Battle of the Wilderness by Kurz and Allison

For a Progressive, Signs of Hope


When Alaska was admitted as a state to these United States, back in 1959, the entire Congressional delegation was Democratic: Senator E.L. “Bob” Bartlett, Senator Ernest Gruening1 and Representative Ralph J. Rivers. It’s true that Senators Bartlett and Gruening loathed each other – Senator Bartlett’s staff referred to the Judas Tree outside the Senate Office…

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…