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My Turn: Alaskans can't afford not to elect Mead Treadwell to the US Senate

...Sullivan would be. We need a strong contrast from Begich - a conservative candidate who is a vetted and proven and elected leader like Mead Treadwell.Lastly, regarding Joe Miller: I supported Joe in his campaign against Sen. Murkowski. I...
My Turn: Why rush to judge the Pebble Mine?

...Bristol Bay Region and my ancestral village of Naknek is located 100 miles southwest of the Pebble deposit.As a former elected leader and Bristol Bay fisherman, I've seen firsthand the dire situations families face in order to survive the long...
Iraq a test tube for corporate globalization

1953 - A CIA coup overthrew the democratically elected leader of Iran, President Mohammed Mossadegh, installing the repressive regime of the shah. Mossadegh's crime was to want to nationalize...
Trustworthy legislator

...with one's name on them. A legislative record is made up of one's bills, votes, advocacy, and behavior as an elected leader. Kim Elton has the best legislative record I know. His bills on drunk driving, alcohol taxes, hatchery loans...
Protecting rights

...wisest path and not blindly following the loudest voice. It teaches the value of protecting the rights of others. An elected leader does not have the right to govern as he or she sees fit, as Mr. Thibodeau suggests. However, that leader does...
Red-face test for ethics

...Face Test can help when the circumstances are particularly sticky - like personnel issues, for instance. As the elected leader of Alaska, could Gov. Murkowski stand up in front of high school seniors in a civics class and say without so much...
My Turn: Freedom is a right that everyone has - and it's not free

...Supreme Court. A dictator could do that too, President Bush cannot. No, Mr. McGonegal, President Bush is an elected leader, not a dictator. Also, unlike Saddam (who is a dictator), President Bush didn't have to kill a few thousand...
Alaska inspires big infrastructure ideas

...Alaska needs is a railroad connection. Alaska inspires big ideas. When Boris Yeltsin, Russia's first popularly elected leader, visited Alaska last month, he and the governor discussed a 42-mile railroad tunnel under Bering Strait between...
Another crumbling wall

...Belarus feel the need to cloak themselves in democratic wraps. Western leaders rightly rushed to embrace the legitimate elected leader, Vojislav Kostunica; only Russian President Vladimir Putin put himself on the wrong side of history by refusing...
Democrats see opening if Murkowski loses GOP primary

...favor of a better-known Democrat. As of June 1, he said, no one had heard of Miller. "I've been a locally elected leader for eight years," he said, and the only candidate who's ever balanced a public budget. As for Miller's campaign...


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