The Biden White House seems tempted by two truly terrible ideas.

It took nearly 3 1/2 months for the District of Columbia medical examiner's office to announce a cause of death for Capitol Police Officer Brian Sicknick, who helped defend the Capitol during the Jan. 6 riot and died the next day in a local hospital. The medical examiner ruled that Sicknick …

The way it usually works out, organized labor is aligned with the Democrats, and big business is closely connected to the GOP. And it is true that the Dems still march in lockstep with those who are the employees, by and large.

Why do the Russians need to bother spreading disinformation when our own domestic sources do a much better job at it? We just went through a four-year national obsession with Kremlin disinformation. It supposedly swayed the 2016 presidential election.

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For the past few weeks I’ve been writing a piece on investigative journalist David Holthouse and his new Hulu documentary ‘Sasquatch’ that just premiered on 4/20; a horrific tale of a bigfoot terrorizing the cannabis growers of Mendocino County. As my intrigue on the subject was growing, I k…

Colorado’s elections are a bipartisan success story, so when Major League baseball responded to Georgia’s new voting restrictions by moving the All-Star Game to Denver, it couldn’t have made a better choice.

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I'm a cis bi guy in my 40s who doesn’t have a lot of experience with other men. I'm happily married to a wonderful woman who knows I'm bi, and while we're presently monogamous, we've talked about opening things up in the future. If that happens, I'd like to casually hook up with a guy once i…

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ARIES (March 21-April 19): Poet Allen Ginsberg despairingly noted that many people want MORE MORE MORE LIFE, but they go awry because they allow their desire for MORE MORE MORE LIFE to fixate on material things—machines, possessions, gizmos, and status symbols. Ginsberg revered different kin…

“It gave me an inner joy, an open mindedness, a gratefulness, open eyes and an internal sensitivity for the miracles of creation. I think that in human evolution it has never been as necessary to have this substance LSD. It is just a tool to turn us into what we are supposed to be.” — Albert…

1.    The U.S. military is the largest institutional polluter in the world. Since 2001, the U.S. military has emitted 1.2 billion metric tons of greenhouse gases, equivalent to the annual emissions of 257 million cars on the road. The U.S. Department of Defense is the largest institutional c…

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The system is rigged and it shows little, if any, sign of changing. Still, there’s always hope that Alaska’s system of wildlife management will one day be transformed into something that more closely reflects the values of most Alaska residents, though I’m less and less confident it will hap…

The one thing that Anchorage’s Tent City Alehouse has on the other multi-brewery craft beer destinations in town is untold variety from the far corners of our state. This translates into beers you can’t get anywhere else unless you go directly to these select, typically non-distributing brew…

Raising children is very rewarding, but it is emotionally, physically, mentally, and financially draining. As parents, we have to provide and guide our children toward becoming kind responsible healthy adults with compassion, love, and a drive that empowers them. This is a 24/7 responsibilit…

One of my late brother’s hobbies during recent years was to buy unusual news photographs made available when newspapers put their collections of old shots up for sale.

I went to check the gauge on Crying Ridge Creek. The numbers, having gone to outer space and back, said it must be flooded, but ice has a way of working its way into these things and then they can’t be trusted. The gage was correct, though, the creek was flooded. No water in yards, just a bi…

A White House "fact sheet" tells us that "the President is committed to taking action to reduce all forms of gun violence."

On March 29, the Libertarian Party of Kentucky issued a tweet that aroused considerable controversy (not least among partisan Libertarians themselves):

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There was only one road, but I was lost. My truck radio had stopped working. I hadn’t seen another vehicle for hours, and I was driving toward an immense brown mushroom cloud unfurling like a shroud over horizon and sky. My predominant thought: “What the hell am I doing here?” 

The 2020-21 United States Senate runoff elections in Georgia, Those that led to the election of Jon Ossoff and Rev. Raphael Warnock, were the most expensive Senate Races in U.S. History. They were also a prime example of how a plan that’s too cute by half, backfires.

New York City Council candidate Alexa Aviles asserts that "the free market will never provide decent housing for all, and we should stop pretending otherwise" ("The Free Market Will Never Provide Decent Housing for All," The Indypendent, April 2). Who's pretending?

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In modern America, we periodically offer up white men as human sacrifices to the PC gods. Among our benefactions: Jake Gardner, Kyle Rittenhouse, Darren Wilson, the Duke lacrosse players, University of Virginia fraternity members, Stacey Koon and Mark Fuhrman.

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Jim Crow is not a real person. He’s a fictional character invented by a white guy for demeaning performances in minstrel shows. But for generations of Black Americans, Jim Crow is very real and ever present in their lives. It evolved into the name given to whites’ grudging end to slavery, or…

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President Joe Biden is so committed to bipartisan cooperation and fact-based governance that he’s launched an ignorant and incendiary attack on the new Georgia voting law. Biden says the new law is “Jim Crow in the 21st century” and “an un-American law to deny people the right to vote.”It’s …

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Gov. Mike Dunleavy claims that that Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals “can try to eliminate the Second Amendment, but I won’t let that happen on my watch.”

ARIES (March 21-April 19): Author Susan Sontag defined "mad people" as those who "stand alone and burn." She said she was drawn to them because they inspired her to do the same. What do you think she meant by the descriptor "stand alone and burn"? I suspect she was referring to strong-willed…

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Things are looking up in Alaska’s fight against Covid-19. We’re on the national stage as a role model with nearly a third of the state’s residents having received at least one vaccine dose. Officials have loosened indoor dining restrictions. And the state gave salons, fitness centers, and th…

Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene, never one to shy away from controversy, drafted legislation that would, if passed (not bloody likely), codify a four-year moratorium on all immigration and ramp up deportations. There’s no mention of commandeering Rothchild-financed space lasers to shoot …

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Many of us remember when Alaska was prosperous and safe, and opportunity abounded. That was when my parents moved here. My dad became a union electrician and my mom helped start up Prudhoe Bay. Life was hard at times—my parents were even homeless and living in a tent for a while. But they in…

I was kicking around on Instagram the other day, and chanced across a video post by Reid McDonald, one of the principals at Odd Man Rush Brewing in Eagle River. It was odd. He was in the brewery tasting room bathroom.

I've been with my boyfriend for 2.5 years and we have a great relationship—or so I thought. Last week, I snooped on my boyfriend's browser history and I don't know what to do with what I found. I'm a longtime reader and Savage Lovecast listener SO I KNOW WHAT I DID WAS WRONG. I believe my ac…

With her resignation Monday as administration commissioner and the official start of her U.S. Senate campaign, Kelly Tshibaka posted a letter to Gov. Mike Dunleavy that is at least 11 pages long, exaggerating how much she has saved the state. 

Rules-Based Order?Secretary of State Antony Blinken said he knew, going into the first face-to-face meetings with China’s top two foreign affairs officials on March 17, that “we are fundamentally at odds.” Bad omen. The opening session was evidently just below a shouting match, lacking both …

What’s notable now, in this long, white winter, is the enduring absence of familiarity. Even that which is familiar seems strange. The full moon pulls more than it pushes, and it finally floated the stuck ship. Here, too, it pulls light from the snow-covered Chugach, but that pastel drape bi…

A lot of people have been asking if I’m all right lately. I’m not. So I’ve responded to almost no one, and I don’t feel great about that. But it’s not the sort of thing I’m generally truthful about. It’s one of my most dishonest qualities. Sometimes I’d wonder how I could joke with customers…

Chag Pesach Sameach, Senator. 

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ARIES (March 21-April 19): Playwright August Strindberg (1849–1912) was a maverick innovator who loved to experiment with plot and language. One of his stories takes place in a dream and the hero is the Christ-like daughter of a Vedic god. He once said that he felt "an immense need to become…

Before I proceed, I want to express my deepest condolences to the victims of recent tragedies and their families. My intent is not to belittle such loss but rather to satirize the goofy policies that over inflate their ability to solve this complex and troubling issue.

Senate Republicans fail to face the Reinbold problem they created

On April 7, 2017, less than four years ago, a majority of Democrats in the U.S. Senate joined a majority of Republicans to sign a letter supporting the filibuster. The letter, to Senate leaders Mitch McConnell and Charles Schumer, began: "We are writing to urge you to support our efforts to …

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President Joe Biden’s immigration bill will put virtually all illegal immigrants on a bullet train to citizenship, provided that they meet the onerous requirement of claiming to have entered the country before Jan. 1, 2021. Only terrorists and convicted felons are excluded — at least in theo…

How is the first hundred days of a presidency like Valentine's Day? Valentine's is a Hallmark concoction; the first hundred days is a news concoction -- a reason for papers, magazines, broadcasters, narrowcasters, social media and anti-social media to ramp up entire sections of their papers …

Joe Biden has signed what may well end up being the biggest accomplishment of his presidency, an enormous $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill. With his other priorities likely to molder in the Senate, the spending will probably stand as a signature statement of Biden's approach to governance -- …

For millennia, it was considered normal for strong tribes to conquer, pillage and subjugate weaker ones.

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In its current form, the US Senate delaying tactic called the “filibuster” hangs on a rule requiring 60 votes for “cloture.” Simply put, it takes 51 Senators to pass a bill, but before that it takes the consent of 60 Senators to end debate and actually get to a final majority vote.

It’s cooler than some of us would prefer. La Niña showed her cold ocean all right. Every couple of days the wind pushes fresh snow back into the cracks and crevices where the sun had been melting it away. In the basement, I lift a weighted barbell as far as my arms will reach and back down t…

"Dozens of young White House staffers have been suspended, asked to resign or placed in a remote work program," The Daily Beast reports,  "due to past marijuana use."

Deb Haaland has been confirmed as head of the Department of the Interior. A Native American congresswoman and, as she describes herself, 35th-generation New Mexican, has been given the reins of the department that has essentially been at war, not simply with her people but with the planet it…

A young man who is described as both deeply religious and addicted to sex committed a crime, but is it a crime of hate?

A male friend—not my best friend but a close one—told me his wife was really attracted to me, another male, and asked if I was attracted to her. His wife is an incredibly hot woman and I thought it was a trick question. I read your column and listen to the Savage Lovecast, Dan, so I know the…

Attorney General Treg Taylor offered an absurd explanation Monday for why he and Gov. Mike Dunleavy failed to require a public interest waiver for former Chief of Staff Ben Stevens, now gone to a more lucrative post at ConocoPhillips.