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Williams: Who pays what in taxes?

By Walter E. Williams |Politicians exploit public ignorance. Few areas of public ignorance provide as many opportunities for political demagoguery as taxation. Today some politicians argue that the rich must pay their fair share and label the proposed changes in tax law as tax cuts for the rich. Let’s look at who pays what, with […]

Pruden: An Austrian thumb in the eye of the elites

By Wesley Pruden | The elites everywhere are having a hard time. When the peasants no longer salute, tug a forelock and obey with a whimper, even if with a snarl and a whine, you know you’ve lost your mojo. The elites in America continue a deep snit, and Donald Trump can’t give up his […]

Jenkins: The answer is smaller government, not more taxes

By Paul Jenkins | Oh, goodie, another tax — and spend — scheme hatched in City Hall. This time it is a 10-cent-a-gallon gasoline tax supposedly aimed at reducing residential property taxes. Oh, and nobody cares what you think about it. Mayor Ethan Berkowitz says his proposed levy would fall beneath the city’s tax cap […]

Griffin: Chronic school absenteeism; more to the story

By Bob Griffin : On Sept. 18, Charles Wohlforth posted an opinion in the Alaska Dispatch News with a headline that read: “A fourth of Alaska students are chronically absent. No wonder test scores are so bad.” He wrote, “If parents are satisfied with ignorance, so will their children be.” But there’s a bit more to the […]

Brennan: White House day care center

By Tom Brennan Is Donald Trump a serious person? It’s difficult to come up with a definitive answer to that question, especially for somebody out here on the far end of the western world. But that is a question many Americans are asking themselves — and worrying about. The situation is making some leaders in […]

Williams: Our broken moral compass

By Walter E. Williams | As George Orwell said, “some ideas are so stupid that only intellectuals believe them.” Many stupid ideas originate with academics on college campuses. If they remained there and didn’t infect the rest of society, they might be a source of entertainment, much in the way a circus is. Let’s look […]

Pruden: A Weinstein verdict to suit the Red Queen

By Wesley Pruden | Sometimes the lynch mob gets the guilty party, but that’s not the way to run a railroad. We have laws, after all, even if some of them are subject to change. But due process is permanent. Let the jury consider the evidence and decide, the king said. “No, no! cried the […]

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