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Bob Franken: Spreading violence

...counterproductive. It's obviously immoral. But, frankly, it does get people's attention. Why else would public officials, at the urging of the frightened rich people who put them into office, suddenly pay attention to the irrefutable...
Cal Thomas: Another signpost on the road to destruction

...athletes, heirs and heiresses, perpetrators and victims, millionaires and billionaires, and, later, disgraced public officials, pitchmen and anchormen, radio and TV talkers, sitcom stars, drama stars, game show hosts, chefs, bloggers...
Walker orders AK LNG review

...ExxonMobil spokeswoman Kim Jordan said, "We have spoken with the governor but we do not comment on our discussions with public officials."BP spokeswoman Dawn Patience said, "We've always supported the state being involved in this on an equal basis...
What others say: No more hidden messages

...the public's bidding in shadowed back alleys.If public officials are to be held accountable for their actions, the...been visible to Alaskans.Email communications by public officials are supposed to be documented and archived for future...
Legislators push back on Walker gas plan

...sponsors, which include her. "It is a long-standing rule in the Legislature never to impugn the character of another public official. We expect everyone to have good motives. Legislators were disappointed to see the governor say what he did...
Open secrets

...assures us that Hillary was abiding by "the letter and the spirit" of regulations designed to make the conduct of public officials as, uh, public as possible. Perhaps the letter was accommodated, but the Clintons have a history of often thinly...
For 2015, resolve to be a better community member

...Chances are that someone is looking for feedback on a topic with which you are familiar. Share your opinion. Public officials frequently make decisions based on input from just the few people most passionate about an issue. The vast majority...
Bob Franken: The United States of Amnesia

...that any more than they accept the concept of fair economic opportunity in the United States. Can we bank on our public officials representing our interests? Certainly not when our political election system is so totally under the control of...
While it may not be required, public disclosure is the best practice know how those decisions are being made - and who is influencing them. Quite frankly, if there's something a public official is reluctant to disclose to the public, especially when it involves gifts from prominent lobbying and advocacy organizations...
Militia head seeks delay in federal appeal

FAIRBANKS (AP) - The Alaska militia leader convicted of conspiracy to murder public officials is seeking a second delay for filing briefs in his appeal.The attorney for Schaeffer Cox of Fairbanks, Myra Sun, is asking...


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