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McLeod: Walker’s judgment risky

By Andree McLeod It’s been said that it’s wiser to deal with an undesirable but familiar situation than to risk a change that might lead to an even worse situation. The Unity Ticket held great promise until Bill Walker’s foolhardy decision to drive all the way from Anchorage to Sarah Palin’s lakeside home in Wasilla […]

Another bad idea

Here is a very bad idea that rears its head once in a while, this time from former Democratic state representative and current state Senate candidate Harry Crawford. Crawford is running against Republican Alaska state Sen. Cathy Giessel in Senate District N. As a campaign plank, Crawford is suggesting the Permanent Fund dividend be enshrined […]



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

Jenkins: Begich’s defense of Anchorage legacy falls short

By Paul Jenkins Attack ads bolstering Mark Begich’s quest to retain his Senate seat are enough to make any self-respecting snake blush. To endure them day-in and day-out without developing spiritual callouses, a person needs, as Hunter S. Thompson once put it, the soul of a lizard. At least one of the ads — vicious […]

Jenkins: Legislature, not voters, should craft pot laws

By Paul Jenkins ANCHORAGE – The initiative process in Alaska is a playground for Outside bamboozlers and monied special interests that want, even need, to dodge the give and take — the vetting, the debate, the political free-for-all of the legislative process to get their way. Despite the progressive malarkey and populist romanticism of having […]


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

Jenkins: Begich, Reid lead the league in hypocrisy

By Paul Jenkins If the political left is anything, it is prone to bouts of hypocrisy. The public is catching on to the sad reality that a rational person must take anything liberals say – anything – with a grain of salt. Take, for instance, the left’s obsessive fascination with the industrialist brothers Koch, who […]

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