Walter Williams: There's nothing free

It was Nobel laureate economist Milton Friedman who made famous the adage, “There’s no such thing as a free lunch.” Professor Friedman could have added that there is a difference between something’s being free and something’s having a zero price. For example, people say that there’s free public education and there are free libraries,…

Editorial: Washington's farewell address still matters today

Editors Note: On the anniversary of George Washington’s birth, the Tyler Paper will follow, as best it can, in a commendable tradition held in the U.S. Senate. Each year, the Senate has read aloud Washington’s famous Farewell Address, delivered in 1796: Friends and Citizens: The period for a new election of a citizen to administer the

Editorial: We now live in a 'permission society' that undermines freedom

Robert Fulghum’s 1986 book, “I Learned All I Need to Know in Kindergarten” contained much wisdom. One bit, which he seems to have left out, is a piece of wisdom that our modern world has also forgotten. It’s the glorious declaration, “You’re not the boss of me.” In today’s society, the presumption has changed. As Timothy Sandefur

Editorial: Washington was our greatest president

Rest easy, Gen. Washington. It’s simply not true that the federal government callously demoted your birthday observance to the bland, non-specific Presidents Day we celebrate today (though some years, it does coincide with your birthday). Still, we Americans could do more to commemorate our first - and according to many historians - our

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Walter Williams: There's nothing free

It was Nobel laureate economist Milton Friedman who made famous the adage, “There’s no such thing as a free lunch.” Professor Friedman…

20 February 2017 [04:01 PM]
Editorial: Cupid's arrow comes to a point: marriage

There really is a point to all that mushy stuff, the flowers and the cards and the candy today. Though it is, perhaps, the ultimate “Hallmark holiday,” it’s far more than that. St. Valentine’s Day - even in its imagery…

10 February 2017 [03:39 PM]
Editorial: The real fight is about the Constitution

The real argument going forward - particularly about U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch, but also in cabinet picks and how future elections will be conducted - is really about the Constitution. That was made clear recently in a…

03 February 2017 [02:47 PM]
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Editorial: It's time to end the margins tax

It’s doable - that’s the conclusion that multiple studies have reached. The inefficient and unwieldy business franchise tax can be repealed, the…

02 February 2017 [12:45 PM]
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