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My Turn: Ryan budget means harsh cuts for Alaskans

...It also fails to take any meaningful action on jobs other than the same tired, "trickle down" arguments that Republican President George H.W. Bush once famously referred to as "voodoo economics."Particularly harsh are the cuts to veterans...
Neither business nor government built the Tongass

...And in Southeast Alaska lives a clue that goes beyond the President's message but came from the genius of a Republican President. It's called the Tongass National Forest.To begin with, both candidates took part of their opponent's message...
'50 Capitols in 50 Days' coming to Juneau

...and Thursday, and Alaska on Tuesday."I have always felt a strong connection to Abraham Lincoln, our first Republican president," Straub said, "because of his values, his commitment to saving the Union, and because of Lincoln's connection...
Big-name no-shows for the GOP, Dem conventions

...I'm excited to hear them," says Palin, McCain's running mate in 2008.Most of the Bush clan - including Republican Presidents George H.W. Bush and George W. Bush - will skip the trip to Tampa. So will former Vice President Dick Cheney...
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Texas town's rental ban to get second hearing

...will now go before the full membership of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, with 10 judges appointed by Republican presidents and just five by Democrats.So far, no court has allowed Farmers Branch to enforce any form of the ordinance...
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GOP candidates in close races disavow rape remark

...outrageous and demeaning to women," and it contended they were "a reminder that a Republican Congress working with a Republican President Mitt Romney would feel that women should not be able to make choices about their own health care."Said spokeswoman...
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Should Christians be more like Jesus?

...Catholic Paul Ryan, though he has distanced himself in recent months from his past allegiance.As my favorite Republican President, "I Like Ike." The "guns or butter" trade-offs from WWII would have been familiar to former five-star general...
Chief justice is not a neutral umpire

...absolutely right. His understanding of that could be a major reason Roberts broke with the other justices appointed by Republican presidents and wrote for the majority that the provisions of the healthcare law fall within Congress's constitutional authority...
O'Connor: Discrimination ebbing

...state's highest court. Reagan had something to do with Fabe's appointment, O'Connor told her, although the Republican president left office more than seven years before Democratic Gov. Tony Knowles named Fabe. O'Connor, who turned 75...
Congress protests pledge ruling

...the Senate's confirmation of Bush's conservative judicial nominations. Democrats pointed out that it was a Republican, President Nixon, who appointed Goodwin to the appeals court in 1971.


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