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George Will: U.S. must act to curb Putin's ambitions

Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014
The Islamic State is a nasty problem that can be remedied if its neighbors, assisted by the United States, decide to do so. Vladimir Putin's fascist revival is a crisis that tests the West's capacity to decide.
 

Reduce risk of flooding by altering Vischer Ferry Dam

Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014
Out of sight and around the bend is the location of the massive Vischer Ferry Dam and Lock 7 complex. In my opinion, this structure, constructed over a six-year period beginning in 1907, is the key to flood control in the Schenectady, Glenville, Scotia area.
 

Cuomo a big winner and big loser in primary

Sunday, Sept. 14, 2014
Andrew Cuomo won the renomination of his party for governor of New York — no surprise there. But despite losing her bid to unseat Cuomo, Fordham law professor and progressive challenger Zephyr Teachout accomplished exactly what she set out to: give a chance for dissatisfied Democrats to register their disapproval of Andrew Cuomo’s conservative administration.
 

David Harsanyi: Senators to blame for attack on the First Amendment

Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014
We are, as it always seems, "at a pivotal moment in American history."
 

Joe Conason: GOP shows true colors in response to Obama speech

Friday, Sept. 12, 2014
Minutes after President Barack Obama concluded his strong and sensible address explaining how he intends to destroy the terrorist organization the Islamic State, Republicans popped up on television like political snipers.
 

Richard Cohen: A 'broken windows' foreign policy

Thursday, Sept. 11, 2014
"All politics is local," the late Speaker of the House Tip O' Neill famously said. How right he was
 

Susan Estrich: In shrinking world, Africa's Ebola problem is ours, too problem

Wednesday, Sept. 10, 2014
As if beheadings were not terrifying enough, as if the spread of extremism and hatred were not unsettling enough, as if the kidnapping of young girls were not horrifying enough, the world now faces another crisis requiring that countries barely able to provide anything approaching minimal medical care in the best of times deal with a deadly epidemic for which there is no medicine, no cure and, in many places, no health-care facilities, let alone isolation wards.
 

E.J. Dionne: Moderate Republicans fight for greater voice in party

Tuesday, Sept. 9, 2014
The missing component in the machinery of American politics has been moderate-to-liberal Republicanism, and the gears of government are grinding very loudly.
 

Charles Kruathammer: Obama can't treat ISIS as he did Ukraine

Monday, Sept. 8, 2014
At his first press briefing after the beheading of American James Foley, President Obama stunned the assembled when he admitted that he had no strategy in Syria for confronting the Islamic State
 

George Will: As NATO loses inspiration, Putin is taking advantage

Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014
Speaking on Aug. 29 -- at a fundraiser, of course -- Barack Obama applied to a platitude the varnish of smartphone sociology, producing this intellectual sunburst: "The truth of the matter is, is that the world has always been messy
 

State DOT spraying raises concerns for organic farmers

Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014
As organic farmers, dealing with the state Department of Transportation has been very different than dealing with other entities.
 

Lure best from Texas schools to boost New York economy

Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014
The ongoing attempts of such states as Texas to poach New York state companies deserve a direct response from New Yorkers.
 

School district needs broader plan to improve education

Sunday, Sept. 7, 2014
Schenectady has been struggling for years to manage a ballooning budget caused by rising mandatory costs and increased enrollment. This has negatively impacted the quality of education.
 

David Sirota: Why even bother making corporations pay any taxes?

Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014
Reading companies' annual reports to the Securities and Exchange Commission is a reliable cure for insomnia.
 

Froma Harrop: Social media fails in its promise to fuel political debate

Friday, Sept. 5, 2014
With folks yapping all day on social media -- Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus and the rest -- how can there be such a thing as a "spiral of silence" online?
 
 

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