Editorial

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

 

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

 

Cal Thomas: What’s wrong with Florida elections?

MIAMI — Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) had the best line when it comes to the latest Florida election in which contests for governor and the… Continue reading

Rich Lowry: No, Trump is not diminished

Midterm losses typically humble a sitting president of the United States, but Donald Trump is beyond humbling. He is the most unbowed president ever to… Continue reading

Rich Lowry: America has a loser problem

It’s not any less awful for being so familiar. The last three high-profile attacks that have convulsed the nation, two in just the past week… Continue reading

Bob Franken: The violent presidency

Republicans have always justified their preferential treatment of the super-wealthy by trotting out the bogus “trickle-down theory.” They argue that as the rich get richer,… Continue reading

Cal Thomas: The sickness spreads

Just in time for Halloween comes a former male stripper, who drove a van with Trump stickers plastered all over it, being charged with sending… Continue reading

A sign opposing the Stand for Salmon ballot initiative in photographed on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018 in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Opinion: Ballot Measure 1 Hurts Rural Residents and Rural Communities

Salmon have always been and will always be a vital part of our culture, history, and way of life. The decision by Alaska Native Regional… Continue reading

A sign opposing the Stand for Salmon ballot initiative in photographed on Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2018 in Kenai, Alaska. (Photo by Victoria Petersen/Peninsula Clarion)

Opinion: Retired Salmon Experts Urge Yes Vote on Measure 1

Alaska’s salmon fisheries feed countless Alaskans, create important livelihoods for rural communities, support Alaska’s growing $4 billion tourism industry and fuel Alaska’s sustainable commercial salmon… Continue reading

Voices of the Peninsula: Ballot Measure 1 — Expect impacts to our local communities

Salmon have always been an integral part of our economy, as well as a fundamental part of our identity as Alaskans. We measure the value… Continue reading

Rich Lowry: The poisonous allure of right-wing violence

Gavin McInnes is selling a marketable product. The pose of the right-wing provocateur and founder of the group the Proud Boys is that he’s simply… Continue reading

Andy Mack, commissioner of the Alaska Department of Natural Resources

Andy Mack: How I made my decision on Chuitna

I’ve issued a decision in a closely-watched case regarding water rights in the Chuitna River watershed. Misinformation is easy to spread and hard to correct.… Continue reading

Andy Mack, commissioner of the Alaska Department of Natural Resources
The Kenai River flows into Skilak Lake, as seen on a traverse from Fuller Lakes Trail to Skyline Trail on Sunday, July 1, 2018. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Opinion: Ballot Measure 1 will be disastrous for outdoor enthusiasts

Alaskans love to hunt and fish. A quick glance at any Alaskans’ social media feed in the fall, with all the photos of harvested moose,… Continue reading

The Kenai River flows into Skilak Lake, as seen on a traverse from Fuller Lakes Trail to Skyline Trail on Sunday, July 1, 2018. (Photo by Jeff Helminiak/Peninsula Clarion)

Bob Franken: The Saudi D.C. swamp

Imagine that: It’s getting so it’s difficult to get away with being slime in the Washington “swamp” these days — or at the very least,… Continue reading

Voices of the Peninsula: Protecting our Shared Resources for all Alaskans

Alaskans are once again fighting over fish. This time the fight is centered around a proposed ballot initiative that seeks to change the way state… Continue reading

Alaska Voices: Walker is the only candidate who can tackle tough Alaska issues

Walker is the only candidate who can tackle tough Alaska issues In Mike Dunleavy’s recent column, “A Deficit of Trust,” the former, partial-term state senator… Continue reading

Bob Franken: The mob job

If Bob Dylan had been a reactionary, his song “The Times They Are a-Changin’” would instead have been called “The Times They Cannot Change and… Continue reading

Opinion: Ballot Measure 1 is bad law

As former attorneys general, and Alaskans fortunate enough to call this great state home, we urge Alaskans to vote “No” on Ballot Measure 1. The… Continue reading

Voices of the Peninsula: Lisa, Kavanaugh and abortion

Forty-one years in Alaska and two runs for the U.S. Senate myself against Ted Stevens and Mark Begich have provided me abundant opportunity to see… Continue reading