From this view, watching the mainstream media finally discover the depth of the dishonesty emanating from the Obama White House calls to mind the second-most famous line in the American classic “Die Hard.”
The Affordable Care Act is getting closer to implementation, less than half a year. But there are a great many questions still lingering and no clear road map from the Obama administration as the clock ticks.
Between 60 and 70 percent of Alaska’s seafood is exported to customers around the globe, and the strength of foreign currencies against the U.S. dollar plays a big role in annual sales.
On the opposite page you’ll find that Rep. Les Gara has his knickers in a twist over the spurt of positive news flowing from the North Slope in the aftermath of the latest legislative session that ended with passage of a comprehensive oil tax reform bill.
Alaska’s rural communities will lose out after a backdoor move to preserve the status quo in the state scallop fishery backfired in the closing days of the legislative session.
King salmon research money made it through the Alaska legislature this session but most other fish bills flopped.
Back when I was still writing speeches and giving policy advice to naïve candidates foolish enough to listen to me, I once told a young, first-time congressional candidate who was depressed about all the negative attacks coming his way that you can tell a lot about a man by the enemies he attracts. Such was the case with Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher.
Not that relations between commercial and sport stakeholders in Cook Inlet weren’t frosty prior to the vote, but the campaign waged against Bristol Bay setnetter Webster by the Kenai River Sportfishing Association is yet another chill to any hope of thawing the perpetual conflict now exacerbated by low returns of Kenai River kings.
As the managing editor of the Journal for a little less than a year, I can say with certainty that no project undertaken over that time can compare with choosing our annual Top Forty Under 40 class. I can also say with equal certainty that no other project has been as rewarding.