Somebody is Polling the Governor’s Race
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Yesterday I got a call from an Alaska phone number asking if I was registered to vote in Alaska and if I was interested in doing a political survey. She did not know she was talking to Jeff Landfield. The … Read More

The Sunday Minefield – February 25, 2018
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Week six of the legislative session has been rather normal compared to the previous five weeks, but still pretty bizarre when compared to previous sessions. And, with the vacant senate and house seats now filled, we are almost back to … Read More

Julia O’Malley Lands a Whopper in the New York Times
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On February 20, the New York Times published a bizarre article by Anchorage columnist Julia O’Malley titled “Finding Produce in Alaska’s Long Winter Takes Wiles and Luck.” The article claims that Anchorage residents suffer from chronic food shortages and must resort to desperate Soviet-bloc-style measures to find produce… Read More

The Sunday Minefield – February 18, 2018
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Each week of the legislative session gets stranger and stranger. Week five is no exception. Between the Senate Seat E debacle and a resolution about porn, the characters in Juneau never fail to provide the kind of content Landmine readers … Read More

My Take on the Senate Seat E Debacle – FUBAR
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I doubt anyone could have predicted how crazy the Senate Seat E appointment process was going to be. A lot has happened in the last week, and even more has been said about it. There are two conversations happening – … Read More

The Sunday Minefield – February 11, 2018
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I am heading to Hawaii with a buddy this week, so the column is a bit shorter than normal. It’s the perfect time to thaw out after this recent cold snap. Speedo pics to follow! The Legislature Senator Dennis Egan … Read More

The Sunday Minefield – February 4, 2018
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As week three of the legislative session comes to an end, the craziness in Juneau mystifies even the most seasoned political veterans. One longtime politico told me, “This is by far the craziest legislative session in the last 20 years. … Read More

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