Commentary

OPINION: Alaska can't afford oil tax credits, and industry can't pay more on barrels selling at negative net. 

Roger Marks
Mike Hanley lost Alaska’s top education job for the same reason that makes sustained school improvement difficult: political interference.Charles Wohlforth
OPINION: Whether the Taj MaHawker lawsuit goes forward or not, Alaskans should demand the Legislature pass two laws to address the rampant corruption and government lawlessness. Jim Gottstein
OPINION: Forest Service plans for Prince William Sound endanger what makes the Sound a treasure.Kate McLaughlin,Dean Rand
OPINION: Don't try to cover Alaska's budget deficit in one legislative session. Use Permanent Fund earnings to narrow the gap, then do the job right. Paul Jenkins
OPINION: What is Alaska spending money on that could be better used elsewhere? Shannyn Moore
OPINION: We need to address the dangers of opioid abuse like we would any other disease -- through effective prevention and treatment. We need to educate ourselves, and we need to make sure every American seeking treatment can get it.Barack Obama
The Legislative Information Office fiasco is not just the doing of Rep. Mike Hawker. The Anchorage edifice could just as well have been dubbed the Chateau Chenault, the Taj McGuire or the Meyer Monument.Dermot Cole
When excess money is on the table, elites find ways to get their hands on it. The names on the doors in Juneau don’t matter much. We need to fix the system.Charles Wohlforth
OPINION: Recent events in Flint, Michigan, bring to mind the importance of access to safe and reliable drinking water for everyone, whenever and wherever it is needed.J. Brett Jokela