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Joe Conason: Let Obama, CDC deal with Ebola free of partisanship

Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014
If the prospect of hanging concentrates the mind, then even the possibility of infection with Ebola should do the same -- for all of us.

Charles Krauthammer: Ebola fight requires balance between freedom, security

Monday, Oct. 20, 2014
Unnervingly, the U.S. public health services remain steps behind the Ebola virus. Contact tracing is what we do, Centers for Disease Control Director Tom Frieden assured the nation.

Truckers already pay enough to use roads

Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014
This is in response to the recent opinions by Mark Scribner (“Tolls better than gas taxes; make truckers pay fair share”) and Gabriel Roth (“Get the federal government out of highway development”), who want to remove federal control of the Highway Trust Fund and allow states to collect tolls.

Old rail line would be better bypass to Wal-Mart center

Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014
The building of a Wal-Mart distribution center in Johnstown, several miles from the nearest Thruway exit — causing an estimated 1,700 heavy trucks to pass through the village of Fonda daily causing traffic, noise, dust and infrastructure damage — was a mistake. Now Fulton County, where the distribution center is located, wants to fix the problem by creating a bypass that would take truck traffic around Fonda.

Zaude Kaufman: Beware those controlling what speech is 'appropriate'

Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014
George Orwell was right: "Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past."

Richard Cohen: Toothless Obama needs to channel his inner Nixon

Friday, Oct. 17, 2014
A president lacking menace.

Froma Harrop: Ethanol subsidy creates conundrum for conservatives

Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014
Castrating Conservative Principles in Iowa

Linda Chavez: Hard for countries to back us when they can't trust us

Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014
It should come as no surprise that Turkey so far refuses to put boots on the ground to fight the ISIS takeover of Kobane, a beseiged Kurdish town across Turkey's border with Syria.

David Harsyani: Don't make voting easier just to get more voters

Monday, Oct. 13, 2014
Most Americans don't really care about contemporary political issues or the rudimentary workings of their government.

George Will: Christie could win as the anti-Obama

Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014
Gov. Chris Christie could be forgiven if he had chips on both shoulders as big as those shoulders.
Schenectady needs new attitude, independent politicians

Schenectady needs new attitude, independent politicians

Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014
We can do better, much better, in Schenectady. Doing better begins with changing our attitude and our politics.

Astorino is no Roosevelt

Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014
In the last month of his sure-to-be-doomed candidacy, the GOP’s candidate for governor is drawing a direct comparison between himself and the legendary members of the Roosevelt family.

Richard Cohen: Value of education can be measured by more than money

Friday, Oct. 10, 2014
I never went to college to make money.

Charles Krauthammer: Winning Senate big step to GOP regaining White House

Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014
You can win midterm elections without a positive agenda.

Susan Estrich: Politics not always cause, solution

Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014
When you hear Rep. Darrell Issa, one of the president's harshest Republican critics in the House, demanding to know whether the president is safe, it's tempting to believe that, at least for a moment, partisan politics has been put to one side in what should be a united and nonpolitical commitment to the safety of our president and his family.

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