Commentary

OPINION: Alaskans forgot a timeless lesson of that dismal science, economics: There ain't no such thing as a free lunch.

Clem Tillion
OPINION: Scholar of American democracy grew up with a faith in participation that may well have grown in his Southeast Alaska boyhood.Michael Carey
OPINION: The Legislature's failure to declare a special session means Alaskans must rise and demand that the Legislature cease all regular session business and do the lawful thing.Tara Jollie
OPINION: The vast majority of police officers using deadly force are justified because their own or other lives were in immediate danger. But investigators treat them with the same rigor as they would a civilian in a similar situation.Frank Koziol
OPINION: Secretary Kerry can prioritize America’s Arctic residents in need early in the U.S. chairmanship of the Arctic Council by bolstering federal funding and technical support for Alaska villages facing relocation.Victoria Herrmann
OPINION: With the defeat of Robert Ruffner's nomination to the Alaska Board of Fisheries, the Kenai River Sportfishing Association has crossed ethical lines and lost any claim on community support.Dwight Kramer
OPINION: Senate leaders' school cuts were an ambush, and the losers are Alaska's kids and lawmakers proven unworthy of trust.Michael O'Brien
OPINION: What does a new poll of public perception mean for the United States as it takes the chairmanship of the Arctic Council?Drue Pearce
OPINION: Too many Alaska lawmakers forget that they are public servants, not the public's masters.Mike Dingman
OPINION: A workforce united cannot be defeated. That is a truth which American workers have done well to remember throughout the decades, and it's one we honor on a day to recognize workers worldwide.Peter Blanas