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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 […]

Brennan: News media undercut U.S. military

By Tom Brennan The news media are being too cute for words when they refer to the targets of U.S. drone strikes in the Middle East as “alleged members of al-Qaida.” That makes it sound like those killed by rockets fired from American drones may have been innocents who were wrongly targeted. That is possible, […]

Brennan: Saudis know what Alaska doesn’t

By Tom Brennan Saudi Arabia is talking about diversifying its economy. The Saudis have worried for years about being too dependent on oil for most of its revenues. But now the world’s largest oil producer is getting really worried because oil produced with fracking techniques in the United States and elsewhere is eating away at […]

Brennan: Lower flags for Cowdery

Gov. Sean Parnell committed an injustice when he declined to lower the state flags to honor the death of former state Sen. John Cowdery. Cowdery died July 13 in Anchorage at the age of 83. The former state senator served this state well for decades and was long out of office and confined to a […]

Brennan: Dim bulbs abound

By Tom Brennan There has been a lot of very poor journalism recently and the unfortunate case of Trayvon Martin and George Zimmerman involved only part of it. Granted the Martin/Zimmerman shooting involved some of the worst, but others were embarrassing to the entire field. For weeks the news media have seemed bent on whipping […]

Brennan: Sarah Palin’s fate is up to her

By Tom Brennan If Sarah Palin jumped into the U.S. Senate race in Alaska next year, that would generate a seismic shakeup in Alaska politics. Such a move would please many, terrify others and touch off a knuckle-biting marathon featuring current Sen. Mark Begich, Lt. Gov. Mead Treadwell and 2008 nominee Joe Miller. Palin isn’t […]

Brennan: Things change quickly

By Tom Brennan The world has a way of turning upside down in what sometimes seems like a matter of minutes. And often it is just that, a few minutes. When they stopped for lunch last Sunday, 2o members of a Hotshot firefighting team in Prescott, AZ, were miles away from the blaze they were […]

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