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Obama’s strategy failed

February 2, 2016 At least President Barack Obama was politically smart enough not to declare “mission accomplished” in Iraq and Afghanista. more »»

Bigger not always better

February 1, 2016 Millions of military veterans remember the famous Jeep, which made its mark as a light military vehicle that never seemed to meet terrain it could not conquer. more »»

Both sides must listen

January 31, 2016 Gloversville Enlarged School District residents and officials should remember: If you want to learn, you must listen. more »»

Cheers and jeers

January 30, 2016 CHEERS — To helping a great organization grant wishe. more »»

Avoid taking over church

January 29, 2016 The city should not take ownership of the former First United Methodist Church in Bleecker Square. The building appears to be nothing more than a big liability and expense. more »»

Coal ash bill really a test

January 28, 2016 Even Environmental Protection Agency officials backed away from a plan to establish job-killing new regulations on coal ash after U.S. Rep. David McKinley, R-W.Va., pointed out they were not needed. more »»

Transparency key to image

January 27, 2016 We were disappointed to learn recently that the Fulton County Center for Regional Growth and two of its subsidiaries, the Crossroads Incubator Corp. and the Fulton County Economic Development Corp. more »»

Do we really trust Iran?

January 26, 2016 President Barack Obama wants us to believe anti-American Iranian officials are our friends, now. They can be trusted, he insists. more »»

Lower price for higher ed

January 25, 2016 Federal student loan and grant programs have not made college more affordable. They have merely provided billions of dollars in taxpayer money to help pay for it. more »»

Tight tax cap a good fit

January 24, 2016 We are sure many local school districts think the tax-levy cap will be too snug for their 2016-17 budgets. But we encourage them to keep their spending plans within the ca. more »»

Cheers and jeers

January 23, 2016 CHEERS — To Thomas Williams. We are fortunate to have World War II veterans living among us in local counties. more »»

Lawmakers can fill gap

January 22, 2016 One way New York state lawmakers can help our local school districts is to end what’s called the “gap elimination adjustment. more »»

U.S. hurt by health law

January 21, 2016 Like shady used-car salespeople who need to meet quotas, federal officials in charge of the Obamacare program are far more concerned with numbers than quality care for customers. more »»

Who’s afraid of safety?

January 20, 2016 Already approved by the House of Representatives, a bill requiring rigorous screening of Syrian and Iraqi refugees who want to come to the United States is being taken up by the Senate. more »»

Proposal to aid justice

January 19, 2016 The Justice Center, established by Gov. Andrew Cuomo for the purpose of investigating the deaths of developmentally disabled people, isn't doing its job, according to some advocates for the disable. more »»

Obama’s bad job claim

January 18, 2016 Drop a few hydrogen bombs on Mount Everest and you could proclaim that nearby K2 is the highest mountain in the world. more »»

Cheers and jeers

January 16, 2016 CHEERS — To rising graduation rates. The rates at most local schools are showing improvement. more »»

Voters can have say

January 15, 2016 While we elect our leaders, we also expect some important decisions to be made directly by the voters. more »»

Nuclear war a real threat

January 14, 2016 Nuclear war is a “real and growing danger,” former defense Secretary William Perry warned recently. There can be no reasonable argument about that. What is open to question is what U.. more »»

Clarification required?

January 13, 2016 Whether the science on energy-related issues is settled apparently depends on whether it is politically correct. more »»



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