Category Archives: Opinion

Chair’s Corner: Finding the DNC’s message

I’m a political junkie, plain and simple. I read and watch far too much political insight and analysis. Some of it is actually useful information I should know about, such as how much the Russians interfered in our 2016 national … Continue reading

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Opinion: More Democrats should volunteer for CBJ boards

Keeping our community operating smoothly requires many people working together. Naturally, a lot of these people are paid employees, but a surprisingly large number of our fellow citizens volunteer their time to help keep things running. From our hospital to … Continue reading

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Opinion: A newcomer’s perspective on Juneau’s election

This month’s election prompted one new Juneauite to consider the differences between his new community and his old one. Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Paul! – Mary As a newcomer to Juneau it’s hard for me to say what is … Continue reading

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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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Opinion: local elections are important so please vote

The short version of today’s article is this: our local election this week will determine four important things – our sales tax rate, whether use of the lowest qualified bidder* is always required in CBJ contracts, 1/3 of our Assembly, … Continue reading

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Opinion: Local elections make a difference in your life

In 2016, Juneau voters made decisions about marijuana laws and a 3% local tax. Well, actually, 1 out of every 3 Juneau voters made that decision, because only 33.5% of us voted. I’d like to see that change.

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another serious ACA repeal attempt under way

Last summer, I wrote about the Senate’s ACA-busting Better Care Reconciliation Act: “Remember: Republicans cannot give up on this, they can only hope to wear us down.” Well, they are at it again with the Cassidy-Graham bill, and it is … Continue reading

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Year of Kindness: thanks for supporting Front Street Clinic!

The Tongass Democrats’ Year of Kindness event for Front Street Clinic officially happened at the beginning of August. Our largest drive, organized by The Amazing Jenny and staffed by her and other volunteer Democrats, was at Foodland IGA during the … Continue reading

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Opinion: the joyous work of citizenship

“All of us, regardless of party, should throw ourselves into that work — the joyous work of citizenship. Not just when there’s an election, not just when our own narrow interest is at stake, but over the full span of a … Continue reading

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Chair’s Corner: Shine in the Darkness

As I mentioned last time, I recently had the opportunity to visit with Jon Bauman, who you may remember as “Bowzer” of the musical group and TV show Sha Na Na.) The morning Jon and I met, the U.S. Senate … Continue reading

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