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My Turn: Advertising and the art of truth

...an enterprise we call art. All told, political TV ads accounted for 25 percent of all...one in five of their commercials were political. That's probably part of the reason...people can see the truthfulness in the political rhetoric they're forever spinning...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-11-21/my-turn-advertising-and-art-truth
Opinion
Mockingjay' vaguely unsatisfying but still engrossing

...the effect of the media on the average person and how easily political messages can be manipulated to garner the intended results...I-don't-want-to-do-this recruit into a willing political symbol is convincing and rousing.Director Lawrence, once...

http://juneauempire.com/rene-rodriguez/2014-11-20/mockingjay-vaguely-unsatisfyin
Pure Sole: My roommate thinks you're sexy

...left the group after a wonderful home-cooked meal, as wonderful as four roommates with different tastes and passions and political agendas could produce without inserting utensils into each other's soft tissue."Ha ha," I said to the cab driver...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2014-11-20/my-roommate-thinks-youre-sexy
Sports
Alaska Writer Laureate Nora Dauenhauer finishes up two-year term

...grandparents, aunties, grandchildren - and on work - fishing, berry picking, cannery work. Some poems present serious political and social issues, such as "Genocide" and "Chilkoot River/Lukaax.adi Village," while others explore cultural miscommunication...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-11-20/sharing-her-point-view
Art
Pot backer who quit TV job on air fights subpoena

...campaign favoring changes to marijuana laws. They said she was misled into believing she had to register her business as a political entity.One of Greene's representatives, Ronda Marcy, said Greene had a right, as an individual, to express her views...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-20/pot-backer-who-quit-tv-job-air-fights-s
State
My Turn: 'Big Money' is the winner

...after the midterm elections, there was a political cartoon in the Juneau Empire that captured...it wasn't until I got to reading political analyses that I realized there was a...people who have real influence over the political system is about 0.05 percent of the...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-11-16/my-turn-big-money-winner
Opinion
My Turn: Making free speech free again

...unions from contributing to candidates or political parties. In 2010, Gov. Sean Parnell...unlike a country where oppression of political speech forces activists underground to...Murkowski explained that the "unregulated political cash stemming from the Supreme Court's...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-11-14/my-turn-making-free-speech-free-again
Opinion
Sullivan's lead extends as final votes are tallied

...questioned and early-voted ballots from last week's election.News reporters and observers affiliated with candidates or political parties watched as election workers opened ballots, reviewed those in which voters' qualifications were questioned, and...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-12/sullivans-lead-extends-final-votes-are-
State
Alaska Science Forum: Northern lab cranked out the quirky and creative

...60 military and civilian researchers charged with finding the best way to wage warfare in the cold. At the time, U.S. political and military leaders feared a nuclear war with the Soviet Union and thought Alaska a likely battleground.Studies from the...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-11-14/alaska-science-forum-northern-lab-cr
Outdoors
Review: 'Not Guilty: The Unlawful Prosecution of U.S. Senator Ted Stevens'

...thinking of the better book that might have been.Aside from the rise and fall of former Gov. Sarah Palin, no recent Alaska political topic is more important than the indictment and prosecution of Sen. Ted Stevens in 2008. It's the reason Sen. Mark Begich...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-11-13/review-not-guilty-unlawful-prosecution-us
Art

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