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Fading star

The headline on the Associated Press story says it all: “Palin PAC raises $460K in first half of year, down from previous years.” If you had any doubts about why Sarah Palin, Alaska’s erstwhile demi-governor, would be polishing her political brand by appearing to toy with the idea of running for Sen. Mark Begich’s seat, […]


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Just wondering

With the news that those who want to toss out reform of Alaska’s oil tax law may have the necessary signatures to put their referendum on next year’s primary election ballot, we are left to wonder where Sen. Mark Begich, up for re-election in next year’s general election, stands on the issue. Alaska’s junior senator […]

Williams: Black self-sabotage

By Walter E. Williams If we put ourselves into the shoes of racists who seek to sabotage black upward mobility, we couldn’t develop a more effective agenda than that followed by civil rights organizations, black politicians, academics, liberals and the news media. Let’s look at it. First, weaken the black family, but don’t blame it […]

What’s the plan?

If the silly spend-it-now crowd has its way, Alaska is another step closer to bankruptcy with the verification by elections officials that backers of the effort to repeal Alaska’s new oil tax cuts appear to have collected enough signatures to get the referendum on next year’s primary ballot. Once certified by Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell, […]

Pruden: Extracting oil and gas; When bad news becomes good news

By Wesley Pruden You just can’t please the apple-knockers, soreheads and doom-criers. Everyone who ever sat in a long line back in the 1970s, waiting for an hour or two to get a few gallons of gasoline, often entertained himself with a fantasy of big oil strikes to put the Saudi princes in their place, […]

New law is welcome

As the news media works to fan the flames against implementation of Alaska’s so-called “stand your ground” law in September, it becomes ever more clear that they do not understand the statute. The law simply allows a person who is someplace he or she legally has a right to be to defend themselves without having […]

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