News analysis Inefficiency is the bane of business and the boom of local economies. Alaskans in territorial days understood. As Bob Bartlett, the Territory of Alaska’s delegate to the U.S. Senate, observed […]
FAIRBANKS – A lot has changed in this northern frontier city of nine lives since the black gold started flowing south from Alaska’s Prudhoe Bay more than 40 years ago. As with […]
Do you want to know what journalists think? Or would you prefer they keep their views hidden and let you guess at their opinions?
The nature of human kind is that the more we learn the less we know. Once we knew the earth was flat, and we were wrong. Once we knew the universe […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
Some days if you are a journalist, you are forced to write a story you don’t want to write but know you must. This is one such story. I had hoped other […]
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 […]
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 […]