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Colonie should not balance its budget with garbage

What at first glance appears to be a promontory overlooking the Mohawk River’s south shore is, in fact, a landfill — the town of Colonie Solid Waste Disposal Facility.

Eugene Robinson: Republicans have conceded the party to the barbarians

Republican Party is like fifth-century Rome must have been after the Visigoths stormed the city's gates

Joe Conason: Sanders: Help unite party to ensure message carries on

Time is coming when Bernie Sanders should declare victory

E.J. Dionne: By playing 'woman card,' Trump deals Clinton votes

Donald Trump has decided that sexism in the quest for victory is no vice

George Will: What happens in Puerto Rico will spread to mainland

Puerto Rico, an awkward legacy of America's 1898 testosterone spill

Union College/city dispute part of larger issue

Non-profits that use substantial amounts of public services should have to pay the city in some capacity.

Easy voting, clear election rules not so much to ask

For a few unprecedented weeks in April, New York was the center of the primary process.

Eugene Robinson: Elizabeth Warren as VP would help Clinton against Trump

Running mates? It's not even May, and already we're talking running mates?

Froma Harrop: Let’s break away from identity politics

Both parties sort voters by color and gender

Susan Estrich: Easy to understand why youth love Bernie

Why do Democrats love Bernie Sanders?

Linda Chavez: Putting the politics of gender above the reality of nature

Curt Schilling, sports commentator and former Major League Baseball pitcher allegedly made “transphobic” comments on Facebook, fired

Froma Harrop: Media must not ignore silent majority

Before Bernie Sanders lost badly in the New York primary, 27,000 souls filled Washington Square Park, many wildly cheering him on

George Will: Forfeiting free speech for ‘settled’ consensus du jour

Authoritarianism, always latent in progressivism, is becoming explicit

Pope boldly moving the church forward

Pope Francis is rightly acclaimed for his affable, down-to-earth, conspicuously humble and self-effacing demeanor, as well as for his gift of leading quietly, mostly with words offering hope.

Save our healthy old trees

Save our healthy old trees

Arbor Day is celebrated this week, with much praise for planting new trees. However, just as society discounts the value of its senior citizens, Schenectady City Hall has been taking our grand old street trees for granted and, worse, euthanizing them in the name of “streetscape improvement.”

David Harsanyi: Democrats win war of words by corrupting the language

Humans have been using euphemisms ever since Adam first “knew” Eve

Richard Cohen: Republicans would unify around Trump at their peril

“What are you going to do about Trump?”

David Harsanyi: Obama Administration shouldn’t apologize for Hiroshima

Secretary of State John Kerry toured the Hiroshima Peace Memorial and Museum

George Will: No secrecy for history

Dispute about government secrecy

Froma Harrop: Bring back the charm of this old house

They demand granite countertops. We don’t.

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