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We note with more than a little interest the Southeast Alaska community of Haines’ recent vote taking a stand against “corporate personhood,” a long-time bugaboo of the Left and those concerned about money in politics. Interest in ensuring corporations are treated as other than individuals – as they are now – has been stirred to […]


If you do not believe President Barack Obama is playing hardball to end the government shutdown and get his way, consider this: He has just about squeezed Washington, D.C., shut. Access to many of the nation’s most important memorials is limited. The Park Service appears to be is closing streets on whim and caprice. It […]

Good news, lousy news

Here is some good-news, bad-news information from Mayor Dan Sullivan’s office. The good news? For the first time since 2010, the Sullivan administration is submitting a budget smaller than the previous fiscal year. The bad news? It is reducing wages for new police hires as part of its strategy to get there. Sullivan’s proposed operating […]

The right thing

The Alaska attorney general’s  decision to ask for an independent review of a 1997 murder case that led to four convictions is correct in every sense. Kevin Pease, Marvin Roberts, Eugene Vent and George Frese were convicted of killing 15-year-old John Hartman in Octobrer 1997 by beating him to death on a Fairbanks street corner. […]

Good – no, make that great – news

In case you missed it, the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner this morning has a piece about BP Alaska President Janet Weiss’ assertion that Gov. Sean Parnell’s oil tax revision law has made a slew of new projects and investment on the North Slope possible –  including a large-diameter natural gas pipeline. Weiss made the comments before […]

Fun with numbers

It is always a hoot to watch those in politics react to crime statistics. Politicians are quick to take credit when the numbers are down, but when they shoot up, they either deny that it is happening or take no blame. The truth is that they have little to do with any of it. Are […]

House on right track

The House of Representatives is on the right track in the Obamacare-government shutdown mess: Delay implementation of the Affordable Care Act by one year – and keep government running. And why not? The Obama administration already has given business a year’s reprieve from the incredibly botched health care law, why not give the average American […]

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