Opinion

Doing nothing is sometimes doing something

Editorials

Now that missiles are flying, will Congress fulfill its constitutional role? If you’re at a loss to explain President Donald Trump’s strategy in Syria, you’re in good company. U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley doesn’t seem to know what it is, either. Ms. Haley ...

Kim Jong Un is not humane

Editorials

Are U.S. officials being played like the proverbial violin by North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un? Let us hope not — but at the same time, let us not make the mistake of assuming there is a sincere, humane bone in Kim’s body. Mike Pompeo, the CIA chief soon to become secretary of state, met ...

Taxpayers could use some relief

Editorials

New York has now scored another breakthrough with being added to the list of states looking at the possibility of legalized sports betting. That could become a reality if the U.S. Supreme Court issues a landmark decision that would lift the current ban on that form of gambling. Last month, ...

Russia, Syria are hiding the truth

Editorials

Syrian officials insist they did not use chemical weapons against civilians on April 7. Russian and Iranian leaders back them up. One Russian official accused the United States, England and France of having an ulterior motive for their missile attack on Syria last week. It was an attempt to ...

Don’t fall for fast slogans and promises

Letters to the Editor

Last month, I wrote about Hitler using propaganda to accuse the newspapers of publishing “Jewish lies,” and comparing it with Trump’s “fake news.” This month, slogans. Hitler learned about slogans from the social Democrats (Communists), whom he hated. Repeat something often enough ...

Let’s appreciate what we have and have here

Letters to the Editor

I imagine you’ve heard at least someone say “I don’t believe this weather! We’re supposed to have spring now.” I don’t think these folks have noticed that there are those in other parts of our country who have endured tornatoes and hurricanes, lost their homes, not to mention ...

Paying the tax bill

Editorials

If you are like many Americans, you will spend part of this evening finishing your income tax returns for 2017. The deadline to file them is today, unless you request and get an extension. Oh, well. At least the government will be paid for ... Wrong. The Internal Revenue Service collects ...

Rowback needs to quit being a sore loser

Letters to the Editor

I, Joseph Benton, strongly believe that we should put the campaign behind us and stop this bickering of these ethic violations that were filed by former Gloversville mayoral candidate. This former mayoral candidate is nothing more than a sorry loser who is so mad that he lost the election by ...

More left-wing gun myths proven wrong

Letters to the Editor

The blood in the streets myth might be the granddaddy of them all and lies at the terror-filled heart of gun haters and the fearful. It is played upon and manipulated by evil power brokers in both political parties. Politicians know they can use it to play on emotions while relying on armed ...

Ryan leaving Congress post

Editorials

House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan said this week he is leaving Congress because he doesn’t want his children to reach adulthood having experienced only a “weekend dad.” After 20 years in Congress, Ryan’s decision is understandable in that light. But one wonders if Ryan, ...

Taking the drill seriously

Editorials

Remember the good old days when you were young and the only thing breaking up the routine of school was the occasional fire drill? Teachers and principals told you how important it was to pay attention and know what to do in case of a fire. Take the drills seriously, they urged. You didn’t. ...

Look at the bill again

Editorials

For a time, President Donald Trump said, he thought about vetoing the $1.3 trillion spending bill Congress laid on his desk a few weeks ago. Too much money was being spent unnecessarily and some priorities had been ignored, he explained. In the end, Trump signed the bill. Now, he reportedly ...

Let’s wait and see

Editorials

Diplomats in many other countries learned the secret to good relations with the United States years ago: Tell the Americans what they want to hear. So the small victory President Donald Trump has won in the so-called “trade war” he initiated needs to be taken with a grain of salt. Time ...

Is it enough?

Editorials

Federal officials plan to spend $4.6 billion to battle the opioid addiction crisis this year. That represents a substantial new emphasis on dealing with a very real crisis. But is it enough? Drug abuse is killing about 42,000 people a year in the United States. Yet much more federal money ...

You wonder how these things begin

Letters to the Editor

“Love in Firenze,” the new musical which began as a staged reading under the title “September Deception” at Colonial Little Theatre in 2009 will have its world premiere April 26-29, at Proctors Theatre, Schenectady. The two-act musical will be presented April 26, 27, and 28, at 7:30 ...

EPA Pruitt should be held accountable

Editorials

Scott Pruitt, head of the Environmental Protection Agency, has been praised by many for rolling back unreasonable Obama-era regulations, including some that affect the coal industry. Good for him for pursuing President Donald Trump’s agenda energetically. Questions about Pruitt’s ethics ...

Action needs to be taken

Editorials

Syrian President Bashar Assad is secure in his position, with the support of Russian military might. The Islamic State organization in Syria has been nearly wiped out. President Donald Trump has pledged to end the U.S. military presence in Syria. “We will continue to consult with our ...

A sad day for everyone

Editorials

On Friday, a significant portion of the residents of the city and surrounding areas were fixated on live streams being broadcast from Gloversville. A young man, who by his mother’s description, had battled with mental health issues the majority of his life, was struggling emotionally. ...

Lystek myths vs. facts

Editorials

Guest editorial By KURT MEYER In 2017, our company, Montgomery County and the Town of Glen entered into exploratory discussions to evaluate the possible development of an Organic Materials Recovery Center in the established, “shovel ready” Glen Canal View Industrial Business Park. ...