By Josiah Davidson – Alaska Policy Forum The Constitution’s First Amendment — a keystone of a democratic society — is under fire in Alaska. According to the 2022 Free Speech Index compiled by the Institute for Free Speech,
In a 6-3 ruling, which appears to have implications for local laws in Alaska, the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed that a Colorado web designer has the right to refuse to create websites for same-sex ‘weddings.’ Hailed as a victory for free speech, the case
While Rep. David Eastman (R-Wasilla) ultimately prevailed in a politically-charged lawsuit that attempted to banish him from the Alaska Legislature, he is deeply concerned that far-left political activists have now set a dangerous precedent in weaponizing
Free speech advocates across the political spectrum should be concerned about the Anchorage Assembly’s effort to empower its newly formed Equity Committee to combat unwanted speech by members of the public. As recently reported in the Watchman, the Equity
Powerful and well-connected left-leaning activists, who comprise the newly formed Anchorage Equity Committee, are formalizing a strategy to root out what they deem to be unwanted “hate” speech, so-called “systemic racism” and other social or
What can Alaska’s pastors legally say from the pulpit regarding political candidates or the constitutional convention ballot question? How far can clergy go in educating their congregation on key political and social issues? When do religious leaders
We live in a world of lies, falsehoods and deliberate deception. — Men can become women by willing it so. — Unborn babies with their own hearts, fingerprints and DNA are not “fully developed,” and can be justly dismembered in the womb. —
In a 6-3 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed that high school football coach Joseph Kennedy has a constitutional right to privately pray on the football field without being fired by the school district. Kennedy’s employment at Bremerton School District
Alaska voters are now in the midst of a new ranked voting system, established by the narrow victory of Ballot Measure 2 in 2020. Besides ranked voting, that initiative also created new requirements for reporting campaign contributions targeting what the
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