Jake Libbey

    Christian, husband, father, amateur-apologist and lover of good communication, our Publisher has invested countless hours bringing the Alaska Watchman to life. Jake is responsible for operations at the Watchman, advertising, and design of the website. In partnership with our Editor-in-Chief, the content for the articles on are a product of the passion, energy and synergy between Publisher and Editor-in-Chief.
    19 Posts

    9.25 > Fairbanks Endorsements

    We sent out surveys to all school board candidates in Fairbanks and based on their responses we are happy to endorse the...

    9.18 > Fixing Local Politics

    Like it or not, the Governor and his cabinet are not going to go into your town and start overriding local elected...

    9.14 > An overridden veto

    After a salient and passionate plea not to trade one offense, namely Christian principle, for another, LGBT woke culture, the Ketchikan Borough...

    A Special Land’s End Getaway

    Less than 1% of our facebook supporters actually support our efforts with donations, but another way you can support the Watchman is...

    8.21 > The War of Ideas

    The Primaries are behind us, and now we must hold the opposing views to account for what they would make of Alaska.

    8.18 > Sloganeering

    Pithy slogans are everywhere these days, but in order to be intellectually sound, you have to peel back the onion and see...

    8.14 > Public Indoctrination

    There was a time when professional teaching practices meant that teachers had to keep their private, personal political views and opinions exactly...

    8.12 > Votes Matter More

    More important than your outrage is your vote. All the protesting in the world will not replace your time in the...

    6.24 > Toppling Our Monuments

    We may choose to tear down the statues that represent both good and bad parts of our past, but that is neither...

    Alaskans should resist hypocritical calls to topple monuments

    Over the past few weeks, a small but vocal group of Alaskans have jumped on the monument toppling bandwagon. A few online petitions are calling...

    6.11 > Qualified Immunity

    In the wake of the events surrounding George Floyd's death, we must revisit this protection that ensures a slow exit of bad...

    6.7 > #BLM vs Family

    Does the BLM movement actually care about black lives, or is it a national movement with a darker agenda. In their...

    6.5 > Moral Outrage

    Let's unpack where the outrage over the death of George Floyd must begin, and where that honest look at the value and...

    5.29 > Faith is worth the fight

    Religious liberty is hard won, and clearly enshrined in the first amendment. In light of COVID shutdowns, it is alarming and...

    5.19 > On Ravi Zacharias

    The Christian world lost one of its heroes this past week with the passing of Ravi Zacharias. He was a man...

    5.14 > Lessons from Elders

    While many people are in full-blown panic mode surrounding COVID-19, the oldest generation is generally content and much happier than their less-at-risk...

    5.1 > Banning Books

    The national news is hysterical over the supposed banning of a few literary classics in Mat-Su. But did they get the...

    4.27 > A Tale of Two Executives

    The Mayor of Anchorage, and the Governor of Alaska: two leaders who are handling Coronavirus mandates in two very different ways.

    Personal feelings cannot be a shared foundation for law

    I watched the lawsuit and litigation play out this summer between the City of Anchorage and the Downtown Hope Center. The entire incident leading...


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