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Mona Charen: Why isn’t administration taking death talk seriously?

Monday, March 30, 2015
Maybe I’m too sensitive, but when a foreign autocrat leads his people in chants of ”Death to America,” I take it personally.

GOP backers are the offensive ones here

Monday, March 30, 2015
*GOP backers are the offensive ones here
*Senators not traitors for opposing Iran deal
*Political views don't make people traitors
*Cuomo should act to stop oil train tragedy
*Don't be tolerant of government abuses
*Think before judging those you don't know
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High Notes

Monday, March 30, 2015
Spotlighting the good being done in our communities

Toughen requirements for granting tenure

Sunday, March 29, 2015
Teacher tenure is one of those liberal “sacred cows” that has never made much sense to me – and I’m a pretty liberal guy. Nevertheless, it’s time for an end to our current system of teacher tenure.

Merged chambers good for business

Sunday, March 29, 2015
This is a great opportunity for Schenectady County businesses, and they should support it, both for themselves and for the community at large

George Will: A second President Clinton would bring familiar baggage

Sunday, March 29, 2015
An abscess of anger seems to gnaw at Hillary Clinton, but the reasons for her resentments remain unclear.

State shouldn't allow mixed martial arts

Sunday, March 29, 2015
*State shouldn't allow mixed martial arts
*City needs to assure no Jay St. fire repeat
*Let county resolve its administrator issues
*American women not second-class citizens
*Legalized marijuana making U.S. weaker

Plane crashes make us rethink precautions

Sunday, March 29, 2015
Anyone who boards a commercial jetliner knows the safety risks. Passengers buckle up and sometimes fortify themselves with a drink and the assurance that, statistically, flying gets safer and safer because planes are better engineered and pilots are better trained. That assurance has been shaken by a spate of mysterious air crashes.

Recreation fee justified by impact

Sunday, March 29, 2015
Malta justified in requiring fee to offset cost of impact on town amenities

Mark Shields: Electoral College excludes most states; time to replace it

Saturday, March 28, 2015
In the cliffhanger presidential election of 1976, when Democrat Jimmy Carter defeated Gerald Ford

New Yorkers paying too much for Internet

Saturday, March 28, 2015
*New Yorkers paying too much for Internet
*More money for kids; fire victim was vilified
*Racist label is just another distraction
*No justification for prejudice by anyone
*Obamacare will not survive challenges

E.J. Dionne: So far, underdog Ted Cruz making all the right moves

Friday, March 27, 2015
Sen. Ted Cruz is a decided underdog for the Republican presidential nomination

Republican senators will be proven correct

Friday, March 27, 2015
*Republican senators will be proven correct
*Negative experiences on CDTA Star system
*Grand jury system is in need of reform
*Brownfields program requires incentives
*Green energy is worthy investment

Obama, not GOP, is real traitor to U.S.

Thursday, March 26, 2015
*Obama, not GOP, is real traitor to U.S.
*Anti-smoking groups back tobacco sale ban
*State needs to fully fund public schools
*No new taxes to fund state health exchange

Susan Estrich: No excusing wage gap for female nurses

Thursday, March 26, 2015
I never quite understood what “nursing” really meant

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