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Elder: Trump’s ‘abysmal’ poll numbers? What about those of Merkel, Macron, May and Trudeau?

By Larry Elder | About a year into President Donald Trump’s first term, the jury for much of the country and for most of the major media has returned its verdict: Trump is a failure. Trump is incompetent. Trump cannot lead. Trump has no legislative victories. Even former President Jimmy Carter said he had never […]

Williams: Moral values and customs v. laws

By Walter E. Williams | I’m approaching my 82nd birthday, and my daughter will occasionally suggest that modernity is perplexing to me because I’m from prehistoric times. As such, it points to one of the unavoidable problems of youth – namely, the temptation to think that today’s behavioral standards have always been. Let’s look at […]

Pruden: Big media’s sad and extremely horrible week

By Wesley Pruden | Newspapermen were rarely whiners. Whining became fashionable only after “journalists” overran newsrooms. The best newspapermen, so the folk wisdom went, were Southerners, Jews and the Irish. Southerners loved the words and the occasions to tell stories, the Jews for the opportunity to do public good, and the Irish for the bottle […]

Jenkins: Baker’s Supreme Court case tests First Amendment

By Paul Jenkins | There is absolutely no question the U.S. Supreme Court should side with a Colorado baker who refused, because of his religious convictions, to bake a custom cake for a gay couple’s wedding. The First Amendment’s future hangs in the balance. A central question in court filings is “Whether applying Colorado’s public- […]

Brennan: Budget problems worry industry

By Tom Brennan A ConocoPhillips executive told the Alaska Support Industry Alliance the other day that his company is concerned about Alaska’s budget deficit and the possibility of new taxes on industry. Speaking at a Fairbanks luncheon, Vice President of External Affairs and Transportation Scott Jepsen said his company is growing increasingly nervous about the […]

Edwards: The Senate tax bill favors the middle class, not the rich

By Chris Edwards | Republicans are close to passing the largest federal tax overhaul in decades. The corporate reforms are impressive and promise to lift all boats in coming years with a rising tide of growth. The bill has moved forward despite an unrelenting Democratic effort to smear it as an unfair giveaway to the […]

Pruden: Al Franken and Democratic strategy for 2018

By Wesley Pruden | Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of the party. Anyone who ever learned to use a typewriter (millennials can ask Mom what “a typewriter” was) remembers that aphorism, and Monday good ol’ Al Franken finally got the message. However, he only said he would […]

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