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Elder: Biden claims he marched to protest segregation; where’s the proof?

By Larry Elder | Former Vice President Joe Biden remains the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination largely because of massive support from black voters. A CNN poll two weeks ago showed Biden ahead of his rivals at 28 percent, with Sen. Bernie Sanders, D-Vt., and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., at 17 percent and 14 […]

Williams: Morality of free markets

By Walter E. Williams | Dr. Richard Ebeling, professor of economics at The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, and my longtime friend and colleague, has written an important article, “Business Ethics and Morality of the Marketplace,” appearing in the American Institute for Economic Research. Its importance and timeliness is enhanced by so many […]

Jenkins: Initiative bids for spots on next year’s ballot mostly bad news

By Paul Jenkins | For national political outfits, Super PACs, zillionaires and assorted bounders itching to hustle outlandish ideas into law with the least amount of money and sweat, Alaska is a cheap date. Always has been. With such a small electoral base to influence — 581,075 registered voters — special interests’ dollars stretch much […]

Brennan: Misbehaving in the workplace

By Tom Brennan | Unprofessional behavior was big in the Alaska news this week. And one incident brought back memories of a case from the distant past. The first one, which worried Christmas shoppers everywhere, was a video posted on Facebook showing workers at an Anchorage warehouse roughly throwing around packages shipped by Amazon. The […]

Bandow: 2020 could bring a U.S.-North Korea crisis. Here is how it could unfold.

.By Doug Bandow | In fall of 2017, threats of fire and fury filled the air. President Donald Trump applied his “maximum pressure” policy to North Korea, tightening sanctions while sending the “armada” to sit off the North’s coast. Pyongyang responded with a cascade of unique insults and threats. Reflexive hawks such as Sen. Lindsey […]

Carpenter: NATO Summit 2019: The remnants of a ‘Zombie Alliance’

By Ted Galen Carpenter | When French President Emmanuel Macron said that NATO was experiencing “brain death,” he spoke an important inconvenient truth. Unfortunately, it appears that the ongoing NATO summit intends to focus on traditional burden-sharing issues. In the days before the summit, European members released a plan to great fanfare that would increase […]

Elder: Michael Bloomberg – Tax the poor for their own good

By Larry Elder | Let’s examine some of the many reasons why billionaire Michael Bloomberg is wasting his money on his bid to win the Democratic nomination for president. First, none of the Democratic candidates can win the nomination without the black vote. That means the former New York City mayor needs to pry black […]

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