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Maia Nolan-Partnow

Bigger, better, redder, whiter and bluer -- that's the promise of a second season of "Amazing America with Sarah Palin," premiering Jan. 15 on the Sportsman Channel...

Maia Nolan-Partnow

The Sportsman Channel's 12-episode run of "Amazing America with Sarah Palin" wrapped up Thursday night with a season finale that finally satisfied my desire for more Sarah.

A lot of times people will say to me: "Maia, between 'Sarah Palin's Alaska,' 'Dancing With the Stars' and 'Amazing America,' you've watched literally tens of hours of reality television featuring the Palin family. What do you really think about all of it?"...

Maia Nolan-Partnow

The Sportsman Channel’s 12-episode run of “Amazing America with Sarah Palin” wrapped up Thursday night with a season finale that finally satisfied my desire for more Sarah.

A lot of times people will say to me: “Maia, between ‘Sarah Palin’s Alaska,’ ‘Dancing With the Stars’ and ‘Amazing America,’ you’ve watched literally tens of hours of reality television featuring the Palin family. What do you really think about all of it?”...

Maia Nolan-Partnow

What do doomsday preppers and barbecue have to do with craft supplies?

Everything, as it turns out, if you're me and you're watching "Amazing America with Sarah Palin," which this week is all about taking your hobbies to the next level.

"This is a nation full of thinkers and tinkerers. And we all have our hobbies," Sarah says during the show's intro.

Indeed we do. I've got a family room full of decoupage glue that testifies to this reality. But, Sarah asks: "How do we take our ordinary pasttimes and make them extraordinary?"

The answer to this question is obvious: glitter. There's nothing in the world that can't be improved by glitter. That's why Martha Stewart makes more than six dozen different colors and varieties. Martha knows what's up...

Maia Nolan-Partnow

What do doomsday preppers and barbecue have to do with craft supplies?

Everything, as it turns out, if you’re me and you’re watching “Amazing America with Sarah Palin,” which this week is all about taking your hobbies to the next level.

“This is a nation full of thinkers and tinkerers. And we all have our hobbies,” Sarah says during the show’s intro.

Indeed we do. I’ve got a family room full of decoupage glue that testifies to this reality. But, Sarah asks: “How do we take our ordinary pasttimes and make them extraordinary?”

The answer to this question is obvious: glitter. There’s nothing in the world that can’t be improved by glitter. That’s why Martha Stewart makes more than six dozen different colors and varieties. Martha knows what’s up...

Maia Nolan-Partnow

Legacy. We all want to leave one behind. And that's what this week's episode of "Amazing America with Sarah Palin" is all about.

"What better way to do so than master an old family tradition and craft, make it better, and pass that along to our children?" Sarah asks.

Amen. In my family, this tradition and craft is alcohol. We're getting pretty good at it. My grandparents and their friends in Fairbanks used to drink VO and water. My parents and their siblings put away two handles of Jameson the night before my wedding. And my brother and I came of age on craft beers. I assume when our kids get older they'll be doing cyber shots out of intergalactic space capsules...

Maia Nolan-Partnow

Legacy. We all want to leave one behind. And that’s what this week’s episode of “Amazing America with Sarah Palin” is all about.

“What better way to do so than master an old family tradition and craft, make it better, and pass that along to our children?” Sarah asks.

Amen. In my family, this tradition and craft is alcohol. We’re getting pretty good at it. My grandparents and their friends in Fairbanks used to drink VO and water. My parents and their siblings put away two handles of Jameson the night before my wedding. And my brother and I came of age on craft beers. I assume when our kids get older they’ll be doing cyber shots out of intergalactic space capsules...

Maia Nolan-Partnow

Politicos and armchair pundits likely went to bed Thursday thinking the most amazing thing that happened in Sarah Palin's (amazing!) America that day was the former governor calling in to a local radio morning show to break her long local silence on Alaska oil tax policy and dish about the upcoming gubernatorial election.

Those people are wrong.

The most amazing (American) thing that happened in Sarah Palin's (amazing!) America on Thursday was Jerry Carroll attending a duck call contest...

Maia Nolan-Partnow

Politicos and armchair pundits likely went to bed on Thursday thinking the most amazing thing that happened in Sarah Palin’s (amazing!) America that day was the former governor calling in to a local radio morning show to break her long local silence on Alaska oil tax policy and dish about the upcoming gubernatorial election.

Those people are wrong.

The most amazing (American) thing that happened in Sarah Palin’s (amazing!) America on Thursday was Jerry Carroll attending a duck call contest...

Maia Nolan-Partnow

When Alaska State Troopers Gabriel "Gabe" Rich and Sgt. Patrick "Scott" Johnson died in the line of duty on May 1, they joined the ranks of troopers who have given their lives in service of the state of Alaska. In all, 16 Alaska State Troopers and wildlife enforcement officers have died in the line of duty, some in accidents, some during rescues, and some at the hands of criminals.

Officers Leroy Garvin Bohuslov and Gary George Wohlfeil

March 5, 1964...

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