There’s a reason for the limit

With the legislative session in overtime this year, it begs the question, why do we have a limit on how long the Legislature can meet… Continue reading

  • Apr 24, 2014

Voices of Alaska: Who vets the candidates?

In spite of the fact that Alaska is on equal footing with all other states in the Union regarding the number of representatives we can… Continue reading

  • Apr 23, 2014
  • By Gail Phillips

Rich Lowry: The Tom Steyer veto

In their wisdom, our Founding Fathers created a system of checks and balances and competing influences among the president and Congress, the states and the… Continue reading

  • Apr 23, 2014
  • By Rich Lowry

What others say: Marathon a fitting tribute for Patriot’s Day

Monday’s 118th running of the Boston Marathon displayed in full measure the resolve and unity meant by “Boston strong.”A year after explosions at the finish… Continue reading

  • Apr 23, 2014

Bob Franken: Health-care politics – not so fast

Just to be clear, I may have been wrong. Of course, that’s nothing new for a political commentator, although usually we don’t have to admit… Continue reading

  • Apr 22, 2014
  • By Bob Franken

What others say: Gas pipeline should be an American effort, not just Alaskan

“Happiness is 10,000 Texans headed south with an Okie under each arm.”If you lived in Alaska in 1977, you probably remember that bumper sticker. Thirty-seven… Continue reading

  • Apr 22, 2014

Cal Thomas: Faith in government misplaced

One of the reasons our political structure has become dysfunctional no matter which party is in power is that too many of us are living… Continue reading

  • Apr 21, 2014
  • By Cal Thomas

What others say: Production not a priority for Obama administration

More evidence came out Friday that President Obama and his administration aren’t big fans of oil and natural gas development.It came in the form of… Continue reading

  • Apr 21, 2014

Rich Lowry: The stupid hounding of Condi Rice

If Condoleezza Rice were as self-pitying and politically crass as Attorney General Eric Holder, she would be wondering aloud what it is about her race… Continue reading

  • Apr 20, 2014
  • By Rich Lowry

What others say: Obamacare’s true numbers a revealing failure

On the afternoon of April 1, President Barack Obama pulled out the pom-poms and assumed the role of cheer captain at the White House Rose… Continue reading

  • Apr 20, 2014

Cal Thomas: Chicken Little ‘science’

The cult centered on “global warming” alarmism is getting hot under the collar. People seem to have stopped paying attention and polls show “climate change”… Continue reading

  • Apr 19, 2014
  • By Cal Thomas

Bob Franken: More than your average Pulitzer

Frankly, these days I’m embarrassed by my craft, but every once in a while, I consider it a real privilege to be associated with journalism.… Continue reading

  • Apr 19, 2014
  • By Bob Franken

Learning for Life: ‘I pledge my head to clearer thinking’

Do you have a tough decision that needs making, or a problem that needs solving? Have you considered asking a 4-H’er to help out?4-H is… Continue reading

  • Apr 19, 2014

Courtesy, patience go a long way on Peninsula roads

Winter’s grip is receding around the central Kenai Peninsula, which means it’s time for that other season we have here in Alaska — construction.For Peninsula… Continue reading

  • Apr 17, 2014

What others say: Too many laws

This is an example of government overreach.Sitka’s government has outlawed children in businesses that allow smoking, whether anyone is smoking at the time or not.No… Continue reading

  • Apr 16, 2014

Rich Lowry: Rand Paul, situation room or dorm room?

The oil-services company Halliburton is an old obsession of the anti-Bush left, and evidently of Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul.The libertarian standard-bearer and almost-certain Republican presidential… Continue reading

  • Apr 16, 2014
  • By Rich Lowry

Bob Franken: All in the families

Those of us who rely on political drama, real or contrived, to justify our professional existence are drooling over the possibility that the next presidential… Continue reading

  • Apr 15, 2014
  • By Bob Franken

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