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Brennan: Senate $12 billion decision a puzzler

By Tom Brennan | The Alaska Senate’s decision to move $12 billion in available cash into the corpus of the Permanent Fund is either a great idea or a reckless “our-way-or-the-highway” political maneuver. The $12 billion was in the earnings reserve account of the Permanent Fund. There, it was part of an $18.4 billion pool […]

Hackney: Hypocrisy, with journalistic complicity

By Art Hackney | As a lifelong Alaskan, I have observed the political, social, and economic growth of our state since starting to pay serious attention as I concluded high school in Fairbanks in the late 60’s. Following the discovery of oil on the North Slope, the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act was negotiated to […]

Pruden: When the third time is not the charm

By Wesley Pruden | In the beginning, it was collusion with the Russians that the Democrats were counting on to send the president to obscurity, or worse. When that partisan fantasy dissolved like snow on a sunny day, the Democrats seized obstruction of justice as the crime of the century. The special counsel concluded there […]

Elder: Fake news – The post-Trump economic ‘disaster’

By Larry Elder | Many “experts” expected, predicted and warned of instant economic disaster under a Donald Trump presidency. But a funny thing happened on our way to economic oblivion. The economy took off. Former President Barack Obama presided over the worst economic recovery since 1949. He became the first president to preside over a […]

Williams: Discrimination and disparities

By Walter E. Williams | My longtime friend and colleague Dr. Thomas Sowell has just published a revised and enlarged edition of “Discrimination and Disparities.” It lays waste to myth after myth about the causes of human differences not only in the United States but around the globe. Throughout the book, Sowell shows that socioeconomic […]

Pruden: The old bird who can’t recall how to fly straight

By Wesley Pruden | Joe Biden is a game kid. He thinks sex-change surgery might fix things with the crazies in the party if it has to come to that. Anything to get another shot at the White House. But many Democratic red-hots seem to think that reclaiming the White House is not nearly as […]

Samples: Government should stay out of social media

By John Samples | We are at a turning point in the history of the Internet. Until now Internet companies have been largely free of government regulation. Now tech CEOs like Mark Zuckerberg of Facebook are saying “we need a more active role for governments and regulators.” Specifically he thinks government should regulate the harmful […]

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