By Paul Jenkins | Oh, swell: Yet another do-gooder Outside political group has decided to use Alaska to push its aims. This time around, it is Washington-D.C.-based “Equal Citizens” and it wants the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn its 2010 Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission decision striking down limits on corporations’ campaign expenditures. The […]
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By Paul Jenkins | An old southern sheriff, watching a gaggle of ne’er-do-wells traipsing down a country road toward us, told me, “Don’t need to watch all of ’em. Watch them what don’t show their hands.” The proposed $1 billion sale of Anchorage’s Municipal Light & Power utility to Chugach Electric strikes me a lot […]
By Paul Jenkins | It is as if Alaska’s political left cannot — absolutely will not — shed its cut-your-nose-off-to-spite-your-face hatred of the oil industry no matter its corrosive effect on the state and its future. The industry, the left believes, is a cash cow that can be milked willy-nilly and without consequence whenever our […]
By Paul Jenkins | Nearby neighbors arrived home in the early evening recently to find two thugs who had been methodically rummaging through their belongings fleeing through a rear window with guns and other property. Thankfully, nobody was hurt, but had the homeowners arrived minutes earlier or had the hoodlums opted to attack them, the […]
By Paul Jenkins | It is an election year and the mini-stampede to protect at all costs the Permanent Fund dividend — Alaska’s expensive homage to lousy public policy — by enshrining it in the Alaska Constitution continues unabated. This time around, the charge is led by Sens. Bert Stedman, R-Sitka, and Tom Begich, D-Anchorage. […]
By Paul Jenkins | Environmentalists and their minions in Congress are grinding their teeth today at the successful inclusion of an Arctic National Wildlife Refuge oil development provision in the sweeping Republican tax reform legislation recently signed into law. Sen. Lisa Murkowski, chairwoman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee, repeatedly over the years […]