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    Heaven, Hell & All Hallows Eve: The Christian roots of Halloween

    “Ah yes, the ‘pagan’ holiday is upon us – wearing costumes, carving pumpkins and handing out fistfuls of candy. It is a celebration of...

    OPINION: Will Alaska’s politicized Supreme Court rule on its own behalf?

    The Alaska Supreme Court made headlines again when the Anchorage Daily News published a report showing Chief Justice Joel Bolger appealing to the Alaska...

    OPINION: Activist judges rule supreme because we let them

    The “hierarchy of law” is an ancient concept that some laws are more important than others. In our rancorous and increasingly nonsensical political climate,...

    On the duty to ‘legislate morality’ in Alaska

    On October 1, voters in Fairbanks and North Pole spoke fairly clearly about the direction they think their communities should be headed regarding civil...

    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...

    Why are there so many angry young men?

    The recent trial that just convicted the third young Alaskan in the 2016 murder of Palmer teen David Grundwald is evidence of a larger...

    OPINION: Alaska unions need to scrap radical political activism

    “Dunleavy’s attack on unions is an attack on all Alaskans,” or so read the Sept. 29 headline of an Anchorage Daily News commentary piece...

    OPINION: Dunleavy’s move is needed first step to correcting Alaska’s courts

    As everyone knows, there are three co-equal branches to government: legislative, executive and judicial. Except they’re not. As in co-equal. Understanding correct constitutional principles is...

    OPINION: Can Alaska’s Supreme Court decide the limits of its own power?

    The great 2019 Alaska budget war has seen deep spending cuts by Governor Mike Dunleavy through his line item budget vetoes. Many “sacred cows”...

    ANALYSIS: ‘Dangerous’ proposal violates Alaska lawyers’ freedom of speech and religious liberty

    In 2016, the US Supreme Court invalidated all state laws limiting marriage to persons of the opposite sex. The sexual revolution, thus endorsed by...

    On Gun Violence

    The problem with the internet is that everyone gets a megaphone to shout, or re-shout, endless things that just aren't true. Gun violence is terrible....

    Our Angle on the News

    Most journalists I’ve met like to believe they are objective and balanced in reporting all the news fit to print. This mindset is so...

    Welcome to the Alaska Watchman

    This project is born of many prayers, careful reflection and late-night discussions. It’s now time to begin in earnest. As most of you know, we...

    It’s time to reclaim some of our pre-Y2K life

    I came across a blank postcard the other day, turned it over a few times, and resolved to do something for the first time...

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