E.J. Dionne: Political center's voters are unpredictable

Thursday, July 3, 2014
Here's one political paradox: A substantial majority of Americans do not fit neatly into the conventional "liberal" and "conservative" boxes, yet there is no coherent political center.

Charles Krauthammer: Executive overreach ripe for a rebellion by Congress

Tuesday, July 1, 2014
The Supreme Court last week admonished the Environmental Protection Agency for overreaching in regulating greenhouse gases.

Linda Chavez: Obama rewriting the rulebook on separation of powers

Monday, June 30, 2014
House Speaker John Boehner has had enough of executive usurpation of power.

George Will: Redskins debate redefining "tolerance"

Monday, June 30, 2014
Amanda Blackhorse, a Navajo who successfully moved a federal agency to withdraw trademark protections from the Washington Redskins because it considers the team's name derogatory, lives on a reservation where Navajos root for the Red Mesa High School Redskins. She opposes this name; the Native Americans who picked and retain it evidently do not.

Richard Cohen: A century later, World War I offers a cautionary tale

Monday, June 30, 2014
This is a splendid time to remember the First World War.

Proposed Amsterdam casino will only benefit its owners

Sunday, June 29, 2014
Most of the residents of Amsterdam and surrounding towns are agape and agog at the possibility a casino might be sited here.

Fracking waste creates many environmental headaches

Sunday, June 29, 2014
The news that tons of Pennsylvania fracking waste, toxic and radioactive, are being dumped in New York landfills should put our collective teeth on edge whether we approve of fracking or not.

Charles Krauthammer: U.S. now paying price for Obama's abdication in Iraq

Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Yes, it is true that there was no al-Quaida in Iraq when George W. Bush took office.

David Harsanyi: Despite dissatisfaction, voters still prefer incumbents

Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Let's Stop Kidding Ourselves; Americans Love Their Politicians

E.J. Dionne: Cheney throws stones from glass house

Monday, June 23, 2014
The infinitely valuable Yiddish word "chutzpah" is defined as "shameless audacity" or "impudence."

Joe Conason: As Iraq implodes, right-wing hawks still have no plan - Except 'Blame Obama'

Monday, June 23, 2014
Divided between neoconservative ultra-hawks and libertarian isolationists, today's Republican Party is hardly a steady influence on American foreign policy.

New York business improving, but more to be done

Sunday, June 22, 2014
This week’s upgrading of New York’s credit rating is good news. It reflects a significant turnaround in the management of the state’s fiscal affairs.

State needs to get past fear of medical marijuana

Sunday, June 22, 2014
Imagine having over 300 seizures a week. And imagine that the only medicine that can stop them is illegal. Would you break the law?

David Sirota: Stop private equity industry from looting the economy

Friday, June 20, 2014
A few weeks ago, a top official at the Securities and Exchange Commission reported on what he called a "remarkable" amount of potentially illegal behavior in the private equity industry -- aka the industry that buys up, changes and sells off smaller companies.

Barbara DeMille: Assault weapons make killing easy easy

Thursday, June 19, 2014
I was proud of our state for rapidly passing the NY SAFE Act immediately after the bloodbath in Newton, Conn.

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