My Turn: The brokenness of Alaska's legislative priorities

...context has come to mean only those who agree with "me."And that's only the beginning of where things break down. A politician's priorities are often unduly influenced by their friendships and business relationships. U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez's...
Opinion | AK legislature
Facts, not panic, should drive marijuana regulation

...shape choices, and tort law will scuttle fraudulent practices.The only palpable signs of addiction in this controversy are politicians' attachments to myths and fabrications. They cannot give up their intoxication with power and control - in spite of the...
Hamas tightens grip on Gaza as reconstruction delays continue

...million Gazans, who have endured both the blockade and three wars with Israel since Hamas seized Gaza from Abbas in 2007.Politicians have delivered only slogans and not relief, said Sufian Wadiya, 36, who has been living with his wife and nine children...
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Slack Tide: Save some daylight for me

...shortfall. There's nothing wrong with a workday palate cleanser. Most of us surf the web or get coffee or whatever; politicians draft laws. Seems productive as far as procrastination goes. But like I said, I get it. Now, I'll admit my first reaction...
Alaska Editorial: Legislature's focus on cuts has avoided other half of funding equation

...balance to pay for state government, as plans to use the fund for that purpose have been deadly to the careers of Alaska politicians since the fund's inception.In its session this year, the Legislature has cut what the state can afford without major...
Empire Editorial: No more hidden messages

...deleted more than half her emails - is the latest example of politicians doing the public's bidding in shadowed back alleys. If...can't happen when private emails are used, let alone when a politician has a secured email server. We saw this happen in Alaska...
My Turn: The letter that shouldn't have been sent

...service, he should have known that communicating with the enemy undermines his commander-in-chief.Military officers and politicians are definitely different breeds. In politics, the opposition within one's own country is often fair game. But as Fox...
Alaska tribes united in opposition of large mines

...our Sacred Headwaters. We have been here for many thousands of years and will be here long after the mining companies and politicians have left. It will be us that will have to live with the tailings dams, waste rock and water pollution. So it is critical...
Empire Editorial: Reinbold a champion but gets pariah treatment

...her former majority colleagues who are the villains in this story. Reinbold should instead be viewed as a champion for how politicians should behave, especially those who consider themselves fiscal conservatives.The House Majority needs 30 votes to access...
My Turn: Alaska saves pennies by axing values

...Union, where it was oppressed by the coldness of socialist realism. But you'd never know that by the way conservative politicians have frequently attacked the National Endowment for the Arts ever since President Reagan attempted to abolish it in 1981...


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