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China still far different

November 3, 2014 John Berisford is back home in the United States, finally. His situation makes it clear this country has much to do to improve our diplomatic relationship with China. more »»

Send Stefanik to Congress

November 2, 2014 Elise Stefanik is one of the brightest young politicians we’ve seen in a long time. The Essex County resident is running for Congress, and voters should send her there. more »»

Cheers and jeers

November 1, 2014 CHEERS — To ending a Nazi loophole. U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y. more »»

Agents’ actions unacceptable

October 31, 2014 A newly reported Secret Service fiasco should result in President Barack Obama losing his patience with the agency — for his good, that of his family and the safety of future president. more »»

Pick Amedore for Senate

October 30, 2014 Two years ago, Republican George Amedore of Rotterdam lost his state Senate bid against Cecilia Tkacyzk by a mere 18 votes. Fortunately, he didn’t give up, and he’s running against the Democrat again. more »»

Lone wolves growing threat

October 29, 2014 In a speech about a month ago, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson warned of the growing threat of “lone wolf” terrorists. more »»

Smart choice is a no vote

October 28, 2014 On Nov. 4, local voters will have the opportunity to vote up or down Proposal 3, also known as the $2 billion Smart Schools Bond Act of 2014. We encourage them to vote against the proposa. more »»

Why did CDC fail?

October 27, 2014 When public health threats surface, many Americans, including health care professionals, turn to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC officials are the experts, after all. more »»

Gibson knows voters

October 26, 2014 Voters in the 19th Congressional District have a choice between a familiar face and a relatively new one. more »»

Cheers and jeers

October 25, 2014 CHEERS — To Hamilton County’s jobless rate. This county held the honor in September of having the lowest unemployment rate in the state. Hamilton County’s jobless rate was 3.8 percent. more »»

Political hack a problem

October 24, 2014 Ron Klain, the political hack President Barack Obama has put in charge of coordinating the national response to Ebola, has no experience in public health or dealing with large-scale disasters. more »»

Farley still better choice

October 23, 2014 State. Sen. Hugh T. Farley, R-Niskayuna, is once again facing a challenge from Democrat Madelyn Thorne. Not much has changed since they faced off in 2012, with Farley winning handily. more »»

Be smart about job

October 22, 2014 Fulton County is considering hiring an “intelligence officer” as part of a public-safety initiative put forward by County Administrative Officer Jon Stead. more »»

Put thought into strategy

October 21, 2014 One has to wonder how much effort the White House put into coming up with the official name for the war against Islamic State terrorists. more »»

Take lesson from winner

October 20, 2014 For most of us, the work Nobel Prize winners do in fields such as science and economics is impenetrable. more »»

County policy too generous

October 19, 2014 Montgomery County keeps taking steps in the wrong direction. Already this year, the county government adopted a budget for 2015 that raises taxes and creates a new fee. more »»

Cheers and jeers

October 18, 2014 CHEERS — To yogurt. Gov. Andrew Cuomo this week signed legislation making yogurt the official snack of New York. more »»

Climate not the problem

October 17, 2014 Many serious challenges face the U.S. armed forces. But Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, no doubt acting at the behest of his boss, President Barack Obama, thinks climate change is a top concern. more »»

Business as usual in state

October 16, 2014 Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been fond of claiming the state is open for business. In reality, it is just business as usual. Consider a couple of recent announcements by the governor. more »»

Re-examine measures

October 15, 2014 The Ebola situation in Dallas shows there are serious failures in our health care network. more »»



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