VA saved my life, several times

Sunday, June 1, 2014
I'd like to say a few good words about the VA health care system.

Many reasons for recent spike in monthly power bills

Sunday, June 1, 2014
This is a response to The Daily Gazette’s May 22nd editorial calling for investigations of utility companies.

Give heroin users rehabilitation, not prison sentence

Sunday, June 1, 2014
In my hometown, so many of my former classmates have died from drug overdoses that it’s hard to remember off-hand exactly how many it’s been.

Joe Conason: War mongers share blame for VA crisis

Wednesday, May 28, 2014
While Congress eagerly prepares its latest political stunt -- a resolution to oust Gen. Eric Shinseki as Veterans Affairs Secretary -- individual members might consider their own responsibility for the scandalous inadequacy of veterans' health care.

E.J. Dionne: Candidates fight to stake grassroots claim

Tuesday, May 27, 2014
The language commonly used to describe the battle going on inside the Republican Party is wrong and misleading.

Coming loss of Barnes & Noble should grieve local book lovers

Sunday, May 25, 2014
Thoughts on the impending local closure of the Barnes 7 Noble store.

Don’t place any stock in Ukraine self-rule votes

Sunday, May 25, 2014
The “referenda” in eastern Ukraine (The Gazette, May 12) orchestrated by Russian President Vladimir Putin’s armed thugs cannot fool the world, despite their claim to a “90 percent favorable separatist vote” with an alleged 75 percent turnout.

Administrator needed for Schoharie County to be more efficient

Sunday, May 25, 2014
It has been five months since I introduced a local law calling for the appointment of a county administrator in Schoharie County.

E.J. Dionne: Fall campaigns shaping up to be nasty

Friday, May 23, 2014
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Anyone with a weak stomach and refined sensibilities should stay out of Kentucky for the next six months.

Richard Cohen: Attitude changes show in HBO special

Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Eddie called himself a private detective, although all he really did was repossess cars.

David Sirota: Wall St. schemes hurt taxpayers

Wednesday, May 21, 2014
When a city is forced to spend more on Wall Street fees than on basic public services, it is the sign of trouble. When that city is one of America's biggest population centers, it is the sign of a burgeoning crisis.

Joe Conason: America's children being exploited, too

Monday, May 19, 2014
More than 50 years ago, CBS correspondent Edward R. Murrow revealed to America the awful conditions suffered by migrant farm laborers in "Harvest of Shame," an angry documentary that would become a classic.

George Will: War on Poverty led to more dependence

Monday, May 19, 2014
Standing on his presidential limousine, Lyndon Johnson, campaigning in Providence, R.I., in September 1964, bellowed through a bullhorn: "We're in favor of a lot of things and we're against mighty few."

Proposed pipeline bringing chaos to lives, finances of many landowners

Sunday, May 18, 2014
When I was a child, I remember spending an entire day planning an overnight camping trip with a cousin.

City spends too much on demolishing and restoring buildings

Sunday, May 18, 2014
Are Schenectady leaders appropriately going about accomplishing the goal of making the city a more viable, safe and attractive place to live?

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