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Opinion

Racism is still a problem in America

Editorials

Just when you think it just may be possible that racism isn’t a problem anymore, the bigots remind us it is. An Associated Press story this week covered two events involving the late Emmett Till. Till was 14 when, in August 1955, he was visiting relatives in Mississippi. The black boy had ...

Action should be swift, total

Editorials

Americans who leave our country to reside in another are outside the protection of our government in most ways. But the sheer horror of what happened in Mexico this week - nine women and children massacred, apparently by drug cartel terrorists - cries out for some meaningful reaction by ...

America will have to do more

Editorials

Wall Street Journal Nov. 5 The slaughter Monday of three Mormon women and six children, all American citizens who were longtime residents of Mexico, brings home a cruel reality of America’s neighbor to the south. Drug gangs control huge swathes of the country, and the government in Mexico ...

Thank you to Friends of the Gloversville Library

Letters to the Editor

Each year a week in October is set aside nationally to highlight and celebrate the hard work and dedicated volunteers that make up friends of libraries groups. During this special week of celebration, the staff of the Gloversville Public Library would like to thank the Friends our library for ...

Pulling out of the accord

Editorials

Contrary to popular belief, the United States has not pulled out of the Paris climate accords. But President Donald Trump’s first opportunity to do so is approaching — and he should seize it. Trump pledged during his campaign for president to remove the United States from the Paris ...

If the Democrats got the perfection they demand

Letters to the Editor

Oh, the liberals are so, so delicate — and demanding. Their latest quibble with the president is that he spoke harshly of the murderer al-Baghdadi. Trump called the murderer a dog and used other unflattering descriptions of the man. Are the liberals (mainly Democrats) naive? Or do they think, ...

Good riddance, Beto O’Rourke

Editorials

Beto O’Rourke, the former congressman from Texas who thought extremist demagoguery was the path to the presidency, has dropped out of the race for the Democratic Party nomination for that office. Good riddance. Politicians do not drop out of races until they have been convinced they have ...

Are guns really the problem?

Letters to the Editor

Editor’s note: The following is Part I of a two-part letter. Every time there’s a shooting tragedy, there are more calls for gun control. Let’s examine a few historical facts. By 1910, the National Rifle Association had succeeded in establishing 73 NRA affiliated high school rifle ...

Injecting an important note of realism into public discourse

Editorials

It has been said that the art of politics is compromise. Mention that these days and it is entirely likely you will be accused of being a traitor by those on one of the polls to which political discourse seems to have been relegated. Perhaps both sides will flail away at you. Former President ...

Pelosi should reconsider whether to proceed

Editorials

For the first time, the full U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote this week on the impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump. To date, it has been strictly a production of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her Democratic colleagues. Perhaps because of criticism the ...

Please do your part to save wild life and the environment

Letters to the Editor

Where are they? Where are the bullfrogs and spring peepers whose voices once filled our nights? Where is the riot of birdsong at dawn and at dusk? Where are the lightning bugs that used to light up the evenings, so numerous that you could almost read by them? Where are the Junebugs that used ...

Johnstown Reformed Church 125th anniversary celebration

Letters to the Editor

What an evening of entertainment was experienced on Oct. 26, at Johnstown Reformed Church as part of our 125th anniversary. The attendance was relatively small in number but large in participation and appreciation. We were blessed to have musicians from Johnstown High School perform (both ...

A higher standard?

Editorials

The resignation of U.S. Rep. Katie Hill, D-Calif., is being questioned by some observers who say she is being held to a higher standard than male members of Congress accused of wrongdoing. It is not dodging the issue to point out the answer to that is no. Hill resigned her position. She was ...

Vote ‘Yes’ to sell Sherman’s to the CAC

Letters to the Editor

Growing up in Johnstown meant summers at “camp” and occasional trips to Sherman’s for rides, games, popcorn and my favorite, the beautiful carousel with its carved horses, some with real manes and tails. Time passes and changes are inevitable: no longer living in Johnstown, relatives ...