After serving as Alaska's junior United States Senator for twenty-two years, in 2002 Frank Murkowski was elected governor of Alaska. As governor, Frank's first action was to dumbfound Alaskans by appointing his daughter Lisa to serve out his term in the Senate.
In this time of global environmental crisis, it is dismaying to see a former Cabinet official of William Cohen's stature trade on his reputation to validate a review that reads like a press release of the company that hired him -- a company whose reckless mining project poses risks that are, according to EPA, potentially "catastrophic."
If the state-level Republicans do decide to create loyalty oaths in a naked bid to keep Donald Trump off their primary ballots, his supporters are going to be enraged.
Many children eagerly look forward to the end of the school year and the carefree days of summer, playing outside in the warm sun, splashing and swimming in pools and at beaches, and gathering with family and friends for backyard barbeques. But for more than 17 million children the end of school can be the end of certainty about where and when their next meal will come.
Attempting to make good on its "all of the above" energy strategy, the Obama administration recently floated proposals for oil development that have infuriated members of Congress on both coasts, but for very different reasons.
Scientists have moved the well-publicized Doomsday Clock from five minutes to three minutes before midnight (aka catastrophe), but the Republican majorities in Congress are not keeping time.
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The Obama administration's recent announcement recommending a wilderness designation for the Arctic Refuge's coastal plain says the administration stands by our nation's legacy of conservation stewardship of important federal lands over short-term economic profits, drilling and destructive development.
When asked whether the respondent hoped there would be a female president, only 16 percent of GOP men and 20 percent of Republican women said yes. Could it be because of Sarah Palin?
I believe our shared American heritage is actually worth fighting for -- and have served my country accordingly. But fighting for a gravel road? Not so much.
In April 2009, less than six months after a jury found Senator Ted Stevens (R-AK) guilty of making false statements, a federal judge set aside that gu...
Last week, the EPA released the final draft of its Bristol Bay Watershed Assessment, concluding that a large-scale mine in Bristol Bay would represent an unacceptable risk to the region's salmon-based ecosystem. It seems to have goaded Sen. Mark Begich into coming out against the mine.
The role that women play, not just in the American economy, but in economies around the world, is critical.
Before Domestic Violence Awareness Month is over, at least 20 more women, and some of their kids, will be fatally shot by abusers. Cause of death: lack of action in Congress.
The fact that women were instrumental in shaping the agreement that broke through the gridlock demonstrates beautifully why we need more women in positions of leadership in Washington and around the world in order to bring insight and balance to our greatest challenges.
It was no surprise to read Monday's front page New York Times article "Senate Women Lead in Effort to Find Accord" and see the deadlock over the debt ceiling being brokered by a few of the still small number of women who burst the glass ceiling of the Senate.