One of a Kind

It was nearly impossible to have a neutral feeling about Perry Swisher. If you expressed admiration for one of his ideas or newspaper...

Old School

I didn’t know Pat Murphy well. I wish I had known him better. What I did know and observe firsthand about the former Arizona Republic...

J. Robb Brady

Loyal readers at this spot know that I occasionally rage against the dying of the light of local journalism. The days of independent,...

Ted Stevens

Alaska says “goodbye” today to the guy the state legislature once voted “the Alaskan of the Century.” I’m betting the ceremony in the...

News or Advocacy

I’ve long believed that one of the consequences of the vast proliferation of information sources – the Internet, cable, social media,...

A Delicate Balance

In the old TV series, Perry Mason always wrapped up the case in the last few minutes of the show, tied a ribbon on the verdict and went...