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Pruden: A hearty last laugh for The Donald

By Wesley Pruden | Donald Trump’s greatest contribution to America will be his stripping the media, particularly the overpaid and undereducated television media, of its last pretense to fairness and objectivity. Most of these correspondents of the “legacy” media no longer even want to be called objective. They’ve heard a higher calling, to commune as […]

Shapiro: Top 10 ways Obama violated the Constitution during his presidency

By Ilya Shapiro | The Obama administration has been the most lawless in U.S. history. I don’t mean that in the Nixonian sense of personal corruption, whereby the president is personally above the law, although the idea that Barack Obama’s tenure has been ethically pure is laughable. No, my accusation rests on the 44th president’s […]

Williams: International trade thuggery

By Walter E. Williams | President-elect Donald Trump’s threats against American companies looking to relocate in foreign countries have won favorable review from many quarters. Support comes from those alarmed about trade deficits, those who want a “level playing field” and those who call for “free trade but fair trade,” whatever that means. Some American […]

Pruden: Democrats wasting time hating Donald Trump

By Wesley Pruden | Democrats who confuse hating Donald Trump with Mom and apple pie as the all-American recipe to win elections are blowing their chances, such as they are, for the 2018 midterm elections. If you’re a Democrat it’s never too soon to fret and stew about the prospects. But Democrats are having so […]

Jenkins: Berkowitz would have you change charter, adopt sales tax so city can spend even more

By Paul Jenkins Yet another sales tax push in Anchorage? “It’s deja vu all over again,” as Yogi Berra might say. This latest of umpteen such proposals over the years comes from Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz, who says the city should have a special election — perhaps its first vote-by-mail balloting — to put a […]

Brennan: A five-year hiring freeze

By Tom Brennan If Alaska is going to get serious about reducing the cost of state government it should impose a hiring freeze and employee travel limitation for at least five years for all departments except Alaska State Troopers. When state employees quit, get fired or retire, their positions should be eliminated and their workloads […]

Tanner: What to expect from ‘Obamacare’ replacement

By Michael D. Tanner Republicans officially have begun the long and complex road to repealing and “replacing” “ObamaCare.” And if you believe congressional Democrats, various special-interest groups and much of the media, the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse are about to be unleashed. Former Sen. Minority Leader Harry Reid paused on his way out the […]

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