My Turn: Let the people vote to end same-sex marriage ban

Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. These simple words, found in the Declaration of Independence, helped forge the ideals embedded in the United States Constitution - a constitution that is the envy of the free world. Read more

Oil tax rates: the strange case of Norway

Two recent news items out of Norway caught my attention. The first happened April 30 when Governor Parnell went there to discuss tax policy. The second was the announcement on May 6 that Norway had decided to make a change to its oil tax laws. Read more

My Turn: Oil tax cut means state income or sales tax more likely

Reducing Alaskan oil taxes without an explicit linkage to more Alaskan investment is just bad business. That's what I learned from spending all of last summer and fall talking to voters, one at a time. Read more

My Turn: Pre-K adds up to a better future for Alaska

Want to improve Alaska's education system? Boost test scores? Improve graduation rates? Who doesn't? Here's an easy way to do it: work with children when their brains are growing the fastest. Read more

My Turn: Pipeline has a healthy future

How long will the pipeline last? Since 1977 the Trans-Alaska Pipeline has carried the economic lifeblood of Alaska from the North Slope to Valdez... Read more

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