What others say: PFD shouldn’t be guaranteed

A resolution introduced this week would constitutionally protect Alaskans’ Permanent Fund Dividend checks, but the annual payout should be treated more like a luxury, rather… Continue reading

  • Feb 12, 2014

Profane foreign relations

Call it “gall” or “brass” or “chutzpah,” whichever you prefer, but the State Department has an abundance. At State, there’s quite a bit of embarrassment… Continue reading

  • Feb 11, 2014
  • By Bob Franken

What others say: The great plate debate

Alaska might get a new license plate design — or more specifically, a new version of an old design — and the sooner the better.A… Continue reading

  • Feb 11, 2014

A trust deficit

Most people accept the notion that politicians don’t always tell the truth. Some lies are harmless enough; others more consequential.Lyndon Johnson skirted the truth when… Continue reading

  • Feb 10, 2014
  • By Cal Thomas

Voices of the Peninsula: The dangers of school choice

Rushing headlong like lemmings into the sea, Christians are piling on their legislative efforts to enable people to afford private education. It’s not hard to… Continue reading

  • Feb 10, 2014
  • By Bob Bird

What others say: Governor slips up on education lawsuit

Take note, Fairbanks. Gov. Sean Parnell doesn’t much like it that the Ketchikan Gateway Borough has filed a lawsuit to invalidate the requirement in state… Continue reading

  • Feb 10, 2014

The party of less work

The Democrats once styled themselves the party of workers. Now, they are the party of people who would have been workers, if it hadn’t been… Continue reading

  • Feb 9, 2014
  • By Rich Lowry

Shipyard projects benefit whole state

Ketchikan’s shipyard has widespread support throughout the state.It will need it to acquire $3 million from the Legislature this session.But, if it can get this… Continue reading

  • Feb 9, 2014

‘Alone Yet Not Alone’ vs. Academy’s ‘ethics’

In a world where Woody Allen can get a lifetime achievement award at the Golden Globes at the same time his adopted daughter accuses him… Continue reading

  • Feb 8, 2014
  • By Cal Thomas

The stupid bowls

It was touted as Bill O’Reilly’s interview of President Barack Obama, but it was more like O’Reilly having a conversation with himself, as the president… Continue reading

  • Feb 8, 2014
  • By Bob Franken

Community must find solution to keep Skyview pool open

Facing a potential funding shortfall of $4.5 million, the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District’s administration and board of education are going to be making some… Continue reading

  • Feb 8, 2014

Keeping up with the Legislature

The Alaska Legislature has wasted no time this session jumping in to a number of high-profile issues as well as some lower-profiles one. Many of… Continue reading

  • Feb 6, 2014

On Keystone, action can wait

President Barack Obama has urged that we make this a “year of action,” and he is going to do his part by acting with vigor… Continue reading

  • Feb 5, 2014
  • By Rich Lowry

What others say: Time for a new conversation about education

As Alaska lawmakers consider sweeping education reform there are a few other factors that need consideration; issues occurring outside the classroom and which go beyond… Continue reading

  • Feb 5, 2014