The restaurant known for inventing the chicken sandwich was under the microscope last week. One week simultaneously saw Chick-Fil-A supporters wait in long lines to show their allegiance to the company as well as “kiss ins” from same sex couples there to make a statement. Chick-Fil-A has been in headlines for months after company president […]
Stories By Shana Roberson
Sometimes the only way to get news from perfectly polished politicians is to take what they say out of context. Take for instance the famous statement then-Speaker Nancy Pelosi made, “But we have to pass the bill so you can find out what is in it.” What she actually meant is found within the context […]
As folks around you discuss the merits of the Supreme Court decision on the Affordable Care Act (Obamacare’s real alias) two weeks ago, take a moment to step aside from the token political arguments. You have heard that Obamacare is now a tax to be levied on the middle class. You have heard that Obamacare […]
Basically, if Republicans think it’s in the bag, they need to think again. The economic numbers may only be slightly improving, but so is the president’s approval rating. The reason Obama is up and Republicans are floundering centers on message discipline. Like his message or not, Obama’s is clear and deliberate. The message from Republicans? […]
Today Floridians will make a choice that will affect the rest of the country as they head to the polls to vote for a republican presidential candidate.
In typical presidential primaries, this choice was left to states earlier in the game, as candidates dropped after results came in from Iowa or New Hampshire.
Then, republicans watched the drawn out democratic primary last election cycle, and apparently liked what they saw.
If you chose to ignore the Republican primary during the last few weeks in favor of a politics-free holiday season, you chose well. ??The biggest story over the break, though it has faded somewhat as of this week, was the painting Gov. Romney as a “vulture capitalist. Gov. Huntsman said something to the effect that […]
The search for an articulate and conservative nominee with little to no baggage has concluded and been found wanting. Republicans are left with their own version of the “lesser evil” vote in the primaries that begin in just over a month.
As Veteran’s Day comes around this year, it’s easy to conjure a stereotypical image of a veteran that you might feel gratitude toward. This year, instead, why not make it personal and look around campus?
The Northern Light, University of Alaska Anchorage’s student newspaper, has been awarded an Associated Collegiate Press Pacemaker Award in the overall four-year university, non-daily newspaper category.
The Pacemaker is one of college journalism’s oldest and most prestigious awards for general excellence. The first Pacemaker was awarded in 1927. This is the second time The Northern Light has won a Pacemaker in three years. The newspaper was also selected as a finalist in 2007.
Last Tuesday marked the beginning of a three-week break in Republican presidential candidate debates. That’s a good thing for everyone, including the candidates and the voters. Everyone needs a timeout.
Last week Republicans and Democrats fought over who would get to vote on a bill that wouldn’t matter. For their part, Republicans wanted a vote on Obama’s original jobs bill because was certain to fail. It would fail because Democrats would not vote for it, which would be particularly embarrassing for Obama. Democrats changed the […]
President Obama is already out clarifying his agenda to the American people. Raise the taxes on the rich, make them pay their fair share, and we will make a positive move toward solving the deficit problem. For a man who is on record saying he wouldn’t raise taxes in a recession and who resisted his […]
With nearly 20 debates set for just the Republican primary season, keeping track of the candidates can get messy. For the last two weeks, the focus has been on seeing how newly entered Republican candidate for President Governor Rick Perry will fare in the land of a thousand candidates. There are a lot of points […]
John Skelley, administrative assistant to The Northern Light and KRUA, was only in Alaska for a short time, but his impact will be long lasting according to those who worked with him. Skelley died last week in his home in downtown Anchorage.