Con: Obama, Congress should extend Bush tax cuts for all 2000 with a joke: "This is an impressive crowd - the haves and the have-mores," he said. "Some people call you the elites; I call you my base." What made the joke really funny is that it was true. The Republicans, true to their base, are fighting...
Pro: Flat taxes are working around the globe; America needs them

...unfair taxation was a key cause of our revolution. When the population of the colonies felt that high taxes imposed by powerful elites in faraway London were unfair, intrusive and unjust, a revolution followed. Today, Americans can see the federal government...
More Thanksgiving travelers; don't get stuck at airport

...for Delta Air Lines and some smaller carriers.- Check the airline's website five days before the trip. That's when some elite fliers are upgraded to first class, freeing up their coach seats. Another wave of upgrades occurs every 24 to 48 hours...
Nation and World
Empire Readers' Council Editorial: CBJ must seize its opportunity

...toward strengthening the economic foundations of Juneau.In sum, the Economic Plan constitutes a clarion call to Juneau's elites to capitalize on this city's outstanding assets and its role as Alaska's capital city. In these circumstances, therefore...
Crimson Bears skate on Yukon territory

...during last weekend's trip to Whitehorse for six games against the Yukon Mustangs club program, a rep club that plays the elite teams from across the western North America rinks."The perspective that we take away from it is we wanted to go up there...
My Turn: Eliminating Juneau access - should he stop the project - are the same insiders advising him on appointments and policy: Juneau's "progressive" elites determined to keep the town as isolated and exclusive as possible - in perpetuity. Another big winner would be Sen. Bill Stoltze...
Alaska Science Forum: Human-powered torpedo on Alaska's remote island

...Kiska Island in 1942.Debra Corbett, an archaeologist who spent five weeks on Kiska last year, has imagined the plight of elite Japanese seamen assigned to operate the subs. Two men squeezed into the ship, which historians compared to torpedoes that...
Prep school graduate gets a year in jail for sexual assault

...scandalized St. Paul's School in Concord, a 159-year-old institution that has long educated future members of America's elite. Its alumni include Secretary of State John Kerry, former FBI Director Robert Mueller, at least 13 U.S. ambassadors and...
Nation and World
Contenders, big games become clear

...Next: at Minnesota, Oct. 31.Heat check: Just about right.No. 15 Texas A&M (5-1)The Aggies need to have an elite offense and they don't.Next: at No. 24 Ole Miss.Heat check: Just a touch too hot.No. 17 Oklahoma (5-1)Maybe...
Not For Web
My Turn: Education in Hawaii, Alaska a bad comparison

...distortions include: Hawaii's better performance on standardized tests without mentioning the disproportionate contributions of elite, private schools like Punahou (in Honolulu); glossing over Hawaii's long history of ethnic frictions involving Chinese...


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