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Cell phones? On planes? Really?

There is only one pressing question we would like to ask those pushing for cell phone use on airliners: Have you lost your ever-lovin’ minds? The Federal Communications Commission is mulling lifting its longtime ban on making cellphone calls while aboard airplanes, saying it is time “to review our outdated and restrictive rules.” Or not. […]

Say it ain’t so

Remember the other day, when Sen. Mark Begich went bonkers because an attack ad against him featured an actress who, being an actress, only pretends to be an Alaskan? Remember how the Anchorage Daily News told us all that the evil group attacking Begich with a series of ads about his stand on health care […]

John F. Kennedy

On this day a half-century ago, President John F. Kennedy was felled by an assassin in Dallas and today the United States, forever changed in immeasurable ways by the tragic event, remembers his death. It is right that we do so. His assassination on that dark day was pivotal in this nation’s history and few […]

Record debt

You knew it would happen: U.S. debt now totals $17.075 trillion, jumping more than $300 billion on Thursday alone, the very first day the federal government was able to borrow money under the deal President Obama and Congress hammered out last week. The Washington Times reports the $328 billion jump is a record. The previous? […]

White elephant

Talk about kicking a gift horse in the knee. The Mat-Su Borough is turning down an offer of $2 million from an Abu Dhabi shipping company for the borough’s ill-fated ferry, the M/V Susitna, an $80 million Navy prototype-turned-bankbook-breaker. The borough government for more than a year has been trying to give the ferry away […]

Ramirez

Michael Ramirez is a two-time American Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist.

Papers, please

Here is perhaps one of the worst ideas we have ever heard: Police roadblocks to catch drunken drivers. Apparently buoyed, even energized, by this community’s fervor to rid the highways and byways of impaired drivers – we already are fielding civilians in two-person teams to tip off cops about the drivers’ whereabouts -  some are […]

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