Home » Archives by category » News & Commentary (Page 293)

Williams: Touchy topics

By Walter E. Williams Here’s a question: What is the true test of one’s commitment to freedom of expression? Is it when one permits others to express ideas with which he agrees? Or is it when he permits others to express ideas he finds deeply offensive? I’m betting that most people would wisely answer that […]

Pruden: The government keeps no secrets

By Wesley Pruden Murder will out, as the Bard reminded us (and Chaucer before him), and a lot of other uncomfortable truths will out, too. That’s what the NSA revelations are all about, and the IRS abuse, the spying on journalists, and the betrayal and cover-up at Benghazi. The government is populated by human people, […]

Sowell: Unintended consequences

By Thomas Sowell One of the many unintended consequences of the political crusade for increased homeownership among minorities, and low-income people in general, has been a housing boom and bust that left many foreclosed homes that had to be rented, because there were no longer enough qualified buyers. The repercussions did not stop there. Many […]

Shapiro: Voting rights ruling not a step back

By Ilya Shapiro As we mark the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech, civil rights leaders bemoan what they consider to be a huge setback in the fight for racial equality, the Supreme Court’s recent ruling on voting rights. Rep. John Lewis (D-GA), who shed blood at Selma and helped […]

Brennan: White House stiffs black senator

By Tom Brennan The absence of Republicans at the White House observance of the March on Washington 50th anniversary made it look like President Obama and the Democrats hijacked the event. Reportedly several Republicans were invited, including House Speaker John Boehner, but the invitations went out late and none of the Republican invitees came. Boehner […]

Sowell: A truly great phony

By Thomas Sowell Many years ago, I was a member of a committee that was recommending to whom grant money should be awarded. Since I knew one of the applicants, I asked if this meant that I should recuse myself from voting on his application. “No,” the chairman said. “I know him too — and […]

Pruden: Up the hill and down again on Syria issue

By Wesley Pruden Bashar Assad won Round 1, and there probably won’t be a Round 2. The momentum toward punishing the Syrian regime, payback for what everyone agrees are war crimes and crimes against humanity, has dissipated. Momentum blunted is difficult to recover. Through leaks, winks and nudges, President Obama first did a reasonably persuasive […]

For information, sizing, and rates of banner advertising space we have available, please e-mail Mark Hopkin at markh@porcaro.me, or call him at (907) 276-4262.