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Jenkins: Berkowitz would have you change charter, adopt sales tax so city can spend even more

By Paul Jenkins Yet another sales tax push in Anchorage? “It’s deja vu all over again,” as Yogi Berra might say. This latest of umpteen such proposals over the years comes from Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz, who says the city should have a special election — perhaps its first vote-by-mail balloting — to put a […]

Yes, Virginia

The following editorial by Francis P. Church appeared in the New York Sun on Sept. 21, 1897. It endures as a Christmas classic: WE TAKE PLEASURE in answering at once and thus prominently the communication below, expressing at the same time our great gratification that its faithful author is numbered among the friends of the […]

Christmas Eve

This is it, time is running out for those of us who delay shopping until the final frantic hours before the holiday dinner or tree-trimming or the family gathering. In just a few hours, it will be over and calm will reign as Santa begins his flight, but until then there is still time to […]

A terrible idea

For an example of egregious hypocrisy, one need look no further than the Alaska Democratic Party and its new GOP pals in the newly minted House majority coalition. They have found a loophole worth hard cash, a way to beat the law and take money from special interests. While Democrats self-righteously have railed against special […]

Jenkins: Left undermines institutions it professes to revere in Electoral College tantrum

By Paul Jenkins | The hypocrisy is almost palpable as fuming Clintonistas and their news media chums chase some grand fantasy about blocking Donald Trump from the White House and saving the nation because, they claim, pesky Russian hackers interfered in the recent election on his campaign’s behalf. In a raging snit seldom seen among […]

Jenkins: GOP better get it right

By Paul Jenkins | Republicans, if they have even the tiniest lick of sense, will learn from the left’s grievous, but avoidable mistakes of the past eight years — and they are legion. Democrats snuggled up to race-baiters, cop-haters, Hollywood moguls and the nation’s takers — and believed their own hype. They handcuffed the economy […]


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

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