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Slipping numbers

President Barack Obama’s leadership rating among Americans is nothing to write home about, as the midterm elections – remember, he told voters his policies were on the ballot – seem to bear out. Rasmussen Reports polling says for the second time this year, the number of voters who rate President Obama’s leadership positively has reached […]

United States of Obama

President Barack Obama’s reckless lawlessness and arrogant disdain for this nation’s Constitution has put the United States on a dangerous path away from anything the Founders may have envisioned. There, indeed, is a name for a country whose leader does what he wants, when he wants and how he wants. There is a name for […]

It is about time

Be still our beating hearts. Assemblywoman Amy Demboski wants Anchorage to join the Matanuska-Susitna Borough in becoming the second Alaska government to dump expensive – $170 per vehicle – registration fees for older vehicles and trailers. She – along with co-sponsor Bill Evans – introduced a measure Tuesday that would opt Anchorage into a new […]

Uber and a level playing field

After lengthy testimony Tuesday night, the Anchorage Assembly voted 8-3 to take the first step toward possibly giving its approval to allow ride-sharing Uber to operate in Anchorage as a paid service. The ordinance the Assembly approved, offered by members Dick Traini and Amy Demboski, exempts Uber from Anchorage’s municipal taxi code, or Title 11. […]

$22 million ‘surplus’

After endless funding fights, staff cuts and dire warnings about the collapse of our schools, the Anchorage School District says – surprise!- it may have cut too much. It says it has a $22 million surplus and is busily looking at ways to spend the loot. The projected surplus, apparently, is what is left over […]

Time to do the right thing on Keystone XL

Supporters of the Keystone XL pipeline in the U.S. Senate are scrambling today to scrounge up the votes necessary to pass a bill authorizing the project that would move 800,000 barrels of Canadian tar sands oil every day to refineries on the Gulf Coast. The House passed the measure Friday and the Senate may vote […]


Congratulations are in order for Sen.-elect Dan Sullivan, who managed to unseat Sen. Mark Begich in a hard-fought, incredibly expensive election contest. More then $50 million was spent on the Senate election, and Begich, trailing by about 8,000 votes and unable to close the gap, narrowly lost his re-election bid as a count of absentee […]

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