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My Turn: Trading salmon for kilowatts is bad energy policy for alaskans

...multi-year environmental studies" with "more than 385 private sector industry experts" boosts our economy through a big government subsidy, but the hundreds of millions of dollars slated for studying the Susitna will not mitigate against an outcome...
Obama misleads on surveillance

...especially when one chamber is controlled by the president's party and the other chamber's majority embraces big government as long as it carries a "national security" label.Obama says, "If people can't trust not only the executive...
Softball girls thrown a curve

...this column is going or what to think about ASAA, budgets and sports.I am buying into the conspiracy theory:That big Government is taking away our SE budgets to impact the loss of large school sports classifications as a precursor to moving the...
Mike Kirk and the Vampire

...he would roll his eyes as if the whole semi-circle of board members were lunatics, possessed or in cahoots with big government.Then he would shrug his shoulders as if to say they were all we had at the moment.I introduced myself that night...
Pros, cons of new coastal management program debated

...consultation as the feds make decisions on projects," Seaton said.The alternative to a new program, he said, is big government, in the sense that federal authorities would exercise total control over permitting rights for projects."The North...
Let's make the right-sizing of government the goal

...government-first approach that Obama seems to emphasize. Note he didn't cite Clinton's famous observation that the era of big government is over. Rather, he spoke favorably about FDR. The tone suggested that he's not backing down from being a modern...
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Will Ohio's economic uptick be a boon for Obama?

...struggled. (It has since rebounded and added workers.) He prefers tax cuts and less regulation.The debate over how big government should be and how much it should do - a common theme in this campaign - has special resonance in this pivotal state...
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Message to the Far Right - We Are All Takers

The rise of the Tea Party extremists in this presidential campaign has painted a narrative about Big Government as a threat to freedom and opportunity; that the undeserving moochers are redistributing the wealth away from taxpaying "makers...
Mitt Romney stays put - no pivoting for now

...Romney who claimed victory in five primaries last week wasn't Moderate Mitt, heir to the Northeastern tradition of big-government conservatism; it was "tea party" Mitt, the ever-more-conservative Romney who endorsed the stringent House...
House rejects bid to slash rural airline subsidies

...R-Iowa.In fact, the wide reach of the program contributes to the sweeping support it gets, both from Democrats but also from conservative Republicans who suspend their anti-big-government rhetoric when their districts are affected.


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