Opinion

Nothing but a sham and smear job against the president

Letters to the Editor

United States attorneys are principal officers of the federal government and in accordance with the Appointments Clause of the Constitution are nominated by the president and confirmed by the Senate. Five U.S. Code 1211 (b) is the statute which authorizes that only the president can appoint a ...

The swamp is slimy enough

Editorials

Congressional hearings often have far less to do with getting information than with giving lawmakers public platforms on which to advance their own interests. Witness the number of times celebrities rather than genuine experts are called to testify. They draw more attention from the press. At ...

Land and Water Conservation Fund must be saved

Editorials

Among the most important federal programs very few people have heard of is the Land and Water Conservation Fund. Ensuring it has enough money is the proverbial no-brainer. Doing so will require action by Congress and approval by President Donald Trump, however. Lawmakers and the president ...

Cheers and Jeers

Editorials

Michael Medina is our cheer. He was honored this week with the first-ever Placemaker in Gloversville Award for his charity and his efforts to make the city a better place to be. Medina is widely-known for providing children with free haircuts at the start of school and at Christmastime. He ...

Teaching the Holocaust to nation’s youth

Editorials

The last men and women who saw the horrors of the Holocaust with their own eyes will pass away within just a few years. No more elderly women will be left to tells about mothers, fathers, brothers and sisters sent to death camps, never to return. No more white-haired veterans who liberated the ...

Need the framework of a deal

Editorials

Newsday on rebuilding the infrastructure of the U.S. April 30 Under President Donald Trump, the United States has added another spring ritual to accompany blooming flowers and the return of baseball: the fresh promise of a grand plan to rebuild the nation’s infrastructure. Tuesday, ...

Laws pushed under the radar

Editorials

The Press-Republican on unrelated laws in the state budget April 25 It’s just an hour. But the state added those 60 minutes to two hours that people could already get in order to vote on election days. Maybe a city dweller needs three hours to vote? But it seems like overkill, ...

Out of his hands

Editorials

The Daily News on House Oversight Committee subpoenas April 25 Give Donald Trump some credit: While congressional Democrats twist themselves in knots over whether to open up impeachment hearings, he provides more ammunition. Just this week, the White House told the House Judiciary ...

Thank you for helping out the veterans

Letters to the Editor

To all veterans in Montgomery County: How do you thank 20 to 30 kids, teachers and parents that came April 13, and raked, cleared up our whole yard. Teachers, Kathlyn McCarthy and Sheri Boardman and the Future Farmers of America and Junior Future Farmers of America from Fonda-Fultonville ...

Sounds like the board is using scare tactics

Letters to the Editor

When Johnstown school district taxpayers hear that 78 percent of the school budget goes to employees, in salaries and benefits, one wonders why the board chooses to eliminate sports and kindergarten if the proposed 35 percent tax increase is defeated in the election. This sounds like the ...

Taking Americans for suckers

Editorials

Con artists succeed primarily by convincing their victims that riches can be had with little or no investment or risk. So do some politicians. Contenders for the Democratic Party nomination for president next year seem to be engaged in a race to determine which one can offer the most ...

Looking at the same sky

Editorials

The Kennebec Journal April 19 Maybe it’s the night sky, how it’s so clear you can see our solar system and beyond in all its celestial glory. Whatever it is, something’s drawing Mainers toward the stars. Since Yuri Gagarin in 1961 became the first human to enter into orbit, fewer ...

Advancing our understanding

Editorials

The Akron Beacon Journal April 19 What happened, exactly? That has been the question needing an answer at least since American intelligence agencies reported the Russian intervention in the 2016 presidential election, first seeking to sow discord and aggravate divisions, then favoring Donald ...

United front must be established

Editorials

Only about 7.5 percent of Sri Lankans are Christians, but even that tiny number apparently is intolerable to Muslim extremists. On Easter Sunday morning, as many of the country’s Christians were celebrating Easter, the terrorists slaughtered nearly 300 of them in a series of church bombings. ...

How did this happen?

Editorials

When California sheriff’s deputies arrived at the home of David and Louise Turpin last year, they found what some have described as “a house of horrors.” First, the deputies had to unshackle the Turpins’ 22-year-old son from the bed to which he had been chained. Then, they had to get ...

Kim is playing deadly game

Editorials

What was North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un’s game Wednesday, in publicizing the fact his military had test-fired a new type of rocket? That is difficult to discern — but it is clear his intent was not to reassure anyone he is eager to dismantle his arsenal. One interesting aspect of the ...

Think of the impact on small farms

Editorials

The Daily Star on the Farmworkers Fair Labor Practices Act A state senator from Queens is leading an effort to bring the rights of farmworkers on par with other workers in the state. Sen. Jessica Ramos has introduced the Farmworkers Fair Labor Practices Act, which would grant collective ...

Trump should have let matters run their course

Editorials

Most of the more than 400-page report special counsel Robert Mueller submitted to the Justice Department falls into the “tell us something we didn’t know” category. From various sources, Americans already had been made aware of nearly all the conclusions Mueller’s team reached in its ...