Category: Commentary

Oh crap

  If mountain climbers crap in the Alaska wilderness, does anyone notice? Only if the news leaks out. Then in the brave, new world of super-hyped jour-no-lism, look out.

Fair-undrum

News analysis The commendable thing about humanity is that humans, at least many of them, believe in the fundamental, philosophical ideals of equality, justice and fairness. But what happens in a complex […]

What truth?

In these post-truth times, it is interesting to ponder what would happen if these tenuously United States managed to create a society wherein truth wholly ceased to matter. What would be shape […]

Journalicide

s   Alaska journalism is enjoying a good, old-fashioned, coming-out party as the mainstream media loses all pretense of objectivity under the crushing weight of the internet. Kevin Baird, a former legislative […]

Know nothin’

A long time has passed since Dick Griffith, a legendary Alaska outdoor adventurer now in his 90s, observed that “you young guys….eat too much and you don’t know nothin’.” As a journalist […]