Voices of the Peninsula: Gov. Dunleavy leaves Alaskans in a ditch

When our new governor took down the “Climate Action for Alaska” webpage as one of the first acts of his administration, he left us in… Continue reading

Bob Franken: The exchange rate

The holiday week leading up to New Year’s has special meaning. The day after holy Christmas, we celebrate the wholly mercenary observance of Exchange Day.… Continue reading

  • Jan 2, 2019

Rich Lowry: Trump should chill about the stock market

Donald Trump may watch the stock market more closely than any day trader. For a president who underlined the increasing importance of working-class whites to… Continue reading

Bob Franken: And the winner is …

I am happy to report that television news hangs on, even in this fragmented world of social media, where opinions spew at hyperspeed, unencumbered by… Continue reading

Rich Lowry: Movie of the year brings the humanity of those who fought WWI to life

The filmmaker Peter Jackson deserves more than an Oscar; he deserves a medal. What the director of the “Lord of the Rings” and “Hobbit” movies… Continue reading

  • Jan 2, 2019

Bob Franken: Trump between Iraq and a hard place

As we hopefully shout “Happy New Year!” let’s hand it to President Donald Trump. There he was, the commander in chief, closing out the old… Continue reading

Rich Lowry: The insufferable James Comey

Never before has a former FBI director boasted about taking advantage of an administration’s disorganization for his own ends. But never before has a former… Continue reading

Cal Thomas: No peace or goodwill

Not for a long time has the world seemed so removed from the angelic proclamation of 2,000 years ago: “Glory to God in the highest,… Continue reading

Letter to the Editor: Alaska needs more bipartisanship, not less

A recent letter to the editor criticized Representative Gary Knopf for wanting to organize a bipartisan caucus in the State House of Representatives. I believe… Continue reading

Bob Franken: Season’s hallucinations

T’was the time around Xmas, and all through the White House, Not a creature was stirring, they were much further south. For Trump’s jesters, reporters… Continue reading

Bob Franken: Lame-duck mucking

OK, I get it. After an election, when the incumbent is about to be transformed into the former, we need a transition period. All in… Continue reading

Cal Thomas: And Now the Boy Scouts

The erosion of what many Americans once believed were the foundations of our country continues apace. They include, but are not limited to, overspending and… Continue reading

Bob Franken: The slam sham

I’m not ready to say that President Donald Trump and Democratic leaders are in cahoots. I don’t know that. I can’t conclusively prove that, ahead… Continue reading

  • Dec 17, 2018

Rich Lowry: If there’s no collusion, there’s always Stormy Daniels

The most legally fraught part of the Russia probe now revolves around payments to an American porn star. As of yet, instead of a dastardly… Continue reading

Opinion: Marijuana Board should not allow onsite marijuana consumption

The Alaska Marijuana Control Board is considering proposed regulations to allow retail marijuana establishments to add “marijuana consumption areas” where customers could smoke, vape, eat… Continue reading

Bob Franken: The fake-potpourri column

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