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Obama makes his own rules

President Barack Obama is notorious for using executive orders and other unilateral actions to override existing U.S. policy.Now that penchant for imperial rule is coming back to haunt Americans.Several months ago, Iran released four Americans who had been held in captivity - but only after the ...

Clear choice on the issues

It has become more apparent than ever that on issues that worry most Americans, presidential candidate Donald Trump is right and Hillary Clinton is wrong.Consider just three issues:Immigration: Trump intends to deport about two million illegal immigrants with criminal histories. He intends to ...

Cheers and Jeers

CHEERS - to Sawyer Fredericks for remembering his roots and playing a benefit show Friday night at the Gloversville Middle School auditorium. Fredericks, winner of the eighth season of "The Voice," grew up in Glen and was a regular performer at many local venues before rising to national fame. ...

We actually understand

Many economists tell us one issue in the presidential campaign really should not be an issue. It is trade agreements with foreign countries.The more trade, the better, economists tell us. Agreements that foster sales of goods among countries are good for the U.S. workers, they say.In a perfect ...

No hiding behind the flag

Of course, Americans who harm people overseas intentionally and wrongfully should be punished. Villains should not be able to hide behind the American flag.Our government seems to support that idea. President Barack Obama's administration has not tried to block lawsuits filed by four former ...

Policies are very different

Never has the stark difference between presidential candidates Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton been more clear on the issue most important to local voters.Clinton has detailed her position for several months. Her assertion she would, as president, put "lots of coal miners and coal companies ...

Bring clarity to fire pits

Tonight the Gloversville Common Council is set to conduct a public hearing on the proposed fire pit ordinance. The ordinance has long been discussed and, if passed, will provide some clear rules that should allow residents of the city to have recreational fire pits without being a nuisance to ...

Fined, but still making money

People delighted to learn last week that Mylan Pharmaceuticals will pay the government $465 million to settle a dispute over EpiPens should consider two things:First, the entire EpiPen controversy is over Mylan's pricing of the devices. When the company bought rights to the EpiPen in 2007, it ...

Accept result of election?

A candidate for president unwilling to accept the results on election day? Horrors, cried supporters of Hillary Clinton and many in the news media on Wednesday night.They were reacting to Donald Trump's answer to a question during the televised debate between him and Clinton. Asked whether he ...

Cheers and jeers

JEERS - To robbing banks. A masked man with a gun held up an NBT Bank on Route 30 in Vail Mills on Monday. Police apprehended the alleged bank robber, Kevin Grinnell, 35, near his home after a short search. Grinnell was charged with felony second-degree robbery. He has not yet been convicted, ...

Much at stake in Mosul battle

Iraqi officials announced during the weekend that the long-awaited major offensive to liberate Mosul from Islamic State terrorists was getting underway. Good. It is about time.Mosul, in northern Iraq, is the last major bastion of ISIS in that country. No doubt the terrorists will fight hard and ...

Beware good housing news

Let us hold the applause over news this week about the housing market until we are certain it is good news. It may not be.Nearly half the sales of homes during the past year were to first-time buyers, the Zillow real estate firm announced Tuesday. More new home buyers sounds like good news.But ...

There was no ‘quid pro quo’

Hillary Clinton's primary defense against allegations of wrongdoing raised by the recent release of emails involving her and Democrat Party officials has been to note there is no way to determine whether the information released by WikiLeaks is accurate. Some of it may have been faked in an ...

Embrace our 44 lakes

Recently, Gloversville Mayor Dayton King put forth a proposal for how to market Fulton County, emphasizing the county's 44 lakes rather than the Fulton County Posi+ive marketing initiative and the county's new mascot "Plus."King, communicating as he often does through a facebook.com message, ...

National Security Agency not secure

When Edward Snowden fled from the United States in 2013, bearing with him an enormous amount of secret government information, it became clear the National Security Agency was anything but secure. Members of Congress demanded and President Barack Obama's administration pledged to seal up leaks ...

Bigotry is breathtaking

Clearly, some in Hillary Clinton's campaign for president believe the religious faith of some Americans - Roman Catholics - qualifies them for inclusion in what the candidate referred to as the "deplorables" who support her opponent, Donald Trump.Among email messages leaked from the campaign ...

Cheers and jeers

CHEERS - To philanthropy. The Montgomery County Office for the Aging announced last week it had received a generous gift of $1 million from the estate of the late Amsterdam husband and wife, George and Francis (Ligmal) Allen. According to MC OFA Foundation President Del Salmon, the unrestricted ...

Slick Clinton a security threat

Hillary Clinton's advisers apparently thought her husband's ability to escape repercussions for his misdeeeds - one nickname for him was "Slick Willy" - had rubbed off on her. That could be one explanation for the apathy with which they initially viewed reports on her illegal use of private ...

Trump, Clinton deserve criticism

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump most certainly deserves the criticism he is receiving for crude, demeaning comments about women.But what about Hillary and Bill Clinton? Trump is being slammed for talk.Bill Clinton acted, over and over again in abusing women and cheating on his ...

City shouldn’t sell parking lot

Two local business owners - Jon Sardella of the Brass Monkey and Danny Conyne, an owner of apartment units - recently asked the Gloversville Common Council to not sell a public parking lot on Cayadutta Street. The city has been considering selling the lot to developer Scott Hohenforst.The lot, ...