Cal Thomas: Who needs an Ebola czar?

“Rabbi, is there a proper blessing for the czar?” He thinks for a moment and responds: “May God bless and keep the czar ... far… Continue reading

  • Oct 25, 2014
  • By Cal Thomas

Making 97 percent a failing grade

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Republicans trying to take back control of the U.S. Senate are working hard to sear one big number into the brains… Continue reading

  • Oct 25, 2014
  • By KYLE POTTER

Make sure you’re ready for winter driving

It’s that time of year: areas of the central Kenai Peninsula are starting to see some snow, and icy roads earlier this week may have… Continue reading

  • Oct 23, 2014

Bob Franken: Ebola foolishness

Here’s a concept: Let’s come up with an idea that would make things worse even if it worked, which it wouldn’t. That would describe the… Continue reading

  • Oct 22, 2014
  • By Bob Franken

What others say: Military key to stopping Ebola

President Barack Obama is sending more than 3,000 active duty troops to West Africa. He signed an executive order authorizing the Pentagon to call up… Continue reading

  • Oct 22, 2014

What others say: Judge’s ruling correct on marriage, but governor has right to appeal

On Sunday, Oct. 12, U.S. District Court Judge Timothy Burgess issued a decision overturning Alaska’s constitutional ban on same-sex marriage, finding that it violates the… Continue reading

  • Oct 21, 2014

Voices of Alaska: Unity ticket represents Alaska’s interests

In Alaska, we are currently under the leadership of people who shut out Alaskans and local and tribal governments from major public policy decisions, who… Continue reading

  • Oct 20, 2014
  • By Lisa Weissler

Voices of the Peninsula: Parnell has natural gas pipeline on the right track

I’ve been involved in state politics for 14 years, and I have to say, the progress the Legislature and Governor Parnell have made together in… Continue reading

  • Oct 20, 2014
  • By Mike Chenault

What others say: One step at a time on rare earth elements

News that Ucore Rare Metals is proceeding to the next step in its process toward developing a mine at its Bokan Mountain/Dotson Ridge property on… Continue reading

  • Oct 20, 2014

Voices of the Peninsula: Cook Inlet navigation – safe as can be?

Most people don’t think about the safety of marine navigation in Cook Inlet. They didn’t before the Exxon Valdez, and they still don’t, because it’s… Continue reading

  • Oct 19, 2014
  • By Robert Archibald

Rich Lowry: Tide creeping toward GOP

Alison Lundergan Grimes is the Todd Akin of 2014.Like the instantly notorious Republican Senate candidate from Missouri, Grimes has committed a defining political gaffe. Grimes’… Continue reading

  • Oct 19, 2014
  • By Rich Lowry

What others say: Request for recommendations from UA campuses points toward new policy

Inevitable. That’s what some things are. You know them: death, taxes and extremely cold winters in Fairbanks.Add tobacco-free to that list.It shouldn’t come as a… Continue reading

  • Oct 19, 2014

Voices of Alaska: Parnell shows strong support for higher education

When choosing our next Governor, I ask myself, what is the candidate’s promise and what is the evidence that he can deliver on an issue… Continue reading

  • Oct 18, 2014
  • By James Johnsen

Bob Franken: Should we even bother to vote?

This is the time of year when we hear all the drumbeating to get out the vote. Unfortunately, for too many Americans, the question is,… Continue reading

  • Oct 18, 2014
  • By Bob Franken

What others say: Initiative 2 needs a new design

The introduction of Ballot Measure 2 is providing Alaskans great opportunity for a lot of questions, answers and a host of testimony surrounding the pros… Continue reading

  • Oct 16, 2014
  • By Rhonda A. Hubbard

Fish board does disservice to Kenai Peninsula

Flabbergasted.That word most accurately sums up our feelings upon hearing that the Board of Fisheries has once again snubbed Kenai Peninsula residents and will hold… Continue reading

  • Oct 16, 2014

Rich Lowry: The military vs. Marlboro

We are losing a war in Iraq and Syria, the military is shrinking dangerously as global threats are growing, and yet the Pentagon is mustering… Continue reading

  • Oct 15, 2014
  • By Rich Lowry

What others say: Real Ebola crisis is in West Africa

The United States seems to be suffering from extreme exposure to Ebola — not to the virus itself but to the viral speculation about the… Continue reading

  • Oct 15, 2014

Bob Franken: Church and state: still separate?

I have always agreed that the two subjects that should be avoided in polite conversation are religion and politics. Well, since I’m forever talking politics,… Continue reading

  • Oct 14, 2014
  • By Bob Franken

What others say: State should revisit, debate strengthening Public Records Act

State Sen. Bill Wielechowski of Anchorage announced Thursday that he plans to file a bill in the coming legislative session that would strengthen the state… Continue reading

  • Oct 14, 2014