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Governing, not government, is our problem to solve

After voting to reopen the federal government and increase the debt ceiling two weeks ago, Rep. Don Young is ready to take on the $17 trillion national debt. How? It's not by repealing Obamacare or making any drastic cuts to any other social program.
Cliffs, Compromise and Consequences

With all the 'fiscal cliff' drama going on in D.C., I have been thinking about cliffs lately.
Outside editorial: The 54 percent who want troops back ASAP are right

The Pew Research Center for the People and the Press reported this week that Americans are more upbeat about the war in Iraq than at any time in the last 14 months.
American electorate is deserving of an A+

The real story of the 2000 campaign and election will, in the end, be the resilience and patience of the American people. Voters had a hard time choosing in this election, and the results were so painfully close because people (collectively and individually) liked some qualities of both Al Gore and George W. Bush, and they disliked some characteristics of both men.
Crisis brings mixed reactions to reporting

Since the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, almost everyone is rethinking his position on almost everything. And that includes the role and performance of the news media.
Alaska editorial: ANWR-drilling hopes stay alive in latest poll results

Supporters of drilling for oil in a sliver of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge have known all along this day would come. They've kept the faith that some day, a majority of Americans would come around to the idea of getting oil out of an area that Congress had already set aside for that purpose.
Despite costly gas, ANWR remains politically off-limits

WASHINGTON - For weeks, nearly every time President Bush has spoken about energy he has re-emphasized his support for drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
Don't forget about the survivor mom vote

Remember those crucial voting blocs, the soccer moms of 2000 and the security moms of 2004?


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