What others say: Exposing the CIA’s ‘dark side’

More than a year after it approved a report critical of the CIA’s interrogation and detention policies, the Senate Intelligence Committee has voted to make… Continue reading

  • Apr 15, 2014

Cal Thomas: Kathleen Sebelius: Scapegoat

Dictionary.com offers two definitions for scapegoat: “1. A person or group made to bear the blame for others or to suffer in their place; 2.… Continue reading

  • Apr 14, 2014
  • By Cal Thomas

Voice of Alaska: Keeping foster children with relatives should be a priority

There are more than 2,000 children and youth in foster care throughout the state of Alaska. A shortage of foster homes and high caseloads among… Continue reading

  • Apr 14, 2014
  • By Amanda Metivier

What others say: Injection of students in medical class needs full inquiry and airing

Administrators at the University of Alaska Fairbanks have a major challenge on their hands since learning that students in a medical assistant program at UAF’s… Continue reading

  • Apr 14, 2014

Rich Lowry: The equal-pay canard

To paraphrase the line often attributed to Mark Twain, there are lies, damn lies and the “equal pay” statistic.The factoid that women earn only 77… Continue reading

  • Apr 13, 2014
  • By Rich Lowry

What others say: Alaska needs rational liquor laws

In Haines, Sean Copeland and Heather Shade have a promising new business. This summer, they’ll open their doors to the cruise tourists who pour like… Continue reading

  • Apr 13, 2014
  • By Juneau Empire editorial

Cal Thomas: Focus on what works

The Fiscal Times reported last week that the State Department has missing files or incomplete files for more than $6 billion in State Department contracts.… Continue reading

  • Apr 12, 2014
  • By Cal Thomas

Health care offerings need to evolve with market

While officials at the local, state and federal levels continue to debate the state of the health care system — and just what should or… Continue reading

  • Apr 12, 2014

Bob Franken: The depths of hipocrisy

Doctors have their Hippocratic tradition. Meanwhile, I’d like to suggest that those in and around politics consider taking a Hypocritic oath. They don’t, of course,… Continue reading

  • Apr 12, 2014
  • By Bob Franken

Clarion editorial: Job Shadow Day a winning collaboration

Question: What do you get when you combine 121 high school juniors and 56 local employers for the day?Answer: In Kenai, it adds up to… Continue reading

  • Apr 10, 2014

9-1-1 Education Month: Duplicate street names a public safety hazard

Duplicate and similar sounding street names are a problem everywhere for emergency responders. Just a simple Google search for “duplicate street names” brings up articles… Continue reading

  • Apr 10, 2014
  • By Carrie Henson

Voices of the Peninsula: Alaskans deserve the best when taking on the best

When you get ready to make a significant decision in life, whether it is buying a car or home, choosing a career, or having to… Continue reading

  • Apr 9, 2014
  • By Rep. Mike Chenault

Rich Lowry: The new conformity

The Web browser company Mozilla prides itself on its commitment to openness on the Web, just not openness of thought.Decades from now, people may wonder… Continue reading

  • Apr 9, 2014
  • By Rich Lowry

What others say: Avoiding an in-state fight over F-35s is essential

Anyone wondering where Alaska’s senior U.S. senator stands on where the Air Force should base two Pacific Rim squadrons of the new F-35 fighters need… Continue reading

  • Apr 9, 2014

Voices of Alaska: Don’t be fooled by phony support for minimum wage

In the Superman comic books of my youth, “Bizarro World” was a parallel universe where everyday was Opposite Day. Up meant down, bad meant good,… Continue reading

  • Apr 8, 2014
  • By Ed Flanagan

What others say: Pay now, not later

Using a quarter of your savings to pay down an ever-growing debt makes sense, but it’s hard not to pause when you’re paying $3 billion.That’s… Continue reading

  • Apr 8, 2014

Voices of Alaska: More coal will harm our oceans

I live in a remote coastal village in Lower Cook Inlet, and my family and my community depend on the ocean for food. Whether it’s… Continue reading

  • Apr 7, 2014
  • By Tom Evans

What others say: Need for change to Judicial Council hasn’t been demonstrated

The Alaska Legislature has two weeks remaining in its second session. This is the time when Alaskans need to pay particular attention to controversial measures… Continue reading

  • Apr 7, 2014

Rich Lowry: The First Amendment is such a nuisance

Every time the Supreme Court rules in favor of the First Amendment in a campaign-finance case, the left recoils in disgust.The court’s 5-4 decision in… Continue reading

  • Apr 6, 2014
  • By Rich Lowry

What others say: IRS stonewalling puts audit shoe on other foot

If the Internal Revenue Service was auditing you, and you whined that getting all the documentation agents wanted was too hard and would take you… Continue reading

  • Apr 6, 2014