Bob Franken: The fake potpourri —-

The word “potpourri” has a few definitions, but for a columnist it means writing about a bunch of unrelated stuff because he’s too lazy to… Continue reading


George H.W. Bush: Man of character

I first met the man who would become America’s 41st president in 1968. He was a Houston congressman and I was a young reporter for… Continue reading


Rich Lowry: Sorry, you can’t protect Mueller

Mitch McConnell just did our constitutional order an enormous favor by burying the so-called Robert Mueller protection bill, hopefully never to rise again. There’s been… Continue reading


Bob Franken: Discrimination for the ages

Forgive my self-indulgence, but at the very start I need to point out that while I may not be young, I am immature. The immature… Continue reading

Cal Thomas: Trump vs. Roberts

Chief Justice John Roberts has been drawn into President Trump’s web. Last week the president criticized the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit,… Continue reading

Cal Thomas: The Florida fiasco ends

After two recounts — one by machine, the other by hand — after a concession speech by Andrew Gillum, the Democratic candidate for governor, which… Continue reading

Rich Lowry: Trump’s not populist enough

The midterms suggest that President Donald Trump needs to double down on populism, just not the sort that’s been his signature to this point. Trump… Continue reading

Voices of the Peninsula: Time to give up the invocation fight

How much more money is the Kenai Peninsula Borough willing to spend on defending a discriminatory and unconstitutional prayer policy? The answer from some Assembly… Continue reading

Bob Franken: The dog-eat-dog world

I’m always amazed that the Washington types I consider to be such jerks are completely different when I run into them at a dog park.… Continue reading

Opinion: Polls can only be as consistent as Alaska voters

Pollsters don’t make predictions. We just show how things are at a given moment in time. It’s such a simple concept but one that is… Continue reading

Letter to the Editor: Fourth Amendment, not gun rights, at issue in court case

Fourth Amendment, not gun rights, at issue in court case The article in the Clarion on Monday Nov. 12 by James Brooks, “Alaska appeals court… Continue reading

Rich Lowry: There’s no ‘neo-Jim Crow’ in Georgia

In the overtime of the 2018 elections, the left can’t decide whether it opposes casting doubt on election results or insists on it. In the… Continue reading

Bob Franken: To know him is to not know him

”I don’t know Matt Whitaker.” That was President Donald Trump, unmistakably signaling that Matthew Whitaker won’t be acting attorney general much longer. Never mind that… Continue reading

Cal Thomas: What’s wrong with Florida elections?

MIAMI — Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) had the best line when it comes to the latest Florida election in which contests for governor and the… Continue reading

Letter to the Editor: The Borough Assembly should spend no more money on the invocation issue

We are a nation established on the concept of numerous freedoms including two fundamental protections of: 1. The separation of church and state, the basic… Continue reading

Rich Lowry: No, Trump is not diminished

Midterm losses typically humble a sitting president of the United States, but Donald Trump is beyond humbling. He is the most unbowed president ever to… Continue reading

Letter to the editor: Journalists are not the enemy of the people

On Wednesday afternoon, the President of the United States engaged in another unprovoked verbal attack on the news media during a post-election press conference. Wednesday… Continue reading

Letter to the editor: Why I support Peter A. Micciche for Alaska Senator

For 13 years I was the Kenai Peninsula Fair manager and in that position, I got to work with a lot of different people and… Continue reading

Bob Franken: Election season is just getting started

Mornings are somewhat brighter, but it’s still a day of mourning. The switch from daylight saving to standard time is an admission that we can’t… Continue reading

Kenai Soil & Water Conservation District Resolution: Ask biologists, salmon need legal help

The Board of Supervisors of the Kenai Soil & Water Conservation District adopted the following resolution at its October meeting: WHEREAS, Wild salmon have been… Continue reading