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Brennan: Murkowski makes waves

By Tom Brennan | Alaska Sen, Lisa Murkowski has been making waves on the national scene quite often in recent months. Her most notable entry in the headlines was her vote to convict former President Donald Trump in the impeachment trial resulting from his role in the Jan. 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol. Trump […]

Singer: Will the courts once again take up the Issue of mandatory vaccination?

By Jeffrey A. Singer | The first‐in‐the‐nation case against mandatory COVID vaccination was filed today by a Dona Ana County, N.M. detention officer who claims he was fired for refusing to receive the first dose of the mRNA vaccine. Last month, the county manager mandated vaccination of all county‐employed first responders — which includes sheriff’s deputies, […]

Schweikert: The Supreme Court won’t save us from qualified immunity

By Jay Schweikert | Qualified immunity is a judicial doctrine invented by the Supreme Court that shields public officials from liability, even when they violate people’s constitutional rights, unless a court determines those rights were “clearly established.” USA Today ran an op-ed by Anya Bidwell and Patrick Jaicomo, two attorneys with the Institute for Justice, […]

Elder: The Case Against Reparations – Part 2

By Larry Elder | With reparations, there is the issue of who pays. Do African countries owe reparations to black Americans? After all, Harvard’s director of the Hutchins Center for African & African American Research, Henry Louis Gates, wrote that 90 percent of those enslaved and shipped to the New World were sold by Africans […]

Barone: Is there any reason to think this time will be different?

By Michael Barone | When public policies have produced disastrous results, and when alternative policies have resulted in immediate, seemingly miraculous improvement, why would anyone want to go back to the earlier policies? Is there any reason to suppose that this time will be different? Not that I can see. The earlier policies — a […]

O’Toole: The dark side of the bullet trains

By Randal O’Toole | Japan was the first country to run scheduled passenger trains faster than 125 miles per hour. Since then, France has run faster trains and China has built more miles of high‐speed rail lines, but Japan is still considered a model for a nationwide high‐ speed rail system. Yet there is a dark side to Japan’s bullet […]

Brennan: Alaska gas could power future

By Tom Brennan | Though oil has faded as the foundation of Alaska’s economy, the years ahead could see the state’s large gas reserves take its place. Throughput in the existing oil pipeline was once more than 2 million barrels a day at its peak, but today the line carries less than a half-million barrels […]

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