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F-35s to Fairbanks: Good News/Bad News


Good News: The Department of Defense has announced that it will locate two squadrons of F-35 jet fighters at Eielson AFB. Eielson is saved! Bad News: It isn’t happening until 2020. Good News: Hot, powerful new jets in Alaska. Bad News: Yeah, but they are the hideously over-priced, deeply flawed F-35s. Good News: 2,576 new folks…

Senator Lisa Murkowski, Climate Change Denier (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Pandering, Politics and Slow Motion Disasters


As WC has noted before, he has extremely low expectations for Alaska politicians. But, as hard as it may be to accomplish, Alaska’s delegation to the U.S. Senate consistently manages to sink even lower than WC’s sub-basement level hopes. The recent vote on a measure aimed at blocking the Environmental Protection Agency’s climate change regulations for…

Captain Zero and that Other an Sullivan

Captain Zero Loses Again – Bonus Edition


The evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones. – William Shakespeare, Julius Caesar, Act III, Scene 2 Alaska denied former Governor Sean “Captain Zero” Parnell another term. And good riddance. But his pernicious policies and idiot ideas linger. His evil deeds live on. One of Captain Zero’s many…