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.

Just saying no again: Walmart’s plan for Ballston Spa

Sunday, June 15, 2014
Around Ballston Spa, a new Walmart controversy rears its ugly head. Once again.

Attacker showed progress, deserved second chance

Sunday, June 15, 2014
Some people believe that judges should be strictly apathetic and impartial when ruling. But the criminal-justice system is a living, breathing organism, much like the people that pass through it. That is why judges need to rule from experience and use empathy as well.

Susan Estrich: White House bungled Bergdahl response

Friday, June 13, 2014
They knew that Congress not only had expressed concerns in the past about such an exchange, but also established a 30-day consultation period before prisoners could be released from Gitmo.

David Harsanyi: Icing Constitution over wedding cake

Friday, June 13, 2014
The Colorado Civil Rights Commission has ordered a suburban Denver baker named Jack Phillips to make wedding cakes for same-sex couples, finding that his religious objections do not supersede the state's anti-discrimination statutes.

E.J. Dionne: Cantor loss a wakeup call to Republicans

Thursday, June 12, 2014
In 1961, John F. Kennedy said: "In the past, those who foolishly sought power by riding the back of the tiger ended up inside."

Charles Krauthammer: Swap no cause for celebration

Tuesday, June 10, 2014
What is it with Susan Rice and the Sunday morning talk shows?

Froma Harrop: Coal battle extends beyond the mines

Monday, June 9, 2014
Barack Obama need not ask how well he's doing in coal country, because the answer is always the same: Not well.

Schenectady County voters largely opposed new casinos when asked last fall

Sunday, June 8, 2014
In November of 2013, the Board of Elections posed a ballot question to New York voters about allowing new casinos in the state, a question that ‘deeply troubled’ the New York Public Interest Research Group because of its ‘trespass into advocacy.’

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