Daily Archives: September 8, 2013

Morning in Alaska …

Compass (9.8.2013)My appreciation to the Anchorage Daily NewsJuneau Empire and Fairbanks News-Miner for running an op-ed piece I wrote.  The link to the online versions are  here (ADN),  here (Empire) and here (News-Miner).   I titled the piece “Morning in Alaska.”  The ADN ran it as “Alaska spending its way into poorhouse,” which is a quote.  


During the 1984 campaign, President Reagan’s team ran a 60-second ad that has become an all-time classic. Titled “Morning in America,” the spot focused on America’s sense of renewal during Reagan’s first term. It closed with the line, “Why would we ever want to return to where we were less than four short years ago?”

It is not yet “Morning in Alaska.” In fact, Continue reading