We can protect these rights in Alaska. But that depends on who you elect. As the only pro-choice Governor’s candidate in this race, I’ve been an ally on choice my whole legislative career. I’ll remain one. I wouldn’t question those whose religious and personal values take them to a different conclusion. But I’ll always be honest about my values.
There, it’s abundantly clear that the rhetoric on the extreme right is only growing more extreme—and doing so quickly—even as cases of covid-19 continue to fall.
You can almost hear the sighs of relief across Alaska each time oil prices tick up. This is good for Alaska, right? Actually, no. Because instead of forcing us to diversify our economy. This blip allows us to kick back, relax, and continue our monogamous relationship with oil–when we really need to be dating around.
The last round of redistricting lawsuits didn’t do much to answer the question of what precisely a compact, contiguous and relatively socioeconomically integrated district should look like.
“I will say that there are times when you just have to say the emperor has no clothes and I think today is one of those days.”
It’s largely a masterclass in manipulation: I’m letting you in on a secret; They are not telling you the truth; We’re just pursuing the Truth.
It will waste resources better spent on other efforts. And it will jeopardize the progressive majority on the Anchorage Assembly.
Save for a handful of hearings by the underappreciated House Ways and Means Committee, the special session has done little except wear out what little patience remains in the Legislature, run up per diem payments and drive a wedge between the already-related-in-name-only moderate and far-right Republicans.
Its’ becoming increasingly clear that the plan is to make the job of serving the public so difficult and hostile that it’ll drive away anyone not ready to rubberstamp Bronson’s agenda.
We need to work with leaders and experts from local communities, to calmly get people in those communities the truth instead of riling up opposition to safe practices. This week the Governor did the opposite, writing an Op-Ed blaming others for this state’s mounting illness and death toll. He painted a rosy picture of where Alaska is. Here are facts he left out in praising the job he’s done.