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Sowell: Graduation gifts

By Thomas Sowell | This is the season of college graduations, and many people may be wondering what kinds of gifts would be most appropriate for young people leaving the world of academia and heading out to face the challenges and opportunities of adulthood in the real world. Given the narrow range of left to […]

Williams: Liberals respect me

By Walter E. Williams | During the early years of the Reagan administration, a Washington news conference was held for me for my first book, “The State Against Blacks.” Before making summary statements about the book, I offered the reporters assembled that they could treat me like a white person. They could ask me hard, […]

Pruden: A little good news about Ebola

By Wesley Pruden The news from Africa and the Third World is seldom good, and much of the bad news is about disease born of ignorance, superstition and primitive sanitation, news dispatched by a media addicted to tales of unrelieved gloom, certain doom and inevitable disaster. We were all supposed to be dead by now […]

Jenkins: Democrats and unions know this session is last chance to strike it rich

By Paul Jenkins Stop the presses! Those nasty ol’ Alaska Republicans are at it again, wrecking government, sowing ruin, keeping poor people down and coddling the evil oil industry — at least that’s the agitprop peddled by Democrats and their union pals as they try to justify hijacking the legislative process for their own political […]

Brennan: Watching sausage get made

By Tom Brennan This is that time of year when watching the Legislature at work is like watching sausage being made. It can cause digestive distress, at the least. Alaska is in an odd situation with a $5 billion budget, but less than $2 billion expected in revenue this year. The state isn’t exactly destitute […]

Tanner: Assessing the GOP candidates’ plans on poverty

By Michael D. Tanner In the aftermath of the Baltimore riots, attention is once again being turned to questions of poverty, and inner-city poverty in particular. Democrats, unsurprisingly, took about 30 seconds to think about the issue before coming up with their favorite solution: spend more money. President Obama, for instance, wants “massive investments in […]

Pruden: Flying as close to the flame as Hillary dares

By Wesley Pruden Everything about the Clintons, both Hillary and Bubba, is a lie, including (to steal a memorable line from the author Mary McCarthy) the “a,” the “and,” and the “the.” Neither Bubba nor Hillary know how to tell the truth, but both of them are masters at spinning the lie. The dump of […]

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