Opinion

Opinion: Acknowledging an ‘invisible package of unearned assets’

As a white person, acknowledging white privilege exists doesn’t mean I need to feel shame or guilt.

  • Jul 22, 2020

Opinion: Ballot Measure 1 would be deleterious to Alaska’s future

A yes vote on Ballot Measure 1 would be like driving a ship into the eye of a storm.

  • Jul 21, 2020

Opinion: Conversations lead to hope

Our own feelings of discomfort must not be an excuse to look the other way.

  • Jul 21, 2020

Opinion: What is ‘white privilege?’

I refuse to be categorized under umbrella of “white privilege.” I am just American.

  • Jul 20, 2020

Opinion: Remembering the burning of the Douglas Indian Village

Consider the recent past and how racism and injustice still exist among us.

  • Jul 19, 2020

Opinion: Is white privilege real?

White privilege is not the suggestion that white people have never struggled.

  • Jul 18, 2020

Opinion: Mask messaging to students is inconsistent

We need a mask mandate, here’s why.

  • Jul 17, 2020

Opinion: Thank you for discussing white privilege

The term “white privilege” was not coined to make recent white immigrants ashamed.

  • Jul 16, 2020
Juneau City Hall on Monday, March 30. The City and Borough of Juneau voted Monday against raising taxes and passed a reduced budget. They also looked at creating a jobs program to do trail maintenance. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire file)

Opinion: Bond package should include energy cost savings measures

On July 20, the CBJ Assembly will be considering a bond package for this fall’s ballot. It will include construction projects to help create and… Continue reading

  • Jul 15, 2020
Juneau City Hall on Monday, March 30. The City and Borough of Juneau voted Monday against raising taxes and passed a reduced budget. They also looked at creating a jobs program to do trail maintenance. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire file)

Opinion: White privilege in today’s America

“I feel very privileged to be a United States citizen, but it has nothing to do with being ‘white.’”

  • Jul 14, 2020
Juneau City Hall shown in this Monday, March 30, photo won’t be the site of a pair of upcoming city meetings. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire File)

Opinion: Bonds are a legitimate tool to build necessary infrastructure

We resort to bonding because taxes from other sources are insufficient to fund capital projects.

  • Jul 14, 2020
Juneau City Hall shown in this Monday, March 30, photo won’t be the site of a pair of upcoming city meetings. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire File)
Juneau City Hall on Monday, March 30. The City and Borough of Juneau voted Monday against raising taxes and passed a reduced budget. They also looked at creating a jobs program to do trail maintenance. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire file)

Opinion: Stay the course, bond debt isn’t the answer

Keeping Juneau affordable into the future is the right thing to do.

  • Jul 14, 2020
Juneau City Hall on Monday, March 30. The City and Borough of Juneau voted Monday against raising taxes and passed a reduced budget. They also looked at creating a jobs program to do trail maintenance. (Peter Segall | Juneau Empire file)

Opinion: The quackery economics of libertarian ideologues

Taxes aren’t the only factor in oil production.

  • Jul 12, 2020

Opinion: Federal assistance is needed for renewable energy development

“Without federal assistance we are in deep trouble.”

  • Jul 10, 2020

Opinion: Defending law and order and defunding the police

It’s possible to believe some police reform is necessary and empathize with and support the police.

  • Jul 9, 2020

Opinion: Please, Juneau, wear your masks

I wear my mask for you.

  • Jul 8, 2020

Opinion: Southeast Community Services Center strengthens Juneau

The need for improved services in Juneau is real.

  • Jul 6, 2020

Opinion: Fear of president’s immature tweets

Recent evidence suggests evidence debilitating fear of Trump’s twittering thumbs.

  • Jul 4, 2020

Opinion: Earnings comparisons are fair game

Stockholders got billions that should’ve been retained to cover ferries , schools and dividends.

  • Jul 2, 2020

Opinion: Now’s the time to make your plan to vote

Fellow Alaskans, please make a plan for voting this fall.

  • Jul 2, 2020