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Slack Tide: A pot primer for the newly legal

...overdose." You won't die or go running down the street naked, but it might not be much fun. Just ask "New York Times" columnist Maureen Dowd, who last summer described wigging out in a Denver hotel room after snarfing down a whole cannabis...
My Turn: Let's talk honestly about oil

...If we as a state seem to be doing well financially, why is it that the conversation is so alarmist?The New York Times columnist David Brooks has a fascinating answer: "The core functions of government are negative - putting out fires, arresting...
Fall books: 37 new titles to add to your reading list

...the 33 Chilean miners who were trapped 2,000 feet underground for 10 weeks in 2010, by a prizewinning Los Angeles Times columnist."The Meaning of Human Existence" by E.O. Wilson. One of the world's pre-eminent biologists and naturalists...
The path to prosperity or bankruptcy?

...deficits of more than a trillion dollars during each of his first four years in office. Last summer, the New York Times' columnist and economist Paul Krugman told Business Insider that in order to avoid an economic depression, "Somebody has to...
My Turn: Californians as crows and Alaskans as eagles

L.A. Times columnist John Balzar takes a poke at Alaskan "rugged individualism" by stringing pearls of words together (Empire, Feb. 22). His...
Energy bill misses some opportunities

The following editorial first appeared in the Anchorage Daily News: New York Times columnist Paul Krugman speaks for many critics when he says the energy bill that recently passed in Congress is "simply an exercise in corporate...
Appetite of US energy use is the point, not Obama's emotion

...President Barack Obama has done a good enough job of on-camera emoting about the oil spill. For example, New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd writes about "the president's strange inability to convey passion over a historical environmental...
Outside editorial: Dems mind the mogul

...the election cycle on Tuesday - for Barack Obama. His criticism of Hillary Clinton, reported Wednesday by New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd, sparked an amusingly overwrought exchange between the Clinton and Obama camps. Geffen was on to something...
About more than just beer

...The Beer Commercial" showed last month in Seattle at the Bellvue Art Museum's Film and Video Festival. Seattle Times columnist John Hartl described it as, "A very funny half-hour piece about a self-inflated director's dream of creating...
Murkowski will return to Senate with independence, will she use it?

...of many she was acting like a sore loser. New York Times columnist David Brooks joked she "must have too many admiring...right who was overly focused on the party. New York Times columnist Gail Collins complained write-in campaigns distract...


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