This is no time to back off clean energy

This post originally appeared as an op-ed in The Tennessean on April 10, 2012.

For Tennesseans, the current debate on continuing the state solar incentives involves deeper questions than just tax policy. Should we reduce our dependence on fossil fuels? Should the government continue supporting the nascent clean-energy industry, as it has done for decades with the traditional energy industries? Do we really even need clean energy in our country?

Read more
Share

Our national security at risk

This post originally appeared as an op-ed in The Commercial Appeal on September 13th, 2012.

Joining the crowd fleeing Washington via Reagan National Airport a few weeks ago, I looked up to see a Marine missing both legs and an arm coming toward me. On his T-shirt were the words "I had a blast in Afghanistan." Stopping to talk, I thanked him for his sacrifice but the encounter made me even more disheartened at the spectacle of Americans degenerating into a squabbling mob during this presidential campaign season.

Read more
Share

Unreasoning fear

This post originally appeared in The Tennessean on June 22nd, 2012.

At the height of the Great Depression, President Roosevelt famously said, “We have nothing to fear but fear itself.” That sentence in its entirety read, “So, first of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have to fear is fear itself—nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance.”  This past year it seems the “Great Recession” has generated nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror among some of our fellow Tennesseans.

Read more
Share

← Previous  1  2    5  6  7  8  9  10  11  12  13
Crockett Policy Institute
The Crockett Policy Institute is dedicated to improving the lives of Tennesseans by providing practical, workable and fair solutions to address the challenges facing the state. Sign up below to keep to receive CPI BUZZ, our daily news briefing.