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Tanner: Getting welfare reform right

By Michael D. Tanner It would be hard to find someone outside the cocoon of Washington special interests who would defend our current welfare system. We spend nearly $1 trillion a year to fund over 100 separate anti-poverty programs, yet we have achieved only minimal gains in helping people escape poverty. By conventional measures, the […]

Pruden: The land of the cheerful giver

By Wesley Pruden The Lord loveth a cheerful giver, as the Apostle Paul tells us, and some of the most generous givers are the most cheerful among the faithful, and they live among us in America. The Chronicle of Philanthropy, a journal that keeps track of who’s giving what to whom, finds that those who […]

Sowell: The new Inquisition

Thomas Sowell | How long will this country remain free? Probably only as long as the American people value their freedom enough to defend it. But how many people today can stop looking at their electronic devices long enough to even think about such things? Meanwhile, attempts to shut down people whose free speech interferes […]

Williams: Reality may be optional

By Walter E. Williams One of the wonders of modern times is that reality is often seen as a social construct and therefore optional. Thus, if one finds a particular reality offensive or inconvenient, he just “changes” it. Say that one is born a male or a female but believes that nature made an error. […]

Pruden: Women at war, and the enemy is us

By Wesley Pruden There’s so much to worry about that a conscientious citizen has to get up early to put in the 10 or 12 hours every day to cover it all — Hillary, the shortage of gay wedding cakes, the scarcity of gay pizza in Indiana, the deficiency of fresh-cut flowers for male brides […]

Jenkins: Walker is boldly taking us further from a gas line

By Paul Jenkins For a guy with no natural gas, no money, no support from North Slope oil producers and no legislative backing worth a hill of beans, Gov. Bill Walker is clinging to dreams of building a gas line on his own terms like a shipwreck survivor clutches a life ring. It smacks of […]

Brennan: Legislators talk T-word

By Tom Brennan You can tell times are getting tough when Alaska’s legislators are cutting popular programs and talking about the T-word. Nothing may come in the way of taxes this year but it is time to start thinking about them. Alaska has many public needs and we may never be able to cover them […]

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