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E.J. Dionne: Society needs to rebuild a connection to neighborhoods

Friday, Aug. 22, 2014
Consider how our definition of "neighborliness" has evolved. Once upon a time, being neighborly meant "reaching out to the people who lived next door" by, among other things, "offering to watch the kids in a pinch."

 

Joe Conason: Lingering prejudice fueling situation in Ferguson, Mo.

Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014
The past week's unfolding tragedy in Ferguson, Missouri, with its militarized and overwhelmingly white police force confronting angry and hopeless African-Americans, is not a story unique to that place or this moment.
 

Richard Cohen: >Israel's image sways perception

Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014
Back in 1980, an Israeli diplomat met with Ronald Reagan as he was running for president.
 

Charles Krauthammer: Lacking strategy, Obama piles up foreign policy failures

Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014
"Great nations need organizing principles, and 'Don't do stupid stuff' is not an organizing principle."
 

Froma Harrop: Far right spaces out on scientist

Monday, Aug. 18, 2014
When I first encountered Neil deGrasse Tyson, I thought, "What a nice man."
 

Robin Williams’ suicide puts needed focus on depression

Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014
The news of Robin Williams’ suicide earlier this week has launched a powerful conversation about a topic that doesn’t get the attention it deserves.
 

Demand more information about GMOs

Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014
Two opposing pieces of legislation addressing Genetically Modified Organism (GMO) labeling have been introduced into Congress in the last year.
 

Transparency lacking in how Metroplex selects businesses for tax breaks

Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014
Neither Metroplex nor the three sister authorities it manages give very much information to the public on how they go about selecting the businesses to which they award benefits.
 

Speak up, ask questions when faced with elder emergency

Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014
About a month ago, my sister took our mom to a local emergency room for labored breathing, and then the nightmare we all fear began.
 

Charles Krauthammer: Don't use immigration policy to bait impeachment vote

Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014
President Obama is impatient
 

David Harsanyi: Instead of patriotism ploy, why not just reform tax laws?

Monday, Aug. 11, 2014
Jonathan Alter at The Daily Beast has an idea that will infuse the president's "economic patriotism" rhetoric with some bite: Compel companies to take "loyalty oaths" to prove their patriotism.
 

George Will: Ebola shows nature still our toughest foe

Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014
Although the Ebola virus might remain mostly confined to West Africa, it has infected the Western imagination
 

Economic development deals exemplify soft corruption

Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about soft corruption — about how the insider game works.
 

Schenectady council needs a true independent voice

Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014
While both the Schenectady Democratic and Republican committees scramble to find additional candidates to run for the vacant seat left by Carl Erikson, I can’t help but shake my head.
 

Weigh station should be used as police substation

Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014
One possible use for Schenectady's historic weigh station on Broadway.
 
 

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