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Pruden: Extracting oil and gas; When bad news becomes good news

By Wesley Pruden You just can’t please the apple-knockers, soreheads and doom-criers. Everyone who ever sat in a long line back in the 1970s, waiting for an hour or two to get a few gallons of gasoline, often entertained himself with a fantasy of big oil strikes to put the Saudi princes in their place, […]

New law is welcome

As the news media works to fan the flames against implementation of Alaska’s so-called “stand your ground” law in September, it becomes ever more clear that they do not understand the statute. The law simply allows a person who is someplace he or she legally has a right to be to defend themselves without having […]

Tanner: Government, not globalization, destroyed Detroit

By Michael D. Tanner Free markets and limited government are to blame for the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history. That is the new meme to explain Detroit’s plight. Former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm blames “free trade” for the decline of Detroit’s auto industry and thus the city itself. New York Times columnist Paul Krugman […]

Sowell: Random thoughts

By Thomas Sowell Random thoughts from wise thinkers: “We shall not grow wiser before we learn that much that we have done was very foolish.” (F.A. Hayek) “Many respectable writers agree that if a man reasonably believes that he is in immediate danger of death or grievous bodily harm from his assailant he may stand […]

Williams: Profiling

By Walter E. Williams Police Capt. Louis Renault, played by Claude Rains in the 1942 movie “Casablanca,” in the wake of the shooting of a Nazi officer, ordered his men to “round up the usual suspects.” Was Renault engaging in some sort of profiling? He may have been, but what is profiling? Let’s look at […]

Jenkins: Here is a goofy idea

By Paul Jenkins It is always delicious to listen to the Left fulminate as its ox is being gored. Opposition to its goofy ideas are no more, in its view, than an assault on mom and apple pie, or on, as one hack put it over the weekend, “the bedrock of democracy.” I’m not kidding. […]

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