MARK STOPHA

My Turn: Hurray for Democrats! Hurray for Republicans! Love, your BFF, Big Money

Alaska politics are anything if not delicious. In no big surprise, the race for governor will be Big Money versus Big Money. In the corner of Big Oil is Governor Parnell, fresh off the victorious defeat of Ballot Measure 1. Read more

Letter: A Christmas present from Sen. Begich

Recently, on Alaska News Nightly, Sen. Mark Begich said he supported the federal budget. He said he was glad to see "Good funding for our military" but was not happy about declining money for veterans benefits. Read more

My Turn: The election's ballot proposition to ponder

There are two propositions on the ballot in the October elections. Proposition 1 is a bond issue tied to future sales tax revenue. Proposition 2 solicits voter approval for a 1 percent sales tax. Read more

Standing your ground: President Obama's foreign policy

By borrowing one of Florida's laws, President Obama is employing his drone and cyber warfare program as part of an ingenious reelection campaign. Since the programs are officially classified, Congress cannot publicly debate them. Read more

Union war

By virtue of my state job, I am a member of the AFSME union, a part of the AFL-CIO. My union was the first to endorse Barack Obama for the presidency in the 2008 election. We endorsed him again in December. Read more

US must not invade Iran

When we invaded Iraq, President Bush and war supporters said, "This is not another Vietnam." President George W. Bush expected the war to end quickly. But as it dragged on, another difference became apparent. Read more

War is war, change wasn't change

In a Jan. 31,2012 Juneau Empire "My Turn" column, Deborah Craig states that the GOP feeds us "a steady diet of misinformation and skewed views despite the facts: Iraq did not have weapons of mass destruction, nor instigate 9/11. The U.S. Read more

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