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Minimum wage increase a losing proposition

Here is another in a long list of dumb ideas from the Left: Raising the minimum wage in Alaska. Signature gatherers are hard at work to put that very proposition on the primary election ballot next year. Backers want the Alaska minimum wage raised to $8.75 per hour effective Jan. 1, 2015, $9.75 per hour […]

Labor Day: Honoring America’s workers

Today, we honor America’s workers, recognizing with a  federal holiday their vital contribution to our way of life and our nation’s success. While not the sexiest of holidays – there are few parades or fireworks – it honors the very people who make America great.  All in all, it’s a time to relax and get […]

Making it up as they go

If it is difficult for you to believe the news media has degenerated into the propaganda arm of the Democratic Party, consider this: The Los Angeles Times, in a story last week about the 50th anniversary of Martin Luther King’s iconic “I have a dream” speech,” decided to make up history. “The absence of even […]

Time to breathe

President Barack Obama would be far ahead of the game to seek congressional approval before going off half-cocked on Syria. The American people, after all, are weary of war. Whether Syrian President Bashar Assad did or did not use chemical weapons on his populace in Damascus eventually will be sorted out – the memory of […]

GOP miss

If Republicans are going to unseat Democrat Sen. Mark Begich next year, they are going to have to do better than a National Republican Senatorial Committee robocall about his support of a energy taxes. In that call, the GOP says Begich supported a radical carbon tax. Begich says, “Uh-uh.” What he supported, he says, was […]

Gun control

A rational person might wonder when President Barack Obama and his gun control pals will finally get it: All the rules in the world will not keep criminals from getting or misusing  firearms and punishing the law-abiding does absolutely no good. Obama, unable to get Congress to trash the Second Amendment earlier this year, has […]

No surprise

If you drive in Anchorage, here is something you already knew: It ain’t safe out there. In fact, based on collision frequency, the city ranks 132 out of 200 of the nation’s largest cities on the Allstate Insurance Co.’s ninth annual “Allstate America’s Best Drivers Report.” The 2013 report concludes the average driver in Anchorage […]

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