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Pruden: A sad tale of two disposable veeps

By Wesley Pruden | A governor is always a good choice for a vice president. He (or she) has learned how to run an administration, how to work with a cranky legislature and understands staying close to the people who elected him. There’s no Praetorian guard to keep him separated from the people. There’s not […]

Pruden: Now it’s time to pay for the fun

By Wesley Pruden | Money is not the mother’s milk of politics, as the bundler’s cliche goes, but homemade vanilla ice cream, rich and creamy. Donald Trump hasn’t been getting any. Not much and not lately, anyway. Now that’s changing, at least a little, and further change is likely to be dramatic. Pouting and tantrum […]

Pruden: The last yelps of sore losers

By Wesley Pruden | Time is running out for the sore losers in Cleveland (and other places). Donald Trump will be the Republican nominee, and attacks on him now, deserved or not, are attacks on the party and can only cripple the chances of taking back the White House. Elephants have long memories, and losers […]

Pruden: A rousing week for the Gaffe Patrol

By Wesley Pruden | The Gaffe Patrol, that brave and courageous squadron of the media that sets out to seek and destroy politicians and others who inadvertently say something to offend the code of political correctness, has had a remarkably good week here in the Lower 48. It’s not often that a juicy target like […]

Pruden: Nobody does hysteria like the media

By Wesley Pruden | Chicken Little will have company when the sky falls on the British isles and the world ends, which the European Union, The New York Times, The Washington Post, the BBC, CBS, NBC, ABC and Barack Obama can now say with confidence will be at 2:20 in the morning next Thursday (just […]

Pruden: The bad moon rising over Hillary

By Wesley Pruden | Hillary Clinton won’t be able to say she didn’t see the bad moon rising. Donald Trump gave her a blistering introduction this week to Presidential Politics 102, which differs in a remarkable way from Politics 101, which she encountered in her first attempt in 2008 and before that as the managing […]

Pruden: It’s crunch time in Old Blighty

By Wesley Pruden | This is do-or-die week in Old Blighty. Our British cousins will decide Thursday whether to reclaim their birthright, voting to leave the European Union and the Germans, French and an assorted gang of easy riders, and reclaim their status as a world-power capable of sitting on its own bottom. This would […]

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