Sam BlumenfeldIn the past it seemed that the best way to become President was through several well-established routes: by climbing the power ladder in either of the two political parties, by having gone to Harvard or Yale, by having had a Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford, or by belonging to the secret Skull & Bones Society at Yale.

Selwyn DukeDoes the New York City Department of Sanitation have blood on its hands? If an allegation made by the New York Post is true, the answer is a shameful yes. The paper reports that the painfully slow snow clean-up after the recent blizzard that struck the East Coast wasn’t the result of unprecedented snowfall — it was the result of a sanitation union tantrum. Writes the Post, "Selfish Sanitation Department bosses from the snow-slammed outer boroughs ordered their drivers to snarl the blizzard cleanup to protest budget cuts — a disastrous move that turned streets into a minefield for emergency-services vehicles ... over a raft of demotions, attrition and budget cuts."

Walter WilliamsAt first blush, the mercantilists' call for "free trade but fair trade" sounds reasonable. After all, who can be against fairness? Giving the idea just a bit of thought suggests that fairness as a guide for public policy lays the groundwork for tyranny. You say, "Williams, I've never heard anything so farfetched! Explain yourself."

Thomas SowellEconomists are the real "party of No." They keep saying that there is no such thing as a free lunch, and politicians keep on getting elected by promising free lunches.

Sam BlumenfeldAs an advocate of full educational freedom, I am occasionally asked what America would be like if compulsory school attendance laws were done away with and the government got out of the education business.