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Williams: An underappreciated American scholar |

By Walter E. Williams | Dr. Thomas Sowell has been both a friend and a colleague of mine for over a half-century. On June 30, he will have completed his 90th year of life, and I want to highlight some important features of that life. Sowell was born in Gastonia, North Carolina, in 1930. As […]

Persily: New estimate reduces Alaska LNG cost, but economics still challenging

 By Larry Persily | An updated cost estimate for the state-led Alaska LNG project has trimmed about $5 billion from the construction price tag, down to $38.7 billion. Though the new estimate, released at the Alaska Gasline Development Corp.’s June 25 board meeting, is 12% below the number of several years ago, it’s still significantly […]

Brennan: High-minded vandalism

By Tom Brennan | Tearing down statues of historic people who have made valuable contributions to society, but wouldn’t meet today’s conduct standards seems like high-minded vandalism.  Alaskans should stick together and try to right as many wrongs as we can, but committing new wrongs by judging the past by today’s standards is unworthy. Changing […]

Boaz: Open the Postal Service to competition

By David Boaz | At the Guardian, David Ferguson criticizes calls by Cato’s Chris Edwards and others to privatize the U.S. Postal Service. The headline of the article tugs at the heartstrings: The US Postal Service lifted my family out of poverty. We can’t let it die And Ferguson writes: The postal service hired my […]

Bandow: We should celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Korean War by leaving

By Doug Bandow | Barely five years after World War II ended, the Korean War began. On June 25, 1950, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea launched a full‐ scale invasion of the South, drawing in both the U.S. and China. The conflict ended essentially where it started, with an armistice. American troops still remain on […]

Elder: ’Uncle Tom,’ the movie

By Larry Elder | On June 19, also known as Juneteenth, the celebration of the end of slavery in the United States, we released our film, “Uncle Tom.” It follows a young, black, Christian contractor, Chad Johnson, who was a long-time Democrat until challenged by a fellow Christian to read the platforms of the Democratic […]

Williams: Insults to black history

By Walter E. Williams | Many whites are ashamed, saddened and feel guilty about our history of slavery, Jim Crow and gross racial discrimination. Many black people remain angry over the injustices of the past and what they see as injustices of the present. Both blacks and whites can benefit from a better appreciation of […]

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