Seventy-five years ago this month, a Lockheed Orion Explorer airplane crashed in Point Barrow, Alaska. The one passenger, a rugged man originally from Oklahoma Indian Territory, died on impact along with the pilot.
You can already hear the rumbling in the distance -- a train of noisy liberal Democrats barreling straight for the White House. They should arrive just in time for President Barack Obama’s second inauguration.
Oklahoma party chairman Dave Weston spoke for many at a gathering of the Republican National Committee in Washington when he called the probe of Chris Christie’s role in politically motivated traffic jams on the George Washington Bridge a media witch hunt.
The plane crash that killed former Alaska Senator Ted Stevens and four other people adds to a deadly legacy in a state dependent on small aircraft and filled with aviation hazards including mountains, fog and ice.