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Opinion

Time to chill out

Editorials

Rutland Herald/Times Argus Jan. 6 Editor’s note: The editorial was modified to show New York’s numbers. There have been incidents appearing in articles and police logs in recent weeks that would suggest that we’re not handling our stress very well. In fact, indications are that we ...

Shame on Sue McNeil and Elise Stefanik

Letters to the Editor

I am morally compelled to respond to Fulton County Republican Chairwoman Sue McNeil’s absolutely repugnant comments, in the Jan. 8, Leader Herald, regarding U.S. 21st District Representative Elise Stefanik’s seditious conduct at the U.S. Capital on Jan. 6. I understand that many of Ms. ...

Cervical cancer can be prevented

Letters to the Editor

There are two ways to prevent cervical cancer — vaccination and screening. The human papilloma virus (HPV) causes nearly all cases of cervical cancer and several other cancers. The HPV vaccine prevents about 90 percent of HPV-related cancers, including cervical. The HPV vaccine is ...

Please conserve on use of fossil fuels

Letters to the Editor

The economy. Think it will cost too much to convert everything, transportation, buildings, agriculture, etc., to 100 percent clean energy? It’s expensive, but earth has already gained one Degree Celsius in temperature. Damages due to global warming, hurricanes, fires, sea level rise, etc. ...

We are either the United States or we are not

Editorials

By DIANE DIMOND It was a desecration of our government’s seat of power. A sacrilege against our democracy. A shameful episode carried out by a relatively small mob of violent criminals who disgraced the otherwise peaceful, lawful assembly of thousands of earnest Americans who had traveled ...

Community’s actions are key

Editorials

The Auburn Citizen Jan. 3 As hard as local educators and public health officials worked last summer to come up with plans that would allow students to return to classrooms in the 2020-21 school year, there was still plenty of apprehension about how it would go. Would the health and safety ...

Personal responsibility with compassion

Letters to the Editor

There’s been a lot of talk lately about student loan debt forgiveness. While I personally have tens of thousands of dollars of student loan debt and would greatly benefit from such a plan, I believe it to be the wrong one. The government first created this crisis with guaranteeing private ...

Donald Trump is a sore loser

Letters to the Editor

Donald Trump lost the election. In 2016 he won the Electoral College vote, but lost the popular vote. Winning the presedency of the USA was not enough for him, so he lied and said that Hillary Clinton didnt win the popular vote when she had. Donald Trump started grooming his followers to not ...

Humanity rallies against an alien attack: COVID-19

Letters to the Editor

To put this epidemic in perspective, a cancer organization said 180,000 died from lung cancer in 2020. Johns Hopkins reported 350,000 died from the COVID virus. The good news, however, is that a crash course has seen several pharmaceutical firms discovering a vaccine to eliminate COVID. ...

The state of our government

Letters to the Editor

I am sorry for President Trump, but he dug his own hole a lot when he let all the Mexicans cross our border. That turned a lot of people against him. He loves our country, but he is not a good loser, but we all have to lose sometime. Hillary was sure she would be the first woman ...

Make voting more secure

Editorials

Editor’s note: This is the last column Mike Myers wrote, Dec. 30. The longtime newspaper man and columnist passed away Wednesday at the age of 69. On Nov. 3 and during the weeks leading up to it, 155,507,248 ballots were cast in the presidential election. And each and every one of them was ...

It’s time to turn the page

Editorials

Newsday As we prepared to turn the page on 2020, seldom have so many of us done so with the same frame of mind: #goodriddance This was a difficult year, a year filled with loss, on so many levels. We lost a lot of people, some of whom were close to us, and their absence affected our ...

We are close to losing our democratic republic

Letters to the Editor

In 1787, as the U.S. Constitution was being written, a woman asked Benjamin Franklin, “What have we got: a republic or a monarchy?” Franklin famously replied: “A republic, if you can keep it.” Recently our willingness to keep our democratic republic has been in question. The 2020 ...

If only we could beat the other disease: Politics

Editorials

For months, Americans’ pleas for Congress to give us more financial help in coping with COVID-19 have fallen on political ears — much worse than merely deaf ones — in Washington. Exactly why lawmakers were unable to agree on a second CARES Act is open to debate. Republican loyalists ...

Leaders need to get serious

Editorials

Hundreds of clergy accused of sexually abusing children, including some convicted of crimes, were left off lists released by the Roman Catholic Church in reaction to a worldwide scandal, The Associated Press found. In terms of rebuilding trust with those of the faith, the church seems to be ...

In with the New Year

Editorials

We have entered a brand new year. It can be a fresh start for all of us ... but there is a lot on the horizon. Choices to be made in 2020 will be monumental - not just for individuals who might be hoping to lose a few pounds or save a little money, but for our nation as a whole. Resolve to ...

The national debt must be addressed

Editorials

As we Americans celebrate the beginning of a new decade, we continue to allow a serious challenge to escalate to crisis proportions. It is the national debt — $23.2 trillion as 2020 began. Thoughtful Americans understand the perils of a big national debt. It can increase inflation. It ...

Let’s make it truly a happy new year

Editorials

We are about to enter a brand new year. It can be a fresh start for all of us ... but there is a lot on the horizon. Choices to be made in 2020 will be monumental - not just for individuals who might be hoping to lose a few pounds or save a little money, but for our nation as a whole. Resolve ...

Develop effective deterrents

Editorials

What is being called the SolarWinds hack of tens of thousands of private and government networks may have been the most serious digital invasion of the United States ever, those with knowledge of the situation have said. It may take years to repair the damage, they add. As many as 18,000 ...