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Bernie Sanders: Here's what we want

As we head toward the Democratic National Convention, I often hear the question, "What does Bernie want?" Wrong question. The right question is what the 12 million Americans who voted for a political revolution want.

Where is the outrage over breastaurant?

*Where is the outrage over breastaurant?
*Trump lacks decorum to be the president
*Our ideological divide impedes our progress
*Gazette loses focus on Spa sidewalk law
*Remember all adults who helped grads

New York indigent defense bill rights wrongs

If you're looking for a sliver of evidence that there might be hope for our state Legislature after all, look no further than a bill that not only ensures adequate legal representation for poor people, but also provides financial relief to local taxpayers.

Bombing of Japan was necessary to save lives

*Bombing of Japan was necessary to save lives

Why no jail time for restaurant thieves?

*Why no jail time for restaurant thieves?
*Don't rush to deny citizens due process
*Trump can make our country great again
*Grateful for children's experiences at Elmer
*Support gun control or risk losing election
*Thanks for support of police fundraiser
*Photos portrayed inaccurate stereotype

Consistency needed on New York tobacco sales

New York state has one drinking age. One minimum age at which people are eligible to drive. One age at which you can vote.

Grateful for support after death of Virginia Guyette

*Grateful for support after death of Virginia Guyette
*Editorial on cat declawing missed the mark

Froma Harrop: Britains right to fear impact of EU exit

It’s not all about money

Richard Cohen: In backing Trump, McCain strays from his principles

My heroes are not necessarily people of great ability

Don't worry about offending terrorists

*Don't worry about offending terrorists
*Stop stealing things from local cemetery
*Republicans allowing guns to proliferate
*We didn't always pick a president this way

Surprise! New York ethics law is weak tea

If you honestly thought state lawmakers were going to pass effective legislation to force themselves to become more ethical and remove the stain of corruption from the halls of the capitol, well, you fell for it again.

E.J. Dionne: Is America’s powerful gun lobby finally cornered?

A political crisis is usually preceded by an intellectual and moral crisis

Politicians may bring about own demise

*Politicians may bring about own demise
*Don't see evidence of racism in Niskayuna
*Both sides of political aisle have their flaws
*Trump uses insults to hide lack of facts

No residency requirement for schools

While it would be nice if teachers and administrators lived within their districts, it shouldn't be mandatory

Charles Krauthammer: Big surprise, Republicans. Trump is running as ...Trump

Barry Goldwater declared that “extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice,”

Keep mass murderers from machine guns

*Keep mass murderers from machine guns
*Not right to question women in mayor case
*Make sure Muslims understand U.S. law
*Be fair comparing tax rates in communities
*GOP will rue the day it didn't forfeit race

High Notes

Spotlighting the good being done in our communities

George Will: Purdue University has the president America needs

Perdue's president should be America's

Niska-Day float was a tribute to heritage

*Niska-Day float was a tribute to heritage
*Get facts straight in criticizing liberals
*Meeting Ali made a lasting impression
*Enjoy sports columns but article incomplete

Words matter

An underlying theme among some commentators in the wake of the Orlando terrorist attack is that words don’t matter.

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