Politifact and Facebook have now spent six weeks chasing the phantom of “fake news” and found the problem inherent in the human species. People, by and large, are prone to believe what […]
“Drop Zone” Bill Fulton, the one-time FBI operative who helped derail Alaskan Joe Miller’s seemingly guaranteed journey to the U.S. Senate, now has a book on the way. “Blood of Patriots: How […]
The woman from Wasilla who once declared that in politics “don’t retreat, reload” has claimed victory in the wake of the election of President Donald Trump and withdrawn from the field […]
Alaska Business Monthly editor Susan Harrington thought the edge had gone off the country’s gender war until the magazine ran a cover with a man mimicking the iconic Rosie the Riveter poster […]
A death spiral
Commentary America, we have a problem. The moderator of the great public debate so vital to the functioning of a democracy has allowed itself to be compromised. Yes, we’re talking about […]
Who got your fish?
For decades now, Cook Inlet fishermen of all stripes have been feuding bitterly over shares of the annual return of sockeye salmon, and now comes an indication that all that time they […]
The truth police
Commentary The new truthers have latched onto “fake news,” and the need to clean up the internet. It is a good and holy cause, but the people invested in this idea are […]
Cold, dark and dying
December in Alaska is always a grim time of year buoyed only temporarily by holiday cheer. The shortening of the days is impossible to avoid. Nine-to-5ers can go from home to […]
Russia at it again?
Commentary Is it possible Russia is trying to co-opt Americans with fake news once again as the Washington Post charged shortly after president-elect Republican Donald Trump upset Democrat candidate Hillary Clinton in […]
Commentary “We have met the enemy and he is us.” Pogo American journalism is dying, and it’s about time journalists own up to their part in this disaster. Time to peer in […]