Young No More


The Alaska Dispatch News reports that Congressman Don Young (R, Senility) has announced he is running for another term. Young said, in a video from his office, “I like what I do. I’m good at what I do. I’m right for Alaska.” Of the the sentences, only the second is testable. Let’s look at a specific instance.…

The Nightmare Scenario


Sean “Captain Zero” Parnell is running for another term as Alaska’s Governor. But that’s not the nightmare scenario. No, the Nightmare Scenario is if Captain Zero wins, and U.S. Rep. Don Young dies or otherwise leaves office. And then Captain Zero appoints himself to the vacant seat. Piffle, you say, can’t happen? Consider the facts. We…