My Turn: Time to continue moving Alaska forward

The election is over and the dust has settled. I congratulate Dan Sullivan. He and I disagreed on many issues, but now he is senator and it is time to move forward to address Alaska's needs. It has been an enormous honor to serve Alaskans as your U.S. Read more

My Turn: President Obama's plan to arm Syrian rebels is flawed

When it comes to President Obama's flawed plan to arm unknown Syrian rebels, the significant risks outweigh the potential rewards. It is not a coherent or successful strategy to keep our country safe, which is why I voted against the proposal. Read more

My Turn: Sullivan shouldn't ask for votes without offering answers

One of the most valuable lessons I learned growing up in Alaska is that getting results isn't done with Republican ideas or Democratic ideas, it's done with Alaska ideas. Read more

My Turn: Social Security needs 'common sense' update

Social Security is one of the most important programs ever established in this country, and after 75 years, it continues to deliver as intended. Yet, recent government reports predict that the Social Security Trust Fund could run out of money by 2033. Read more

My Turn: Updated law strengthens Alaska's fisheries

The late Sen. Ted Stevens had a great idea 40 years ago: kick unregulated foreign fishing fleets out of our waters and give those jobs to American fishermen. And while we're doing that, let's apply science to ensure the resource lasts forever. Read more

Alaska mining industry a gold nugget in state's economy

Alaska marked a significant but little noticed development in 2013: production of gold topped 1 million ounces, a feat not achieved since the turn-of-the-century gold rush in 1906. Read more

Understanding climate change impacts vital for Alaska industries

After the deep freeze that gripped much of the nation in early 2014, we can add "Polar vortex" to our growing lexicon of terms for extreme weather. Read more

Alaska's need to be front and center in national energy production

In October, our nation reached a little noticed but significant milestone: America's production of oil in America by Americans exceeded imports for the first time in nearly 20 years. If this trend continues as is projected, the U.S. Read more

Our veterans deserve the very best

In 1971, Randy Clifford was a door gunner on a Huey helicopter with the First Cavalry in Vietnam whose mission was a dangerous one: flying low along the Cambodian border to draw fire from the enemy so they would reveal their location. Read more

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