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Cheers and jeers

October 3, 2015 CHEERS — To adopting shelter dogs. People interested in getting a dog are making a good choice by adopting from an animal shelter rather than buying from a breeder or store. more »»

Obama labors to ignore law

October 1, 2015 If there is a federal agency qualified to serve as the poster child for President Barack Obama’s imperial presidency, it is the National Labor Relations Board. more »»

Thanks to Boehner

September 30, 2015 Hard-right members of Congress got their wish last week when Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, announced he will step down — leaving not only his position as one of the most powerful people... more »»

Officer will help district

September 29, 2015 In hiring a truancy officer to increase attendance, the Gloversville Enlarged School District is taking the right approach in its effort to tackle the district’s nearly 20 percent drop-out rate. more »»

Obama fails Congress

September 28, 2015 “It is unheard of for a U.N. member state not to oppose resolutions critical of its own laws,” The Associated Press emphasized in a story earlier this week. more »»

Assessment fights matter

September 27, 2015 Here’s a lesson for local school districts: You benefit from fair assessments, so chip in when the time comes to pay the legal bil. more »»

Yogi Berra, an American story

September 27, 2015 The 18-year-old U.S. Navy enlistee, thinking it sounded less boring than the dull training he was doing in 1944, volunteered for service on what he thought an officer had called "rocket ships. more »»

The pope’s missed opportunity

September 27, 2015 As a conservative, it is difficult not to be somewhat disappointed in Pope Francis' speech to Congress this week. more »»

Holding the left responsible

September 27, 2015 “A pope that mentions Dorothy Day is a pope that rocks," tweeted Neera Tanden of the left-leaning Center for American Progres. more »»

Cheers and jeers

September 26, 2015 CHEERS — To registering to vote. In case you were wondering, you have until Oct. 9 to register to vote in the upcoming November general elections. Today, registering is easier than ever. more »»

Prosecution pointless

September 25, 2015 There can be little doubt David Sweat is guilty of escaping from prison. He and fellow inmate Richard Matt were there in Clinton Correctional Facility on June 5, and then the next day they weren’t. more »»

Clean up VA, and its IG

September 24, 2015 Inspectors general can be godsends for people who have to rely on the government, as well as for taxpayers. more »»

Did you get a flu shot?

September 23, 2015 If you are like most people, you buckle your seatbelt when you get in a car or truck. After all, with about 33,000 traffic deaths each year in the United States, there’s no sense taking chances. So .. more »»

Continue funding CCE

September 22, 2015 Recently, Brian Gilchrist, the executive director of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Fulton and Montgomery Counties, made a plea to the Fulton County Board of Supervisors to renew the county’s... more »»

Don’t play Kim’s game

September 21, 2015 For decades, with both Democrats and Republicans in the White House, North Korea’s supremely brutal family dictatorship was able to get away with military blackmail. The U.S. more »»

Sleep on bed-tax idea

September 20, 2015 Fulton County officials should consider the possible consequences of getting a bed tax — otherwise, they may wake one day to find they made a mistake. more »»

The Hillary Chronicles

September 20, 2015 The bad news has continued to cascade onto the Hillary Clinton for President campaign, and none of it has anything to do with Clinton's opinions on issues. It all is about her fitness for office. more »»

Not all will be equal

September 20, 2015 A hostile review of my new book — "Wealth, Poverty and Politics" — said, "there is apparently no level of inequality of income or opportunity that Thomas Sowell would consider unacceptable. more »»

Attacks on teachers a problem

September 20, 2015 As the new school year begins, you might like to be updated on some school happenings that will no doubt be repeated this academic year. more »»

Cheers and jeers

September 19, 2015 CHEERS — To showing pride. The 14th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks was last week. more »»



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