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John Havelock is an Anchorage attorney and university scholar.
The PFD is not the root of the state’s budget problem; the root of the state’s problem is the absence of a sustaining tax base.
Advocacy of “America First,” the implied supremacy of a narrowly defined American national interest, is damaging not only to international relations but also to America’s future.
Few people will feel a pinch from a state income tax. But it’s still true that we’re all supposed to hate taxes and bury consciousness of all the free stuff we are getting.
A cabinet officer is always doing some work. Do you think he or she is reading the airline magazine?
The obvious course for the disillusioned Republican is alliance with like-minded independents and moderate Democrats within that party, even if the less moderate appear to be trying to swing to the socialist enchantments of a comprehensive welfare floor common in Western Europe.
The unquenchable quest for power will always push to degrade democracy. Maybe in Alaska we can make a start for America, set an example of pushing back.
George Hayes and Avrum "Av" Gross may not be household names in Alaska, but they tried some of the cases that made the state what it is today.
This man has been steadily reducing the historic leadership roles of the United States, including our country’s exemplary commitment to democracy, a global economy and international cooperation.
Alaska and the rest of the nation benefit by an international trade system that is stable and reliable.
One of the lessons of Vietnam is not to fight an unwinnable war without end.