Before children, before thousands of miles and broken relationships separated us, holiday meals were our oasis from the day-to-day, nourishment that brought us closer together and fortified us through good times and bad.Jill Burke
OPINION: Without adding to the federal debt, the POWER Act will help create an army of lawyers to defend victims of abuse.Sen. Dan Sullivan
OPINION: Those of us who abhor political correctness, seeing it as a bald attack on free speech and individual freedoms, understand that despite the kiddies’ foot-stomping there is no right to be safe or not be annoyed.Paul Jenkins
LETTERS: Alaska Dispatch News readers comment in brief on matters important to them and their communities.Alaska Dispatch News
OPINION: Apparently it's not Alaska's destiny to build a gas line; it's Alaska's destiny to want a gas line.Michael Carey
OPINION: In a land as beautiful and culturally diverse as Alaska, our ability to connect with and truly help each other depends upon the understanding that our wants and needs may be uniquely different from those of people with different backgrounds than our own.Anna Thomas
OPINION: Who will Sens. Murkowski and Sullivan blame when a new president is elected next year? I don’t know. Maybe it will still be Obama’s fault.Shannyn Moore
LETTERS: Readers sound off on news affecting Alaskans.Alaska Dispatch News
OPINION: Prohibiting cannabis clubs and canna-friendly business will result in unified opposition, widespread civil disobedience, needless litigation at the taxpayers' expense, and will delay the development of Alaska’s other-than-petroleum economy.Lindianne Sarno
OPINION: Reality-based politics requires eternal vigilance, and there’s going to be an increased push towards fanciful thinking in the coming several years. With the size of Alaska's fiscal challenge, how could there not be?Forrest Dunbar