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Jenkins: EPA’s Pebble play is an abuse of power – with more to come

By Paul Jenkins While the Environmental Protection Agency pursues its dubious war on the proposed Pebble mine project, and the end-justifies-any-means crowd applauds, we should be asking: Which project is next and how far will we allow this federal agency to exceed its lawful authority? Make no mistake, the EPA’s headlong rush to block Pebble […]

The EPA run amok

The Environmental Protection Agency’s announcement of severe restrictions on the proposed Pebble Mine on state land – even before its developers can file an application for permits – is simply another egregious example of this federal agency ignoring the law. The new restrictions announced last week would forbid discharges that would destroy five or more […]

Jenkins: Oil tax debate reflects philosophies of more or less government

By Paul Jenkins The nettlesome brawl over oil taxation in Alaska at its core is no more than a clash between radically different, competing political ideologies. It is not a small divergence, mind you; it is a Grand Canyon among philosophical divides. At one end of the spectrum, government is an all-powerful decider, a provider […]



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

Jenkins: Democrats long for a third-party spoiler

By Paul Jenkins Given Alaskaʼs political landscape, when do you think Democrats will scare up somebody — almost anybody will do, actually — to jump into the post-primary race as a viable third-party conservative candidate for Mark Begichʼs Senate seat? Without that magical person, Begich could be toast. In Alaska, an uncracked citadel for conservatives […]

Jenkins: Obama’s arrogance knows no constitutional bounds

By Paul Jenkins Americans are being treated to the spectacle of a lawless president ridiculing, even taunting, congressional opponents in a tawdry political charade, pretending necessity is his raison d’être for ignoring the Constitution to run his empire by executive bluster. “Middle-class families can’t wait for Republicans in Congress to do stuff,” Barack Obama huffed […]


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

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