OPINION: If James Salter flew as well as he wrote, he must have been one fine fighter pilot.

Michael Carey
OPINION: A little of the ice curtain across the Bering Straits has melted again, and that's an opportunity to improve U.S.-Russian relations.David Ramseur
OPINION: The Senate Finance Committee contracted for a written report on Medicaid that was to be completed by the end of April. That it didn’t get written is in keeping with the legislative pattern of posturing and delay on Medicaid expansion.Dermot Cole
OPINION: Alaska should ignore the huffy-puffy political talk and create a citizens' oversight panel to monitor, verify and report on the progress of Medicaid expansion and reform.Tara Jollie
OPINION: The governor is trying to violate statute in order to foist an expensive entitlement program on Alaska. This unilateral decision exposes legal and financial weaknesses at a time the state is ill-equipped to afford them.Sen. John Coghill
OPINION: Bristol Bay reds run by their own clock, but that inspires a sea of doubt in fishermen -- and they don't cotton to uncertainty.John Schandelmeier
OPINION: Medicare and Medicaid have been subject to relentless debate since President Johnson signed them into law 50 years ago. But they have worked as intended, to provide millions of Americans with health care.Susan Johnson,John T. Hammarlund
OPINION: Bad things happen when decisions are made that ignore observed reality -- true in the past, just as true now.Alan Boraas
COMMENTARY: Does this months signing of a moratorium on Arctic Ocean fishing by the five nations with Arctic coastlines mark the return of the Arctic Five? If so, that's a good thing.Heather Exner-Pirot
OPINION: The upcoming Anchorage international conference headlined by President Obama presents an unprecedented opportunity for Alaska. It wouldn’t hurt our congressional delegation to play the role of gracious hosts.Dermot Cole