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Opinion

Was shooter a lone-wolf or part of larger plot?

Editorials

Until they have answers, the top priority for U.S. intelligence and law enforcement agencies needs to be determining whether Mohammed Alshamrani was a lone-wolf terrorist or part of a larger plot. Alshamrani, an officer in the Royal Saudi Air Force, was being trained at a U.S. naval base at ...

What exactly does a strong national defense look like?

Letters to the Editor

We all want a strong national defense, but what exactly does that look like? An easy way to measure would be the size of our defense budget. But there are other important things to consider. Defense is not just about defending our land. Defense is also about maintaining alliances that help ...

Does this story sound somewhat familiar today?

Letters to the Editor

“Considering the extraordinary character of the times in which we live, our attention should unremittingly be fixed on the safety of our country.” — a quote from Thomas Jefferson in his final message to Congress in 1809, 210 years ago, regarding taxes, embargos and a somewhat divided ...

Time to erect new statues

Editorials

We Americans have torn down a lot of statues during the past few years. You know the type: Memorials to military and civil leaders of the Confederate States of America. Perhaps it’s time to switch gears and erect a few new statues. Give credit to the people and public officials of ...

We aren’t doing a good enough job

Editorials

By MIKE MYERS Reaction to a prank by some W.Va. Division of Corrections and Rehabilitation trainees says much about that state — more of it good than bad. The question we need to face up to is about the trainees, however. What does it say about their generation? You may have heard about a ...

Caroga trying to pass short-term rental law

Letters to the Editor

This is a call to action to all Caroga property owners. The town board is trying to pass a weekly rental proposal that is an invasion of your rights as an owner in the name of “Health and Safety.” If you read the proposal it will make you question if you are even in the land of the ...

A shared priority

Editorials

Adirondack Daily Enterprise Nov. 30 If America is to remain America, we need to make sure our voting is what voters believe it to be, and not a sham controlled by cheaters. As politics has become more of a high-stakes game, its battlefields these days swirl around its own core mechanism ...

Must take on lead culprit of climate change

Editorials

“Do we really want to be remembered as the generation that buried its head in the sand, that fiddled while the planet burned?” asked U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres this week. He was addressing representatives from nearly 200 nations, gathered in Spain for a meeting on climate ...

Sit back and watch the political circus

Editorials

Expect a new round of impeachment hearings in the House of Representatives to be more of the same made-for-politics show that has occurred already. Some Americans may have expected that, with the work of Rep. Adam Schiff’s House intelligence committee finished, matters would move to a vote ...

Trump should renew offer of assistance

Editorials

Just a month after Mexican drug cartel murderers massacred at least nine Americans living in that country, more evidence of mayhem south of the border has been written in blood. In early November, two separate groups of women and children were ambushed near their homes in northern Mexico. ...

Community colleges, for many people, are a godsend

Editorials

We don’t get it. Really. Apparently, according to The Associated Press, there is some sort of stigma attached to those who attend two-year colleges. As the AP reported, a Perrysburg, Ohio, college president decided to do something about the stigma. Steve Robinson, of Owens Community ...

It is about our country, as well

Editorials

The most effective education on world trouble spots requires going there. So, just before Thanksgiving, a group of members of Congress went to Afghanistan. There, they talked with both U.S. forces and officials and Afghans, including that nation’s president, Ashraf Ghani. Making the trip ...

Cold weather reminders for staying safe and warm

Editorials

Temperatures have reached the point where most of us can no longer deny that winter is coming. With the change of seasons comes an increase in the need to heat our homes — and fire departments are warning residents there is also an increased need for caution. One popular way to keep warm is ...

Impeachment inquiry not a search for the truth

Editorials

What has occurred thus far in the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump bears little resemblance to a criminal trial — and that is appropriate. The House of Representatives move against Trump involves politics, not allegations of criminal behavior. Much of the inquiry was ...

Nothing to inspire trust

Editorials

Sometimes it seems every pledge of reform by the Roman Catholic Church is matched by one —or more — reports of outrageous behavior. A permissive policy toward predator priests who molested children appears to have characterized church policy for decades, not just in the United States but ...

Today we give thanks for so many things

Editorials

Too often, we prosperous, free Americans take our many blessings for granted. Nearly all of us enjoy material wealth that is the envy of billions of people in other lands. We are free to do nearly anything our hearts desire, as long as our actions do not harm others. Our nation itself is a ...