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What others say: An important visit

Alaskans will welcome the office of the president to Alaska this month, being good hosts and hoping for an equally pleasant guest in President Obama. For both, this visit represents much responsibility.

WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court on Thursday limited the president's power to fill high-level administration posts with temporary appointments, ruling in favor of Senate Republicans in their partisan clash with President Barack Obama.
Rich Lowry: Obamacare's master of false assurance

A core competency of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is issuing false assurances. An administration about-face has left the Cabinet official looking like the Baghdad Bob of American health insurance. When Rep.
New York town enters public prayer debate

The Supreme Court will hear arguments this week about prayers in public life, this latest deliberation revolving around a case from Greece, N.Y., and the recitation of prayers during town board meetings.
Over our heads

It is a sad commentary on humans (full disclosure: I am one) that we are too often guided by selfish interests to the exclusion of the general community. Putting it another way, No Man Isn't an Island.
NLRB acts on former CPH nurse's case

The National Labor Relations Board is investigating and has requested a hearing based on the allegations of unfair labor practices filed by a former Central Peninsula Hospital nurse who was fired from his point in October of 2010. Anne Pomerantz, acting regional director of the NLRB for Region 19, said the independent federal regulatory agency has found some merit in Ray Southwell's claims against CPH.
Former prosecutor nominated for 9th Circuit appellate court

WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Clinton said Tuesday he will nominate U.S. District Judge Johnnie B. Rawlinson of Las Vegas for a seat on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9 Circuit, the nation's largest federal appeals court.
Just a knee-jerk reaction?: Trying to determine if the Army knows its left from its right

One of those odd little news stories that show up on the Internet got my attention early last week, possibly because it involved an exotic Australian animal hopping about in the Bavarian Alps, or perhaps because I could relate to some of the circumstances in the tale.


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