Cal Thomas: ‘It takes an army to defeat an army’

When liberal Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and the conservative former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich agree on something, attention should be paid.Feinstein, who chairs the… Continue reading

  • Aug 11, 2014
  • By Cal Thomas

The callow president

“Stop just hatin’ all the time.” If you haven’t been following the news, you might not know whether this bon mot was uttered by a… Continue reading

  • Aug 10, 2014
  • By Rich Lowry

‘Pumping for profit’ is exploitation

Who owns the water? That’s the essential issue in a controversial plan to pump 26,000 acre-feet of groundwater over two years and sell it to… Continue reading

  • Aug 10, 2014

The Nixon resignation at 40

On the occasion of this week’s 40th anniversary of Richard Nixon’s resignation from the presidency, The Washington Post sponsored a reunion featuring Bob Woodward and… Continue reading

  • Aug 9, 2014
  • By Cal Thomas

Inversion aversion

Maybe it’s time to get really tough, my fellow Americans. Without a doubt, someone needs to be creative in coming up with ways to punish… Continue reading

  • Aug 9, 2014
  • By Bob Franken

Change Oregon’s rules for smoke

Almost every summer the smoky air from wildfires lingers over Central Oregon. No matter how many fire crews are deployed or how quickly they respond,… Continue reading

  • Aug 9, 2014

Veterans’ cemetery site near Fox gives hope to local service members

The state’s long hunt for a veterans’ cemetery in the Interior appears to be over. Late last week, the Alaska Department of Military and Veterans’… Continue reading

  • Aug 7, 2014

The revival of anti-Semitism

The Bergische Synagogue in the German town of Wuppertal has a history with arson. The nearly 120-year-old synagogue was burned down during Kristallnacht in 1938.… Continue reading

  • Aug 6, 2014
  • By Rich Lowry

Russia’s threat to NATO

NATO’s promise of collective security rests on the notion that aggression against one member of the Atlantic alliance triggers a response from all. Yet Russia’s… Continue reading

  • Aug 6, 2014

Point Thompson shows resource past, future

Progress in gas development at the long-dormant Point Thomson fields is heartening to see. For decades, the resource-rich area hung in limbo as producers opted… Continue reading

  • Aug 5, 2014

High tech, low standards

So much has happened so quickly that it’s high time to reflect on the technological marvels that change our lives at blinding speed. Of course,… Continue reading

  • Aug 5, 2014
  • By Bob Franken

People, not politicians improve world economies

“Neither a borrower nor a lender be; for loan oft loses both itself and friend, and borrowing dulls the edge of husbandry.” — “Hamlet,” Act… Continue reading

  • Aug 4, 2014
  • By Cal Thomas

All surface, no substance

Former half-term governor Sarah Palin has found another approach to continue her one-way conversations: the Sarah Palin Channel.For just $9.95 per month (or $99.99 per… Continue reading

  • Aug 4, 2014

We can reap benefits from state elders’ knowledge if we listen

There’s an old saying attributed to the Native people of Alaska’s panhandle: “A tall tree has fallen.” It’s a metaphor commenting on the passing of… Continue reading

  • Jul 29, 2014

Lifetime judicial politicians

Those who run our court system and claim that it can dispense justice in an impartial way hate even the slightest suggestion that politics might… Continue reading

  • Jul 29, 2014
  • By Bob Franken

Cal Thomas: ‘The Giver’ a portent of what might be?

With his approval numbers sinking to 39 percent a week ago, according to the Gallup tracking poll, President Obama isn’t alone in having a bad… Continue reading

  • Jul 28, 2014
  • By Cal Thomas

What others say: Headlight rule meant to prevent collisions

Aaawwh, come on; not another rule to follow.That’s many drivers’ first reaction. But, second, upon reflection is: Well, if the new rule will do well… Continue reading

  • Jul 28, 2014

Rich Lowry: Hamas’ useful idiots

Sound bites are usually meant to obfuscate as much as clarify. Rarely is one so incisive as the line uttered by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin… Continue reading

  • Jul 27, 2014
  • By Rich Lowry

What others say: International Space Station a symbol of cooperation

Over the past several months, we have witnessed an almost major collapse in bilateral relations between Russia and the U.S., seemingly throwing to the wind… Continue reading

  • Jul 27, 2014

What others say: Supreme Court decision expands tribal jurisdiction

Friday’s decision by the Alaska Supreme Court that tribal courts have jurisdiction in child custody cases when one of the parents does not belong to… Continue reading

  • Jul 27, 2014