Category: Commentary

Size matters

Commentary Patrick “Jack” Cooper was a 16-year-old boy killed by a predatory black bear, and now some want to blame him for his own death.   There is little doubt running from […]

Worst time tax

Commentary No right-minded economist would tell a $5-billion per year government sitting on a surplus of more than $60 billion to impose an income tax during a recession. What they would suggest […]

See no news…

  Commentary   So when it comes to media perception in the U.S. today, which sin is worse: Fake news, slanted news, unreported news or badly inaccurate news never corrected? The latter […]

The slap

Commentary As a working journalist, it’s hard to avoid feeling sorry for Alaska Dispatch News reporter Nat Herz, and the box into which he has now fallen. Herz is the reporter who […]

Capital bubbles

Commentary The gridlocked Alaska Legislature has a problem, but it’s not what most Alaskans think, although then again in a way it is sort of what most Alaskans think. The Legislature’s problem […]

On courage

Courage is the rarest of human traits. It is so rare that American journalists, who work in a business where courage is most extremely rare, have a bad habit of hanging the […]

The hidden penis

Commentary In the painting that has stirred a touch of controversy in Anchorage, Alaska, a naked likeness of actor Chris Evans, the latest to play the comic-book hero Captain America, holds aloft the […]