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Opinion

Looking to space to give spirits a boost

Editorials

We all need a bit of a psychological pick-me-up. The tough fight against COVID-19 is taking its toll on us emotionally. Coronavirus blues, meet the National Aeronautics and Space Administration. Just in time to give our spirts a boost, NASA is planning to send a new group of astronauts into ...

Mobile hotspots could be asset to Americans

Editorials

Remember bookmobiles? If you are of a certain age, you may. They were the large vans many libraries used to employ to serve residents of rural areas. More widespread access to personal vehicles and, of course, limited funds prompted the abandonment of many mobile libraries — but the idea ...

Transparency is needed, now

Editorials

Today we are running an article on the Fulton Center and are not using the employee’s real name. We chose to do this because we have been inundated with phone calls, messages and Facebook posts about what is really happening inside the rehabilitation center. People who work there or have ...

Americans help others in need

Editorials

We Americans have paid a high price — more than 52,000 deaths as of Saturday — for not stockpiling enough medical equipment and personal protective devices to cope with the COVID-19 onslaught. But here, some states seem to have begun flattening that a statistical curve you read so much ...

Let’s deal with the immediate sickness

Editorials

Within a month, Congress and President Donald Trump have increased the national debt by more than 10 percent by enacting about $2.7 trillion in bailouts related to the COVID-19 outbreak. American families, businesses, hospitals and local and state governments are among the ...

Navy issue can’t be swept under the rug

Editorials

Capt. Brett Crozier should be reinstated to his command of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt, the Navy’s top brass are recommending. His removal in the first place raises questions about what led to his removal in the first place — and whether the military did an acceptable job ...

Americans deserve to know what went wrong

Editorials

Following the chain of command can be imperative in the military. Failure to do so can have both fatal and national security implications. Navy Capt. Brett Crozier is a hero to many sailors about the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt, which he captained earlier this year. After the Navy ...

COVID can teach us to face climate change

Editorials

Adirondack Daily Enterprise April 22 The COVID-19 crisis is helping us face ugly realities head-on and realize that sometimes, giant threats require a bigger-than-average responses from all of us as a whole. And climate change is a giant threat. There are people who argue that the ...

Reason(s) for COVID-19 racial element need to be discovered

Editorials

Initial indications are that somehow, the COVID-19 virus discriminates against black Americans. Nationwide, 30 percent of patients suffering from the disease — and whose race is known — are black, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has revealed. At first glance, the number is ...

Lifting of virus-related restrictions must be done very carefully

Coronavirus

Thousands of Marylanders — remaining in their vehicles to minimize the risk of spreading COVID-19 — rallied in the state capital of Annapolis Saturday, demanding that Gov. Larry Hogan relax epidemic-related orders that have restricted the economy and forced many people out of their jobs. ...

Authority and power derived from the consent of governed

Coronavirus

The federal and state governments have broad powers in the face of the current public health crisis to take reasonable actions which may “temporarily” infringe on your rights.  There are substantial Constitutional implications involved in the executive orders that have been issued. The ...