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Sowell: A poignant anniversary

By Thomas Sowell The 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, and of the Reverend Martin Luther King’s memorable “I have a dream” speech, is a time for reflections — some inspiring, and some painful and ominous. At the core of Dr. King’s speech was his dream of a world in which people would not […]

Shapiro: You shouldn’t have to ask your competitors for permission to start a business

By Ilya Shapiro Occupational licensing laws make it harder and more expensive for people to get jobs or to create innovative businesses that might not fit into to conceptual box designed by last generation’s regulators. Worse, while these laws are supposed to be about protecting consumers against dangerous or inept practitioners, they’re often exploited by […]

Brennan: City streets rattle teeth

By Tom Brennan Anchorage’s street pavement does a pretty good job of keeping the dust down, but that’s about all. As to providing a smooth driving surface, fuggedaboutit! Our streets these days remind me of the time my wife and I drove up the Alaska Highway in 1967, when it was 1,200 miles of gravel […]

Tanner: Why get off welfare?

By Michael D. Tanner Contrary to stereotypes, there is no evidence that people on welfare are lazy. Indeed, surveys of welfare recipients consistently show their desire for a job. But there is also evidence that many are reluctant to accept available employment opportunities. Despite work requirements included in the 1996 welfare reform, the U.S. Department […]

Pruden: Up to our ears in snake oil

By Wesley Pruden Al Gore and his traveling medicine show is back in town with his new, improved snake oil, guaranteed to grow hair, improve digestion, promote regularity and kill roaches, rats and bedbugs. Al and his wagon rumbled into town on the eve of “a major forthcoming report” from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate […]

Sowell: Reality v. mirages in Egypt

By Thomas Sowell Nothing symbolizes the Utopianism of our times like both liberals and some conservatives calling for us to cut off aid to the Egyptian military, because of the widespread killings in what is becoming a civil war in Egypt. Such utter lack of realism from the left is not new, but hearing some […]

Williams: Progressives and blacks

By Walter E. Williams Sometimes I wonder when black people will reject the patronizing insults of white progressives and their black handmaidens. After CNN’s Piers Morgan’s interview with the key witness in the George Zimmerman trial, he said: “Rachel Jeantel is not uneducated. She’s a smart cookie.” That’s a remarkable conclusion. Here’s a 19-year-old young […]

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