Category Archives: National News

Opinion: Sen. Sullivan, a second Korean War is a terrible idea

Last month, I ran across a quote from our own Senator Dan Sullivan in an online publication that I highly recommend, called Axios. In it, he discussed with a reporter his belief that Congress should look into an AUMF (Authorization … Continue reading

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UPDATED: ACA repeal back on the table in the Senate

UPDATE: Sen. Murkowski voted No and Sen. Sullivan voted Yes on the motion to proceed. It is important to take the time to thank Sen. Murkowski and say “shame” to Sen. Sullivan for their votes, and to urge them to … Continue reading

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Trump: televangelist or sucker?

Does anyone else remember Jim Bakker? He came to mind recently as I read an article titled The Long, Lucrative Right Wing Grift is Blowing Up in the World’s Face by Alex Pareene writing for Fusion. It’s reminiscent of Rick Perlstein’s 2012 … Continue reading

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Will the “Trump Slump” affect Juneau’s travel industry?

It seems that Pres. Trump is running the country like a business. Unfortunately for us, he’s running it like one of his businesses. A snarky article in Salon left me wondering about a serious issue for tourism. I checked around, and it seems that … Continue reading

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Teacup Reads: taking a break edition

Teacup Reads are usually focused on political articles, but this week I needed a break. So, I’m unilaterally declaring this Sunday to be a day (mostly) celebrating the non-political aspects of being a person in the here and now. Also, I’m … Continue reading

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Sen. Murkowski, Gorsuch is an exceptionally bad choice for Alaska

Yesterday, both Senator Lisa Murkowski and Senator Dan Sullivan voted to end the filibuster of Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch. You can read about what that means here, here (CN: autoplay), or here, but the reason I’m typing about it right now … Continue reading

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thanks, Don: selling out internet privacy edition

This week, Rep. Don Young voted with his party to remove protections for internet privacy. You can see the details of the specific bill at Congress.gov.

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Teacup Reads: back in town edition

I had to be out of town unexpectedly last week, and as a result, things were pretty quiet around TD.com. But, I’m back now, and I brought you a few of the most interesting pieces of political writing from around … Continue reading

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EXPIRED Action Alert: TrumpCare is bigly bad

Republicans have filed bills in both houses of Congress to “replace” ObamaCare with some version of TrumpCare, and through I’m sure you will be shocked to hear it, they’re so bad that Trump doesn’t even want his name on them. I’m … Continue reading

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Four pieces to summarize what’s up with Obamacare this morning (and a link to help you do something about it)

This is just a quick set of links so you can get the skinny on the new Congressional Republican plan for U.S. healthcare.  I grabbed two pieces of mainstream journalism and two opinion pieces to help cut through any media … Continue reading

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