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Posted on March 12 at 8:07 a.m. (Suggest removal)

The higher minimum wage and extended leave proposals are nothing more than Prince Andrew pandering to the voters that increasingly dislike him, and find him increasingly irrelevant. With the advent of Bernie Sanders, it is suddenly popular on the left to act socialist, and that is a train Andrew wants on. It's a losing strategy for New Yorkers and their businesses.

From: Generosity not helping New York businesses

Posted on March 2 at 1:01 p.m. (Suggest removal)

I'm not a Trump supporter, but the "establishment" is fully responsible for Trump's rise. They simply don't listen or care what the electorate thinks or wants. This is THEIR fault!

From: Republican split is becoming deep chasm

Posted on February 24 at 12:37 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Leadership doesn't seem to be a skill that Obama exercises very often, That isn't likely to happen.

From: Apple technology can’t override warrants

Posted on February 23 at 3:51 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Unfortunately, our government has proven itself to be untrustworthy when it comes to privacy. They have said they do not collect mass intelligence on the phone conversations of ordinary Americans, yet we found out later that they do. I am tired of being lied to, all justified by the necessity to keep us safe. If the FBI wants to get into that phone, they need to figure it out for themselves.

From: Apple technology can’t override warrants

Posted on January 10 at 12:38 p.m. (Suggest removal)

$10 Milllion dollars?????? Really??? While I certainly don't condone any type of bullying, I can't imagine how much damage could have been done to warrant an amount that large. Survivors of horrific plane crashes get far, far less, and THEY are clearly scarred for life. Without knowing the facts, this sure sounds like an attempt to cash in, both by the mother, and the attorney.

From: Schenectady school district may face $10M suit

Posted on January 5 at 9:19 a.m. (Suggest removal)

I agree completely with this editorial, but it doesn't mention the underlying reason for this action: This executive order's purpose was to embarrass NYC Mayor Bill DeBlasio, and to burnish Andrew Cuomo's reputation as a governor that gets things done. I think Andrew sees his popularity waning, and hence his political aspirations are becoming less likely to be realized. As he recognizes this fact, he increasingly does things to remain relevant. If Cuomo seeks a 3rd term, I'd be very surprised if he gets it.

From: Cold order redundant, overbearing

Posted on December 24 at 8:14 a.m. (Suggest removal)

What difference does it make? It's not like the next President of the Council will matter. Why not focus on something that matters?

From: Schenectady council Democrats split on leader

Posted on December 6 at 7:28 a.m. (Suggest removal)

The United States is NOT the only civilized country where this type of gun violence happens on a regular basis. The President says this repeatedly, but while it sounds compelling, it's simply not even close to being true. For instance, in France, they have endured more gun violence deaths in 2015 than have occurred during the entire Obama presidency. We should enact a resigned approach, but using clearly inaccurate facts to make your argument doesn't help make the case. And by the way, France has already enacted many so called reasonable, common sense gun laws, and they haven't prevented the violence the French have endured. Perhaps it's because criminals and crazy people don't respect laws.

From: Gun violence requires a reasoned approach

Posted on October 2 at 2:50 p.m. (Suggest removal)

Federal inaction may be a disgrace, but what specific action would he like to see? The NY Safe Act has been ineffective - recall that one of the Governor's staffers was recently shot to death on the streets of NYC. The idea that passage of that act in the dark of night made us instantly safer is offensive to anyone that can think.

From: Cuomo: Federal inaction on guns a 'disgrace'

Posted on February 24 at 10:19 a.m. (Suggest removal)

When he was running for Senate in CT, Richard Blumenthal "misremembered" that he was in the Viet Nam conflict. He never was. I have no idea how you can not remember if you were in the Viet Nam war, but remarkably, the people of CT elected him anyway. This once again proves we get the representation we vote for, not the one we need.

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