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Persily: Mat-Su Borough asks FERC to reconsider Port MacKenzie for LNG plant

By Larry Persily | The Matanuska-Susitna Borough has asked the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to redo the final environmental impact statement and reconsider its decision for the proposed Alaska LNG project, correcting what the borough alleges are factual errors and deficiencies that prevented fair consideration of municipally owned Port MacKenzie property for the gas liquefaction […]

Brennan: Sunnier side of pandemic

By Tom Brennan | There is some good news among the grief stories from the worldwide pandemic. The economic impact on many businesses is great justification for supporting your favorite stores and restaurants by getting out and doing some of the things you like best.  Many places were closed for several months and some will […]

Singer, Eddington: The War on Opioids: Digital dystopia edition

By Jeffrey A. Singer and Patrick G. Eddington | Undeterred by the harm created by its futile war on opioids, government may next turn to a new technology that uses artificial intelligence to monitor patients while they sleep, to make sure they use their pain killers the way the government wants. This would form a good basis […]

Shapiro: DACA ruling is bad judging on top of bad lawyering; good for Dreamers, but makes immigration reform harder

By Ilya Shapiro | The Supreme Court ruling on DACA is bad judging on top of bad lawyering that has good short‐ erm practical effects, but makes policy reform harder in the longer term. The technical reason for blocking DACA rescission—that the administration didn’t jump through the proper hoops—is debatable, and I think Justice Kavanaugh’s dissent […]

Elder: 10 takeaways from the anti-police brutality protests

By Larry Elder | No. 10: CNN’s Chris Cuomo believes people have a right to engage in violence. About the anti-police protests, some violent, CNN’s Chris Cuomo said, “And, please, show me where it says that protests are supposed to be polite and peaceful.” It’s called the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: “Congress shall […]

Williams: Now what?

By Walter E. Williams | No decent person can support George Floyd’s mistreatment, or the mistreatment of anyone else, at the hands of police officers with the sworn duty to uphold the law. The Minneapolis authorities moved quickly, and Derek Chauvin was fired from the Minneapolis police department, placed under arrest and charged with second-degree […]

Jenkins: Recall Dunleavy should tell us who is paying

By Paul Jenkins | A journalist friend facing officialdom’s stone walls often would quote newspaper publisher Joseph Pulitzer: “There is not a crime, there is not a dodge, there is not a trick, there is not a swindle, there is not a vice which does not live by secrecy.” Pulitzer could have added “there is […]

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