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Opinion

Main-stream media is trying to ruin Donald Trump

Letters to the Editor

An alarming number of Americans have come to consider the main-stream media’s dog and pony show to be a real show-stopper. I refer — obliquely — to the media’s scheme to destroy the president of the United States. Their strategy is 3-pronged: Discredit, mislead, ridicule. Discredit. ...

The police need to be recognized

Editorials

Hospital personnel such as nurses and doctors, ambulance crews and other full-time health care professionals are viewed by many Americans as the front-line heroines and heroes of the COVID-19 epidemic. An episode last week reminds us first responders such as police officers and firefighters are ...

One step at a time

Editorials

If you think about our society as being a COVID-19 patient, we are on the road to recovery. That does not mean we have recovered. We still have a long way to go. We are not able jump out of bed and run around. But following doctors’ orders has done some good, and now we are able to get up ...

There must be a limit

Editorials

Activities such as that which last week embroiled this county and Venezuela in another controversy are nothing new in American history. Though the word “filibustering” is normally confined to politics these days, it had another use during part of the 19th Century. Then, it referred to ...

Decisive steps must be taken

Editorials

By ROBERT SMULLEN As New York state begins the process of re-opening certain regions, there is also talk of re-convening the state Legislature. If and when the Legislature returns, either virtually or back in Albany, jump-starting our state’s economy should be one of our top ...

Are we today made of the same stuff?

Editorials

During three and one-half years, Americans converted a peacetime economy to become the arsenal of democracy and win World War II. The “greatest generation” accomplished that because it had to be done, for the good of all humankind. Now we as a nation face another challenge, of far less ...

A national stockpile is the logical way to go

Editorials

As the coronavirus epidemic hit full stride, Americans learned to our dismay that the nation lacked adequate supplies of COVID-19 test kits, personal protective gear such as face masks, medical ventilators and other necessities for dealing with a massive health care emergency. To their ...

Reopening must be done very carefully

Editorials

If you are among those who have not lost their jobs because of the COVID-19 epidemic, congratulations. Perhaps you share the widespread opinion that the current “lockdown” of the economy should continue, to keep everyone safe. How would you like the government to collect your share? That ...

Pioneering a path we all must take

Editorials

A great experiment is underway in the United States. Led by a few states — notably, Georgia — we are trying to determine how and when to begin recovering from the COVID-19 epidemic. We know the risk: Allow people and businesses to ease away from restrictions put in place to limit the ...

Neither viruses nor bacteria have respect for bureaucracy

Editorials

Give federal regulators credit for recognizing that the coronavirus pandemic is no time for business as usual. The Food and Drug Administration, in particular, seems to have surgically removed some of the red tape from its process. On Friday, the FDA announced it will be permitting emergency ...

75th V.E. Day anniversary

Letters to the Editor

Today, May 8, 2020, marks the 75th anniversary of V. E. Day. On that date, Germany, the last axis European power, surrendered. Italy surrendered in 1943, Romania, Bulgaria and Finland in 1944 and Hungary earlier in 1945. Japan would surrender in September. All but one of the aggressors were ...

Will nation be prepared for next pandemic?

Editorials

Mission not really of much use probably is not the slogan those in the military would choose for their genuinely superhuman efforts to help areas such as New York City that have been slammed hard by COVID-19. And in truth, the armed forces have done an excellent, life-saving job. But some of ...

Emperor Andrew Cuomo is taking away all our freedoms

Letters to the Editor

It is time to take New York back from the presumptive Emperor Andrew Cuomo. He is slowly taking away all the freedoms granted us by the U.S. Constitution. There was never a law passed by our duly elected Assemblymen and state Senators to lockdown this state. Closing schools, stores, ...