CHITINA – The big, muddy, always raging Copper River had shifted its channel south offshore beneath the McCarthy Road bridge, and a lot of dipnet handle was needed to reach the current […]
‘It’s the , stupid’
Messaging matters, and a year into the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic the only reasonable conclusion that can be drawn about the health messaging in this country is that it sucked. The U.S. per capita […]
Just trust us
Faith in the American mainstream media has fallen to the lowest point in 20 years on the Edelman Trust Barometer tracking attitudes toward U.S. businesses and institutions, and it takes the Russians […]
UPDATE: Anchorage Mayor Ethan Berkowitz has resigned. He issued a statement citing “unacceptable personal conduct” as the reason. The nature of that conduct remains undefined. While Duane Ose, the 78-year-old […]
New Alaska tribes?
Already home to about 40 percent of the federally recognized Indian tribes in the United States, Alaska might soon be able to claim more. The U.S. Department of the Interior wants to […]
Journalism as those over 30 have known it might not be dead yet, but it is on its death bed. Anyone who has any doubts needs to get out of his or […]
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 […]
The devil’s details
In an Anchorage court room on Tuesday, the counsel for failed Alaska newspaper publisher Alice Rogoff put on a masterful display of lawyering wrapped in a demonstration of why so many Americans […]
Newscaster Katie Couric, who inadvertently made Sarah Palin famous, is finally giving Alaska’s former, half-term governor her due for turning American politics into the shitstorm it is today.
For anyone who wonders why President Donald Trump’s regular and often erroneous rantings about “fake news” resonate so well with a certain segment of America, here’s a reason why: “Bear meat is […]