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Don’t act like an idiot

July 31, 2015 Joshua Newell is lucky his stupidity cost him only $200, and not an arm. A certain percentage of idiots like Newell, 35, of Gahanna, Ohio, always have been part of the human race. more »»

Don’t let species die

July 30, 2015 An ongoing environmental disaster has not received appropriate attention from world leaders, including both Republican and Democratic presidents and members of Congress in the United States. more »»

Learn from North Korea

July 29, 2015 A preview of one potential scenario for a Middle East including a nuclear-armed Iran is being provided just a few time zones away, in North Korea. There, U.. more »»

Don’t interfere with economy

July 28, 2015 As so often is the case, good news about the economy is being reacted to by some economists and politicians who fear it will not las. more »»

Let members carry guns

July 27, 2015 Members of the military are supposed to be protecting us — not the other way around. Yet recently, armed civilians were guarding armed forces recruiting stations in several states. more »»

Tax cap still fits

July 26, 2015 It is good news property tax increases may be limited to less than 1 percent next year. The only bad news is the tax cap can’t lower property taxes. more »»

Cheers and jeers

July 25, 2015 CHEERS — To a visit from Sawyer Fredericks. The Glen resident and winner of NBC’s “The Voice” will give a performance at the Fonda Fair on Sept. 5. more »»

Bus cameras make sense

July 24, 2015 Legislation sponsored by state Sen. more »»

U.S. must help allies

July 23, 2015 Americans need more allies like some nations in Africa. While Nigeria and nearby countries have made it clear they want no U.. more »»

Trump should apologize

July 22, 2015 It is unlikely Donald Trump remembers what he was doing on Oct. 26, 1967. He was a student at the prestigious Wharton School of Finance, not having to worry about being drafted for the Vietnam War. more »»

Final terms of deal crucial

July 21, 2015 Now that the Fulton County Board of Supervisors and the Gloversville Common Council have both voted to approve the Smart Waters memorandum of agreement, the final negotiations for the proposed... more »»

High-speed nonsense

July 20, 2015 As so often is the case with federal initiatives to improve Americans’ lives, one announced by President Barack Obama this week holds no promise for Americans in rural area. more »»

Why create new fear?

July 19, 2015 New York state officials should note: Running in terror from wolves and cougars is not a form of recreation. more »»

Cheers and jeers

July 18, 2015 CHEERS — To making government more open. State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli recently announced Open Book New York, a website at www.openbooknewyork. more »»

An unwise tradition

July 17, 2015 The Fulton County Board of Supervisors should be more careful about how it hands out raise. more »»

Consider deal objectively

July 16, 2015 Among the proudest, most important traditions in Congress is that when the issue is peace or war, lawmakers put partisan considerations aside for the good of the nation. more »»

Examine military costs

July 15, 2015 “I believe that where we are now is about as low as we can go,” Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno told reporters in May, during a discussion of that service branch’s staffing level. more »»

Let people have options

July 14, 2015 The New York state Legislature recently passed a bill that would mandate all new smoke detectors sold in New York contain 10-year non-removable batteries. Gov. more »»

Pledge not worth much

July 13, 2015 Former Maryland Gov. more »»

Secret deals, public issues

July 12, 2015 Officials in Caroga and Gloversville are learning that spending time working on deals in secret can generate mistrust in their respective communities. more »»



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