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George Will: Is anemic growth in our economy the new normal?

America’s economy slouched into the eighth year of a recovery

Summer sci-fi provides a balance for reality

The Sharon Springs Thanatopsis Pleasure and Literary Club met recently, and the topic of discussion was science fiction in general, and summer blockbusters in particular.

Raising smoking age to 21 will save young lives

Raising smoking age to 21 will save young lives

The Schenectady County Legislature can take a significant step to save lives.

Linda Chavez: To end growing terrorism, Islam needs a reformation

Islamic terrorism: the single biggest threat to stability in the world

Ted Rall: Time to address real reasons for rise of Brexit, Trump

Securities markets and the international community reeling that British voters opted to leave the European Union

Froma Harrop: We should rethink naming wild animals

Animals do not name themselves

Charles Krauthammer: Did EU vote create a sovereign kingdom or Little England?

The result is the EU, a great idea badly executed.

Look to past while contemplating our future


Monday is the 240th anniversary of our Declaration of Independence. It’s an appropriate occasion to contemplate some things that seem recently relevant.

George Will: Battle of the Somme: The birthplace of modern Europe

World War I, the worst manmade disaster in human experience

Selecting the right photo requires balance between news value, reader sensibilities

We must accurately convey the news but be aware that it might offend some readers

David Harsanyi: Clinton-Lynch meeting about corruption, not ‘optics’

Attorney General Lynch: Meeting with Bill Clinton on private jet was “primarily social”

Upgraded power transmission service needed to ensure continued prosperity

Delivery of power key to future of Electric City, region

Froma Harrop: Could Trump's plan be to lose the election?

What’s Donald Trump really up to?

David Harsanyi: Democrats: We will overcome ... the Constitution

Nothing stirs the passions of Democrats like the prospect of gutting the Constitution

Bernie Sanders: Here's what we want

As we head toward the Democratic National Convention, I often hear the question, "What does Bernie want?" Wrong question. The right question is what the 12 million Americans who voted for a political revolution want.

Froma Harrop: Britains right to fear impact of EU exit

It’s not all about money

Richard Cohen: In backing Trump, McCain strays from his principles

My heroes are not necessarily people of great ability

E.J. Dionne: Is America’s powerful gun lobby finally cornered?

A political crisis is usually preceded by an intellectual and moral crisis

Charles Krauthammer: Big surprise, Republicans. Trump is running as ...Trump

Barry Goldwater declared that “extremism in the defense of liberty is no vice,”

George Will: Purdue University has the president America needs

Perdue's president should be America's

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