Alaska Native Women React to Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s Racist Vote on VAWA – Updated

By: Monday March 11, 2013 4:10 pm

A battle is brewing in Alaska over how to interpret Sen. Lisa Murkowski’s involvement in, and final vote upon, Senate Bill 47, the Violence Against Women Act. Murkowski was a co-sponsor of the bill, and has been proclaiming for weeks her progressive role in this important legislation.

Write Another Chapter of “Saradise Lost”? – After Watching Broomfield’s “You Betcha!” – Nah

By: Sunday January 27, 2013 6:45 am

The announcements at the end of last week, broken first at Malia Litman’s blog, that Sarah Palin would not be renewing her contract with FOX News, didn’t surprise many. It certainly didn’t surprise me.

It did drive Palin back into the news for a few brief hours, though. She even made it to the top of Twitter for about six hours. It may be the last time she’s able to do that.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Joe McGinniss, The Rogue: Searching for the Real Sarah Palin

By: Sunday September 25, 2011 1:59 pm

Longtime journalist and award-winning author Joe McGinniss’ newest book, The Rogue, is the latest – but by no means last – book about Sarah Palin. Palin is not only the most famous Alaskan in history, she has uniquely combined political activity, celebrity, motherhood, grandmotherhood, a spousal relationship, borderline religious beliefs, professional victimhood, the American gossip universe, pop culture, legal obfuscation, new media and social networking. Increasingly known for being thin-skinned and somewhat lacking in spatial awareness, Palin, more than any American politician in a generation or so, almost begged McGinniss – or any investigative author – to move next door.

FDL Book Salon Welcomes Jeanne Devon, Blind Allegiance to Sarah Palin: A Memoir of Our Tumultuous Years

By: Sunday June 5, 2011 1:59 pm

In the sea of Sarah Palin books that have been released since she slammed into the national consciousness, Blind Allegiance is unique. With access to the woman, the gubernatorial candidate, the governor, the VP candidate and the quitter, Frank Bailey was a true insider. He showed up at Palin campaign headquarters literally on Day One with a paintbrush and a mop. By virtue of his loyalty and work ethic, he played an integral role in her campaign, and rose in the ranks to become Palin’s powerful Director of Boards and Commissions during her administration as Governor.

In Alaska, Sen. Mark Begich’s Brother Explains How Scott McAdams Can Beat Joe Miller and Lisa Murkowski

By: Sunday October 10, 2010 4:40 pm

Alaska artist and political wonk, Tom Begich, was on Moore Up North today. Tom is U.S. Sen. Mark Begich’s brother. Along with brother Dr. Nick Begich, Jr, Tom is far more progressive than Mark. Tom borrowed my classroom blackboard from the University of Alaska Anchorage to illustrate two important things – why Sen. Lisa Murkowski cannot win on November 2nd as a write-in, and how close Scott McAdams may really be.

Making Time for a Friend, as Suicide Takes its Toll

By: Saturday July 24, 2010 9:06 am

I got a phone call last night from a seminary classmate. An old college friend of hers had just committed suicide. Sadly, calls like this are far too common — whether related to military service, the economy, disasters like the Exxon Valdez or Katrina or the BP spill, or a hundred other causes.

More than ever, tough times call for us to care for one another.

Alaska Blogger Shannyn Moore Wins 2009 Steve Gilliard Journalism Grant at Netroots Nation

By: Saturday August 15, 2009 6:29 am

Who is Shannyn Moore? She is Alaska’s most courageous, outspoken and mercurial independent commentator. She can build a log cabin or remodel an upscale urban house. She can pilot a limit seiner in the Gulf of Alaska. She can field dress a moose or a bear. She can also field dress a lipstick-encrusted pitbull.

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