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We’re in the midst of a pandemic, our economy is in turmoil, and Gov. Mike Dunleavy and many other state officials are working around the clock in crisis-management mode. No matter: while the bombs are falling, the Alaska Supreme Court held a March 25 hearing on whether a politically motivated recall campaign against the governor should be allowed to move forward. Even when we lived in normal times, the recall allegations never passed the straight-face...

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After 46 years, countless laws and vigilant prayers, abortion is still performed in Alaska and across most of the United States. On Thursday, Jan. 9, former U.S. Senate candidate and past president of Alaska Right to Life – Bob Bird – will deliver a presentation on “The Proper Constitutional Understandings of Abortion at both State & Federal Levels.” Bird will look at why abortion is still considered the law of the land – both in...

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In part I of this series on Roe v Wade we explored the false notion that the supreme court – on either the federal or state level – has the constitutional power to negate or cancel statutory laws that are passed by the legislature and signed into law by the executive branch. While the courts might have an opinion, the executive possesses the power of enforcement, and is not obliged, according to his own constitutional discretion,...

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Katrina Jackson, a representative in the Louisiana State House, boldly proclaims that she is a black, Democrat and unapologetically pro-life. She brought that message to Alaska last week during a fundraising event for the Alaska Family Council in Anchorage. Speaking to an audience that included Gov. Mike Dunleavy and many movers and shakers in the conservative and pro-life community, Jackson challenged Alaskans to think outside party lines when it comes to core issues like marriage,...