Rich Lowry: Check your inanity

Tal Fortgang has offended the offense-takers. The Princeton University freshman wrote an essay for a student publication, since reprinted in Time magazine, skewering the progressive… Continue reading

  • May 7, 2014
  • By Rich Lowry

What others say: The right direction

Alaska’s history shows it can overcome big challenges.That’s just what maintaining a timber industry in the Tongass National Forest has become.But, Southeast still talks timber,… Continue reading

  • May 7, 2014

Bob Franken: Swamp party

I live in Washington. That means I am required to write something about the White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner activities, even though you couldn’t care… Continue reading

  • May 6, 2014
  • By Bob Franken

What others say: Legislature did a B+ job

No session of the Alaska Legislature is perfect.This one came as close as any in years.While we don’t agree with every bill that came out… Continue reading

  • May 6, 2014

Cal Thomas: Where has all the money gone?

Most people, perhaps even the super-wealthy, who are usually accountable to auditors, want to know where their money goes. This is especially true when they… Continue reading

  • May 5, 2014
  • By Cal Thomas

What others say: The killing of Alaska State Troopers in Tanana wounds us all

Anger and heartache.Those are the words that quickly come to mind upon hearing of the killing of two Alaska State Troopers who had responded to… Continue reading

  • May 5, 2014

Rich Lowry: Obama at a ‘dead point’

When the Washington Post-ABC News poll at the end of March showed a very slim plurality supporting Obamacare, Democrats hoped the health-care law had finally… Continue reading

  • May 4, 2014
  • By Rich Lowry

What others say: Peace prize or salmon exports?

Norway wears its status as homeland of the Nobel Peace Prize proudly, which is why the decision by its prime minister not to meet with… Continue reading

  • May 4, 2014

Cal Thomas: Hillary Clinton’s ‘social gospel’ good enough for Democrats

Faith is making a comeback among liberal Democrats, but they still have a way to go.First, some history.Hoping to attract some Evangelical Christian votes more… Continue reading

  • May 3, 2014
  • By Cal Thomas

Voices of Alaska: Regulatory Fairness Act sets reasonable timeframe for EPA vetoes

What would Alaskans say if a federal agency retroactively vetoed permits for development of Prudhoe Bay, declaring it never should have been allowed on the… Continue reading

  • May 3, 2014
  • By Sen. Lisa Murkowski

Time to be on high alert for wildland fires

With clear blue skies and temperatures reaching into the 60s, spring has sprung on the Kenai Peninsula.But those same conditions that have lured residents into… Continue reading

  • May 3, 2014

Freedom of speech doesn’t shield speaker from consequences

We’ve heard, and read, a lot of talk around the central Kenai Peninsula communities on Los Angeles Clippers’ owner Donald Sterling and his lifetime ban… Continue reading

  • May 1, 2014

Poorly worded press release perpetuates stereotypes, undermines message

Breastfeeding. Quick! Are you thinking about sex? Does that word make you uncomfortable? If you’re out in public, are you turned off (or on) by… Continue reading

  • Apr 19, 2014

Rich Lowry: The great Democratic opening

Hillary Clinton is in a formidable position to win the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016, should she decide to run. But someone else also is… Continue reading

  • Apr 30, 2014
  • By Rich Lowry

What others say: What took the NBA so long?

Draping his league bosses in undeserved nobility, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver on Tuesday banned for life and fined a team owner whose bigotry had embarrassed… Continue reading

  • Apr 30, 2014

Voices of the Peninsula: Golfing community disappointed with council vote

Pat and Myrna Cowan, the entire golfing community including over 200 individuals who either delivered written support or personally attended two council meetings, several charity… Continue reading

  • Apr 29, 2014
  • By Pat and Myrna Cowan

Bob Franken: On the one hand, on the other hand

It’s time for the word of the day, people. Today’s choice is “ambivalence.” For those who might think it describes an emergency vehicle that takes… Continue reading

  • Apr 29, 2014
  • By Bob Franken

What others say: 90-day session isn’t good for Alaska

Still not convinced that the 90-day legislative session is a bad idea?House Speaker Mike Chenault, a supporter of the shorter session, offered a revealing observation… Continue reading

  • Apr 29, 2014

Cal Thomas: Obama’s foreign policy nonexistent

You know things are bad when you can’t wait for the return of a TV character to demonstrate what resolve and leadership really look like.… Continue reading

  • Apr 28, 2014
  • By Cal Thomas

Voices of the Peninsula: Teach your kids to save

Do you want to set your kids up for future financial success? Then start now. That’s the first rule of introducing your kids to financial… Continue reading

  • Apr 28, 2014
  • By Kimberly Pierce