Shutdown, but no slowdown in government expansion

Opinion | Steve Stanek

None of the debates in Washington will halt a trend that’s been going on since the Founding.

ROC is wrong: Dump the minimum wage

Opinion | Steve Stanek

Wage controls leave the unskilled unemployed.

Concealed carry won't make Illinois more dangerous

Opinion | Steve Stanek

This week, the Land of Lincoln became the fiftieth state to legalize concealed carry.

Farm bill sends plenty of pork to the wealthy and well connected

Opinion | Steve Stanek

The trillion-dollar bill will subsidize the farms of millionaires and billionaires.

Tesla praise ignores subsidies' poor overall performance

Opinion | Steve Stanek

Tesla Motors has repaid a government loan nine years early — but that’s not as exciting as it sounds.

The ominous Obama-Nixon comparisons begin to pile up

Opinion | Steve Stanek

This administration is definitely not the ‘most transparent administration in history.’

If you want tax fairness, then demand real fairness!

Opinion | Steve Stanek

Do supporters of the so-called Marketplace Fairness Act really stand for tax fairness?

Federal politicians: Your spending is not as important as our spending

Opinion | Steve Stanek

Do they expect us to believe that they can’t find good ways to cut federal spending by 2 percent?

Get with the program, people: Embrace higher tax rates

Opinion | Steve Stanek

Maybe if Americans had to shoulder the actual cost of federal programs, they’d demand spending cuts.