• With All Due Respect #54: Oil Renaissance?
  • Andrew Halcro: With All Due Respect
  • 3/16/2022
  • There are opportunities ahead for Alaska but an oil renaissance is questionable. Boston Red Sox fans I am here to finally exorcise your demons with a great book. Eagle River needs to eliminate the barriers to legal cannabis shops.

  • With All Due Respect #53: Can Dunleavy Find a Running Mate?
  • Andrew Halcro: With All Due Respect
  • 3/9/2022
  • Governor Mike Dunleavy search for a female running mate is running into a chorus of no. Alaska evaporates campaign donation limits. U.S. Senator Dan Sullivan seems grouchy. Our own Van Sanders reviews a 1970's sit-com. Alaska car rental companies are under attack because a lawmaker couldn't get to t

  • The endless insanity of the War on Drugs
  • Pat Dougherty
  • 2/10/2022
  • Because slavery was the outright embrace of evil, I suppose slavery was America’s stupidest public policy ever. But other than that, in the history of this country, there has never been a stupider public policy than the War on Drugs. Nothing else comes close.

  • Why were you all lying, Mark?
  • Pat Dougherty
  • 1/24/2022
  • The Assembly hasn't yet gotten to the bottom of the mayor's fluoridation fumble -- not until we understand why they lied to cover up what they now claim was a perfectly appropriate, no-big-deal effort.

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  • Propagandist Downing lies in effort to smear Assembly Chair LaFrance
  • Andrew Timothy Gray
  • 2/14/2022
  • Republican Party propagandist Suzanne Downing assists Bronson administration efforts to attack the Anchorage Assembly by making false accusations against Suzanne LaFrance. Downing also promotes the lie that the assembly slighted the new police chief, possibly because he is white.

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