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Mona Charen: Trustworthiness begins at home

Thursday, March 19, 2015
"Traitors!" screamed the headline of the New York Daily News.

Sysco merger not in customers’ interests

Thursday, March 19, 2015
*Sysco merger not in customers’ interests
*City acted fast to get snowy sidewalks clear
*People deserve more from Secret Service
*Iran letter just a step away from treason
*Don Weeks provided wholesome radio
*End influence of big money in campaigns

Trade talks require big dose of sunlight

Thursday, March 19, 2015
Deals have potential to affect health, economy, environment

Fixing potholes worth the cost to taxpayers

Thursday, March 19, 2015
Motorists have little recourse in obtaining damages

Congress should ban fracking on fed lands

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
*Congress should ban fracking on fed lands
*Concerned over the state of Union hockey
*Don’t neglect design-build legislation

E.J. Dionne: GOP letter undermines U.S. credibility

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
In September 2002, three Democratic congressmen visited Iraq in an effort to prevent a war they thought was a terrible idea.

Public spending on private contractors must be available

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Just because public money is being spent by a private contractor doesn't mean it should be out of public's view

Full-time not the cure-all for corruption

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Making state Legislature full-time will only close off one avenue of corruption

Florida reforms failed to improve education

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
*Florida reforms failed to improve education
*Parks investment is wise, long overdue
*Candidates needed to run for school board

Susan Estrich: If we don’t trust our government, it’s on us to change it

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Who trusts government?

Battle could lead to wider disclosure

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Governor and Legislature in battle to see who can be the most transparent

World passing U.S. by on transparency

Tuesday, March 17, 2015
Other countries could be examples of how to strengthen our open government laws

Mark Shields: Irish eyes have not always been smiling

Monday, March 16, 2015
There was a lot more drinking in Washington, D.C., before May 15, 1978

Investment in parks a good use of tax money

Monday, March 16, 2015
*Investment in parks a good use of tax money
*Netanyahu exposes flaws in Israel's tack
*Grateful to Glenville PD for catching thief
*Golf course money better spent on roads
*Heavy snowfalls have big effect on economy
*Time to retire the old lever voting machines
*Youths who commit crimes can grow, change

Surveillance, body cams and Aretha Franklin

Monday, March 16, 2015
Body cameras pose potentially hidden open government issues

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