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Obama, take a page from Reagan

Once upon a time, Barack Obama understood the power of a good story. His campaign mantras - "Yes we can" and "Change we can believe in" - inspired voters, especially young people, blacks and Latinos, and propelled...
Judging judicial selections

If it ain't broken, don't fix it. That's the mantra of a former Alaska Supreme Court Justice and those who stand with him. Together, they are arguing that the way Alaska appoints...
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Dr. Fermento: The Woody Side of Beer

...beginnings at Midnight Sun Brewing Company, Fletcher helped shape Alaska beer by thinking outside of the box. Fletcher's mantra has always been, "Let's not make the same thing everyone else is making, let's stand out." Indeed, I credit Fletcher's...
Pure Sole: Review This!

...2014 Paralympic Winter Games. Tompkins trained and qualified for the 2014 Paralympics with his vaunted "Go big or go home" mantra and, unfortunately, snow conditions did not support his intense style of skiing.Over 40 young athletes from Juneau made...
Alaskan Style: Form follows function

Form follows function: arguably the most famous mantra for the modern designer. I am a trained and working designer, and despite being taught to heed this principle (made famous by...
Destinations for 2015

...year.In New Orleans, Aug. 29 is 10 years since the devastation of Hurricane Katrina. "Come see the new New Orleans" is a mantra in the tourist industry there for showcasing trendy emerging neighborhoods and a vibrant restaurant scene.South Dakota expects...
Pure Sole: Exercise your right to vote today

...something like a glossy political flyer, perhaps?Eyes wide now, wider ... this is a good time to begin that holistic mantra you have been writing:My name is John Johnson. I come from Wisconsin, I work in the lumber mill there ...Or, my father's...
Empire Editorial: Doing less with fewer

...If city workers are spread too thin, it will be that much harder to do things right and on time. The "do more with less" mantra is only realistic to a certain point. After enough cutting, the only option is to do less with fewer. It may be a hard pill...
Living and Growing: Want to be a superstar?

...suppertime. What's a conscientious citizen to do?You can always start by refraining from reading. The Field of Dreams mantra, "If you build it, he will come" does not apply in this case. If they send it, you will read it? I don't think so...
My Turn: Legislator is living in a world of euphemisms

...that abortion-related legislation is unconstitutional even when it does not restrict or limit abortion. It is one of their mantras. However, there is no constitutional right to kill anyone regardless of what our federal or state courts may say. One of...


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