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Diversion

Alaska could learn something from Seattle and other large urban megalopolises when it comes to the homeless and “diversion” programs. Take, for instance, operations in place for decades in cities such as San Francisco and New York and West Palm Beach, in Florida, to help send the homeless back to where they say they came […]

Thank you, Beto

Freedom-loving Americans should send former Texas congressman Beto O’Rourke a thank-you note for finally telling the truth during the last Democratic debate, a truth that the Left has been denying for years. For as long as we can remember, despite this gun-grabbing scheme and that, the Left has pooh-poohed any suggestion that Democrats and their […]

Bad news

 Here is some bad news from the Congressional Budget Office: The federal budget deficit broke the $1 trillion mark in the first 11 months of fiscal 2019. That was not expected until fiscal year 2020. “In its most recent baseline projections, CBO estimated that the 2019 budget deficit would be $960 billion,” the CBO noted. That would […]

Better elections? Hardly.

An Anchorage Superior Court judge has ruled backers of the so-called “Alaskans for Better Elections initiative” can charge ahead with signature-gathering to put a wholesale change in how we vote on the ballot. Pushed as election “reform” by acolytes of former Gov. Bill Walker, it inexplicably is cast by the media as a ballot measure […]

Our day in the sun

Well, it had to happen. Some Outside bunch has come up with yet another in a long list of lists detailing the best places to live – or not – in America. This time around, it ranks the top 50 towns or cities to live in, and it was compiled by 24/7 Wall St., a […]

9/11 … Never forget

Eighteen years ago today, terrorists upended our world. Nothing has been the same since they piloted hijacked jetliners into bloody infamy, murdering nearly 3,000 men, women and children as the planes they had hijacked crashed into the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers, the Pentagon and an empty field near Shankville, Pa. In the bloody years […]

Here we go again

It is déjà vu all over again. Big government advocates again are trying to hoodwink Alaskans into cutting off their noses to spite their faces. This time around they are calling their ballot initiative the “Fair Share Act.” It should be called the “Alaska Goes Broke Act.” Last time, when they tied to repeal Senate […]

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