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What others say: In light of ruling, Alaska dropping same-sex marriage appeal

...to press on.It was an odd explanation given the fact Mr. Richards serves at the governor's pleasure, but sometimes in politics one learns not to expect a straight answer. Regardless, after Friday's decision the administration appeared to see the...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-06-29/what-others-say-in-light-of-rulin
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Op-ed: Same-sex marriage is only the beginning

...the law. He allowed that even then there were no "guarantees" a justice would remain conservative.If the zeitgeist and politics are more persuasive to some justices than the Constitution and the intent of the Founders, then justices should be held accountable...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-06-29/op-ed-same-sex-marriage-is-only-t
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Op-ed: The Southern lie

...things, the South simply got richer. It's amazing what earning enough money to have a substantial tax bite will do to your politics.The father of the Republican Southern strategy was that racist old coot Dwight Eisenhower, who - is it possible to wrap...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-06-28/op-ed-the-southern-lie
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Op-ed: The pope, the globe and the facts

...near the end of the encyclical, he confesses that "the Church does not presume to settle scientific questions or to replace politics." Which is it?Francis also admonishes the world's wealthier nations to open their wallets and give to the poor. The...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-06-27/op-ed-the-pope-the-globe-and-the-
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Op-ed: The end of the Clinton coalition

...the death of the coalition and style of politics that twice made her husband president...going to do it by recapitulating the politics of Bill. He hewed to the political center...rhetoric of unity, Obama depends on a politics that writes off much of the country and...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-06-10/op-ed-the-end-of-the-clinton-coal
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Politics gets even more local

All politics is local, and lately, some politics is more local than others.This past week, the Kenai City Council debated an ordinance that would allow non-city residents to serve on the city's Planning and Zoning Commission, the body...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-06-06/politics-gets-even-more-local
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Op-ed: The falso god of politics

...ruins.We are more sophisticated today. Moderns don't bow to Zeus. Many of us, though, put our faith in the false god of politics, despite its track record of not being able to achieve all of the things we project upon it.The late comedian George Carlin...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-05-23/op-ed-the-falso-god-of-politics
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Op-ed: The front-runner in name only

...just invaded Afghanistan, and Saddam Hussein still ruled Iraq. It was a political epoch ago.If timing is everything in politics, Bush has, among other things, a timing problem. He had an exemplary record as a conservative reformer in Florida almost...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-06-17/op-ed-the-front-runner-in-name-on
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Op-ed: The shame game

...Obama, he makes no apologies for refusing to play schmooze politics. Yes, the game is disgusting, but that's how it is played...about their lack of political courage?This goes far beyond politics. As a society, few in business show even a tad of remorse...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-06-16/op-ed-the-shame-game
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Op-ed: The two-wheeler dealers

...maker for the local yokels who have turned profit-making politics into a real art form. It's understandable that the state...candidate strikes many as a sham shame. So far, nobody in the politics biz is willing to do away with this ritual. As a result...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-06-09/op-ed-the-two-wheeler-dealers
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