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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?

Richard Cohen: U.S. democracy doesn't always fit in well with reality

Thursday, Sept. 4, 2014
America rarely does time capsules anymore, but the ones it does should include videos from February 2011 of American TV reporters exulting in the triumph of the Arab Spring

Viewpoint: Care for the total patient

Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014
Palliative care is an idea whose time has come

Charles Krauthammer: Lower corporate tax rates are what's needed, not rhetoric

Tuesday, Sept. 2, 2014
The Obama administration is highly exercised about "inversion," the practice by which an American corporation acquires a foreign company and moves its headquarters out of the U.S. to benefit from lower tax rates abroad

David Harsanyi: Left upset that Burger King serves itself

Monday, Sept. 1, 2014
Burger King plans to merge with Canadian coffee-and-doughnut chain Tim Hortons and base the company's headquarters in Canada, where it will enjoy the kind of reasonable corporate tax structure that Democrats continue to obstruct here in the United States. And the move has provoked a fresh round of moral panic, faux patriotism and confusion

George Will: Paul Ryan's intellect illustrated by growing maturity

Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014
To take the measure of this uncommonly interesting public man, begin with two related facts about him

Viewpoint: Too Tempting?

Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014
Union College silent on impact of casino

Viewpoint: Primary a big test of Cuomo’s stronghold

Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014
Democrats holding a referendum on governor

Viewpoint: Tenure is the wrong target, and for all the wrong reasons

Sunday, Aug. 31, 2014
Focus on bigger picture when addressing student achievement

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