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The Sunday Minefield – July 14, 2024

Jeff Landfield

July 14, 2024

After the failed assassination attempt of Donald Trump yesterday, it feels a bit weird writing this week’s column. It’s a sad time in America when a former president and soon-to-be presidential nominee is nearly killed on live TV. We…

Brad Keithley’s Chart of the Week: “Opportunity Cost” and Alaska fiscal policy

Brad Keithley

July 12, 2024

“Opportunity cost is the value of the next-best alternative when a decision is made; it's what is given up.” - Andrea J. Caceres-Santamaria, Senior Economic Education Specialist, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis, “Money and Missed Opportunities” in Page...

Turn the car around, Julia: on performative helplessness and the future of Anchorage

Spenaardvark

July 8, 2024

Anchorage welcomed a new mayor on July 1. This little animal (along with a majority of the city's voting public) breathed a long-awaited sigh of relief. But now that the champagne has gone still...

Ask a Cat: Party gone wrong, dating problems, and Downtown Anchorage

Cat

July 8, 2024

Need advice from Alaska’s most felicitous feline? Send the Cat your questions via e-mail at askacat@alaskalandmine.com or send your query anonymously here. Dear Cat, I hosted a solstice party this year with everything from a full on fairy theme...

The Sunday Minefield – July 7, 2024

Jeff Landfield

July 7, 2024

The August 20 primary election is just over six weeks away. I hope everyone enjoyed the long Fourth of July holiday weekend! I was down in Seward with the company I co-own, Tudor Road Studios, again live streaming the…

Brad Keithley’s Chart of the Week: This is why and how the Permanent Fund is going to be drained

Brad Keithley

July 5, 2024

Viewed from the proverbial “30,000-foot level,” Alaska’s budget history over the last twelve years has been a succession of efforts to balance a long series of deficit-ridden budgets without using taxes that would impact the top…

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