Opinion

Alaska Editorial: Denali name should remain

The following editorial first appeared in the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner:President-elect Donald Trump made many promises on the campaign trail, but one in particular raised eyebrows… Continue reading

  • Nov 29, 2016

Opinion: The importance of a two-war force

Americans have many expectations of their government, but foremost among them is that it will keep them safe. Indeed, in a recent survey, respondents ranked… Continue reading

  • Nov 28, 2016
  • By RACHEL ZISSIMOS

Opinion: Why we hate us

Through the widest lens of history, America since the 1980s looks like the most golden of golden ages. The peace and prosperity of this era… Continue reading

  • Nov 28, 2016
  • By DICK MEYER

Alaska Editorial: Moving forward

The following editorial first appeared in the Ketchikan Daily News:Alaskans dealt with it.That’s what was to be expected, particularly given the majority are adults.We know… Continue reading

  • Nov 28, 2016

Empire Editorial: Ferry system needs to change to weather the storm

After years of weathering rough seas, crossing the Gulf of Alaska to connect Kodiak residents and those in the Aleutians to the rest of the… Continue reading

  • Nov 27, 2016
The U.S. Capitol dome is seen at sunset on Capitol Hill, Friday, Nov. 18, in Washington.

My Turn: 9/11 families achieve rare bipartisan victory in Congress

It is indeed ironic that after eight years of partisan squabbling, amid the turmoil surrounding the presidential election, U.S. House and Senate members united on… Continue reading

  • Nov 27, 2016
  • By WIN GRUENING
The U.S. Capitol dome is seen at sunset on Capitol Hill, Friday, Nov. 18, in Washington.
Actor Greg Watanabe as Gordon Hirabayashi in "Hold These Truths"

My Turn: Will we have to fight to ‘hold these truths’?

“We hold these truths to be self-evident,” states America’s Declaration of Independence. They are equality among men and the unalienable rights of “Life, Liberty and… Continue reading

  • Nov 27, 2016
  • By Rich Moniak
Actor Greg Watanabe as Gordon Hirabayashi in "Hold These Truths"

Empire Editorial: Changing Denali name likely Trump pillow talk

Two wrongs don’t make a right. We hope President-elect Donald Trump remembers that during any future conversations (or tweets) in regards to changing the name… Continue reading

  • Nov 25, 2016

Opinion: Make our (costly) infrastructure great again

By his own admission, President-elect Donald Trump is a guy who likes to build stuff: A golf course in Scotland. A hotel in Washington D.C.… Continue reading

  • Nov 25, 2016
  • By JOHN L. MICEK

Alaska Editorial: New House Resource co-chairs sound right notes

The following editorial first appeared in the Alaska Journal of Commerce:To quote Slim Pickens’ Taggart from Blazing Saddles, “What in the wide world of sports… Continue reading

  • Nov 25, 2016

Alaska Editorial: Newly elected Legislature should prepare for work on state revenues

The following editorial first appeared in the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner:Don’t start spending the “other half” of your 2016 Alaska Permanent Fund dividend check yet. A… Continue reading

  • Nov 24, 2016

My Turn: Delivering a new energy in a new way on Alaska’s North Slope

There’s a new era on Alaska’s North Slope — and its stars are the small, independent oil and gas companies like Caelus Energy Alaska.Caelus just… Continue reading

  • Nov 24, 2016
  • By JAMES UDELHOVEN

Opinion: Thanksgiving 2016: Uncertain but still grateful

So, it’s that time of year: Time to reflect on the good things in our lives; to appreciate family, friends, community; to consider that for… Continue reading

  • Nov 24, 2016
  • By THOMAS L. KNAPP

My Turn: Mental Health Trust open to federal buyout, but questions linger

The Alaska Mental Health Trust develops resources it owns to fund its operations. Controversy is churning this year in Southeast Alaska over AMHT’s threat to… Continue reading

  • Nov 23, 2016
  • By REBECCA KNIGHT

My Turn: Shrinking budgets, drug epidemic created Alaska’s ‘perfect storm’

Change is hard but it can also provide opportunities. Last spring, an opportunity presented itself when our Legislature and Gov. Bill Walker enacted Senate Bill… Continue reading

  • Nov 23, 2016
  • By JAHNA LINDEMUTH

Editorial: Going after Backpage.com

The following editorial first appeared in the Los Angeles Times:The internet has paid countless dividends to the public, speeding the pace of innovation, closing the… Continue reading

  • Nov 23, 2016

Editorial: Americans need clarity on Trump’s business ties

The following editorial first appeared in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:One of the major problems that President-elect Donald Trump is clearly wrestling with now is how to… Continue reading

  • Nov 22, 2016

Opinion: One American’s case for ‘socialized medicine’

On Sunday, March 29, 2015, two days after my 54th birthday, I came very close to dying. I was sitting in an armchair in my… Continue reading

  • Nov 22, 2016
  • By JAKE LAMAR

Opinion: Indians embrace gratitude over despair

This Thanksgiving season, American Indians are once again embracing hope and gratitude over despair.Under each new administration, tribal nations must renew the battle to ensure… Continue reading

  • Nov 22, 2016
  • By MARK ANTHONY ROLO

Opinion: Protesting, privileged college kids know nothing about social injustice

When, chest puffed out with pride, my father told a law partner his first-born was accepted to Bryn Mawr College in Pennsylvania, this was the… Continue reading

  • Nov 21, 2016
  • By CHRISTINE FLOWERS