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Elder: What to do about those ‘pre-existing conditions’

By Larry Elder | When it comes to repealing and replacing Obamacare, defenders of President Barack Obama’s signature domestic law constantly ask, “What about those with pre-existing illnesses?” After all, the most popular feature of Obamacare is that it prohibits insurance companies from denying coverage because an applicant has a pre-existing illness. And President Donald […]

Williams: Transgender challenges

By Walter E. Williams | Determining one’s own sex or that of another used to be a simple matter. First, there was the matter of appearance, whether a person looked like a male or looked like a female. If appearance produced some uncertainties, one could determine sex by examining a person’s birth certificate. If appearance […]

Pruden: James Comey’s disappointing tap dance

By Wesley Pruden | James Comey, the director of the FBI, continues to act like a jerk for every season. The man who first tried to save Hillary Clinton’s campaign, and then tried to wreck it at the eleventh hour, reprised his familiar tap dance Monday with Congress. It’s getting stale. The kindest interpretation anyone […]

Jenkins: Pursuing gas instead of oil is stepping over dollars to pick up pennies

By Paul Jenkins | An easily excitable friend wondered the other day: If Alaska is an oil state, which it most certainly is, and if it has a spending problem, which it most certainly does, why is it dorking around, spending boatloads of cash on a mega-LNG project when the real dough is in oil? […]

Brennan: Stakes higher than ever

By Tom Brennan Trying to guess how the Legislature ultimately will resolve the budget deficit is above my pay grade, but I sure hope they get it right — and make some big decisions this year. I’m actually hopeful they will do both. After all, failure could have consequences such as making Alaska an economic […]

Elder: Ben Carson – Existential threat to the left

By Larry Elder | Dr. Ben Carson, in a speech before employees of Housing and Urban Development, the department he now runs, likened slaves to “immigrants”: “That’s what America is about, a land of dreams and opportunity. There were other immigrants who came here in the bottom of slave ships, worked even longer, even harder, for […]

Pruden: The Budget Theater, now open with the follies

By Wesley Pruden | A president’s budget has the shelf life of a shrimp. A president drafts a budget and sells it with language as chaste and extravagant as the blue sky, and his naysayers dutifully mount their soap boxes to declaim, distort and denounce. What comes out the other end of the meat grinder […]

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