What others say: IRS stonewalling puts audit shoe on other foot

If the Internal Revenue Service was auditing you, and you whined that getting all the documentation agents wanted was too hard and would take you… Continue reading

  • Apr 6, 2014

Cal Thomas: The ABC’s of school choice

When people speak of a legacy, they usually mean something other than what the late economist Milton Friedman and his wife, Rose, left behind, namely… Continue reading

  • Apr 5, 2014
  • By Cal Thomas

Bob Franken: Sheldon’s ‘Buy America’ program

Is this a great country or what? Where else could a Chris Christie believe that once he grows up, he can be president of the… Continue reading

  • Apr 5, 2014
  • By Bob Franken

When calling 9-1-1, details are important

Everyone knows that 9-1-1 is a universal number that should be called in the event of an emergency ... or do they? 9-1-1 centers all… Continue reading

  • Apr 3, 2014
  • By Tammy Goggia

‘Education session’ not as easy as it sounds

In his January State of the State address, Gov. Sean Parnell declared the current session of the Legislature to be the “education session.”But with just… Continue reading

  • Apr 3, 2014

Voices of Alaska: Measure would preserve spill response, prevention efforts

25 years has passed since the Exxon Valdez oil spill and this recent anniversary reminds Alaskans, and the world, of the importance of oil spill… Continue reading

  • Apr 2, 2014
  • By Mark Swanson

Rich Lowry: Jeremiah Denton for the ages

Jeremiah Denton, the Vietnam War POW who has died at age 89, uttered one of the great statements of defiance in American history.In 1965, he… Continue reading

  • Apr 2, 2014
  • By Rich Lowry

What others say: No Roadless Rule in the Tongass

Alaska will take the win.A 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed this week that the Tongass National Forest is exempt from the Clinton-era Roadless… Continue reading

  • Apr 2, 2014

Alaska should have a better approach to industrial development

Last week, Gov. Sean Parnell created a municipal advisory board to weigh in on issues surrounding a natural gas pipeline project that could eventually tie… Continue reading

  • Mar 29, 2014

Bob Franken: The obsession agenda

Much is being made of the various cable news networks’ coverage saturation of one story or another and the reasons for their television tunnel vision.… Continue reading

  • Apr 1, 2014
  • By Bob Franken

What others say: Economies, like species, must evolve or die

The Tongass National Forest is once again exempt from the Roadless Rule.The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 this week to reinstate exempt… Continue reading

  • Apr 1, 2014

Cal Thomas: Much ado about Noah

It wasn’t so long ago that conservative Christians believed Hollywood to be evil and some preachers instructed their congregations not to go to movies lest… Continue reading

  • Mar 31, 2014
  • By Cal Thomas

What others say: Focus should be on reducing FASD, not on political points

Enough with the “War on Women” talk already.Recent remarks by Republican Sen. Pete Kelly of Fairbanks during an interview about his effort to combat Fetal… Continue reading

  • Mar 31, 2014

Rich Lowry: Obamacare’s master of false assurance

A core competency of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius is issuing false assurances.An administration about-face has left the Cabinet official looking like the… Continue reading

  • Mar 30, 2014
  • By Rich Lowry

What others say: 25 years after Exxon Valdez, resolution needed in dispute over newfound damage

Monday marked the 25th anniversary of the soiling of Alaska shores and waters by the oil of the Exxon Valdez.The environmental disaster — those words… Continue reading

  • Mar 30, 2014

Cal Thomas: God and Caesar (again)

“Well, then,” Jesus said, “give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar, and give to God what belongs to God.” (Mark 12:17 Living Paraphrase)When considering what… Continue reading

  • Mar 29, 2014
  • By Cal Thomas

Bob Franken: Hail to the oafs

It’s hard to tell if Washington NFL team owner Dan Snyder has publicly embraced the desperate plight of Native Americans because he’s genuinely moved, or… Continue reading

  • Mar 29, 2014
  • By Bob Franken

Lots to do in a short time

It’s that time of year again — the sun is shining, snow is melting, and the Legislature is scrambling to get through its tasks before… Continue reading

  • Mar 27, 2014

Remembering the 1964 earthquake, preparing for tomorrow

Today, Alaska will commemorate the 50th anniversary of the magnitude 9.2 earthquake that shook the state at 5:36 p.m., March 27, 1964. In less than… Continue reading

  • Mar 26, 2014
  • By John Madden

Rich Lowry: The war on Hobby Lobby

Not too long ago, the Greens of Oklahoma City were law-abiding people running an arts-and-crafts chain called Hobby Lobby.They weren’t disturbing the peace, or denying… Continue reading

  • Mar 26, 2014
  • By Rich Lowry