Opinion

Opinion: The news media Alaskans trusted

We’ll be better off continuing to trust Alaska’s news media rather than divisive national voices.

  • May 9, 2020
(Courtesy Photo | Cadie Buckley)

Opinion: Is the era of big cruise mercifully over?

If we are able to rebuild for all who live here, our community will emerge robust and resilient.

  • May 7, 2020
(Courtesy Photo | Cadie Buckley)
Judy Cavanaugh stands with others at a rally against the Pebble Mine in front of Sen. Lisa Murkowski���s Juneau office on Tuesday, June 25, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Judy Cavanaugh stands with others at a rally against the Pebble Mine in front of Sen. Lisa Murkowski���s Juneau office on Tuesday, June 25, 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
The Alaska State Capitol Building as seen Jan. 9, 2015 in Juneau. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire file)
The Alaska State Capitol Building as seen Jan. 9, 2015 in Juneau. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire file)
In this file photo from May 9, 2019, former Gov. Frank Murkowski speaks on a range of subjects during an interview with the Juneau Empire. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Why we need to rethink where Taiwan fits into the global order

Our policies have not kept pace with the reality that Taiwan is now a free and democratic nation.

  • May 6, 2020
In this file photo from May 9, 2019, former Gov. Frank Murkowski speaks on a range of subjects during an interview with the Juneau Empire. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)
Juneau City Hall on Monday, March 30, 2020. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)

Opinion: The city should sacrifice more

Living, breathing souls must be sent from CBJ staff to the unemployment office.

  • May 5, 2020
Juneau City Hall on Monday, March 30, 2020. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire)
Someone holds up an inflatable Alaska Marine Highway ferry at at a rally to support of the Alaska Marine Highway System on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Ferry service and vetoes are still problems

Pandemic overshadows issues, but they still matter.

  • May 5, 2020
Someone holds up an inflatable Alaska Marine Highway ferry at at a rally to support of the Alaska Marine Highway System on Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Here’s why Trump will lose in November

America’s allies across the world must feel sorry for us.

  • May 3, 2020

Opinion: Cruise industry continues to work hard toward a safe return to service

It is important we ensure communities are comfortable opening their ports when the time is right.

  • May 2, 2020

Opinion: A wonderful debt

Let’s keep passing the same $20 around.

  • May 2, 2020
Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks at a press conference in Anchorage on Friday, April 10, 2020. (Courtesy photo | Office of Gov. Mike Dunleavy)

Opinion: It’s time for Alaska to safely reopen

We must normalize this new normal to ensure our economic future.

Gov. Mike Dunleavy speaks at a press conference in Anchorage on Friday, April 10, 2020. (Courtesy photo | Office of Gov. Mike Dunleavy)

Opinion: Good progress battling the virus. It’s time to heal the economy.

Lockdown proponents frame the options as returning to work or risking death. This is a false choice.

  • Apr 30, 2020
Downtown Juneau is quiet in this March 20, 2020 photo. A City and Borough of Juneau website is tracking changes to businesses caused by COVID-19. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

Opinion: Our Assembly needs to build a balanced budget

We need to use the present fiscal situation to right size programs and salary scales.

  • Apr 28, 2020
Downtown Juneau is quiet in this March 20, 2020 photo. A City and Borough of Juneau website is tracking changes to businesses caused by COVID-19. (Michael S. Lockett | Juneau Empire)

Opinion: PFD paid now, long-term fiscal plan for security in crisis

Alaska is in a perfect political storm of trouble.

  • Apr 27, 2020

Opinion: Narcissism is in our DNA

But it doesn’t have to decide our actions.

  • Apr 25, 2020

Opinion: Trump’s GOP is a particularly American Mafia

“The cuckold GOP are now acting little different than the China’s National Peoples Congress.”

  • Apr 24, 2020

Opinion: We’re living in an inverted version of ‘The Lottery’

When I venture out needlessly, I throw viral stones at you.

  • Apr 23, 2020
U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, speaks during an interview with the Juneau Empire at the Capitol in February 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Sullivan’s silence says a lot

When I was a kid, a couple of older boys bullied me after swim lessons. They snapped me with towels and put my underwear on… Continue reading

  • Apr 23, 2020
U.S. Sen. Dan Sullivan, R-Alaska, speaks during an interview with the Juneau Empire at the Capitol in February 2019. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Dunleavy is no friend to medicine

Three doctors weigh in.

  • Apr 22, 2020
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