Joel Davidson

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One of the most influential black Americans is rarely mentioned by the mainstream media during the annual Black History Month celebrations in February. This month, however, a new movie about conservative U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas will show for a limited time in Anchorage at the Regal Tikahtnu Theater from Feb. 21-27. “Created Equal: Clarence Thomas in his own words” features Justice Thomas and his wife, Virginia, who were interviewed for more than 30 hours,...

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The following events provide concrete ways to impact Alaska for the common good. To add an event to this list, please send us an email at editor@alaskawatchman.com. BRAVELY SPEAKING OF RACISM The next Brave Conversations is Feb. 27, 6 p.m., at 12100 Coffee and Communitas in Anchorage. The monthly conversation group will tackle the topic of racism. The first hour features a panel presentation, and the second hour is set aside for a “mix-match” activity...

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A new study from Gallup reports that 90% of Americans would vote for a presidential candidate who happened to be black, Catholic, Hispanic, Jewish or a woman. The number drops to eight in 10 who would vote for candidates who are evangelical Christian, gay or lesbian. Only about 65% would vote an atheist. Just one group – socialists – received majority opposition, with less than half of Americans (45%) saying they would choose a socialist...

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The upcoming Marvel superhero movie, “The Eternals,” will include a romantic moment between two male characters. Actor Haaz Sleiman mentioned that it is important “to show how loving and beautiful a queer family can be,” reported LifeSiteNews.com. In real life, Sleiman identifies as a homosexual. As LifeSiteNews reported last year, Marvel specifically sought out an actor who is same-sex attracted for the movie. According to an article published by MSN, “Inclusion of a same-sex romance...

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The House State Affairs Committee in Juneau is set to hear a bill on Thursday, Feb. 20 that deals with prostitution and sex trafficking. The bill will be heard at 3 p.m. and will be teleconferenced. No public testimony, however, will be taken. House Bill 225 and its accompanying Senate Bill 156 were introduced at the bequest of Gov. Mike Dunleavy. These identical bills create stiff penalties for sex traffickers, especially those abusing minors. They would...

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On Feb. 18, members of the Health & Social Services Committee in the Alaska House sat through a presentation featuring teenagers from Anchorage and Juneau who have been recruited and trained by Planned Parenthood to disseminate the abortion business’ line on abortion access and LGBTQ ideology to school age children around Alaska. Teen Council is a program launched by Planned Parenthood to use teenagers to deliver the abortion business’ sexuality advice to students. As part...

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Seven senators in the Alaska Legislature are now co-sponsors of a resolution stating that Alaska’s Constitution cannot be construed as establishing a right to abortion. On Feb. 14, Republicans Senators David Wilson of Wasilla, Mia Costello of Anchorage and Mike Shower of Wasilla joined Sen. Donny Olson, D-Golovin as co-sponsors of Sen. Shelley Hughes’ Senate Joint Resolution 13, which states that nothing in the State Constitution may be “construed to secure or protect a right...

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An Alaska think tank just released a policy brief showing that while education spending in the state has skyrocketed, academic achievement has plummeted. The Alaska Policy Forum (AFP) released its study on Feb. 13. Authored by David Boyle, APF’s senior education fellow, the report notes that education advocacy groups have been extremely successfully in securing increased money for Alaska’s kindergarten through 12th grade system. Educational unions, advocacy groups and school districts have spent little time...

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A coalition of left leaning groups have the green light to continue their campaign to remove duly elected Gov. Mike Dunleavy from office. On Feb. 14, the Alaska Supreme Court ruled that the Recall Dunleavy campaign could begin its attempt to gather more than 71,000 signatures to put the question to a statewide vote. The high court did not, however, rule on the merits of the recall effort and will hear oral arguments in the...

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