Mideast facts misrepresented

Two related issues tightly wound together are strangling the truth by misrepresenting facts in the current Mideast crisis. They are the death toll in Gaza… Continue reading

  • Sep 1, 2014

Cal Thomas: Scotland’s future hangs in the balance

“The best laid schemes of mice and men often go awry.” — Scottish poet Robert Burns, “To a Mouse” (1786)CAIRNRYAN, Scotland — For Americans whose… Continue reading

  • Aug 30, 2014
  • By Cal Thomas

Bob Franken: Labor Day pains

Did you know that the federal Labor Day holiday was established by President Grover Cleveland in 1894 to celebrate American workers? As you might imagine,… Continue reading

  • Aug 30, 2014
  • By Bob Franken

Thank you for voting – now, keep up the good work

There’s some positive news to be gleaned from the state Division of Elections report on the August 19 primary: with absentee and questioned ballots now… Continue reading

  • Aug 30, 2014

A fish board meeting on the peninsula is long overdue

A measure going before the Kenai Peninsula Borough Assembly, as well as city councils around the peninsula, encourages to Alaska Board of Fisheries to meet… Continue reading

  • Aug 28, 2014

A grim stalemate at war’s end in Gaza

TEL AVIV, Israel — The third Gaza War in six years appears to have ended in another sort of tie, with both Israel and Hamas… Continue reading

  • Aug 28, 2014
  • By DAN PERRY

What others say: Court should move quickly to address timber lawsuits

The whittling continues.The U.S. Forest Service announced it would offer the Big Thorne timber sale on Prince of Wales Island this week; only hours later,… Continue reading

  • Aug 27, 2014

Bob Franken: Virginia courthouse melodrama

Is it any wonder that with all the grindingly oppressive news these days, matters that are tragic and vital, the first item I seek out… Continue reading

  • Aug 26, 2014
  • By Bob Franken

What others say: Low voter turnout speaks ill of residents’ commitment to solutions

Reading the paper, watching TV or listening to the radio in the months leading up to Tuesday’s primary election, one would have been hard pressed… Continue reading

  • Aug 26, 2014

Study: Social media users shy away from opinions

WASHINGTON — People who use Facebook and Twitter are less likely than others to share their opinions on hot-button issues, even when they are offline,… Continue reading

  • Aug 26, 2014
  • By ANNE FLAHERTY

What others say: Air Force changes training for recruiters

The Air Force has come a ways in reforming recruit training since sex-abuse scandals rocked the service’s boot camp at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland. And… Continue reading

  • Aug 25, 2014

Rich Lowry: Against the Ferguson mob

The chant “No justice, no peace” is an apt rallying cry for Ferguson, Missouri, where protesters don’t truly want justice and there has been no… Continue reading

  • Aug 24, 2014
  • By Rich Lowry

What others say: USA Freedom Act a testimony to informed public debate

A little more than a year after former National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden revealed that the federal government was collecting and storing the telephone… Continue reading

  • Aug 24, 2014

Cal Thomas: ISIS ‘a national security threat’

BELFAST, Northern Ireland — U.S. airstrikes that have helped Iraqi and Kurdish forces recapture a strategic dam and halt, at least temporarily, the advance of… Continue reading

  • Aug 23, 2014
  • By Cal Thomas

Bob Franken: The rules of the rule of law

Let’s face it: We have a law-enforcement problem in this country. Far too often, the people who are supposed to protect us from the bad… Continue reading

  • Aug 23, 2014
  • By Bob Franken

Both sides should be watching for effects of oil tax change

The dust is starting to settle on Tuesday’s primary election, with voters narrowly rejecting a referendum to repeal the oil tax law passed by the… Continue reading

  • Aug 23, 2014

Let’s make school year a safe and successful one

Fall is in the air, silvers are in the river, and students across the Kenai Peninsula are back in school.The first day of classes for… Continue reading

  • Aug 21, 2014

What others say: Leaders must step up in Ferguson

It was reported Monday by Andrea Peterson of the Washington Post that the city of Ferguson had hired a Chesterfield public relations firm that specializes… Continue reading

  • Aug 20, 2014
  • By St. Louis Post-Dispatch editorial

Rich Lowry: Free Rick Perry

It tells you much about the laughable indictment of Texas Gov. Rick Perry that it has made him a figure of bipartisan sympathy.Perry was indicted… Continue reading

  • Aug 20, 2014
  • By Rich Lowry

More Clinton-Obama differences likely to emerge

WASHINGTON — Hillary Rodham Clinton’s split with President Barack Obama over a foreign policy “organizing principle” isn’t likely to be the last time differences emerge… Continue reading

  • Aug 19, 2014
  • By KEN THOMAS