Oiled Double-crested Cormorant

A Glimpse at the Chukchi’s Future


Shell Oil, a company with an indisputable, proven record of incompetence in the Arctic, has been approved by the Department of the Interior to drill for oil in the the Chukchi Sea. What could possibly go wrong? Let’s recall Shell and its contractors have admitted to falsifying records, discharging polluted water and violations of the environmental laws…

The State of Alaska Economy. Don't worry. Senators Chenault and Kelly are in charge

Rearranging the Deck Chairs


The phrase, “Rearranging the deck chairs on the Titanic” is usually credited to Rogers Morton, President Gerald Ford’s campaign manager, after Ford had lost five of six 1976 primary elections. There’s some evidence that it was used even earlier, in 1972, when the New York Times wrote, “Administrators [at Lincoln Center] are running around straightening out deck chairs…