Commentary

Alaska politics and political hijinks
Wheeler report confirms what we already knew -- Begich did not alert the Assembly to the prospect of big budget problems.
Winners and losers in last week's news
Two years have passed since the Legislature enacted Alaska's Clear and Equitable Share (ACES), a new way to ensure Alaskans get our fair share of revenue from our oil. Today the benefits of this legislation are apparent.Sen. Hollis French
The real question here is not the complete idiocy of the men or the major brain fart the mother seems to have suffered.Elise Sereni Patkotak
Health care is too important an issue to be strangled by the mere threat of a Senate filibuster.
We library supporters face a number of myths that need constant correction.Nancy Lord
Legislature's interim work is encouraging, but tough choices lie ahead.
It should come as no surprise that someone like me -- whose family's business and financial interests are tied to the Bristol Bay fishing industry -- opposes the Pebble Mine. But I'm just one among thousands of other business owners and individuals whose incomes depend directly on the continued health of the region's salmon industry.Ben Blakey
In the course of poking the record for ‘ouch' points, the administration inadvertently points out that Begich and CFO Sharon Weddleton were doing their jobs.Elstun Lauesen