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Bloomberg panders on guns

Billionaire presidential hopeful Michael Bloomberg is joining the rest of the herd seeking the Democratic nod in the 2020 election in backing onerous, ineffective gun control policies. Bloomberg, former New York City mayor and businessman, has over the years spent hundreds of millions of dollars on the gun-control movement, or what he calls his “life’s […]

Impeachment a loser?

There may be a message for Democrats in last week’s Google searches. More people, it turns out, Googled “Peloton” than “impeachment.” That, despite a House Judiciary Committee impeachment hearing in the middle of the week, according to Google Trends search numbers. You would think such an historic hearing, aimed at impeaching Donald Trump, would have […]

Day of infamy

Seventy-eight years ago today, Japan attacked the United States without warning at the American naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, plunging this nation into war. President Franklin D. Roosevelt the next day stood before Congress and described Dec. 7, 1941, as  “a date which will live in infamy.” It has. Veterans of that battle, the […]

A return to ACES?

The Fraser Institute’s “Measuring Labour Markets in Canada and the United States,” has some stark news for Alaska. Using eight equally weighted criteria averaged over the period from 2016 to 2018, Fraser examined each U.S. state and the provinces and territories of Canada, to calculate an “Index of Labour Market Performance.” Those weighted criteria, the […]

Another first

The story was fairly routine. It reported Washington Gov. Jay Inslee appointed “the first Native American justice to serve on the Washington Supreme Court.” Whatcom County Superior Court Judge Raquel Montoya-Lewis, 51, a member of the Pueblo of Isleta tribe of New Mexico, is to replace Chief Justice Mary Fairhurst when she retires in January. […]

Is it a wonder?

While third-graders in Anchorage schools have a hard time reading, you might be interested know the school district is working on how kids feel and interact. Alaska Public Media reports the district for 20 years has been gradually, mostly informally introducing “Social-Emotional Learning,” which emphasizes social skills and emotional management, which educators say is critical […]

Quite a change

Nine years ago, when the Anchorage Assembly laid out for the administration its policy guidelines and direction for the city’s collective bargaining and contract negotiations, it was a different world. Republican Dan Sullivan was mayor and the Assembly was, well, a trifle more conservative about most things. Comparing the 2010 policy resolution to one offered […]

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