Fun Stuff

Tis the Season for character assassination in Alaska politics

This day also marks the zenith of October Surprise season. In case you haven’t noticed it, campaigns, independent expenditure groups, and political parties over the last few days have begun airing their opposition research files and have unleashed scathing attacks on their opponents.

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Local Politics

Flynn Offers Theatrics, Anchorage Deserves Substance

ll those kneeling to raise awareness for racial inequity, from sports stars to an Anchorage Assemblyman, claim that they mean not to offend anyone but really just want to create a public conversation on the subject. They then immediately and irresponsibility depart the public stage when the heavy lifting begins of creating public spaces for such “productive” and inevitably uncomfortable discussions.

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State Politics

Obsess With Us On Way-Too-Early Absentee Return Numbers In Alaska

A fair warning, we are about to examine some really, really early absentee ballot return numbers in Alaska. Political analysts on both sides of the aisle have warned us about taking too much from them and so we pass that caution on to you. However, if you are like us, you just need to know what those numbers say anyway, right?

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The Feds

Joe Miller Deploys New Ad Strategy

Two new ads released by his campaign in the last week show a nuanced strategy in the final three weeks of his run for U.S. Senate that might surprise the casual observer and validate Miller’s “closer” reputation .

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