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Teacher furloughs would cut school expenses

Sunday, April 20, 2014
State rebate or not, the Schenectady school board should have proposed a budget with no tax increase.
State puts burden of ineffective charter schools on taxpayers

State puts burden of ineffective charter schools on taxpayers

Sunday, April 20, 2014
The plain facts are these. Charter schools cannot and will not produce the educational outcomes their proponents promise.

Green space is smarter option than developing Alco site

Sunday, April 20, 2014
The proposal to develop the waterfront area — the old Alco site between Erie and the Mohawk — involves property that lies entirely on the 100-year floodplain.

George Will: Political speech shouldn’t be a crime

Sunday, April 20, 2014
Occasionally, the Supreme Court considers questions that are answered merely by asking them.

Charles Krauthammer: Finance reform impacts openness

Saturday, April 19, 2014
The debate over campaign contributions is never-ending for a simple reason: Both sides of the argument have merit.

Rotterdam school board will ultimately answer to the voters

Saturday, April 19, 2014
*Rotterdam school board will ultimately answer to the voters
*Rendering of sheriff's empathy worth saving
*Rotterdam goes too far with white boxes
*Thanks for thinking of Schenectady seniors
*Please explain why my utility bills soared

Froma Harrop: Bombing taught us not to get lax about surveillance

Friday, April 18, 2014
Airport gift shops throughout New England are piling "Boston Strong" T-shirts in vivid colors.

George Will: Liberty takes precedence over authority

Thursday, April 17, 2014
In a 2006 interview, Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer said the Constitution is “basically about” one word — “democracy” — that appears in neither that document nor the Declaration of Independence. Democracy is America’s way of allocating political power.

Richard Cohen: GOP's next generation lacks experience

Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Not to put too fine a point on it, but what has Rand Paul ever done?

E.J. Dionne: Expand, don't cut, service opportunities

Tuesday, April 15, 2014
We are at a point where we will soon have vicious ideological debates over motherhood and apple pie.

George Will: GOP tries to shed "war on women" label

Sunday, April 13, 2014
DETROIT — Robert Griffin, now 90, who rose to be second in the Republican U.S. Senate leadership, was defeated in 1978.

Joe Conason: Court conservatives can’t be that naive

Saturday, April 12, 2014
For a large and bipartisan majority of Americans, the increasing power of money in politics is deeply troubling.

E.J. Dionne: Parties once cooperated on civil rights

Friday, April 11, 2014
History offers a rough kind of justice.

George Will: Plan would restore limited government

Thursday, April 10, 2014
From the Goldwater Institute, the fertile frontal lobe of the conservative movement's brain, comes an innovative idea that is gaining traction in Alaska, Arizona and Georgia, and its advocates may bring it to at least 35 other states' legislatures.

Richard Cohen: Rumsfeld still in denial on Iraq

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
There is a moment, a mere moment, when Donald Rumsfeld’s eyes well up and he chokes a bit.

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