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Mandates need cutting

February 26, 2015 New York’s towns, villages, cities and counties can be sure of one thing — they will get precious little help from New York state in shedding the costs that are choking their budgets. more »»

U.S. can save lives

February 25, 2015 President Barack Obama has made it clear he believes the route to peace in our time leads through a campaign of making people in other nations like Americans. more »»

Reforms to aid justice

February 24, 2015 Judge Jonathan Lippman, the chief justice of New York’s highest state court, has proposed reforming the grand jury process in the wake of the controversial decision by a grand jury not to indict... more »»

Destroy terrorism

February 23, 2015 Neither Iraq nor Syria was the site of Islamic State terrorists’ most recent atrocity. It was in Libya that they kidnapped and beheaded nearly two dozen Egyptian Christians. more »»

Consider new tactics

February 22, 2015 Gov. Andrew Cuomo needs to reconsider his tactics. We jeered the governor last month for failing to specify how much state aid he was proposing for schools. more »»

Cheers and jeers

February 21, 2015 CHEERS — To a heck of an outdoor show, and its organizer. more »»

Change mindset

February 20, 2015 When U.S. troops invaded Iraq in 2003, they went in with the most sophisticated technology available. Helicopters, jet fighters, tanks, “smart” bombs, etc. more »»

Realistic limits needed

February 19, 2015 The more territory they capture, the more recruits they get and the more money they accumulate in their war chest, the more likely Islamic State terrorists are to launch an attack on the U.S. more »»

State can fill the Gap

February 18, 2015 Gov. Andrew Cuomo says he wants to increase education funding by $1.1 billion, and we think the place he should start is by eliminating the costly Gap Elimination Adjustment policy enacted in 2010. more »»

Falsehoods sway nation

February 17, 2015 It should surprise no one that the “if you like your insurance, you can keep it” president may have lied about his stance on same-sex marriage so the issue would not derail his bid for the White... more »»

Health law a hazard

February 16, 2015 Millions of Americans already have learned that Obamacare is hazardous to their financial health. more »»

Give OK to MMA

February 15, 2015 The fall of Assemblyman Sheldon Silver from his speaker post could be a big win for fans of mixed martial arts in New Yor. more »»

Cheers and Jeers

February 14, 2015 CHEERS — To the Knights of Columbus. The Shrine of Our Lady of Martyrs in Auriesville has been raising money to make desperately needed repairs. more »»

Initiative may save lives

February 13, 2015 Sen. Shelley Capito, R-W.Va., has hit the ground running with an initiative that could save lives throughout the United States. more »»

Gap might shrink services

February 12, 2015 At all levels of government, policy makers are bombarded with conflicting messages — lower taxes and preserve services. We see it in Washington, D.C., with ongoing debates over entitlement spending. more »»

Aid to Jordan needed now

February 11, 2015 Islamic State terrorists have beheaded Christian children, buried prisoners alive and crucified people, often videotaping their atrocities and sharing them with the world. more »»

Vaccinations a good idea

February 10, 2015 A national measles outbreak has highlighted an ongoing debate over the need for children to be vaccinated. more »»

Feds must live within means

February 9, 2015 It is no wonder that Ohio Gov. John Kasich has been received so favorably in his multi-state tour on behalf of a balanced budget amendment to the U.S. Constitution. more »»

Get to bottom of education

February 8, 2015 New York state lawmakers should take a look at the growing number of non-teaching professionals in public schools. more »»

Cheers and jeers

February 7, 2015 CHEERS — To Chamber Checks. more »»



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