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Brennan: Fleeing the villages

By Tom Brennan | The Yukon-Kuskokwim Health Corp. board is opposed to development of the proposed Donlin Gold mine in its area. Some of its concerns relate to the possible environmental impacts of the mine and must be carefully considered. But one of its given reasons seems odd, if not horrific. The Y-K Health Corp. […]

Tanner: Ending welfare as we know it

By Michael D. Tanner | On June 5, Swiss voters will go to the polls to decide whether to eliminate many of the nation’s social-welfare programs and replace them with a guaranteed national income for all citizens. Not long after the Swiss vote, Finland will embark on a similar though partial experiment, replacing welfare benefits […]

Pruden: Donald Trump confounds the Gaffe Patrol

By Wesley Pruden | The Japanese Zero was one of the most famous fighter planes in the South Pacific, bedeviling American pilots in the early days of World War II. The Zero was quick and nimble, darting from the clouds to inflict death and mayhem, and the Zerohit many a target. The closest modern equivalent […]

Sowell: Conservatives for Trump?

By Thomas Sowell | The sudden appearance of Donald Trump on the political horizon last year may have been surprising, but not nearly as surprising as seeing some conservatives supporting him. Does Trump have conservative principles? Does he have any principles at all, other than promoting Donald Trump? A smorgasbord of political positions – none […]

Williams: A superior vision

By Walter E. Williams | Last month, I celebrated the beginning of my 81st year of life. For nearly half that time, I have been writing a nationally syndicated column on many topics generating reader responses that go from supportive to quite ugly. So I thought a column making my vision, values and views explicit […]

Pruden: One last attempt to derail the Donald

By Wesley Pruden | If wishes were horses, beggars would ride to town on Saturday night, and if early polls determined presidents John McCain and Ross Perot would be playing poker with Harry Truman and Chester Alan Arthur in the ex-presidents club. But it’s a rare beggar who owns even a spavined horse and John […]

Jenkins: Take it slow. Get a fiscal solution that does more good than harm

By Paul Jenkins | Imagine you are about to undergo intricate, intensely tricky brain surgery — the tiniest mistake and you are an eggplant — when a nurse pats your arm and tells you not to fret; the surgeon has been on his feet for the past three months and is a little frazzled, but […]

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