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Pruden: It was a dark and stormy Democratic night

By Wesley Pruden This is the week the political world, like the worm, begins to turn. The polls, the hunches, the guesses and the vibes that only junkies feel all say it’s a Republican year and Harry Reid will soon take a seat on the back bench. Some of the crucial races for control of […]

Jenkins: Legislature, not voters, should craft pot laws

By Paul Jenkins ANCHORAGE – The initiative process in Alaska is a playground for Outside bamboozlers and monied special interests that want, even need, to dodge the give and take — the vetting, the debate, the political free-for-all of the legislative process to get their way. Despite the progressive malarkey and populist romanticism of having […]

Brennan: State road-building priorities are wrong

By Tom Brennan Believe it or not, there is no line of cars with honking horns waiting for the Knik Arm Crossing to be built. You might think drivers were clamoring for the project based on the priority given by our state leaders to the billion-dollar crossing and the more than $130 million in state […]

Gimarc: Reimbursement

By Alex Gimarc I am usually a “you break it, you own it” kind of guy in my daily life. I have been scratching my head for a long time about the successful use of endless and fraudulent scaremongering by commercial fishermen, greens or other fishing groups whenever the resource development community wants to dig, […]

Pruden: The deadly virus in the electorate

By Wesley Pruden Sometimes incompetence gets its due reward. No one has to accuse Barack Obama of spreading the Ebola virus. The incompetence of this administration is there for everyone to see, and suffer. “Leading from behind” works no better against a deadly virus than it has against evil in the Middle East and greedy […]

Sowell: Irresponsible ‘education’

By Thomas Sowell | Goddard College’s recent decision to have its students addressed from prison by a convicted cop killer is just one of many unbelievably irresponsible self-indulgences by “educators” in our schools and colleges. Such “educators” teach minorities born with an incredibly valuable windfall gain – American citizenship – that they are victims who […]

Williams: Officially killing Americans

By Walter E. Williams | The Food and Drug Administration can make two types of errors. It can approve a drug that has dangerous unanticipated side effects, or it can reject or delay approval of a drug that is safe and effective. Let’s look at these errors, because to err on the side of under- […]

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