Alaska's system of political primaries insures that only the most radical candidates will advance to November's elections. Both major parties choose the candidates who are skilled at raising money and scaring and angering voters and who often don't have a clue about how to govern. Due to our system's shortcomings, moderate candidates who can heal and lead are left in the dust following their primary losses.
In order to comprehend the dangers posed by AIMM's Nikiski monofill project, it's necessary to understand how the integrity of North Road aquifers has already been compromised.
...clearly Parnell's stance is driven by blind ideology and political ambition. This simply proves that he is no longer worthy of our trust and why we should elect a new governor who cares more about people than power. Eric Treider Solodtna
Norm Olson and Steve Chamberlain deserve our thanks for taking a stand against the AIMM Technologies Monofill project which will be sited in Nikiski. It takes guts for private individuals to take on powerful financial interests who stand to gain at the expense of the larger community. We wish them well.
...clerics for the murder of Pakistani governor Salaam Taseer, Palin and her "fair and balanced' buddies should be held accountable for today's slaughter of six, including a precious little 9-year-old girl. Eric Treider, Soldotna
...at home in the Methodist church. Folks who simply care about themselves will enjoy Sarah and Judson's Tea Party. Eric Treider, Soldotna Thanks from the animal shelter Thanks to all who donated time, energy and "stuff" for the animals. Kenai...
...killed. On the other hand, it takes much more strength and courage to try to show tolerance, understanding and forgiveness, especially when political profiteers like Sarah Palin are stoking the furnaces of vengeance. Eric Treider Soldotna
...their next term is a tactic that any smart 5-year-old can see through. If you care about your children or your grandchildren, today you'll start writing some e-mails and making some calls to our legislators. Eric Treider Soldotna
...insurance company profits come before your family's health and your financial security. Contact Murkowski and Young and tell them that we won't underwrite the lifestyles of rich and famous insurance executives anymore. Eric Treider Soldotna
...found. On the Slope, unless there is a financial incentive, they can't be counted on to "do the right thing" and drill if we simply cut taxes. Sen. Tom Wagoner's bill -- employing incentives -- is better. Eric Treider, Soldotna
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