Alaska Press Coverage

Our View: Be Savvy to the Game

June 14, 2012

Alaskans will see consequences of campaign spending decision

The Alaska Public Offices Commission's recent opinion allowing unlimited campaign spending for or against candidates by independent groups -- corporations, unions, business organizations -- wasn't conjured out of thin air. The opinion is based on the law of the land, as interpreted by the U.S. Supreme Court. It's an awful interpretation that ignores how the real world works, but one we have to live with until Congress acts or the court reconsiders.

Anchorage Protesters Hold ‘Move to Amend Rally’

January 20, 2012

A group of about two-dozen protestors were chanting, “the corporation … the corporation … is not a person … is not a person … that word belongs to you and me … that word belongs to you and me,” in front of the Federal courthouse in Downtown Anchorage Friday.

They’re part of the national ‘Move To Amend Rally’ taking place at courthouses across the nation today and this weekend. Cindy Karns of Eagle River helped organize the Anchorage event. She says the protest marks the second anniversary of the Citizens United Supreme Court Decision.