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By John R. Bolton
The president fiddles at his domestic altar while the world burns
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Sean Parnell
The Environmental Protection Agency is coming under increasing fire for a raid conducted in Alaska this summer by armed agents seeking violations of the Clean Water Act.
A fight over a tax cut is morphing into a battle over Alaskans' sense of themselves and of an energy-based economy that has long distinguished Alaska from the Lower 48.
Alaska, known for its live-and-let-live lifestyle, is poised to become the next battleground in the push to legalize the recreational use of marijuana.
Two types of ice seals joined polar bears Friday on the list of species threatened by the loss of sea ice, which scientists say reached record low levels this year due to climate warming.
The Democratic mayor of Los Angeles says Republican efforts to use Latino speakers at the GOP national convention to win over Latino voters won't work.
Oil long has been king in Alaska, but the state's Republican governor is having trouble finding support for a tax break he thinks critical to ensuring it remains so.
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Gov. Sean Parnell just wants Washington to leave Alaska alone. The Frontier State's North Slope currently satisfies 11 percent of the nation's daily thirst for oil. The Republican governor thinks that percentage should be higher, but the Obama administration is stopping him from doing what needs to be done for America's energy security.
Alaska's energy production is declining, and Gov. Sean Parnell is hoping to help revive it by cutting taxes on oil and gas production, modifying a tax structure implemented by then-Gov. Sarah Palin.
Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell took an unusually defiant stand against the federal health care overhaul enacted by Congress last year, declaring Thursday that he will refuse to implement a law that he views as blatantly unconstitutional.
Sen. Lisa Murkowski, Alaska Republican, officially was named the winner of the state's U.S. Senate race Thursday, following a legal battle that lasted longer than the write-in campaign she waged to keep her job.
When it comes to state budgeting, it appears that many of our nation's governors are studying at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. It's only too bad that their role models are those who focus on the dark arts of deception and deficits. The fiscal trickery of governors across the nation is leading us to a budget disaster independent of the budget problems of Washington that get all the attention.
Former U.S. Sen. Ted Stevens of Alaska, who served longer as a Republican than anyone in the chamber's history, died in a plane crash Monday during a fishing trip in the state's rugged southwest coast. He was 86.
Sen. Tom Coburn is providing information to the Justice Department for its investigation into whether Nevada Sen. John Ensign broke the law in an attempt to keep an affair with a staff member secret, Mr. Coburn's office said Saturday.
"Alaskans deserve to know all of the facts in this case," said Mr. Parnell. "While these facts are being gathered, I will continue to be vigilant in defense of Alaskans' liberty and personal property."
In a statement, Mr. Parnell said he has named attorney Brett Cole to lead the investigation into the role of state and federal agencies in the incident, as well as to "ascertain if any laws were violated, and determine whether different actions could have been taken."