Yours truly just became a finalist for Cato Campus.
Here's the mention in its entirety. (I ended up giving a friend the autographed copy, but I'm looking forward to (finally) reading the book that they sent.)
January Op-Eds of the Month
Congratulations to Jonathan Slemrod and Charles Johnson for winning the January Op-Eds of the Month!
Jonathan Slemrod is a junior at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. His op-ed, "Cap-and-Trade Fantasies," cites Patrick Michaels (who also spoke at the University of Michigan) to argue that Obama's plan to impose cap-and-trade regulations to protect the environment will not provide the many benefits its supporters claim and will only further harm the U.S. economy. The op-ed was published by the Michigan Daily on January 27th, 2009 and is available online here. Jonathan received an autographed copy of Chris Edwards and Dan Mitchell's book, Global Tax Revolution.
Charles Johnson is a sophomore at Claremont McKenna. His op-ed "FIRE and Free Speech on Campus: Are the Claremont Colleges Violating the California Constitution?," takes a look at several historical examples where Claremont Colleges limited student free speech and the role that outside organizations like the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education have played in checking the university's actions. The op-ed was published by the Clarement Independent on August 28, 2008 and is available online here. Charles received an autographed copy of The Dirty Dozen by Robert A. Levy and William Mellor.
Both Jonathan and Charles' op-eds will also be considered for the Cato on Campus Op-Ed of the Year, with a chance of receiving a full scholarship to Cato University.