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By J. P. Tangen
For Mining News 

We're awash in political skullduggery

Alaska's initiatives process perennially disappoints as democratic lawmaking; system should be stripped from state constitution


Last updated 4/27/2008 at Noon

It is axiomatic that democracy as a form of government doesn't work very well. If you doubt me, you should consider watching the television program "Survivor" sometime. In that show, a group of people are marooned in a desert location (along with a couple of hundred medical support staff, television producers, and aircraft pilots) for 39 days to decide who among them should be given $1,000,000....

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