The Idea Lab

December 8, 2011 | Issue Post

Officials at the Environmental Protection Agency would like to regulate farm dust all across the nation. I know it sounds ridiculous, but given the Obama administration's demonstrated hostility toward rural America, it should not come as a huge surprise.

December 5, 2011 | Issue Post

"You got to know when to hold 'em, know when to fold 'em, know when to walk away and know when to run."

November 29, 2011 | Issue Post

There are no priorities before Congress more pressing than spurring private sector job growth and reducing the deficit.

That's why, under my direction, the Communications and Technology Subcommittee has dedicated the past year to exploring how spectrum policy can help accomplish these goals.

November 16, 2011 | Issue Post

The technology and communications sector is the most innovative in our country--it deserves the most innovative and open government agency.

November 1, 2011 | Issue Post

Economists call it "the jobs multiplier effect" -- each new job created in turn supports other new jobs. A new pool of workers means new salaries being spent in local economies for everyday needs at places like the supermarket, the car dealer, or the dentist.

October 14, 2011 | Issue Post

This week the Democrat-controlled Senate rejected President Obama's jobs bill. But there is another jobs bill on the horizon, and this one can pass the Senate.