Letter to the Editor: Alaska needs more bipartisanship, not less

A recent letter to the editor criticized Representative Gary Knopf for wanting to organize a bipartisan caucus in the State House of Representatives. I believe… Continue reading

Bob Franken: Season’s hallucinations

T’was the time around Xmas, and all through the White House, Not a creature was stirring, they were much further south. For Trump’s jesters, reporters… Continue reading

Bob Franken: Lame-duck mucking

OK, I get it. After an election, when the incumbent is about to be transformed into the former, we need a transition period. All in… Continue reading

Cal Thomas: And Now the Boy Scouts

The erosion of what many Americans once believed were the foundations of our country continues apace. They include, but are not limited to, overspending and… Continue reading

Bob Franken: The slam sham

I’m not ready to say that President Donald Trump and Democratic leaders are in cahoots. I don’t know that. I can’t conclusively prove that, ahead… Continue reading

  • Dec 17, 2018

Rich Lowry: If there’s no collusion, there’s always Stormy Daniels

The most legally fraught part of the Russia probe now revolves around payments to an American porn star. As of yet, instead of a dastardly… Continue reading

Opinion: Marijuana Board should not allow onsite marijuana consumption

The Alaska Marijuana Control Board is considering proposed regulations to allow retail marijuana establishments to add “marijuana consumption areas” where customers could smoke, vape, eat… Continue reading

Bob Franken: The fake-potpourri column

The word “potpourri” has a few definitions, but for a columnist it means writing about a bunch of unrelated stuff because he’s too lazy to… Continue reading

George H.W. Bush: Man of character

I first met the man who would become America’s 41st president in 1968. He was a Houston congressman and I was a young reporter for… Continue reading

Rich Lowry: Sorry, you can’t protect Mueller

Mitch McConnell just did our constitutional order an enormous favor by burying the so-called Robert Mueller protection bill, hopefully never to rise again. There’s been… Continue reading

Bob Franken: Discrimination for the ages

Forgive my self-indulgence, but at the very start I need to point out that while I may not be young, I am immature. The immature… Continue reading

Cal Thomas: Trump vs. Roberts

Chief Justice John Roberts has been drawn into President Trump’s web. Last week the president criticized the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit,… Continue reading

Cal Thomas: The Florida fiasco ends

After two recounts — one by machine, the other by hand — after a concession speech by Andrew Gillum, the Democratic candidate for governor, which… Continue reading

Rich Lowry: Trump’s not populist enough

The midterms suggest that President Donald Trump needs to double down on populism, just not the sort that’s been his signature to this point. Trump… Continue reading

Voices of the Peninsula: Time to give up the invocation fight

How much more money is the Kenai Peninsula Borough willing to spend on defending a discriminatory and unconstitutional prayer policy? The answer from some Assembly… Continue reading

Bob Franken: The dog-eat-dog world

I’m always amazed that the Washington types I consider to be such jerks are completely different when I run into them at a dog park.… Continue reading

Opinion: Polls can only be as consistent as Alaska voters

Pollsters don’t make predictions. We just show how things are at a given moment in time. It’s such a simple concept but one that is… Continue reading

Letter to the Editor: Fourth Amendment, not gun rights, at issue in court case

Fourth Amendment, not gun rights, at issue in court case The article in the Clarion on Monday Nov. 12 by James Brooks, “Alaska appeals court… Continue reading

Rich Lowry: There’s no ‘neo-Jim Crow’ in Georgia

In the overtime of the 2018 elections, the left can’t decide whether it opposes casting doubt on election results or insists on it. In the… Continue reading

Bob Franken: To know him is to not know him

”I don’t know Matt Whitaker.” That was President Donald Trump, unmistakably signaling that Matthew Whitaker won’t be acting attorney general much longer. Never mind that… Continue reading