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Jenkins: City rules allow police chief’s suspension without public being told

By Paul Jenkins | You have to wonder sometimes whether officials in this city — now or in the past — ever have really understood the quaint notion that the people who pay their salaries have a right to know what is going on. Take the secret suspension of former Anchorage Police Chief Mark Mew […]

Brennan: Encounters with racism

By Tom Brennan | My first encounter with racism was quite jarring. I knew such things existed but was not prepared. I grew up in Massachusetts in a community outside Fort Devens, a mid-size Army facility, and my dad was a civilian executive at the Quartermaster Corps. Many of my friends were from families that […]

Tanner: No to coal subsidies; no to corporate welfare

By Michael D. Tanner | Conservatives have long been among the biggest critics of welfare programs for poor and low-income Americans, mostly with just cause. But such criticism would probably be received better if there was even half as much outrage directed at welfare for corporations. The latest outrageous example of corporate welfare comes from […]

Pruden: The Democrats search for another Lost Cause

By Wesley Pruden | To arms! The Confederates are coming! The Confederates are coming! Union scouts have already discovered Robert E. Lee at the gates of the city, lining up the gallant Pelham’s artillery to fire the opening round, and Stonewall Jackson and Jeb Stuart are expected to arrive on a night train from the […]

Elder: David Duke still matters – who knew?

By Larry Elder | Who knew David Duke mattered?Cable news made the former wizard of the KKK quite visible in Charlottesville, at what planners billed as the largest gathering of the “alt-right community.” The “Unite the Right” rally encouraged the like-minded to go to and demonstrate in Charlottesville, Virginia. Counter-protesters, of course, showed up, and […]

Williams: Women and men are equal

By Walter E. Williams |Google fired software engineer James Damore for writing a 10-page memo critical of the company’s diversity policy. The memo violated the company’s code of conduct by “advancing harmful gender stereotypes” by suggesting that biological factors were part of the cause for the male/female gap in the tech industry. I shall make […]

Pruden: A riot with an unwelcome lesson

By Wesley Pruden |   The media mob wasted no time in descending on Charlottesville, and the first order of business was to exploit the bigotry, tragedy and evil to make it the work of the Republicans, conservatives, and above all, Donald Trump. This has been a project years in the making. Shooting congressmen by […]

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