Robin Williams’ suicide puts needed focus on depression

Sunday, Aug. 17, 2014
The news of Robin Williams’ suicide earlier this week has launched a powerful conversation about a topic that doesn’t get the attention it deserves.

Charles Krauthammer: Don't use immigration policy to bait impeachment vote

Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014
President Obama is impatient

David Harsanyi: Instead of patriotism ploy, why not just reform tax laws?

Monday, Aug. 11, 2014
Jonathan Alter at The Daily Beast has an idea that will infuse the president's "economic patriotism" rhetoric with some bite: Compel companies to take "loyalty oaths" to prove their patriotism.

George Will: Ebola shows nature still our toughest foe

Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014
Although the Ebola virus might remain mostly confined to West Africa, it has infected the Western imagination

Economic development deals exemplify soft corruption

Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about soft corruption — about how the insider game works.

Schenectady council needs a true independent voice

Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014
While both the Schenectady Democratic and Republican committees scramble to find additional candidates to run for the vacant seat left by Carl Erikson, I can’t help but shake my head.

Weigh station should be used as police substation

Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014
One possible use for Schenectady's historic weigh station on Broadway.

E.J. Dionne: Passing laws that people need will boost Congress' image

Saturday, Aug. 9, 2014
When does Congress become so embarrassed by its laughably low approval ratings that its leaders decide to pass laws to make our country a modestly better place? Is there a plain vanilla agenda that might pass muster across party lines?

Ted Rall: U.S. only respects democracy when it likes the winner

Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014
"Rarely has a president been confronted with so many seemingly disparate foreign policy crises all at once,"

Richard Cohen: Nixon's racist policies live on

Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014
Richard Nixon is not having an easy time of late.

Linda Chavez: Stop fear-mongering about influx of immigrant children

Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014
The good news at the U.S. border with Mexico is that the flood of children from Central America crossing illegally, now totaling nearly 60,000, has slowed

David Harsanyi: John Kerry's diplomacy causing bigger problems in Gaza

Monday, Aug. 4, 2014
Let's concede for a moment that most of us don't believe the United States should be taking sides in conflicts abroad

George Will: Dems favor gender over progressiveness in 2016 race

Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014
If Ohio's senior senator were named Sharon Brown instead of Sherrod Brown, progressives would have a plausible political pin-up and a serious alternative to the tawdry boredom of Hillary Clinton's joyless plod toward her party's presidential nomination

Simple questions demand serious answers on oil transport issue

Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014
Sometimes grownups just don’t get it. While it’s an advantage to have a sense of history when judging events, that set of prejudices can often filter common sense out of the equation.

EU carbon legislation has had unintended consequences

Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014
As the European Union continues its drive toward reducing its carbon footprint by closing coal plants and substituting biomass (wood chips/pellets) and other renewables, the impact is being felt in the United States.

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