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Opinion

A gift to ciminals

Editorials

Calls for massive “defunding” of law enforcement are simply insane. When political correctness addles our brains to the point we fail to recognize the critical need we have for the “thin blue line” to safeguard us from crime, we Americans will be in real, imminent danger. Yet some ...

An unusual conversation

Editorials

By Cal Thomas Which of the following would you consider the most unusual and least likely to occur? 1) President Trump calls Speaker Nancy Pelosi to invite her to lunch. 2) Rioters and looters agree to pay for the damage they caused to businesses and individuals. 3) Conservative talk ...

Sweden backtracking on cure

Editorials

By FROMA HARROP Sweden offered hope that the coronavirus could be reined in without great inconvenience or economic pain. Unlike its neighbors in Scandinavia and elsewhere, Sweden didn’t put its people in strict lockdown. Restaurants, bars and shops buzzed with their usual customers. Gyms ...

Responding to Napolitano’s editorial

Letters to the Editor

it’s clear the judge does not grasp the meaning of freedom. Apparently, he was not a traffic court judge. I say this because if you have the right to choose, try choosing not to wear a seatbelt, or a helmet on a motorcycle. These should be “freedoms,” but you will get a ticket. Taking ...

Officials should take note

Editorials

Local and state officials reveling in their power to enforce dictates they claim are needed to battle the coronavirus pandemic may well have felt a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling upheld their authority. In a way, it did. But look more closely at the ruling: It came in an emergency appeal ...

Flynn’s behavior cannot be excused

Letters to the Editor

Poor Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn — “ cajoled into lying “to FBI agents by a wily investigator and then charged by the FBI,” according to The Leader-Herald’s editorial writer in its May 28 column. The editorial writer then says that while we “should insist on ‘details’ of the case, ...

We need to help our neighbors

Editorials

President Donald Trump’s announcement that he is cutting U.S. funding for the World Health Organization has been condemned throughout the world. Critics insist that a healthy WHO is essential especially now, as the COVID-19 pandemic rages. But the question is whether the WHO, a United ...

Nightmare on Main Street

Editorials

By KATHLEEN PARKER You may choose to look the other way, but you can never again say that you did not know. — William Wilberforce Everyone has had some version of this nightmare: You forget to study for an exam or write a paper that’s due in the morning — or, you are ...

We have a rotten tree here

Editorials

By Leonard Pitts After George Floyd became the latest unarmed African American killed by police. After cars were overturned and cities were burned. After armies of angry people filled our streets with raw screams. After all that, a white man with an impressive title went on CNN to ...

GJSD budget – vote YES

Letters to the Editor

The GJSD Board of Education, District Administration, faculty, support staff, students and retirees have had an extremely challenging year, not to mention the unprecedented impact of COVID-19. They have made some very difficult, but necessary decisions to secure the financial stability and ...

District was not transparent about budget and taxes

Letters to the Editor

The Broadalbin Perth Central School District has a budget vote on June 9. That school district mailed out a Special Budget Edition of their Patriot Press newsletter to the residence of that school district. In that news letter, the headlines stated “Proposed budget down $2.2 million” and it ...

Protestors’ message getting lost by rioters

Editorials

Sometimes we wish we could “rewind” something we have just seen, because we can’t believe our eyes. What we thought we saw can’t be what really happened, we reason. Dozens of times during the past week or so, the media has permitted us to take another look at what occurred March 25 ...

Will there be tax write-offs due to the coronavirus?

Letters to the Editor

With many working at home during the COVID-19 virus and predictions that the policy may continue after the lockdown, what does the IRS and state taxation offer as tax write-offs for this expense? It is possible future stay at home workers could realize a hidden wage increase with deductions ...

What about the secondary casualties?

Letters to the Editor

Everyone talks how many test positive and how many died from COVID-19. You know what people are not talking about? They hardly mention the “secondary casualties”. What are the “secondary casualties” of COVID-19? Those are the people suffering and dying because we cannot diagnose and ...

Time is running out

Editorials

About 156.5 million Americans are categorized as members of the civilian labor force. At least 41 million people who can work and by definition want to are unemployed. In other words, approximately one of every four people able to work is not employed — and is being supported by the rest. ...

Integrity to be proud of

Editorials

Plenty of the headlines these days are Bad news with a capital “B.” What seems to be going on all around us is disheartening, to say the least. An occasional ray of sunshine breaks through, however. Consider the national spelling bee: Earlier this year, organizers of the annual Scripps ...

Agreement must be non-negotiable

Editorials

While we Americans were paying tribute to our fallen heroes during Memorial Day weekend, observant Muslims here and abroad were marking the end of the holy month of Ramadan. Even in Afghanistan, there was a pause in hostilities between government and Taliban forces. It came as U.S. and ...

Joe, just say Amy

Op-Ed Columns

By KATHLEEN PARKER It is rarely a good idea to make campaign promises that put you in a box or could go very wrong, as nearly every president can attest. Joe Biden must have skipped that chapter in the campaign how-to handbook. He’s now stuck with vows to appoint women and minorities to ...

A marketing decision

Op-Ed Columns

By Jonah Goldberg The first thing to remember about vice presidential picks is that they are marketing decisions. That is, once a candidate has been deemed qualified to be president, the only thing that matters is what the choice says about the person at the top of the ticket. It wasn’t ...