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Brennan: A decade of inspiration

By Tom Brennan | The recent death of former congressman and civil rights leader John Lewis reminded me that it was a great privilege to be young in the 1960s. Being young in a period of rapid change can be an inspirational experience — and in my case it certainly was. The 60s were turbulent […]

Tanner: Trump, zoning and discrimination

By Michael D. Tanner | There is perhaps no more archetypical example of the American suburban lifestyle than Levittown. The New York community was developed starting in 1947 as a new opportunity for Americans to own their own homes. The original 2,000 unit planned community sold out almost immediately and became nearly synonymous with the dream […]

Olson: The U.S. presidential election will take place November 3, whether the president likes it or not

By Walter Olson | To state what should be obvious, especially to someone who has taken an oath to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States: Under Section 1 of the Twentieth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, the President’s term ends at noon on January 20, 2021. The President cannot himself extend this […]

Elder: Biden’s lies for black (and white-privilege guilt) votes

By Larry Elder | “Take a look at my record, man. … I have a record that is second to none. The NAACP has endorsed me every time I’ve run.” – Joe Biden, May 22, 2020, on “The Breakfast Club,” hosted by Charlamagne tha God. No, the NAACP has not “endorsed” Joe Biden for any […]

Williams: Is racism responsible for today’s black problems?

By Walter E. Williams | I doubt whether any American would defend the police treatment of George Floyd that led to his death. But many Americans are supporting some of the responses to Floyd’s death – rioting, looting, wanton property destruction, assaults on police and other kinds of mayhem by both whites and blacks. The […]

O’Toole: Public transit is second‐​class transportation

By Randal O’Toole | Urban transit is one of the most heavily subsidized industries in this country. Taxpayers cover well over 90 percent of the costs of running VIA Metropolitan Transit, San Antonio’s transit agency. Now that ridership has collapsed due to the coronavirus pandemic, transit advocates are desperate to come up with new reasons […]

Brennan: A green leader’s bigotry

By Tom Brennan |  It’s difficult not to enjoy the Sierra Club’s discomfort with denouncing their founder John Muir as a bigoted racist who hated both Black and Indigenous people.  Much of my long career with the oil industry was devoted to battling Sierra Clubbers and other environmental zealots who wanted to block  energy companies […]

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