Cal Thomas: The VA, the NHS and choice

PORTSTEWART, Northern Ireland — President Obama Wednesday replayed a familiar scenario when dealing with scandal, in this case delays for treatment, deaths, alleged cover-ups and… Continue reading

  • May 24, 2014
  • By Cal Thomas

Yards and roads: Keep them both clear

Much like seeing a train wreck, a 10-car pile-up or your favorite football team lose by 50 points — watching the nearly 100,000 acre Funny… Continue reading

  • May 24, 2014

To the Class of 2014: Never stop learning

Congratulations to the Class of 2014. Whether you’ve just completed high school, college, a technical training program or apprenticeship, enjoy the moment. You deserve to… Continue reading

  • May 22, 2014

Rich Lowry: Warning – literature ahead

The latest politically correct fashion on college campus is just insipid enough to catch on.It is the so-called trigger warning applied to any content that… Continue reading

  • May 21, 2014
  • By Rich Lowry

What others say: Racism, sexism need different prism for viewing

Now and then, we choose the most convenient prism through which to view our most serious social problems, however superficially, because it comes packaged in… Continue reading

  • May 21, 2014
  • By Star-Ledger editorial

Les Gara: SB 21 contains troubling provision

There are a number of little mentioned, troubling facts about Alaska’s 2013 oil tax rollback — Senate Bill 21. For one, proponents inserted a special… Continue reading

  • May 20, 2014
  • By Rep. Les Gara

Bob Franken: Michael Sam sham?

Have I been taken in? Was Michael Sam’s kiss with his boyfriend after finally being drafted by the St. Louis Rams nothing more than shtick,… Continue reading

  • May 20, 2014
  • By Bob Franken

What others say: U.S. needs more than solar panels

President Barack Obama is announcing a bundle of plans for boosting solar power and promoting energy efficiency.That may be about all he can do on… Continue reading

  • May 20, 2014
  • By Post-Intelligencer editorial

What others say: Making monsters of men

Republicans have created a new monster intended to scare Alaska’s voters. It’s name: Sen. Mark Begich. Anyone who’s seen a Godzilla movie, whether it’s the… Continue reading

  • May 19, 2014

Cal Thomas: Hillary’s health matters

Karl Rove, the bete noir for Democrats (and some Republicans), has dared to raise questions about Hillary Clinton’s health.The New York Post first reported a… Continue reading

  • May 19, 2014
  • By Cal Thomas

Rich Lowry: Rove is right to ask

It was inevitable that attacks on Hillary Clinton would be deemed sexist. We now know that they will be called ageist, too.A report in the… Continue reading

  • May 18, 2014
  • By Rich Lowry

What others say: A look back at the ‘education session’

Tuesday afternoon in Wasilla, Gov. Sean Parnell signed House Bill 278, the Education Opportunity Act, into law. The omnibus school bill passed the Legislature in… Continue reading

  • May 18, 2014

Cal Thomas: Free speech not always so free

Once, Social Security was the “third rail” of politics. Touch it and face political death. Now it is homosexuality. Criticize anything gay people do and… Continue reading

  • May 17, 2014
  • By Cal Thomas

Sooner or later, Alaska will move on, too

It’s time to move on.Last week, five couples filed suit in federal court challenging Alaska’s ban on same-sex marriage. Adopted by voters in 1998, the… Continue reading

  • May 17, 2014

Bob Franken: The graduate speakers

Call me “doctor.” It’s true: I have an honorary degree, conferred after I gave a commencement address at a small college I won’t identify to… Continue reading

  • May 17, 2014

Talking about a taboo

Living can sometimes take more courage than dying. It’s hard to fully understand the drive of someone who takes themselves to the edge, daring to… Continue reading

  • May 15, 2014

Rich Lowry: #HillaryAccomplishments

Hillary Clinton took to Twitter last week to excoriate Boko Haram’s kidnapping of 200 schoolgirls, using the now-ubiquitous hashtag #BringBackOurGirls. If there’s any natural enemy… Continue reading

  • May 14, 2014
  • By Rich Lowry

What others say: The village of Tanana needs Alaska’s support

The killing of two Alaska State Troopers last week has devastated the agency. It has brought tears and sadness to Alaskans. And it has brought… Continue reading

  • May 14, 2014

Bob Franken: Hillary or time wasted

I’ll tell you what: If Hillary Clinton doesn’t run for president, a bunch of people will have wasted a whole lot of energy. Why else… Continue reading

  • May 13, 2014
  • By Bob Franken

What others say: Ukraine needs U.S. military aid

The battle for Ukraine is entering a dangerous new phase, as the Kiev government is finally making an attempt to regain control over its eastern… Continue reading

  • May 13, 2014