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FBI director seeks to improve police race relations

Sunday, March 8, 2015
In an unusually candid speech for an FBI director, James B. Comey recently addressed students at Georgetown University about race and police bias.
 

Reluctant to see Radio Shack join corporate junk heap

Sunday, March 8, 2015
When I began attending SUNY Albany in 1984, I had never used a computer and was intimidated by the computerized card catalogs in the library.
 

E.J. Dionne: Boehner-Netanyahu alliance threatens U.S.-Israeli ties

Saturday, March 7, 2015
It was disconcerting to watch Congress cheer wildly as a foreign leader, the prime minister of one of America’s closest allies, trashed an American president’s foreign policy.
 

Froma Harrop: Raise wages instead of having public subsidize fares

Friday, March 6, 2015
The idea of helping low-income people by subsidizing their fares on public transportation sounds noble.
 

Chuck Norris: Youth vote may be key to White House for GOP in 2016

Thursday, March 5, 2015
Barack Obama was ushered into the Oval Office by a wave of young supporters and first-time voters in 2008.
 

Eugene Robinson: Boehner bungles by caving in to GOP’s far right wing

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
House Speaker John Boehner needs to decide whether he wants to be remembered as an effective leader or a befuddled hack.
 

Guest Column: FTC misunderstands elements of Sysco-US Foods merger

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Merger would have local impact, not national
 

Linda Chavez: By snubbing Netanyahu, Dems bolster real enemy: Iran

Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Democrats are playing a dangerous game with Israel by snubbing the prime minister of America’s staunchest Middle East ally.
 

Joe Conason: Can the ‘smarter Bush’ escape brother’s dubious legacy

Monday, March 2, 2015
Being singled out as “the smart brother”
 

George Will: Two reading lessons from the Supreme Court this week

Sunday, March 1, 2015
The Supreme Court frequently ponders arcane matters.
 

Pledge to end violence in streets

Sunday, March 1, 2015
We say that black and brown lives matter but we keep taking each other out. I guess that is one way to end discrimination, oppression, and injustice.
 

Lock in tax cap, then address issues that lead to high taxes

Sunday, March 1, 2015
There’s a key component missing from Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s plan to “cut” property taxes: It doesn’t cut them at all.
 

Minimum wage should be increased on a regular basis

Sunday, March 1, 2015
Gov. Andrew Cuomo deserves major congratulations to campaigning for an increase in the state minimum wage to $10.50, and to $11.50 in New York City.
 

David Harsanyi: The last thing the Middle East needs is more democracy

Friday, Feb. 27, 2015
President Barack Obama gave a speech at the White House’s summit on countering violent extremism last week, which was crammed with predictable feel-good ideas for combating the imaginary root causes of Islamic extremism.
 

Mark Shields: America needs New Hampshire primary

Friday, Feb. 27, 2015
The three most recently elected U.S. presidents collected in private contributions
 
 

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