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Half-Baked Alaska: Why's the Coldest State Such a Hotbed of Corruption?new

Before we met Sarah Palin and Ted Stevens, little did we denizens of the Lower 48 realize how truly sleazy things get up in the great wild North. Shows how much Juneau.
Boston Phoenix  |  Kara Baskin  |  11-06-2008  |  Commentary

Sarah Palin's Scary Recordnew

I've become genuinely horrified by the prospect of a Palin vice presidency. Behind her LensCrafters-model looks, I detect a backward-thinking, theocratic extremist with a serious oil addiction.
Creative Loafing (Charlotte)  |  John Grooms  |  09-17-2008  |  Commentary

We Get the Skinny on Wasilla from Someone Who Knowsnew

In South Florida's very midst lives a transplant who hails from the celebrated town of Wasilla, Alaska. He was kind enough to tell us everything we ever wanted to know about Wasilla.
New Times Broward-Palm Beach  |  Deirdra Funcheon  |  09-16-2008  |  Commentary

Big Oil Dominates the GOP, Especially in Palin's Alaskanew

The longer we discuss Sarah Palin's uterus, the more likely it is that American politics will remain distracted from the central issue of this election: whether the lords of oil will continue to control the United States as surely as they control Alaska.
Artvoice  |  Bruce Fisher  |  09-15-2008  |  Commentary

Exploring the Now-Famous Hockey-Mom Analogynew

Unless you'd like to see what the sinew and tissue inside your shoulder socket look like while you're being called a goddamned son of a bitch assface, you assface, never come between an Alaskan hockey mom and her kids.
Boston Phoenix  |  Sara Faith Alterman  |  09-11-2008  |  Commentary

Alaskan Indie Rockers on Palin: WTF?!new

The Boston Phoenix reached out to some prominent indie rockers from Wasilla, Alaska, for wisdom on vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin's sexy brand of promiscuous and vengeful conservatism.
Boston Phoenix  |  Chris Faraone  |  09-09-2008  |  Commentary

Meet Sarah Palin

How a "hockey mom" out of politics four years ago became the GOP vice presidential nominee.
Tucson Weekly  |  Krestia DeGeorge  |  08-31-2008  |  Politics

Deep Pockets Still Love Ted Stevensnew

Despite his indictment and earlier suspicions he was on the take, Alaska's Ted Stevens still has a nearly $3 million fundraising lead over his likely Democratic challenger in November, Anchorage mayor Mark Begich. Boeing, for one, has ponied up $48,000 for his re-election campaign.
Seattle Weekly  |  Rick Anderson  |  08-11-2008  |  Politics

Enviros Find Lame Excuses Not to Drill Offshore and in the Arcticnew

One of the more commonly used talking points of those who oppose drilling for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge or on the Outer Continental Shelf is that it would be at least 5 to 7 years before any ANWR or OCS crude reached U.S. refineries. It's one of the dumber arguments environmentalists and their Democratic allies in Congress make, and if you want to know why, consider how long it would take to produce an equivalent amount of fuel from any alternative source.
Boulder Weekly  |  Paul Danish  |  07-21-2008  |  Commentary

Grapes Grow in Anchorage?new

Denali Winery holds its own and then some in the "different" department: the cold-weather fruits and wildberries it uses are hardier and more persistent in their fight for survival, and the taste and finish of any of its Merlots reflect that.
San Diego CityBeat  |  Martin Jones Westlin  |  04-30-2008  |  Food+Drink

Bush's Courting of Saddamnew

George W. Bush has had several business intertwinings with the dark side, starting way back in 1974, when he was 28 years old. Each of these tales has CIA ties, which touch virtually every Bush business venture until 1990.
The Village Voice  |  Wayne Barrett and Nathan Deuel  |  10-27-2004  |  Politics

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