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Dorn: Why China at 70 needs to listen to the voices of those it silenced

By James A. Dorn | On October 1, 1949, Mao Zedong proclaimed the founding of the People’s Republic of China before a huge crowd in Tiananmen Square. After three years of gruelling civil war with the Nationalists under the command of Chiang Kai-shek, Mao had emerged as the victorious head of the world’s largest communist […]

Persily: Mat-Su Borough wants another review of Port MacKenzie as project site

By Larry Persily | Just six days before the close of public comment on the draft environmental impact statement for the Alaska LNG project, the Matanuska-Susitna Borough has accused federal regulators of failing to prepare an “adequate analysis” of the municipality’s Port MacKenzie as a potential site for the multibillion-dollar gas liquefaction plant and marine […]

Elder: The party of ‘Impeach!’

By Larry Elder | The Democrats’ purported outrage about President Donald Trump’s phone call with Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky might be taken seriously by the Republicans were it not for the Democrats’ drive to oust Trump from the moment he won the presidency. CNN’s Van Jones, with zero proof, attributed Trump’s victory to “whitelash.” Trump […]

Williams: Who cares about you?

By Walter E. Williams | During my student days at a UCLA economics department faculty/graduate student coffee hour in the 1960s, I was chatting with professor Armen Alchian, probably the greatest microeconomic theory economist of the 20th century. I was trying to impress Alchian with my knowledge of statistical type I and type II errors. […]

Bandow: George Washington warned us about Saudi Arabia

By Doug Bandow | President Donald Trump wants to outsource U.S. policy to Riyadh. After the recent attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil fields, he tweeted that his administration was “locked and loaded,” but was “waiting to hear from the Kingdom as to who they believe was the cause of this attack, and under what terms […]

Brennan: Worrisome news aplenty

By Tom Brennan | Got out of bed the other day, read up on the news and thought seriously about getting back under the covers and setting the alarm for Groundhog Day. The drums of impeachment were sounding in Washington, the world seemed to be heading for environmental disaster, small countries with nuclear weapons were […]

Shapiro: It’s time for Trump to update his Supreme Court short list

By Ilya Shapiro | One of the key innovations of Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign was his public list of potential Supreme Court nominees. After Justice Antonin Scalia’s passing thrust the court into the forefront of the presidential election, candidate Trump produced a list of judges that held the Republican coalition together and ultimately attracted swing […]

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