Letters to the Editor: Keep education off the chopping block

Keep education off the chopping block Alaska’s education mission is ‘to provide an excellent education to every student, every day’. An excellent education gives children… Continue reading

Voices of the Peninsula: President, lawmakers should answer for shutdown

Though the government shutdown is over — for now — it reminds me of an episode in my own short career as a federal official.… Continue reading

Investment is the Only Way to Achieve Growth and Stability

As our elected leaders kick off the legislative session in Juneau this week they will grapple with budget issues that will define the direction of… Continue reading

Letter to the Editor: Thanks to our elected officials for being champions in the fight against Alzheimer’s

Thanks to the champions in the fight against Alzheimer’s The Alzheimer’s Association estimates there are more than 5 million Americans and 7,500 Alaskans living with… Continue reading

Gary Knopp: Republicans and Democrats must work together to form a bipartisan coalition

To all of my constituents, my neighbors and my friends — You are the reason I am here in Juneau. I have not forgotten that,… Continue reading

  • Jan 22, 2019

Rich Lowry: Beto is ridiculous. But it might work

It’s hard for presidential candidates not to lapse eventually into self-parody. Beto O’Rourke is breaking the mold by actively seeking it out. The unsuccessful and… Continue reading

  • Jan 22, 2019

Letter to the Editor: Kudos Mayor Pierce

Kudos Mayor Pierce The previous borough mayor once warned citizens to “pay attention” to what the KPB assembly and administration does. At the time, he… Continue reading

  • Jan 22, 2019

Cal Thomas: The Trump speech and the response

Despite advance billing that President Trump’s border wall speech would break news and contain new information, it was mostly familiar rhetoric: criminals and drugs, rapists… Continue reading

Bob Franken: Blunderbuss pulpit

OK, America, here is the word of the month: “blunderbuss.” No, it is not a mass-transit vehicle whose driver has taken the wrong route. You’d… Continue reading

Alaska Voices: State and DNR committed to safely developing Donlin Gold project

As Commissioner of the Alaska Department of Natural Resources (DNR), I take very seriously my department’s responsibility to “develop, conserve and maximize the use of… Continue reading

Letter to the Editor: Central peninsula community: generous and always there to help

On behalf of the board of directors and staff of The LeeShore Center, I would like to extend thanks and appreciation to the many community… Continue reading

Cal Thomas: Cough up, America

When you receive your paycheck and look at the withholding for federal, state and sometimes city taxes, along with Social Security and Medicare, you probably… Continue reading

Bob Franken: Federal government’s sad song …

In 1932, as the Great Depression took hold and once-proud Americans were reduced to begging, Bing Crosby recorded a song called “Brother, Can You Spare… Continue reading

Letter to the Editor: Alaska AG’s support of Christian cross case unacceptable

As a local humanist, I find it wholly unacceptable that Alaska Attorney General Kevin G. Clarkson has signed onto an amicus brief in support of… Continue reading

Voices of the Peninsula: Lake ‘Monsters’ Revisited?

Using the term “monster” is always an attention-grabber, so now that you are reading this, let us go into verifiable facts, witnesses and evidence to… Continue reading

Cal Thomas: What’s the point of a carbon tax rebate?

DUBLIN, Ireland — The Irish government is proposing rebates to a carbon tax it recently imposed to households that comply with what it considers “low-carbon… Continue reading

Rich Lowry: Millennial socialism 101

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s so-called Green New Deal makes the obligatory nod to the original New Deal, but FDR’s handiwork is much too modest an antecedent. The… Continue reading

Rich Lowry: The irrational allergy to the wall

It’s a wonder that Democrats haven’t staked out a negotiating position demanding the destruction of already-existing barriers along the U.S.-Mexico border. Their opposition to President… Continue reading

Cal Thomas: Decision time on Brexit

LONDON — To Brexit, or not to Brexit, that is the question (apologies to Shakespeare). The answer to whether the UK will pull out of… Continue reading

Voices of the Peninsula: Whither Away, America?

Where are we, as a nation, going? Now comes the natural question: “Just why are you asking that question?” But first, let’s look briefly at… Continue reading