NCPA Commentaries by H. Sterling Burnett
H. Sterling Burnett is a Senior Fellow for the National Center for Policy Analysis. While Burnett works on a number of issues, he specializes in issues involving environmental policy and gun policy.
Feb 11, 2005
May 11, 2004
Despite the valiant efforts of Representatives Harkins, Hamzy, Piscopo, and DelGabbo to bring fiscal responsibility back into state government, the state legislature’s passage of Connecticut’s SB 595 is best described as an exercise in rational ignorance.
Mar 21, 2003
Since 1997, more than 30 cities and counties have sued firearm manufacturers in an attempt to force manufacturers to change the way they make and sell guns.
Mar 05, 2003
If oil were the primary concern of U.S. foreign policy in Iraq, then war would be one of the last things the Bush administration would be considering.
Jan 22, 2003
The politics of global warming is very curious. It is a unique instance where a political argument is wrapped in the cloak of science, while at the same time violating the most important rules of scientific research.
Jan 15, 2003
Why do bad ideas linger with such persistence in the halls of Congress? This question came to mind when Senators John McCain and Joe Lieberman recently introduced legislation to reduce U.S. greenhouse gas emissions to prevent global warming.
Jul 15, 2002
Poverty - extreme deprivation - is a perennial problem on much of the African continent.
Jun 24, 2002
With the multitude of other environmental and climate factors that affect the range and survival of tropical diseases, it is hard to conclusively tie the current outbreaks within plant and animal communities to human caused global warming.
Apr 30, 2002
Like a bad penny that keeps showing up, former Vice President Al Gore chose Earth Day and the issue of global warming to make his first serious public attack on the Bush Administration since Campaign 2000.
Mar 28, 2002
The Bush plan does highlight some critical points that have yet to be addressed in the wider global warming debate.