Sen. Dan Sullivan, Sen. Lisa Murkowski and Rep. Don Young—who appear to have taken a vow of silence about ever attacking Trump—ought to be horrified about the Trump-Putin bromance.Read More
One of Rep. Don Young's perpetual gripes is about the name of the federal law dealing with fisheries conservation—the Magnuson-Stevens Fisheries Conservation & Management Act.
The fine print on the "Dunleavy Governor" campaign signs says they are not "authorized, paid for or approved by the candidate." But candidate Mike Dunleavy doesn't disapprove. He approves.Read More
The Dunleavy shadow campaign for governor in Alaska is a big-time example of how rich people can use their wealth to buy political power.Read More
The Trump administration has moved to block an action by the Obama administration that cleared the way for some Native lands in Alaska to be taken into trust by the federal government, a means of allowing those lands to become the legal equivalent of a Lower 48 reservation.
His voice was calm, never hurried and it always seemed he was speaking to friends. "Thank you for being such good company," he would say.Read More
It doesn't matter to Trump that McCain is dying. The president has made it a standard part of his stand-up act to ridicule McCain for his vote a year ago on the Obamacare repeal vote, complete with the thumbs-down gesture.Read More
One thing to say about SB 21 is that Sen. John Coghill and other proponents oversold it as a miracle cure for Alaska's financial situation. They are still overselling it with a fiscal dream that oil-will-fix-everything that the Permanent Fund doesn't.
Sen. Lisa Murkowski reacted like a human being, aware that the lock-em-up policy had turned into an international disaster. Sen. Dan Sullivan reacted like a politician who wanted to keep on good terms with Trump.Read More
Alaska political and business leaders should be alarmed, even if it means calling on Trump to develop a coherent strategy to replace the carnival barker act.Read More