The De Soto DelusionPeruvian Economist Hernando de Soto's ideas for helping the poor have made him a global celebrity. Now, if only those ideas worked. …
FOIA Eyes OnlyThe latest torture documents show the government still isn't coming clean.
Crying WolofDoes the word hip really hail from a West African language?
California's SUV BanThe Golden State has outlawed big SUVs on many of its roads but doesn't seem to know it.
Dubious ConceptionsWhy concerns that Plan B may harm the youngest teens are greatly exaggerated.
Tilting at WindmillsWhat's all wrong with "energy independence."
Bringing Up BabesWhy do adoptive parents prefer girls?
Smoke and MirrorsStop calling firefighters "heroes."
What You Think You Know About Sept. 11 … … but don't.
Damn the Slam PAM Plan!Canceling the Pentagon's futures market is cowardly and dumb.
For Liberals, It's Morning in AmericaShock jocks are the progressive answer to Rush Limbaugh.
NASA, SpinningWas the space shuttle useful? Not really.
Dead WoodThe lousy economics of Bush's new forest policy.
Don't Blame the Exit PollsThey didn't cause Election Night problems on Tuesday or in 2000.
The Socialist Economics of College TuitionWhy elite universities charge $38,000 per year, and why they don't expect you to pay it.
As Green as a NeoconWhy Iraq hawks are driving Priuses.
Next Stop, Bethlehem?Is The Polar Express an evangelical film?
Decentralized IntelligenceWhat Toyota can teach the 9/11 commission about intelligence gathering.
Safer Than You ThinkThe security we've enjoyed since Sept. 11 isn't just a matter of dumb luck.
Who's Got the Acid?These days, almost nobody.
Wesley & MeEver seen Bowling for Columbine, General?
The Perils of AquacultureIt's the salmon farms, not the risks of dioxin in farmed salmon, that we ought to be worried about.
The Killer SeasonThis summer was deadly, but winter could be even worse.
Faith-Based FudgingHow a Bush-promoted Christian prison program fakes success by massaging data.
"Natural-Born" KillerAbolish the idiotic constitutional clause barring immigrants from the presidency.
The Real Michael PowellThe FCC chairman is Al Gore in Republican clothing.
How the Church Went WrongThe real problem with Cardinal Law.
The Myth of Potent PotThe drug czar's latest reefer madness: He claims that marijuana is 30 times more powerful than it used to be.
Smokey the BusinessmanOnly you can make millions preventing forest fires.
Checking Out the CheckpointsThe curious irrationality of airport security.