What others say: Gorsuch a qualified candidate

After two days of often hostile hearings, Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch is proving himself an even-tempered, deeply knowledgeable nominee who should be confirmed by… Continue reading

What others say: Coast Guard a vital need

Alaska’s two U.S. senators are among a bipartisan group of 23 Senate members who signed a letter to the White House budget director earlier this… Continue reading

What others say: GOP health bill must face new realities

Debate in Congress about the fate of Obamacare should begin with this truth: The Affordable Care Act in its current form is disintegrating, and without… Continue reading

Report back: My take on the Upper Cook Inlet Board of Fisheries 2017

If you follow fisheries issues you probably know that getting on the Board of Fisheries can be; what’s the right word, challenging? One of the… Continue reading

Op-Ed: The national illness

Many Republican leaders are leery about having their name attached to the GOP’s replacement for Obamacare, a health care overhaul they have demonized since it… Continue reading

Voices of Alaska: Legislators must reach fiscal fix this session

As we reach the halfway point of the 2017 legislative session, we wish to share some thoughts about this critical time that represents a truly… Continue reading

What others say: New oil find will help state, but doesn’t solve budget problems

It seems that almost every time talk picks up about Alaska’s oil days being on the wane, a new discovery extends the horizon a bit… Continue reading

Op-Ed: America’s longest war

Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to spend $1.4 billion of New York’s resources to solve the persistent problem of poverty in central Brooklyn. If he wins… Continue reading

What others say: Who’s going to pay

Mexico should start writing checks for our border wall — and soon. Because if we fund it, the money will be taken from federal services… Continue reading

Voices of Alaska: PFD-education lottery would allow Alaskans to voluntarily support K-12 funding

Why shouldn’t we have a little fun solving our problems? Sure, there’s a state fiscal problem. I’ve spoken about this issue for some time. But… Continue reading