Commentary

OPINION: If the president makes an honest effort to engage with Alaskans, he will leave as awed by our people as he will inevitably be by our mountains.Sen. Lisa Murkowski
OPINION: When President Obama visits, I hope he sees Alaska for what it is: A symbol of the very best in the American character and spirit, but also a real place, with real people.Sen. Dan Sullivan
OPINION: We have the means to slow global warming in Alaska and the Arctic and avoid its worst impacts.  Durwood Zaelke
OPINION: The only practical answer to Alaska's short-term budget deficit is to tap our Permanent Fund earnings and cap the dividend.Tim Bradner
OPINION: The lone dissenting voter in the Alaska Legislative Council's Medicaid lawsuit decision makes his case against the action.Rep. Sam Kito III
OPINION: Alaskans shouldn't let fear make us accept taxes and cuts and changes to the Permanent Fund that will ultimately make things worse.Rep. Wes Keller
OPINION: Every Alaskan, regardless of political leaning, should be offended that the president is coming to our state and disrupting our lives for a few days just to use us for his own political purposes. If he doesn’t care what the average Alaskan has to say, he should just stay away.Mike Dingman
OPINION: For Republican leaders in the Legislature, it's more important to bedevil Gov. Bill Walker than benefit Alaskans.Elise Patkotak
OPINION: Addicted to oil wealth, Alaskans have looked more to gratification now than building a healthy future based on renewable energy. Kim Heacox
OPINION: Rural Alaska has much to contribute to Arctic development -- and both an expertise and continuing need for cheap, sustainable energy supply.Meera Kohler,Gwen Holdmann