First presidential debate shows lots of fuzzy logic

Oct. 3 marked the first presidential debate between standing President Barack Obama, Democrat, and Republican candidate Mitt Romney. Covered topics included the economy, health care, and the role of government.

{Your Perspective}

Haunted Halloween Fun Night thank you As the chair of UAA Club Council's 13th annual Haunted Halloween Fun Night, which took place Saturday 27 October,...

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Amnesty International Club seeks members             Amnesty International (AI) is a grassroots activist organization that works toward the observance of all human rights worldwide....

Teaching, learning and listening: An open letter to the Chancellor of...

Many of us have been there. You are one night or even mere seconds away from a presentation you know people are expecting. But...

Bush Administration creates love task force

By Paul Brynner The Northern Light   WASHINGTON, D.C. - After scores of embarrassments and setbacks, the mood in the offices of the Homeland Security Department was...

Self-exile for Nicolás Maduro

Venezuela is volatile. The oil-rich country has experienced instability for years under the inept leadership of President Nicolás Maduro, but everything escalated on Jan....

Bring back liberal Republicans and conservative Democrats

The divide between Republicans and Democrats is worse than it has ever been. The Pew Research Center found that more than three-quarters of Americans...

{Letters to the Editor}

Proud to be a tree hugger Addressed to UA System President Mark Hamilton As UAA students, we were dismayed by your reference to environmental advocacy organizations...

Evolution remains controversial

Evolution is a science and should be taught in public schools. Creation is a belief and should be taught in Sunday schools.   America is, in...

Parnell shows favor for Palin over public interest

More nonsense out of Juneau this week. This time however, it had nothing to do with the Senate and House engaging in who-can-hold-their-breath-longer games. No, this time the shocking and disappointing behavior came straight from the governor’s office. As governor, Sean Parnell has made some bold moves this term, for better or worse. Most recently, his office announced that the long-awaited release of former Governor Sarah Palin’s emails would only be made available via one hard copy in Juneau, beginning last Friday.

Men should have their boys checked annually to fight cancer

You grab them in the dugout, in the field or on the sidelines. You shield them with plastic protector cups imbedded in cotton pockets...

The Art of Procrastination

Don't lie; you are one of them, aren't you? You leave off something, intending to do it later, and then not doing it until...

Preconceptions sour Egypt serial

American tourists have a type. Ask the restaurant owner, the businessman or the street sweeper in any oft-frequented tourist destination. Americans are self-involved. They do...

Abolish the criminal disclosure statement for UAA employment

The University of Alaska is an equal opportunity employer — unless you have a criminal conviction. If that is the case, then UAA joins...

The US Education System

 In the past year, many Americans have realized how many misconceptions we have about our own country. In the wake of George Floyd’s death,...

Humanity’s next step is outer space

Humanity is a species that always looks to explore and expand. Our ancient ancestors migrated out of Africa, the Europeans managed high-profile expeditions and...

Culture wars, partisan hackery hurt America

In 1992, George H. W. Bush proclaimed, “there is a religious war going on in our country for the soul of America.” Indeed, beginning in the early 90’s, “public morality” – the ethical code that would define America – became the leitmotif of American political discourse. Abortion, LGBT rights, publically funded art, and religious schools became hot issues. Battle lines were drawn, allegiances were pledged, and the culture war had begun.

Prescription Drug Importation Is Dangerous for Alaskans

It's rare that Republicans and Democrats see eye-to- eye on healthcare reform. And yet, in early September, Sens. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Bernie Sanders...

Distributive justice in this American economy: winning the birth lottery is...

Everyone seems to be obsessed with taxes. Warren Buffet and Barack Obama believe we ought to raise taxes on the wealthy. Michelle Bachmann seems...

Editorial: UAA fails to light dark paths

Being afraid of the dark is not a childhood fear — not in Alaska and not in any city.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare’s Shipment 24/7 playlist is chaos in...

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare is the latest video game in the popular first-person shooter series from developer Infinity Ward. It launched in October...

A process worth trusting?: Why the 76ers should trade Markelle Fultz

Let’s get one thing straight: Markelle Fultz is not a bust. Despite the curious case of Fultz's shoulder leading to horrendous looking jumpers and...

Gathering feedback: This school is doing its duty

Knock, knock. "Mind if I come in for a sec?" "Whoa, hey, this stall is occupied!" "Oh, that's all right. I brought my own collapsible camp chair." "Err,...

Toe to toe: Embrace your rights, don’t disgrace them

Election time is coming in the United States and with this year's election being frustrating for many Americans, the best way to change things...

{Corrections}

In the July article "Anchorage go-go trend originates in martini bar," Ellen Arvold's name was misspelled. Also in that issue, the "Anchorage's sweet side" feature...

Taxation as theft

The position that taxation is a form of theft has floated around libertarian and anarchist circles of thought for quite some time. The reasoning...

Facebook Slurs and Dan Savage

Browsing Facebook earlier this week, a shared feed thread pertaining to Dan Savage got my attention. Some friends were trying to plan a group outing to see Savage’s show coming up on Feb. 7. As I read the comments though, a few of them left a bad taste in my mouth.

If you’re lonely and you know it, roll your eyes

It happens on the first day of classes in the minutes before the teacher arrives, and when you step aboard the bus, when you...

Sorry, there is no ‘coup’ in Venezuela

Once again, President Trump’s administration has made a controversial foreign policy decision. On Jan. 23, Trump recognized Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó as the...

Who’s watching those who protect us

Every so often you hear of an event that actually should disturb people a great deal more than it does. The sad fact here is that these events are becoming kind of common, and there is a greater question that society as a whole needs to be asked, but isn’t.