My Turn: Don't wait for Alaska to crash

...economy, communities and Alaska's future. Both Republicans and Democrats alike must channel Abraham Lincoln and find the courage to act before it is too late. ? Fran Ulmer is a former mayor, legislator, Alaska lieutenant governor, UAA chancellor...
My Turn: Moving toward a true owner state

...the plan sinks or swims - there is a great deal of merit to the concept. The Walker administration deserves credit for its courage in bringing the idea forward. This is not a radical idea - many foreign countries with economies like Alaska have sovereign...
My Turn: A dissenting view of Veterans Day ordering troops to Baghdad to remove Hussein from power. Curtis LeMay is another World War II pilot remembered for his courage. As a lieutenant colonel he fearlessly led dozens of bombing missions over France and Germany. But he was also an instrumental...
India clamping down on critics, activist groups

NEW DELHI - It takes courage to accuse a powerful politician - a man who would go on to become India's prime minister - of encouraging riots against a minority...
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Wrestlers back on the large school mats

...16 is a step in the right direction."This year we have had a real spike in interest," Joeright said. "It takes real courage from deep within to endure truly grueling practices, manage one's weight down to the ounce and then go out after all those...
On Writing: Writing and Reading

...conscientious. The best writing is conscientious objection.As in most things worth the wanting, that may take a little courage, but that's okay: there's strength in numbers. We think of writing as something we do alone at our desks, but it just...
Officer injured at airport awarded Police Purple Heart

...his partner's safety above his own. Thursday, those efforts were recognized with a Law Enforcement Purple Heart medal."Courage is the mental and moral strength to protect others and promote truth and justice in the face of danger, difficulty, uncertainty...
Obama: Trio who thwarted train attack are 'best of America'

...and they dressed for it.President Barack Obama praised Alek Skarlatos, Spencer Stone and Anthony Sadler for teamwork, courage and quick-thinking actions that averted "a real calamity."He celebrated them as three friends who had been headed for...
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Auto experts: Top managers probably knew of VW cheating

...acted on their own to blatantly circumvent U.S. emissions tests."You know that simple software guys would never have the courage or the authority to initiate the cheating," said retired General Motors vice chairman Bob Lutz. "They would want someone...
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Papa! Pope stirs excitement in DC, calls for climate action

...for the Catholic Church. He gently prodded the bishops to forgo "harsh and divisive language," while commending their "courage" in the face of the church's sexual abuse scandal - rhetoric that angered victims he may meet with later in his trip.Late...
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