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Brennan: No on One

By Tom Brennan On November 7, Alaskans will be deciding some important matters, such as who will be governor of Alaska for the next four years and another very important item, Ballot Measure One, the salmon habitat initiative. Often we decide such things based on personal experience with the individuals or the issues. When we […]

Brennan: Too much Kavanaugh

By Tom Brennan | If anybody ever tries to nominate you for a seat on the U.S. Supreme Court, run away. It could ruin your reputation. At this writing it appears that the final decision on Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s candidacy for the high court won’t be made by the Senate anytime soon, which guarantees that […]

Brennan: An Oly for Nellie Brown

By Tom Brennan | “Myrt, give Nellie another Oly and put it on my tab.” Those were the operative words at Club 25 in the late 1960s when we young reporters at The Anchorage Times gathered after work for a drink and a bite. Myrt was Myrtle Stalnaker, owner and bartender of the historic bar […]

Brennan: AFN move hurts Kavanaugh

By Tom Brennan | Things were looking good for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh for a while, but his goose could be cooked now. Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski is considered a key vote (along with Sen. Susan Collins of Maine) when the U.S. Senate takes up the Kavanaugh nomination next week. Both Murkowski and Collins […]

Brennan: Cloud hangs over election

By Tom Brennan | Voting the cemetery in Alaska? We have arrived. The election in House District 15, where Rep. Gabrielle LeDoux won the primary under what you might call suspicious circumstances, is being looked into by the Alaska Department of Law, as well it should. The investigation, to the extent there is one, is […]

Brennan: Newsroom emergencies

By Tom Brennan | In my first years as a reporter at a Massachusetts newspaper I occasionally filled in for the city editor when he had to step out of the newsroom. One day when I was on the desk, the phone rang and I grabbed it to hear a very anguished voice say: “Sir, […]

Brennan: Trump relives his past

By Tom Brennan | As president, Donald Trump is reliving two of his life’s milestones, “co-authoring” the book The Art of the Dealand starring in his reality television show The Apprentice. I put the word co-authoring in quotation marks because, like much about Donald Trump, it’s controversial. Trump produced the book with a professional writer, […]

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