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Here we go again

It you can say anything about the Left-leaning, pro-tax members of our Assembly it is this: They never give up. They again are setting sail to impose a 5 percent sales tax on alcohol, despite voters in Anchorage’s April election overwhelmingly nixing the idea, 54 percent to 46 percent. If you will remember, the last […]

Remember Amelia

A note to the Anchorage Assembly: Residents of a 119-year-old Ohio town who had grown weary of government taxation have voted to dissolve and disband their city government. That’s right: Seventy percent of Amelia’s 5,000 residents voted to shut it down after a year-long slugfest over a dead-of-night income tax. What set it all off? […]

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. […]

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