Opinion

Short term insurance has benefits

Editorials

The Wall Street Journal on the benefits of short-term health insurance House Democrats last week voted to reverse a Trump Administration rule that the left has branded as promoting “junk insurance.” So note that the vote arrives the same week as a fresh analysis about how short-term health ...

We should not be forced into avoidable conflict

Editorials

Any number of individuals, organizations and even nations in the Middle East would not be displeased in the slightest at a military conflict between the United States and Iran. Islamic terrorist groups, for one, understand that would divert U.S. assets from targeting them, to at least some ...

Time to make ourselves clear

Editorials

Israelis understand that, at least under President Donald Trump’s administration, they have a staunch, valuable ally. Now it is time to make it clear to the Palestinian people that Washington wants to help them, too. Many enemies in the Middle East desire to wipe Israel off the map. The ...

Vote for Patrick Leo for Mayfield’s Board of Education

Letters to the Editor

Even though I don’t have a vote in the upcoming Mayfield Board of Education election, I would like to recommend Patrick Leo as the best candidate for the single seat up for election. My children went to Mayfield schools and I personally think the system is the best around. It is and always ...

Wishing Mr. Bowe luck against the use of eminent domain

Letters to the Editor

I have been following the story of Mr. Robert Bowe’s battle with the Fulton County supervisors and the Fulton County Industrial Development Agency over Mr. Bowe’s land in Hales Mills. I may not have the exact location but I am moved by a taxpayer who has property of value who expects to ...

Nothing to show

Editorials

The Times Herald-Record on the threat from North Korea May 8 Democrat or Republican, conservative or progressive, every United States president in recent history has taken the same approach to North Korea. Avoid dealing directly with the ruling regime because official recognition is what ...

Giardino has proven his worth, vote for him in June

Letters to the Editor

I am writing to express my support for Richard Giardino in his bid for re-election as Fulton County Sheriff. I have known Rich both personally and professionally for many years. No one has more extensive experience than Rich. From his duties as a volunteer firefighter, a village police ...

Family of Kimberly Williams thanks all for their support

Letters to the Editor

The family of Kimberly Williams would like to thank all who came out to support her at the Ephratah Rod and Gun Club on May 12. Although the weather was rainy, it was a great turnout. Special thanks to all the area business in Fulton and Montgomery counties, as well as Greg Baldwin, Michele ...

Eminent domain is seizing private property wrongly

Letters to the Editor

The takings clause of the Fifth Amendment states “ .…nor shall private property be taken for public use without just compensation,” and it applies to the federal government. Section 1 of the 14th Amendment reaffirms the 5th Amendment and applies to state and local officials. Around 2000, ...

The dropping birth rate

Editorials

Whether to have children is an intensely personal decision for women and couples. But it is becoming a social, economic — and political — issue, too. Birth rates in the United States have dipped to historic lows. Last year’s rate was the lowest in 32 years. And analysts point out that ...

Female veterans’ needs are not met

Editorials

After generations of foolish failure to understand the contributions women can make to national defense, the U.S. armed forces finally seem to have awakened to the previously untapped potential. Important issues regarding how females can serve the nation best in uniform may remain to be worked ...

Take no shortcuts

Editorials

It has been said and written that horror stories about the 1980 Mariel Boatlift were exaggerated. Of the about 125,000 Cubans who left their island and came here then, only a small percentage were criminals set free from jails and patients released from mental hospitals by then-Cuban dictator ...

Make tariff war short

Editorials

So, you’re sitting at your kitchen table one evening when a brainstorm hits: You’ve come up with a new way to manufacture a much-used product. Your technology is cheaper than anything currently in use. You’ll patent it, open a factory and be rich beyond your wildest dreams. Unless the ...

More should be done to keep public aware of budget votes

Letters to the Editor

Today (May 10) I learned that there was a public vote held May 8, approving an increase in the tax levied upon Gloversville property owners for the Gloversville Public Library. As a property owner in Gloversville, I would like to ask how and when this public vote was advertised. I did a simple ...

Do we want more misuse of school money?

Letters to the Editor

I’m writing this letter with regard to the OESJ School District and the pending school vote. The building project for the elementary school called for a new auditorium even though there was already an auditorium at the high school. How much is it going to cost for heat, air conditioning, ...

The governor has bowed out of education oversight

Letters to the Editor

With the passage of a new law that removes the mandatory use of state testing results in the evaluation of teachers (a totally wrong-headed idea), it appears that Gov. Andrew Cuomo has finally given up his attempts to control the education system in New York and to punish the teachers’ union ...

Remember the heroes

Editorials

Once again we have been reminded of the commonplace heroism that so many people hold quietly at the ready out of their compassion for others. Two armed teenagers bent on carrying out a massacre invaded STEM School Highlands Ranch in Colorado on Tuesday. Life-saving courage enough was shown ...

No pass should be given

Editorials

Juveniles who support terrorist groups actively can escape serious prosecution under federal law because of a 2018 U.S. Supreme Court ruling, The Associated Press reported this week. Already, that has prompted federal prosecutors to skip proceedings against some minors, allowing state courts ...

A fine line exists

Editorials

Some wars are ignited not because they were planned, but because what could have been contained confrontations blew up in everyone’s faces. That should not — cannot — be permitted to happen between the United States and Iran. Since President Donald Trump pulled this country out of the ...