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Dealing Badly with Change


it’s probably partly the head cold, but WC has been a little cranky lately. To a considerable extent, it’s dealing badly with change: Aaron Johnson has apparently abandoned his wonderful What the Duck, one of WC’s favorite web cartoons. The last new cartoon was in August. It was pretty good, but it’s getting a little…

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A Few Words About Public Radio


Some years ago, in another of the Legislature’s overreactions to a budget crisis, when the price of crude oil crashed, WC and Robert Hannon recorded a PR spot. WC described listening to an APRN story reporting on the first whale taken at Barrow that spring, and the excitement in the whaling captain’s voice. WC pointed…

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A Funny Kind of “Transparency”


The current session of the Alaska Legislature is scheduled to end April 19, 2015. And Alaskans still haven’t seen the proposed capital budget. We’re more than nine-tenths of the way through the session, and there is no substantive bill. There’s talk. Governor Walker proposed a capital budget, but the State Senate has blown it off.…

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Purely an Act of Self-Defense, Part 3


As WC mentioned recently, WC is a lawyer. Which means at social occasions, everyone WC sees is overcome with the urge to tell a lawyer joke. In self defense, WC began collecting the things. Nothing stops a would-be wit better than responding to his or her lawyer joke with two or three of your own.…