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Brennan: Zoo murder hits home

By Tom Brennan | The murder of Alaska Zoo chief gardener Michael Greco brought home the crisis in our mental health system in a very powerful way. We didn’t know Michael but my wife and I were part of the extended zoo family for many years. Having a fine guy working at a place he […]

Brennan: Good old days are just ahead

By Tom Brennan | ‘Tis the season to give thanks and Alaskans have a lot to be thankful for. Whatever their individual reasons, we as a state seem headed for a time of prosperity and progress. Low oil prices are problematic, but those tend to be temporary. The major oil and gas companies in Alaska […]

Brennan: Incentives could fix flawed system

By Tom Brennan | Gov. Mike Dunleavy could revolutionize state government and downsize many departments with one innovative approach — incentives. The best people to do the consolidation job are those closest to the problem, the department heads and managers throughout the system. They know where the fat is, what functions are essential, which are […]

Brennan: Repeal the Fourteenth Amendment

By Tom Brennan This nation should repeal the Fourteenth Amendment to eliminate an unwise incentive to game the immigration system. The odds are against its happening but Congress should try to straighten out a problem that is bringing millions of illegal aliens to this country — and keeping them here. As it stands, the birthright […]

Brennan: Gas line needs adult review

By Tom Brennan | One good way to give the proposed North Slope gas pipeline project a much-needed vetting would be to elect Mike Dunleavy as Alaska’s governor. Dunleavy’s approach to the gas pipeline plan has been cautious, an approach that has been sadly missing ever since Gov. Bill Walker jumped on its bandwagon. Walker […]

Brennan: Young gets the job done

By Tom Brennan | Don Young has taken a lot of lumps and his congressional power is somewhat less than it once was, but Young is a first-rate Alaska champion and should be returned to his seat in the U.S. House. Young has been in the same job for 45 years and done it well. […]

Brennan: Murkowski votes her conscience

By Tom Brennan | The notion that Sen. Lisa Murkowski may have doomed her re-election chances when she runs four years from now is downright silly. Murkowski actually handled the Brett Kavanaugh issue pretty skillfully. She gave support to the Alaska Native community worried about his stands on Native American rights and women concerned about […]

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