Commentary

OPINION: At current oil prices, there's little profit left for Alaska to tax.Roger Marks
OPINION: Although older Alaskans may deserve the government we voted for, it looks like the younger ones won’t get the education they deserve.Mike Bronson
OPINION: Scott Walker's foes in Wisconsin use old law to violate fundamental American rights in attempt to silence opposition.Paul Jenkins
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: To a bear's nose, the city of Anchorage is one massive pile of delicious, nutritious garbage. And that causes problems. Unfortunately, the most popular solution for decades has been not to deal with the trash, but to relocate the bears.Rick Sinnott