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Brennan: United States faces its greatest test

By Tom Brennan Americans rapidly are becoming the people our forefathers warned us against. And there may be no remedy for the problem. The United States is a republic with a representative democracy. If it were a true democracy, as some at the time of the American Revolution advocated, it would have disintegrated long ago […]

Brennan: Economic Report says new tax law revenue neutral

By Tom Brennan The Alaska Economic Report and Democrats pushing for repeal of the More Alaska Production Act have differing opinions on why the state is facing a large deficit in the current fiscal year. In a matchup like that, I’ll take the Alaska Economic Report every time. Published by brothers Mike and Tim Bradner, […]

Brennan: Economic Report says new tax law revenue neutral

By Tom Brennan The Alaska Economic Report and Democrats pushing for repeal of the More Alaska Production Act have differing opinions on why the state is facing a large deficit in the current fiscal year. In a matchup like that, I’ll take the Alaska Economic Report every time. Published by brothers Mike and Tim Bradner, […]

Brennan: World needs a Whisperphone

By Tom Brennan Why do people yell into cellphones anyway? Actually, they don’t yell. But most people speak much more loudly when using a cellphone than they do in normal conversation. As a result, people around them must hear one side of a conversation in which they probably have no interest – and too loud […]

Brennan: State should own part of gas pipeline

By Tom Brennan Count me as one who thinks it would be a good idea for the state to become a part-owner of a gas pipeline. That would be the best hope this state has of getting past the adversarial relationship Alaska has fostered for many years with oil and gas producers, who should be […]

Brennan: We picked the wrong guy

By Tom Brennan What a shame that Barack Obama turned out to be such a dud. America’s first black president should have been somebody like Colin Powell, a warrior prince with diplomacy skills and a general’s ingrained ability to govern. Wikipedia describes Powell as “an American statesman and a retired four-star general in the United […]

Party on, Alaska

By Tom Brennan I don’t get it. Alaska’s economy is circling the drain, but still we party on like tomorrow will never come. North Slope output of crude oil – and throughput volume in the trans-Alaska pipeline – continues to drop at a pace that could send Alaska into a one-way trip through its financial […]

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