The failed presidencies

The question wasn’t really as comprehensive as it could have been, but the Washington Post-ABC news poll was nevertheless startling: a majority of those responding,… Continue reading

  • Sep 13, 2014
  • By Bob Franken

Domestic violence is a community problem, requires a community solution

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE HAS BEEN IN THE national headlines this week as NFL star Ray Rice was cut by the Baltimore Ravens and suspended from the… Continue reading

  • Sep 13, 2014

School board actions assure steady leadership

The Kenai Peninsula Borough School District took an important step forward this week in naming an interim superintendent and outlining a plan to fill the… Continue reading

  • Sep 11, 2014

Rich Lowry: President Obama’s immigration red line

No one will ever mistake President Barack Obama for Lyndon Johnson, the master legislator as president. He doesn’t really do congressional schmoozing or arm-twisting. Compromise… Continue reading

  • Sep 10, 2014
  • By Rich Lowry

What others say: Restoring history requires many small steps

In 1899, a group of Seattle businessmen wanted a centerpiece for Pioneer Square. They took a steamship north to the Tlingit village of Tongass, chopped… Continue reading

  • Sep 10, 2014

The trip from statehouse to big house

Faithful readers (both of you) possibly will remember back to what I wrote just a few weeks ago. Well, maybe not, but it was a… Continue reading

  • Sep 9, 2014
  • By Bob Franken

What others say: Waking up from Alaska’s aerospace dream

When your head is in the clouds, it’s easy to lose track of your feet.Last week, the 17th rocket since 1998 lifted off from the… Continue reading

  • Sep 8, 2014

Cal Thomas: The McDonnell verdict

The soap opera that played out in Richmond these last weeks and ended with the convictions of former Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife, Maureen,… Continue reading

  • Sep 8, 2014
  • By Cal Thomas

The collapse of Obama’s foreign policy

President Barack Obama’s stated goal in the fight against the Islamic State, aka ISIS, is to reduce it to a “manageable problem.”What this means, he… Continue reading

  • Sep 7, 2014
  • By Rich Lowry

Gulf of Maine warming concerns world

Cold Cape Cod clams, delectable Maine lobster, Georges Bank halibut, sweet northern shrimp, tiny populations of wild salmon, sea-running alewives, and every species one can… Continue reading

  • Sep 7, 2014

The Senator sleazebags, and the rest of us

OK. I admit it: I’m a guy. Not only that, but apparently a guy who likes to flirt with professional suicide, as evidenced by my… Continue reading

  • Sep 6, 2014

Denial of transfer agreement a sound business decision for Central Peninsula Hospital

A NEWLY OPENED KENAI-BASED SURGICALcenter has been at the center of a growing controversy due to its inability to treat Medicare and Medicaid patients without… Continue reading

  • Sep 6, 2014

Joan Rivers and Me

We met by accident. How else could it have been with two people who are so different? Or are we?It was the early 1980s when… Continue reading

  • Sep 6, 2014

Campaign merger leaves Alaskans with less choice

It has been a momentous week in Alaska politics as gubernatorial candidates Bill Walker, an independent candidate, and Byron Mallott, a Democrat, merged their campaigns.… Continue reading

  • Sep 4, 2014

Rich Lowry: The real rape culture

There are no words for the horror of Rotherham.More than 1,400 young girls have been raped and brutally exploited in the northern England town of… Continue reading

  • Sep 3, 2014
  • By Rich Lowry

What others say: Political ads show relentless focus on trivia rather than real issues

Among those who have the power to do anything about it, this editorial will almost certainly fall on deaf ears. That’s a strange thing to… Continue reading

  • Sep 3, 2014

Rich Lowry: Obama’s Iraq war

ISIS is a force for evil that poses an imminent security threat to the United States, but please, let us get back to you on… Continue reading

  • Aug 27, 2014
  • By Rich Lowry

Bob Franken: Ill-fitting suit

Well, that might be the last time he wears a tan suit in public. President Barack Obama, who had called a news conference to discuss… Continue reading

  • Sep 2, 2014
  • By Bob Franken

What others say: Keep the spirit of the ice bucket challenge going

The Ice Bucket Challenge has had quite a ride.Over the course of a summer it has become an internet sensation and raised millions (close to… Continue reading

  • Sep 2, 2014

‘Finding Your Roots’ with Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr.

From 1948 to 1961, there was a show called “This Is Your Life,” hosted by Ralph Edwards. In it, an unsuspecting celebrity was lured to… Continue reading

  • Sep 1, 2014
  • By Cal Thomas