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…

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…