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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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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 Dunleavy recall effort is all pomp and circumstance, but the raging of the left because they lost the election just might get them a chance for a special election to remove our duly governor this summer. According to Ballotpedia, the recall effort has until June 8, 2022 to submit 71,252 more signatures to get his name on the ballot for recall. And all this can proceed even while the merits of the recall effort...

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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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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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Sen. Mike Shower of Wasilla introduced measures this week to end the binding caucus system in the Alaska Legislature, whereby legislators are required to vote with their fellow caucus members on certain key issues or suffer the loss of leadership, committee memberships, staff and office space. The binding caucus has grown increasingly controversial over the past year among the more conservative members of Alaska’s Legislature. Both the House and Senate caucuses have shifted to the...

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The more liberal members of the House Judiciary Committee voted to advance legislation to make it easier for the Legislature to override a governor’s veto. Representatives Matt Claman, D-Anchorage, Harriet Drummond, D-Anchorage, and Louise Stutes, R-Kodiak, all voted in favor of the measure on Feb. 12. Rep. David Eastman, R-Wasilla, was the lone dissenting vote. Eastman’s fellow Republicans, Representatives Gabrielle LeDoux, R-Anchorage, Chuck Kopp, R-Anchorage and Laddie Shaw, R-Anchorage had “no recommendation” votes on the...

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