Why Amazon should ‘one-click’ Massachusetts for its second HQ (Boston Business Journal, November 5, 2017)

Should Massachusetts commit itself to 100 percent renewable energy? The answer is: “No! (Boston Globe, February 24, 2017)


Stepping in front of the government bulldozer (, April 5, 2016)

A city with a future is a city for families (, March 21, 2016)

The ‘millionaire tax’: California here we come (, February 1, 2016)


Why the North South Rail Link is a bad idea (Boston Globe, November 20, 2015)


Cape Wind: An unsightly monument to political pull (Real Clear Markets, October 13, 2014)

Conte: Bay State benefits from foreign trade (Boston Herald, June 19, 2014)


To the Legislature: Stand your ground (Boston Globe, April 11, 2013)


Obama’s ad has Romney’s record wrong (Boston Globe, July 10, 2011)


Union campaign against union jobs (Boston Business Journal, August 19, 2011)


Cape Wind wired with favoritism (Boston Herald, August 25, 2010)

The great wind power bait and switch (Boston Globe, July 28, 2010)

High health costs strangling cities, towns (Boston Herald, May 17, 2010)

Another Bellwether from Massachusetts: State opposition to Project Labor agreements sends a clear signal to Administration and its union allies  (Ripon Forum, Spring 2010)

No Jobs Bill (National Review Online,March 18, 2010)

Deck stacked against Wampanoags (Boston Herald, February 8, 2010)

Want a better safety net? Lower taxes (Boston Globe, February 3, 2010)


Obama kowtows to labor unions (Boston Globe, October 7, 2009)

Gov at the crossroads (Boston Herald, May 26, 2009)

The state’s Chicken Little economics (Boston Globe, May 14, 2009)

Protecting monopoly (Boston Globe, March 26, 2009)


The Next Target: The Prevailing Wage Law (Boston Globe, August 20, 2008)

Scrap the police details (Boston Globe, June 20, 2008)

Cigarette tax burns the poor (Boston Herald, April 4, 2008)

Tax Reform? We got tinkering (Boston Globe, April 4, 2008)


On Taxes, Huckabee leads (New York Sun, December 7, 2007)

Throwing a flag on paid details (Boston Globe, November 9, 2007)

Affordability disaster wrapped in blue ribbon (Oakland Tribune, November 1, 2007)

Preaching and practicing fiscal discipline, (Boston Globe, January 10, 2007)


State runs out of excuses not to cut tax, (Boston Herald, September 21, 2006)


STAMP Provides a Good Guide to State Tax Policy. (Richmond Times-Dispatch, March 8, 2004)


Huffing, puffing about wind power, (Cape Cod Times, November 21, 2003)

Tax backers hurl invective, but facts debunk Riley spin, (Birmingham News, August 24, 2003)

Two billion reasons to start slashing, (Boston Sunday Herald, July 6, 2003)

Surrendering and reclaiming the high ground on tax policy (Boston Business Journal, June 27, 2003)

Weighing in the state’s tax-hike options, (Boston Globe, June 5, 2003)


Undoing budget progress: Moves please businesses, not taxpayer, (Boston Sunday Herald, September 29, 2002)

Consumers will lose if states win Microsoft battle, (The Boston Globe, May 12, 2002

FDA’s drug policy bad for our health, (The Boston Herald, May 5, 2002)

Holes in their story about deficits, (The Boston Globe, May 4, 2002)


Budget crisis is a looking-glass war, (The Boston Herald, November 15, 2001)

Question 1: Bad policy, bad deal for Boston, (Boston Business Journal, November 2-8, 2001)

The space race, (The Boston Herald, May 20, 2001)

MCAS rating system needs to be fixed, (The Boston Globe, January 20, 2001)


Taxpayers can be counted on to use their savings wisely, (The Boston Herald, September 3, 2000

Lobbyists don’t need legal assistance funding, (Mass High Tech, July 3-9, 2000)

Lawyers or lobbyists for the poor? (The Metrowest (Mass.) Daily News, June 28, 2000)

Legal assistance funding: Really an `unmet’ need? (Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly, June 26, 2000)

The demonizing of drug companies, (The Boston Globe, April 3, 2000)


Keeping the faith, (The New Republic letter to the editor, August 9, 1999)

Capital gains boost could affect many of us, (Mass High Tech, July 12-18, 1999)

State needs governor’s tax cut, (The Boston Herald, June 1999)

Surplus signals a minus, (The Boston Herald, June 14, 1999)

Middle road for welfare’s least reformed? (Christian Science Monitor letter to the editor, April 30, 1999)

Evaluating Effects of Tax Cuts, (The Wall Street Journal, February 24, 1999)


Just who needs to be protected?, (Boston Globe, July 1998)

Response by David G. Tuerck to WCVB-TV editorial of June 6 on the topic of job training, June 1998

Surplus is a minus, (Boston Herald, July 1998)

The state is using the wrong rules playing the surplus/deficit game, (The North Adams (Mass.) Transcript, July 14, 1998)

Posting profits is not the government’s job, (The Middlesex (Mass.) News, July 9, 1998)

State’s budget surplus also means bad money management, (Mass High Tech, June 29-July 5, 1998

Surplus is no sign of good government, (The Standard Times (Mass.), June 25, 1998

Finneran, Haley, Larkin tax cut plan: More grief than relief, (The Boston Herald, March 15, 1998)

Higher sales tax means fewer jobs, less investment for Ohio, February 1998.


Legislators with surplus cash will spend, (Worcester Telegram & Gazette, October 14, 1997)

State should return $ to taxpayers, (The Boston Herald, September 14, 1997)

Trim the state money tree, (Beacon Hill, September 29, 1997)3, 1997)

America’s volunteers deserve a tax break, (The Wall Street Journal, April 28, 1997)

Spendthrift State House: Legislature axes Weld’s tax cuts, (Boston Herald, April 13, 1997)

State should offer “Compassion Tax Credit”, (Telegram & Gazette (Mass.), March 27, 1997)


Tax fraud: Facts disprove critics of Dole’s tax cut, (Boston Herald, September 29, 1996)

Tax rate cut would be best, (Mass High Tech, July 22-28, 1996)

Charity Tax Credit is Workable, (The Tribune (Ind.), June 27, 1996)


Tax breaks for all firms needed, (Boston Globe, November 1995)

Time to turn off the Pike, (Boston Herald, September 3, 1995)

Contract is good for New England, (Boston Business Journal, May 26-June 1, 1995)

Time to get smart about taxes, (Boston Sunday Herald, March 19, 1995.)


Loving “Taxachusetts”(The Washington Times, November 1994)

Tax proposal nabs more of the middle class, (Boston Sunday Herald, June 1994)

Bad social science from Clinton, (The Boston Globe, March 1994)


Over-counter drugs are money savers, (Worcester Telegram & Gazette, December 1993)

Sin taxes and the politics of meaning: No way to pay the doctor, August 1993

Economic growth and the politics of self-deception, (Boston Sunday Globe, February 21, 1993)


Put a stop to the Postal Service’s monopoly, (Boston Sunday Herald, December 6, 1992)

A Look at the Silent Effects of Taxes, (Boston Sunday Herald, June 7, 1992)


Time to Leave Cable TV Alone, (Boston Globe, September 1991)

World Must Respect Patent Rights, February 1991.


A sinful proposal (Boston Globe, June 13, 1988)