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My Turn: Pure politics in the Alaska retirement systems

...contributor to the increased unfunded liability. They lost the money; they should replace it.They always try to pin the blame for the unfunded liability on healthcare costs, but it's the investment losses and low returns that are the main culprit...
Student loans law failed by accident

...casualty of a long session and people wanting to get out of here."Senate President Charlie Huggins, R-Wasilla, took the blame. "I messed that one up," Huggins said during a post-session press conference. "It was one of those that was so...
Republican candidates rally party support

...said. "We are moving in a direction opposite our foundation. We need to embrace the platform."He attributed much of the blame for the federal government's growth at the feet of his own party. For the state's top elected Republican, Gov...
On the topic of women's rights and abortion

...common and valid worries.I find it stunning that the top lawyer in the state can't articulate this but instead turns the blame back on victims. I'm pretty sure the point of the Choose Respect campaign is to change those attitudes.Then SB49...
Stroup and the Blame grooved the grooves

...Hailing from Portland, Ore., Rob Stroup and his band The Blame could be described as an American roots-rock band in...voicings. So yeah, get online, check out Rob Stroup and the Blame at You won't regret it...
Put the blame on Cheney for U.S. mess in Iraq

...Yes, the buck stops with the president, but the more I learn about what happened behind the scenes the more I say put the blame on Cheney. Klurfeld is editor of Newsday's editorial pages. Distributed by the Los Angeles Times-Washington Post...
Past leaders shouldn't shoulder all the blame

...bringing on World War II. But should these leaders - tolerated by the mindsets of their respective peoples - shoulder all the blame? Sound off on the important issues at Hitler and Tojo showed actual military competence as commanders-in-chief before...
Tech toys can't teach civility

So much talk about the loss of civility and the blame game seems to point to many sources. I am a senior who remembers the time of no TV, Internet, cell phones or the many forms...
Adjusting the master plan

I blame the aliens. I blame the city of Hell-A. They share the blame, really. "Battle: Los Angeles" opened last weekend and I just couldn't do it. I couldn't get amped to invest the time...
Dear letter writers, thanks for complaints

...noted that the Sierra Club and other environmental groups also involved in doing those bad things. They should share the blame and the effects of the letters. And I wish that the letter writers had mentioned many more of the bad things environmental...


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