Bumpersticker, Cordova, Alaska, Photographer Uknown

Cordova and the Copper River Highway


Even today you can see the bumperstickers around Cordova: There is not and never has been a road from Cordova to the rest of the world. There used to be a railroad from Cordova through Chitina to McCarthy, the Copper River & Northwestern Railroad. Cordova exists because of the railroad and the $200 million in…

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

Murkowski’s Ignorance: Add Ecology to the List


A section of the 2016 federal budget, inserted by Senator Lisa Murkowski (R, Write-In), forbids the Fish and Wildlife Service from moving cattle off Chirikof and Wosnesenski Islands in the Alaska Maritime National Wildlife Refuge. “Where?” you say? “Whatever,” you say? No, you should care, because it is a classic illustration of Senator Murkowski’s two most serious flaws. She assumes she is…