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Posted on July 29 at 10:45 p.m. (Suggest removal)

So if parents have children in failing public schools, they shouldn't have a choice that affords their children a better education? Without choice, their kids are stuck in a crappy, failed system.

Without Choice schools, Public schools have no incentive to improve their operation. Also, the Public School system is beholden to the Teachers' Union who puts their interests ahead of its students. Competition for public schools is a positive effect that will inspire the public system to upgrade their performance.
When a lottery is held for students to enter choice schools, hundreds of parents apply for the select few openings. There is a tremendous demand for choice schools due to the declining performance of public schools.

From: School ‘choice’ robs from public education

Posted on July 19 at 7:04 a.m. (Suggest removal)

“He’s wished me to express to the court that he apologizes for any actions, decisions that he made that may have led to the deaths of three people and he’s very apologetic.”

Why can't this convict express his remorse directly himself? The families of the victim don't want to hear that he's sorry second-hand from his attorney. They yearn to have him look them in the eye and say it. I hope when Duffy's parole board hearing comes up, the record will state that he was too much a coward to address his victims, like a man.

From: Man sentenced in Duanesburg crash that killed three

Posted on July 17 at 8:42 p.m. (Suggest removal)

At time when this travel ban was announced, I thought it only applied to agencies that worked directly for New York State. King Cuomo's reach of power is far too broad in a free society. Prior to the transgender legislation signed by the North Carolina Governor, this bathroom issue was non-existent. Cuomo saw an opportunity to amp up the culture war by instituting this ban and to further divide the country.

From: Duke boycott scores point for civil rights

Posted on July 9 at 10:56 a.m. (Suggest removal)

Excellent point Chuck! One would think the NRA would stand up for someone who was a law abiding citizen and followed every rule for arming themselves, including notifying the officer who pulled him over that he was licensed to carry his weapon. This case is a no-brainer. So its quite baffling as to why the NRA hasn't come out strongly in supporting this victim.

From: Dallas gunman killed by bomb robot, officials say

Posted on June 30 at 1:50 p.m. (Suggest removal)

One of the first regulations the CDTA should implement is that all taxis be required to use a CDTA app. This provision would insure that their service is unified and widely accessible via a smart phone. I wish Uber and Lyft were successful in their effort to come to Upstate New York, but it's a positive for the consumer that CDTA regulations came out of it. Without Uber and Lyft knocking on the door, the CDTA never would have stepped in. It's long overdue for the taxi industry to have some standards and guidelines.

From: CDTA goes to work on taxi regulations

Posted on June 22 at 9:33 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Why not expand the search beyond the city limits? Charlie Mills was hired as police commissioner had a good tenure here and he came from downstate. For a position of this importance, it makes sense to cast a wide net.

From: Four officers qualify for Schenectady police chief

Posted on June 18 at 3:31 p.m. (Suggest removal)

The media reported that Hillary sent out a tweet supporting these women. Since the facts about this case have been exposed the same media has been silent about Hillary's rush to judgement. If Trump had made the same mistake, they would be all over it.

From: Two women in UAlbany CDTA incident reject plea deal

Posted on June 12 at 6:48 p.m. (Suggest removal)

If the country has to choose between a party that can't bring itself to correctly identify radical Islamic Terrorism or Trump's bluster, they'll pick the latter.

From: After Orlando massacre, Trump says: ‘I want toughness & vigilance’

Posted on June 3 at 5:27 p.m. (Suggest removal)

The woman at the center of this debacle hasn't been heard from since the incident unfolded. With no breathalyzer or independent witnesses, this she said/ He said will end up costing the city. The public's insatiable appetite for airing dirty laundry shouldn't justify a costly investigation where no provable crime occurred.

From: Judge will appoint DA for Schenectady mayor case

Posted on May 26 at 10:41 a.m. (Suggest removal)

The hearings for Benghazi investigation were bungled. However, it's Hillary's own words in E-mails to her daughter and the Prime Minister of Egypt that reveal a cunning, deceptive and calculated Secretary of State trying to spin the events of the attack on our embassy to cover up her foreign failures. The fact that Republicans on the committee botched the hearings shouldn't absolve Clinton's deception to the family members of the fallen victims.

From: Trump supporters are not immoral or crazy

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