Fifty years ago this month Congress passed the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution which gave President Lyndon Johnson the green light to enlarge the war in Vietnam. What really happened in the Gulf of Tonkin? Did we repeat that history four decades later when the country invaded Iraq? Norman Solomon, longtime journalist and founder of The Institute of Public Accuracy, Rootsaction.org and the new whistleblowing site ExposeFacts.org, will discusses questions and more with Rich Moniak on the next Peace Talk.
- About 100 people attended a re-election campaign kick off event in Juneau for Gov. Walker and Lt. Gov. Mallott. Walker set aside a few minutes to take our questions.
- Gov. Bill Walker says he wouldn't go through the hassle of calling another special session this year if he didn't expect Alaska legislators to pass the bills on his agenda. But Walker faces an uphill battle in selling skeptical senators on his new tax bill.
- The bow of an abandoned boat could be seen this weekend drifting up and down the Gastineau Channel between Lemon Creek and the Douglas Bridge. A broadcast warning to mariners was issued Saturday, but no further action was being taken as of Sunday afternoon.
- With a surge in vehicle thefts in Anchorage, some residents are taking matters into their own hands. One group mobilizing through Facebook is reuniting stolen vehicles with their owners. Members of the A Team, as they call themselves, say they are filling a void left by overworked police.