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Editorials

A time for learning

Adirondack Daily Enterprise Feb. 8 The past eight months, in many ways, have served as a new reckoning for our nation in dealing with race. The resurgence of the Black Lives Matter movement following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis, and the anger and riots that followed, were a ...

Proposed stimulus plan

Feb. 7 The Las Vegas Review-Journal In his inaugural address, President Joe Biden said that “unity is the path forward” to overcoming our nation’s challenges. He said it would “restore the soul” and “secure the future” of our country and insisted that “we have never, ever, ...

Unity in the path of forward

Feb. 7 The Las Vegas Review-Journal In his inaugural address, President Joe Biden said that “unity is the path forward” to overcoming our nation’s challenges. He said it would “restore the soul” and “secure the future” of our country and insisted that “we have never, ever, ...

Ending the practice of capital punishment

Feb. 10 The St. Louis Post-Dispatch For the first time in its history, America has a president who is on record favoring complete abolition of the death penalty. President Joe Biden has an opportunity to finally rid America of this barbaric practice by dismantling the federal execution ...

The last thing needed

The Miami Herald Feb. 3 South Florida just earned a shameful distinction — it is the single region in the country where the most FBI agents have been killed since G-men were created in 1908. The latest bloody chapter played out Tuesday morning. FBI Special Agents Daniel Alfin, 36, and ...

Give redistricting a chance

Adirondack Daily Enterprise Feb. 1 The Independent Redistricting Commission approved by state voters back in 2014 (do you remember doing that?) is not perfect, but it should be given a chance to work as is. For time out of mind, New Yorkers let state legislators redraw their own districts ...

Necessary scrutiny

Albany Times Union Jan. 31 Far too few state standards regulate forensic evaluators, whose work has the power to reshape families. But there’s hope that may change. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced a “blue-ribbon” commission to examine the role of forensic evaluators in Family Court, ...

Double standards

New York Post Jan. 31 Dean Baquet, the executive editor of The New York Times, decided to give science reporter Donald McNeil a second chance despite finding that he’d made offensive (allegedly quite racist) remarks on a trip with schoolchildren. Fair enough — but how does that square ...

Throwing away our shots

New York Daily News Jan. 31 New York is rounding the bend toward week eight of COVID vaccinations. In hindsight, it’s clear neither city nor state were ready to efficiently, equitably distribute the lifesaving shots. A raft of problems must be ironed out quickly if the coming months of ...

Presidential reliability is a relief

Adirondack Daily Enterprise Jan. 21 It struck us early Wednesday afternoon, shortly after Joe Biden had been inaugurated as president: Nothing unexpected had happened. That alone qualifies as news in the United States of America these days. For the last four years as president, and for ...

Don’t twist what national unity means

The Auburn Citizen Jan. 24 Given the state of America’s union — less than three weeks removed from a violent insurrection pushed by the former president of the United States during his final days in office with help from many of his party’s congressional members — calls for national ...

Pushing agenda is foolhardy

Jan. 24 The South China Morning Post on indefinitely postponing the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games: The Olympic Games is the world’s biggest celebration of sports, culture and unity. Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga wants the postponed Tokyo edition rescheduled for July to be a victory lap ...

Addicted to Donald Trump

Jan. 25 The Wall Street Journal on the second impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump, now a private citizen: Democrats can’t let go of Donald Trump even as a former President, so on Monday House managers walked their article of impeachment to the Senate for a trial. Their ...

The threat of emerging variants

Jan. 26 The Washington Post on the threat of emerging coronavirus variants: Vaccines offer hope for an easing of the pandemic, but the coronavirus is not loitering around, waiting to be vanquished. Two significant genetic variants in Britain and South Africa pose a challenge on top of all ...

Presidential reliability is a relief

Adirondack Daily Enterprise Jan. 21 It struck us early Wednesday afternoon, shortly after Joe Biden had been inaugurated as president: Nothing unexpected had happened. That alone qualifies as news in the United States of America these days. For the last four years as president, and for ...

Don’t twist what national unity means

The Auburn Citizen Jan. 24 Given the state of America’s union — less than [four] weeks removed from a violent insurrection pushed by the former president of the United States during his final days in office with help from many of his party’s congressional members — calls for national ...

A full and fair accounting

The Las Vegas Journal-Review on assessing former President Donald Trump’s term: President Donald Trump leaves office this week, his legacy forever tarnished by the riot at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. But a full and fair accounting of his four years in the White House should acknowledge his ...

Bernie broke the internet

The Rutland Herald/Times Argus Jan. 21 We needed this. Two-time presidential candidate, and a fierce advocate of fair wages is probably not super psyched that part of his legacy is going to be mittens. But America needed the mittens. On a chilly Jan. 20, with snow in the air in ...

An act of extraordinary bravery

Jan. 18 The Guardian on Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny’s decision to return from Germany to Moscow: Alexei Navalny’s decision to return to Russia from Berlin, having survived a suspected assassination attempt by state security agents, was an act of extraordinary bravery. On ...

A grim milestone

Jan. 20 The Washington Post on the U.S. passing the grim milestone of 400,000 COVID-19 deaths: “He’d wake up at 3 or 4 in the morning to get to the hospital for rounds, so he could be at his office when it opened. He never took a break.” That was Dr. Carlos Araujo Preza’s daughter ...