bernanke have been ... telling ... in effect, is '... we're actually going to print enough paper confetti dollars to increase the world's dollar supply by 10 percent a year. That's 10 percent inflation,' — rising prices are only a sign of inflation, remember, not its cause — 'which means a worker getting a 3 percent raise actually loses 7 percent of his buying power every year ...'"
Related Topic: Inflation
A Very Inconvenient Document, 18 Sep 2006
"Delineating and thereby limiting the powers of the central government is, in fact, the main function of the founding document. ... It would be wonderful to see the U.S. Constitution taught in the public schools. I will believe such a course of education is underway when someone can show me a list of study questions being presented to today's students, including ..."
Got Price-Fixed Milk?, 16 Dec 2006
"Under a 1937 law ... most American dairy farmers participate in a complex system of interlocking subsidies and protection measures that have the effect of keeping the free market from forcing the price of milk ... down. ... A recent study by the U.S. Department of Agriculture acknowledges federal 'dairy programs raise the retail price' of milk."
Related Topic: Prices
Self-Interested Defenders of 'the Peculiar Institution', Las Vegas Review-Journal, 24 Mar 2007
"... one cannot erect a moral justification for an immoral act by listing the good things you've done with your slave's labor or with the property you have stolen. Taking wealth from others against their will, under the threat of brute force, is immoral. If you doubt that's what 'taxation' is, try refusing to pay."
Related Topics: Taxation, Compulsory Education
What Do You Call Someone Who Wants to Get Their Hands on Your 5-Year-Old?, 3 Feb 2007
"No net gain for a price of millions: One would think that makes universal tax-funded kindergarten a non-starter. But parents will overwhelmingly enthuse over the prospect of getting someone else to fund their all-day child care a full year earlier, and the program will be adopted with much glee and celebration."
Related Topics: Children, Compulsory Education
Why I Am Not a 'Conservative', 13 Jun 2006
"But after the Republicans came surging back 20-odd years ago, vowing to close down the wasteful and counterproductive federal Departments of Energy and Education (it would have been a good start) — they did none of it. Never even tried. In 22 years they have repealed no significant infringement of the Second Amendment, closed no significant federal agency or program."

Books Authored

The Ballad of Carl Drega, Jun 2002
The Black Arrow: A Tale of the Resistance, 15 Apr 2005