Opinion

Don’t shop at places that put restrictions on firearms

Letters to the Editor

Take your money elsewhere. Firearms and Ammunition industry economic impact report (NSSF2018) (Nationally) total economic impact $51 billion. I subscribe to numerous gun magazines . I am a National Rifle Association member and a U.S.M.C. veteran during a very unpopular time and war. I have ...

Trump should support Wilkie

Editorials

Ho-hum. Another day, another secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. So, what else is new? Precious little, and that is the problem. On Monday, the U.S. Senate voted to confirm Robert Wilkie as VA secretary. He becomes the second person in the position in just 18 ...

Demonization has gone too far

Editorials

The polarization of politics has become so bad that some liberal Democrats in Arizona are criticizing one of their party’s candidates for the U.S. Senate for refusing to join calls to eliminate the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency. And, some far-left complainers say, U.S. Rep. ...

Getting the story straight

Editorials

One day after his disastrous meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Helsinki, and facing an avalanche of criticism, including from many in his own party, President Donald Trump reverted to his favorite excuse: He blamed the mess he created on the news media. “Fake news is going ...

Time to go after corruption

Editorials

Guilty. Guilty. Guilty. Guilty. Guilty. Guilty. Guilty. Guilty. Guilty. Guilty. That’s the verdict of 12 New York jurors on multiple charges against four defendants who conspired to rig bids for $850 million in state contracts for projects in Syracuse and Buffalo. The jury did not buy defense ...

I plan on supporting Robert Smullen

Letters to the Editor

After careful consideration I have decided that I will support Robert Smullen for our next assemblyman. As you know Marc Butler decided not to run for re-election. Marc has been an outstanding assemblyman, and as I stated in the past, he is a tough act to follow. I thank Marc for his many years ...

Politicians should have been doing their jobs

Letters to the Editor

OK, the Russians tried to disrupt our election in 2016 — just like Obama did to Israels’ last elections! The real “story” is that our intelligence and police agencies let us down during Obama’s terms. The heads of our agencies like Comey, Brennan, Clapper, Lynch, McCabe, Strzok and ...

Wasting time and money

Editorials

Surely the Food and Drug Administration has something better to do than launch a crackdown on producers of soy, almond and similar beverages labeled as “milk.” Apparently not. FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb is telling reporters that his agency may begin enforcing a federal regulation ...

Lawsuit is shameful

Editorials

So crazy has the lawsuit climate become that a court filing this week probably should have come as no surprise. Still, it is more than a little unsettling. MGM Resorts International, which owns the Mandalay Bay casino-resort in Las Vegas, has filed suit against hundreds of victims of the mass ...

He had to back out

Editorials

Given the firestorm that erupted over his joint press conference with Russian leader Vladimir Putin, President Donald Trump had no choice but to walk back one comment he made in Finland on Monday. In answering reporters’ questions Monday, Trump, standing feet from Putin, indicated ...

Tuition program not total solution

Editorials

In its initial year, the state’s Excelsior Scholarship program — perhaps better known as the “free tuition” plan — benefited 22,000 students who were income eligible. Not bad. Gov. Andrew Cuomo and state lawmakers approved the idea as part of last year’s state budget ...

Smullen is the man to elect to represent Fulton County

Letters to the Editor

It is heartening to see a man like Colonel Robert Smullen run for State Assembly in Fulton County. It has been a long time since Fulton County has been represented by a local assemblyperson. Col. Smullen is a lifelong resident, 24-year Marine veteran who was advanced to colonel with his duties. ...

City being bled to death by political, economical forces

Letters to the Editor

What to make of Johnstown’s council appeasing the county, “which desires a ‘regional water system’” (Leader-Herald) by allowing the county to pay city rates for water it then sends all over creation? What happen to the former 1.5 times rate? Is not the city being exploited by the ...

If Kavanaugh is approved, all we hold dear is at stake

Letters to the Editor

Brett Kavanaugh is the wrong choice to replace Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court. If he is confirmed to the Supreme Court, everything that we hold dear as a nation will be at stake. From protecting a woman’s right to choose to dismantling the Affordable Care Act, Kavanaugh could ...

Ask the wife what she feels

Editorials

FBI agent Peter Strzok was emphatic to the point of flashes of anger during his testimony Thursday to a congressional committee looking into political bias at the nation’s premier law enforcement agency. In 2016, Strzok made his dislike of then-presidential candidate Donald Trump perfectly ...

Departure no reason to change policy

Editorials

Bad politicians do not translate automatically to bad policy. Scott Pruitt was not an acceptable administrator of President Donald Trump’s environmental policies — but that does not mean Trump should change them. It appears he has no intention of altering course. Pruitt resigned as ...

Dads needed

Editorials

Warren Farrell was once considered a feminist leader. He hung around with Gloria Steinem and wrote about why men and women should break out of rigid old gender roles. But then, as he learned more, he started to disagree with parts of modern feminism. “I don’t agree with the part of ...