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Persily: State awaits final EIS after answering last questions from FERC

By Larry Persily | With an additional 2,000 pages of charts, data, maps and explanations, the state-led Alaska LNG team finished out 2019 by answering the last batch of questions from federal regulators for the project’s final environmental impact statement. With less than two months to go before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission’s scheduled March […]

Brennan: Trump’s lesson from Dickens

By Tom Brennan | It was the best of times and the worst of times. That’s what Charles Dickens said about life in London and Paris in his book Tale of Two Cities. The same could be said of life in the United States during the reign of President Donald Trump. There are obvious differences, […]

Glaser: With airstrikes in Iraq, Trump draws America further into Middle East conflict

By John Glaser | The U.S. airstrike that killed the Iranian Maj. Gen. Qassim Soleimani is a dangerous and reckless act that is almost certain to trigger an escalation of violence in the Middle East, including the possibility of retaliatory Iranian actions against U.S. forces in the region. There is also likely to be backlash […]

Yeatman: Wall Street Journal editorial board misses the mark on congressional staffing

By William Yeatman | Most days, the Wall Street Journal OpEd page runs multiple unsigned editorials next to the letters and across from the opinion columns. Last Friday, however, the Editorial Board gave its entire platform to a single composition, titled “Elizabeth Warren Has a Plan, Oh My.” The editorial’s thesis is to “show where […]

Bandow: Who needs judges? Progressives discover the virtues of democracy!

By Doug Bandow | Washington is convulsed by politics these days. The presidential election is less than a year away. The House is moving forward on impeaching President Donald Trump. And there is widespread preparation for a possible Supreme Court confirmation battle. Of course, the last is largely hidden from public view, since there is […]

Williams: Colleges dupe parents and taxpayers

By Walter E. Williams | Colleges have been around for centuries. College students have also been around for centuries. Yet, college administrators assume that today’s students have needs that were unknown to their predecessors. Those needs include diversity and equity personnel, with massive budgets to accommodate. According to Minding the Campus, Penn State University’s Office […]

Akyol: A new secularism is appearing in Islam

By Mustafa Akyol | For decades, social scientists studying Islam discussed whether this second biggest religion of the world would go through the major transformation that the biggest one, Christianity, went through: secularization. Would Islam also lose its hegemony over public life, to become a mere one among various voices, not the dominant one, in […]

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