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Editorials

Hearings should have been open to the public

Jamestown Post-Journal Last week, members of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration held four community meetings focusing on gun violence. Chances are no one in those communities knew anything about them — because they were closed to the press. How counterproductive is that? One would ...

There is a time and a place

By ARMSTRONG WILLIAMS It is a long-standing tradition to air the national anthem prior to kickoff at football games. Now, the NFL has decided to follow this tradition by playing “Lift Every Voice and Sing,” which is known traditionally to many Black Americans as the Black national anthem. ...

Biden’s ambitions imperiled

By Jules Witcover President Joe Biden, eager to “go big” from the start of his administration, is taking a page from the playbook of Franklin D. Roosevelt in his effective assault on the Great Depression. But his plans to throw trillions of dollars into the effort is being challenged by ...

Accepting defeat is wrong choice

By Jonah Goldberg Talking to reporters on July 2, President Biden was pressed about the sudden, embarrassing evacuation of our air base in Afghanistan and widespread predictions the Afghan government would fall quickly to the Taliban. The president testily replied: “I want to talk about ...

Hospital infection outbreaks

By BETSY MCCAUGHEY Public health officials struggle with telling the truth. They seem to think people don’t deserve to know. At the beginning of COVID-19, they told us we didn’t need masks instead of admitting there was a mask shortage. Last week, health officials announced outbreaks ...

Search for the truth brings tears

By JAMIE STIEHM I don’t need a hearing to tell me what happened on Jan. 6 at the U.S. Capitol, which was stormed by an armed mob. But the nation needs a reckoning on that deadly day. It was a moment history will never forget, a presidential attack on an equal branch of government, ...