David A. Ridenour is vice president of The National Center for Public Policy Research, a position he has held since 1986.
A frequent commentator on public policy issues, Ridenour has appeared on ABC’s Good Morning America, the NBC Nightly News and CNN, among others. Ridenour has testified before special political commissions of the United Nations General Assembly and before congressional committees.
He has served on the executive committees of the Grassroots ESA Coalition, Project Relief and the Property Rights First! coalition.
Mr. Ridenour's articles have appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Investor's Business Daily, Chicago Tribune, Atlanta Journal Constitution, Philadelphia Inquirer, Miami Herald, Detroit News, Dallas Morning News, San Francisco Chronicle, Seattle Times, Houston Chronicle, and many others.
Mr. Ridenour is co-author, with David Almasi, of the 1990 book Nicaragua’s Continuing Revolution (Signal Books).
If you worry about what Congress could do in its health care legislation, you should be terrified by the Waxman-Markey cap-and-trade bill, which could cost millions of Americans their health insurance.
The Senate recently confirmed Sonia Sotomayor as the 111th Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, but it needn’t have bothered. The Obama Administration apparently believes Supreme Courts can be ignored.
Overly influenced by certain big-name green groups, misled by their own ideology and perhaps also a bit dazzled by the unlikely stardom of failed-politician-turned-climate-hero Al Gore, Democrats on Capitol Hill seem bent on self-destruction when it comes to climate change.
Environmentalists and preservationists love heritage areas, because they can be used to curtail development.
Unnecessary lawsuits and excessive awards that unnecessarily increase the direct costs and future liability risk of health care providers add to the current crisis.
It seems that Rep. Wayne Gilchrest (R-MD) had a bad case of sour grapes – sour green grapes.
NOAA had predicted 7-9 hurricanes and 3-5 major hurricanes, but there were just six hurricanes, only two of which were "major." There are "normally" six hurricanes, two major, and 11 named storms.
Poor Al Gore. He’s been in a downward spiral all year long.
President George W. Bush has declared the Law of the Sea Treaty a victory of U.S. foreign policy and is lobbying the Senate to ratify it.