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The absolute, undeniable right thing

As the Left casts about for something – anything – to hammer Gov. Sean Parnell with as the election season gets under way, the state’s challenging the Minto Tribal Court’s jurisdiction in a parental rights case involving Edward Parks, convicted in the brutal beating of his girlfriend and mother of his children, must seem a […]

Waiting for Russia and China?

While many of us have not been bashful about questioning whether an attack on Syria based on available information about a possible chemical weapons attack on Syrian citizens by their own government is in this nation’s best interests, we wonder at Sen. Mark Begich’s take. As Obama prepares to speak to the nation in a […]

Obama to seek nation’s support Tuesday on Syria

President Barack Obama, in an attempt to muster support for an attack on Syrian President Bashar Assad’s regime in the wake of a chemical attack on civilians last month – an attack that administration officials say was carried out by Bashar’s forces. Obama has a tough row to hoe because public sentiment in this country […]

Hopefully, next year will be Shell’s

With affiliates of Royal Dutch Shell PLC agreeing to ante up $1.1 million for violations of air permits by two drill ships operating last year in Arctic waters, perhaps the company can now focus on resuming its efforts in the Chukchi and Beaufort seas. The settlement calls for Shell Gulf of Mexico Inc. and Shell […]

What about asking?

With federal and state law enforcement officials acting and looking more and more like the military, it should be no surprise that Environmental Protection Agency and Bureau of Land Management agents intimidated the bejeebers out of miners near Chicken when they showed up in full combat regalia. The officers who swarmed onto mine sites in […]


It is difficult to see Secretary of State John Kerry as anything but an arrogant, narcissistic windbag and a traitorous liar, but here he is in all his new-found glory – a born-again, chest-thumping hawk, a warrior eager to stomp Syrian strongman Bashar Assad into the sand, or at least have our military do it. […]

Again, we wait

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell says she has no timetable to decide whether to allow a land swap clearing the way for a short road linking King Cove to nearby Cold Bay’s all-weather runway for medical emergencies. She says she will review information on Izembek National Wildlife Refuge near the tip of the Alaska Peninsula, before […]

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