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Sowell: Sorting the candidates

By Thomas Sowell | Despite a nuclear Iran looming on the horizon, the media seem to be putting most of their attention on two candidates for their respective parties’ presidential nominations next year. Moreover, Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump each make their own party nervous. If next year’s election comes down to Clinton versus Trump, […]

Williams: The struggle for economic liberty

By Walter E. Williams Here’s my taxi question. If a person is law-abiding, has a driver’s license, has a car or van that has passed safety inspection, and has adequate liability insurance, is there any consumer-oriented reason he should not be able to become a taxicab owner/operator? Put another way: If you wish to hire […]

Demboski: Is transparency in government overrated?

By Amy Demboski | I write this column as an opportunity to engage the community regarding the level of transparency you expect from government. The setup for this discussion is pretty simple. I recently heard that the Anchorage Museum Association (AMA) does not allow the public to attend their Board meetings. In my mind, this […]

Pruden: Now the real fun is about to begin

By Wesley Pruden | This may be the most entertaining road show yet. Round and round the presidential campaign goes, and where it stops nobody knows. Even Mitt Romney is said to be thinking about jumping in again, no doubt figuring that some of Jeb’s “investors,” who are familiar indeed, may be looking for another […]

Jenkins: GOP leaders stand strong against Walker’s Medicaid expansion fiat

By Paul Jenkins While the left revs up its propaganda machine to decry the Legislative Council’s correct — sublimely correct — decision to sue the pants off Gov. Bill Walker for embracing Barack Obama’s penchant for ignoring constitutional strictures and playing overlord, the rest of us should be thanking our lucky stars. Perhaps the folks […]

Brennan: Fresh face in conservation fight

By Tom Brennan | It’s about time we had an organization like the Alaska Conservation Trust, a non-profit dedicated to sensible and careful resource extraction. For reasons unknown, the resource industry and its supporters allowed environmental extremists to seize what appeared to be the high ground long ago. The result has been a constant battle […]

Michaels: The latest climate kerfuffle

By Patrick J. Michaels | Are political considerations superseding scientific ones at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration? When confronted with an obviously broken weather station that was reading way too hot, they replaced the faulty sensor — but refused to adjust the bad readings it had already taken. And when dealing with “the pause” […]

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