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by Sara Foss

Thinking It Through

A Daily Gazette life blog
Her column and blog rolled into one
Wednesday, March 4, 2015

State’s email policy is misguided

There’s simply no justification for the state’s email policy, unless the goal is the destruction of records that officials would prefer never saw the light of day.
Monday, March 2, 2015

Rape just as evil off campus

Here’s something that might come as a surprise, given all the attention the problem of sexual assault on college campuses has received of late: The rate of rape and sexual assault is actually higher for nonstudents than it is for college students.
Saturday, Feb. 28, 2015

Crime drop is a matter of degrees

Whether temporarily reducing staffing is a good or bad idea appears to be a matter of some debate. But I think we can all agree that a drop in calls for police assistance is a positive development, even if those numbers start to climb when the temperature does.
Friday, Feb. 27, 2015

Life With Three Cats

An extra cat, if it comes with an extra human, does not make me a crazy cat person.
Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015

Be neighborly: Clear sidewalks completely

Keeping the sidewalks 100 percent free of ice and snow strikes me as a Sisyphean task. Unless you’re out there with a blowtorch every day, I don’t know how you’d do it. That said, it does seem like a lot of Capital Region residents could do a better job of clearing their sidewalks.
Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015

Watching “Selma”

The attention director Ava DuVernay pays to such lesser-known figures is one of the reasons why “Selma” is so compelling.
Monday, Feb. 23, 2015

Little optimism on ethics reform

I support ethics reform, but I refuse to get my hopes up about it.
Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015

The 2015 Academy Awards Live-Tweeting

Gazette Columnist Sara Foss is live-tweeting the Oscars. Follow along with her on Twitter at @saraafoss.
Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015

No clean answer on shipping of crude

Over the past year, I’ve learned a lot about the safety issues plaguing the oil trains. What isn’t clear to me is how to address the problem, although I think requiring oil companies to make their crude less volatile before shipping it across the country on trains is a good idea.
Wednesday, Feb. 18, 2015

Right to die is also about living

I find the arguments against assisted suicide more compelling than I did when I was in high school, but my basic position on the matter remains unchanged: Terminally ill people should be able to die on their own terms.

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