Op-ed: No king but Caesar

In September 1862, a group of Chicago ministers sent a “memorial” (or long letter) to President Abraham Lincoln in which they made a theological argument… Continue reading

What others say: What to make of Don Young’s career

Rep. John Conyers, D-Michigan, resigned from office Tuesday in light of sexual misconduct allegations against him. Rep. Conyers said his legacy would not be tarnished… Continue reading

What others say: Curbing hate crimes will take collaboration

A new FBI report on hate crimes tells a sobering story. For the second year in a row, police departments across the country reported a… Continue reading

Op-ed: The Museum of the Bible is more than a museum

The Museum of the Bible opened in Washington, D.C., last weekend, and not a moment too soon for a city (and nation) plagued by scandal.… Continue reading

Voices of Alaska: Repealing health care mandate restores freedom to choose

I have always supported the freedom to choose. I believe that the federal government should not force anyone to buy something they do not wish… Continue reading

Letter to the editor: Legislature should further consider oil tax regime

Legislature should further consider oil tax regime Would you like us to chop off your index finger, confiscate your automobile or sell your oldest child… Continue reading

Letter to the editor: Hutchings a mayoral candidate with a positive outlook, community concern

Hutchings a mayoral candidate with a positive outlook, community concern I am so grateful to live in the Central Peninsula area. Last year we were… Continue reading

#MeToo: My daughter and granddaughter, too

While trying not to indulge in schadenfreude over those hypocritical Hollywood elites who’ve claimed to stand for “women’s rights,” only to be accused of sexually… Continue reading

What others say: Strong words

On Monday, U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke announced an interesting choice — one with ties to Southeast Alaska — as director of the Bureau of… Continue reading

What others say: White House hesitant to act on opioid crisis

Opioid addiction has developed such a powerful grip on Americans that some scientists have blamed it for lowering our life expectancy. Drug overdoses, nearly two-thirds… Continue reading

Why criticize Harvey Weinstein?

“Where there is no revelation, people cast off restraint; but blessed is the one who heeds wisdom’s instruction.” (Proverbs 29:18) Ancient wisdom from a Higher… Continue reading

What others say: Congress passes buck on war acts

Back in April, President Donald Trump ordered a U.S. missile strike on a Syrian military airfield, punishing the regime for a chemical weapons attack. Bashar… Continue reading

Voices of Alaska: Let Alaska lead the way

In the aftermath of the violence and hatred on display in Charlottesville this weekend, I found myself in deep reflection. As a child growing up… Continue reading

Voices of Alaska: An end is in sight

For six months, politicians of all parties in Juneau have sung a similar song: the state can no longer afford to offer cash payments to… Continue reading

What others say: Time to act

Alaska has $59.8 billion in its permanent fund and yet the state is in a financial predicament. It also has a $2.5 billion operating budget… Continue reading

What others say: The troubling increase in non-compete agreements

The economy thrives when businesses compete with each other for workers and customers. That is hardly a new idea, but it bears repeating as companies… Continue reading

What others say: Alaska could benefit from executive order seeking to open Beaufort, Chukchi seas

President Donald Trump gave Alaska some good news late last week when he signed an executive order directing Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke to review a… Continue reading

What others say: Haste in Juneau brought needless worry to Pioneers’ Homes residents

Residents of Alaska’s Pioneers’ Homes, and the family members of those residents, went through quite a bit of turmoil this month when news spread that… Continue reading

Closing deficit an absolute necessity

Our backs are against the wall. As the legislative session in Juneau approaches its 90th day, there remain deep divisions between the state House and… Continue reading

What others say: Avoiding a REAL ID train wreck

When it comes to federal identification requirements, Alaska is about to be in a real pickle. In early June, the state’s last extension for noncompliance… Continue reading