Commentary

OPINION: The late Stan Abbott was a restrained but powerful force behind some of the best journalism done in Alaska, and his contributions have outlasted his time here.Howard Weaver
OPINION: The call to pull funding from Planned Parenthood is drive by ignorance and misogyny -- and will result in more abortions, not fewer. Shannyn Moore
OPINION: Walker's renegade attempt to expand Medicaid in Alaska is wrong for several reasons -- not least because it violates Alaska law.Paul Jenkins
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: Bad things happen when decisions are made that ignore observed reality -- true in the past, just as true now.Alan Boraas
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
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