Fracking waste creates many environmental headaches

Sunday, June 29, 2014
The news that tons of Pennsylvania fracking waste, toxic and radioactive, are being dumped in New York landfills should put our collective teeth on edge whether we approve of fracking or not.

Charles Krauthammer: U.S. now paying price for Obama's abdication in Iraq

Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Yes, it is true that there was no al-Quaida in Iraq when George W. Bush took office.

David Harsanyi: Despite dissatisfaction, voters still prefer incumbents

Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Let's Stop Kidding Ourselves; Americans Love Their Politicians

E.J. Dionne: Cheney throws stones from glass house

Monday, June 23, 2014
The infinitely valuable Yiddish word "chutzpah" is defined as "shameless audacity" or "impudence."

Joe Conason: As Iraq implodes, right-wing hawks still have no plan - Except 'Blame Obama'

Monday, June 23, 2014
Divided between neoconservative ultra-hawks and libertarian isolationists, today's Republican Party is hardly a steady influence on American foreign policy.

New York business improving, but more to be done

Sunday, June 22, 2014
This week’s upgrading of New York’s credit rating is good news. It reflects a significant turnaround in the management of the state’s fiscal affairs.

State needs to get past fear of medical marijuana

Sunday, June 22, 2014
Imagine having over 300 seizures a week. And imagine that the only medicine that can stop them is illegal. Would you break the law?

David Sirota: Stop private equity industry from looting the economy

Friday, June 20, 2014
A few weeks ago, a top official at the Securities and Exchange Commission reported on what he called a "remarkable" amount of potentially illegal behavior in the private equity industry -- aka the industry that buys up, changes and sells off smaller companies.

Barbara DeMille: Assault weapons make killing easy easy

Thursday, June 19, 2014
I was proud of our state for rapidly passing the NY SAFE Act immediately after the bloodbath in Newton, Conn.

Charles Krauthammer: Chin music and real-world revenge

Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Vengeance is mine, sayeth the Lord. And although retribution shall surely come in the fullness of time, a ballplayer can only wait so long.

Froma Harrop: Modern-day horror requires fresh look

Wednesday, June 18, 2014
What is the most shocking takeaway from the story of the two 12-year-olds who repeatedly stabbed their friend -- nearly to death -- on the imagined orders of a fantasy character?

David Harsanyi: What does U.S. role in Iraq accomplish?

Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Let's just say that the Iraq army isn't exactly anchoring a democratic awakening in the Middle East.

Linda Chavez: Immigration reform is not a dead issue

Monday, June 16, 2014
House Majority Leader Eric Cantor's primary defeat this week is being widely touted as a warning to Republicans contemplating immigration reform.

E.J. Dionne: Dems having trouble gaining traction

Monday, June 16, 2014
What if they held an election and nobody talked about how to improve people's lives?

Area faces danger from railcars filled with oil

Sunday, June 15, 2014
Just prior to Christmas 2012, the Capital District received a huge environmental gift and an alarming wakeup call: A tanker loaded with Bakken shale oil ran aground in the Hudson River just south of Albany.

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