The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

The Amchitka Strategic Bureaucracy Reserve

— by Wombat-socho It is widely known that you can get a lot accomplished if you don’t care who gets the credit. I therefore offer this proposal to the Trump campaign free of charge.* One of the problems with uprooting the Deep State and the associated federal bureaucracy is that many of the people we […]

The Beauty of Alaska

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON Kings Mountain reaches an altitude of 5,800 feet above sea level, towering nearly 3,000 feet above the Matanuska River valley below, and there’s really no way that a photo can convey the impression of standing there in person looking up at that massive peak in three-dimensional space. Breathtaking is all I can […]

An Alaska Fourth of July Tradition

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON “What do you mean, no fireworks?” It was then explained to me that, because it never gets fully dark in Alaska during the Midnight Sun season, a fireworks display is impractical. What do Alaskans do for the Fourth of July? They go to Glacier View — about 100 miles northeast of Anchorage, […]

Just a Bear Walking Down the Street

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska After an exciting day when we visited Thunder Bird Falls and had dinner in Palmer, I went immediately to bed, about 7 p.m. local time Saturday. Around midnight, my wife woke me up to show me the video she had captured of a bear walking around outside our son’s house. I […]

The Moose Is Loose

JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON “There’s one!” Bob said, as we drove through the base on our way from the airport. I squinted, but didn’t see the moose until we were within about 30 yards. It was a young cow, not even full-grown yet, but certainly it stood more than six feet tall. A full-grown moose can […]

North! To Alaska!

This afternoon, my wife and I will be flying the friendly skies, first to Dallas for a three-hour layover before heading to Anchorage. I’d told y’all about this trip earlier, when I thought we’d be leaving last week, but I was mistaken about the anticipated travel date. Our Army son is stationed there with the […]

‘Parents Would Be Wise to Monitor the Activity of Their Children Online’

Kayden McIntosh (left), Denali Brehmer (center), Caleb Leyland (right). So says U.S. Attorney Bryan Schroder, announcing new indictments in the bizarre murder of a 19-year-old girl in Alaska: A federal grand jury on Tuesday indicted two of the defendants in the killing of Anchorage teenager Cynthia Hoffman on new child pornography charges. The indictments represent […]

Palin Helps Romney Win Alaska

WASHINGTON, Pennsylvania Mitt Romney has a powerful ally in his effort to win the Republican nomination: Sarah Palin, who told a Fox News reporter last night that she voted for Newt Gingrich. Gingrich got 1,834 votes in the Alaska caucuses, giving the former House Speaker 14.2% of the vote, good for a fourth-place finish behind […]

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