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Walker administration turns to Permanent Fund dividend to dodge trimming government

By Paul Jenkins | Watching Gov. Bill Walker and his administration trying to navigate our rusty ship of state around the rocks, shoals and whirlpools in Alaska’s sea of red ink, the question that most often comes to mind? Are they tone deaf, or what? No, really. Here we are on the Frozen Tundra, up […]

Brennan: There’s always something

By Tom Brennan These seem like scary times and perhaps they are, but only for those with short memories. Keep in mind those immortal words uttered by many grandmothers, “there’s always something.” The prospect of a Donald Trump in the White House, or more likely four more years of liberal domination with Hillary Clinton in […]

Tanner: In comparative economic freedom, the U.S. Is in 16th place

By Michael D. Tanner Hooray, we’re number … 16!? The latest Index of the Economic Freedom of the World was released last week, and the United States held its ranking as the 16th freest economy (see page 8 of the report), the same ranking as last year. I suppose it could have been worse. The […]

Pruden: A riot that dares not speak its name

By Wesley Pruden | Charlotte is the conversation we’re getting about race in America, with rioting, death and looting, encouraged by the noise of the mob, the purple rhetoric of certain newspapers, bloody mayhem on the television screen, and encouragement, no doubt unintended, by the president of the United States. It’s a carnival out there, […]

Sowell: Our political predicament

By Thomas Sowell | There is no point denying or sugar-coating the plain fact that the voters this election year face a choice between two of the worst candidates in living memory. A professor at Morgan State University summarized the situation by saying that the upcoming debates may enable voters to decide which is the […]

Williams: Cruelty to black students

By Walter E. Williams | Last year’s college news was about demands for safe spaces, trigger warnings and bans on insensitivity. This year’s college news is about black student demands for segregated campus housing and other racially segregated campus spaces and programs. I totally disagree with these calls by black students. It’s a gross dereliction […]

Pruden: Reading the handwriting on the wall

By Wesley Pruden | Everything old becomes new, if you wait long enough. Barack Obama “reassures” the nation in the wake of another radical Islamic attack on New York City and in nearby New Jersey, and a frenzy of stabbing in a shopping mall in Minnesota. Hillary Clinton, the president’s designated preserver of his legacy […]

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