NCPA Media: NCPA in the News

  • Aug 13, 2005

    Balancing Act

    In order to provide medical assistance to more poor people, Tennessee had put all of its Medicaid beneficiaries into HMOs, a strategy that kept costs down for a
    while.


  • Aug 02, 2005

    Climate Studies Cannot Be Free From Oversight

    Scientific progress depends on the free flow of ideas and data, which let researchers independently confirm, refute or improve the findings of a specific course of inquiry. And policymakers often rely on scientific research, much of which is funded by federal and state governments, in making policy decisions. Thus, transparency of scientific data and methods is critical as faulty research can result in bad policy.


  • Jul 26, 2005

    . . . and tenure traps

    The resignation of Sandra Day O'Connor from the Supreme Court means the rest of the summer will be spent in a deeply acrimonious debate about the court's direction.


  • Jul 18, 2005

    A Generation's Challenge

    Three weeks ago, my wife and I brought home our first child, a brand new baby boy. The experience has invigorated my thinking about the kind of world we will leave to the next generation.
  • Jul 06, 2005

    Reformation in three steps

    There is a reason legislators in Austin are having so much trouble solving the school finance problem. They insist on taking one giant step instead of three smaller steps.


  • Jun 21, 2005

    For public safety, a growing economy, energy savings, sports; DAYLIGHT-SAVING TIME

    Fitzgerald's Daisy Buchanan called it the longest day of the year; to some, it is the summer solstice, and still others will refer to it as the first day of summer. It is the day of the year when the sun is farthest north from the equator.


  • Jun 15, 2005

    The Tax Structure

    The other day I was at a meeting of conservative activists and a young woman addressed the group asking for support in opposing plans to tax cosmetic surgery. Assuming taxes have to be raised somehow, taxing cosmetic surgery sounded like a pretty good idea to me -- the tax is essentially voluntary and falls mainly on the well-to-do. But everyone else in the room agreed that it would be a travesty to tax fake boobs.


  • Jun 12, 2005

    Why Social Security reform affects students - now

    It's a sad fact that more of today's young Americans believe in the existence UFOs than in the future existence and promised benefits of Social Security. In spite of that fact, or perhaps because of it, our generation has chosen to remain on the sidelines of the national debate with a deep, quiet skepticism.