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Brennan: KABATA outruns reality

By Tom Brennan The Knik Arm Bridge and Toll Authority deserves a swift kick in the butt. I’m not talking about one of those gentle little V8 vegetable juice taps like the ones you see on television. I mean a real roundhouse, pointy-toed boot-whack that puts a government body in low Earth orbit. KABATA is […]

Brennan: Critical thinking a lost art

By Tom Brennan I’ll concede that there are some exceptional people in America, but today let’s focus on a few of the duller ones. Bear in mind that these people are for the most part intelligent, but their common sense has been dulled by inflexible rules, poorly thought-out regulations and the endless hammering of politics, […]

Brennan: Putin leaps into political vacuum

By Tom Brennan Had a scare on my way to the keyboard this morning. For a minute there I thought I agreed with Russian Premier Vladimir Putin. The first story I saw – written by the Associated Press — said an opinion piece by Putin in The New York Times “called for caution in dealing […]

Brennan: Attacking Syria would make U.S. a vigilante

By Tom Brennan President Barack Obama has painted himself into a corner on the Syrian problem. Should Congress jump into the same corner and take the nation with it? No way. Despite what the President and many other people think, the United States should not try to be the world’s policeman. A police officer must […]

Brennan: White House stiffs black senator

By Tom Brennan The absence of Republicans at the White House observance of the March on Washington 50th anniversary made it look like President Obama and the Democrats hijacked the event. Reportedly several Republicans were invited, including House Speaker John Boehner, but the invitations went out late and none of the Republican invitees came. Boehner […]

Brennan: City streets rattle teeth

By Tom Brennan Anchorage’s street pavement does a pretty good job of keeping the dust down, but that’s about all. As to providing a smooth driving surface, fuggedaboutit! Our streets these days remind me of the time my wife and I drove up the Alaska Highway in 1967, when it was 1,200 miles of gravel […]

Brennan: NSA has poor record on answering phone

By TOM BRENNAN You have to wonder what the National Security Agency will do with the millions of phone calls it is tracking when it has such a poor record of listening when its own phone rings. Take for instance the call from the Russians warning Washington that two American crackpots were meeting with Russian […]

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