Commentary

OPINION: We need to take our country and economy to the next level in terms of energy security. The only way to do this is to safely and responsibly explore our own offshore energy resources, particularly off Alaska.

Randall Luthi
OPINION: When Sen. Dan Sullivan signed onto the letter Sen. Tom Cotton wrote to Iran's leaders, he not only contributed to a huge policy blunder, he hindered the U.S. government's ability to conduct foreign policy regardless of who is in office.Brett Scruton
OPINION: Wishbone Hill mining lawsuit shows that Alaska's laws don't mean much if Alaska's agencies refuse to follow them.Pete Praetorius
OPINION: Why are Republicans in the House wasting everyone's time by trying again to defund the health care reform act? Their attempt will fail again, and all they'll be left with are campaign talking points.Elise Patkotak
OPINION: If we do not wake up and focus on climate changes coming at Alaska, soon it will be too late to change our future. Alaskans are not just residents of this state, we are citizens of the international Arctic.Halbe Brown
OPINION: Closely held principles caused me to vote against fellow members of the House Majority Caucus and say no to a budget that does not reflect the fiscal crisis facing Alaska.Rep. Lora Reinbold
OPINION: Medicaid expansion is better than shovel-ready as an economic boost for Alaska -- and a lifesaver for Alaskans.  Vince Beltrami
OPINION: The proposal to remove the Middle Fork of the Chuitna River for 25 years and then put it back together as a wild salmon stream is a pipe dream; it will not work. And that risk to salmon is unacceptable.Frank Rue
OPINION: AARP's driver safety course is good for all ages because everyone should want help staying safe and keeping costs low by brushing up on essential skills.Don McDermott
OPINION: Details in Dan Coffey's letter to the judge in the Josef Boehm case raise serious questions about the mayoral candidate's judgment and character.Mike Dingman