OPINION: For conservative Christians, a psychological adjustment is taking place
The assumption of faith has gradually — now more rapidly — fallen away. There may or may not be a decline in Christian practice. But we are certainly seeing the collapse of casual Christianity and of religious belief as a civic assumption.
OPINION: A condensed look at what the venerable magazine keeps to itself
I’ve tracked down an anonymous RD staffer who wishes to reveal “13 Things Reader’s Digest Won’t Tell You.”
OPINION: The drumbeat for war depends on the service of a relatively small percentage of Americans
With recent military victories by the self-proclaimed Islamic State, President Barack Obama’s critics are once again ratcheting up their rhetoric, blaming him for the spreading violence in the Middle East.
OPINION: The students had spirited, insightful questions for the veterans
It was the most moving Memorial Day ceremony I’ve ever attended. The event took place at the ACLD Tillotson School in Pittsburgh, a special-needs school with a private academic license approved yearly by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
OPINION: Who needs a reputation for honesty and trustworthiness?
In the five weeks since Hillary bClinton announced her candidacy, she has had a normal politician’s lifetime quota of scandals.
OPIONION: What is Hillary Clinton afraid of?
Is Hillary so fragile, so unsteady on her feet, that she has to be shielded from anything resembling a real live reporter with a microphone in her hand? And what does that say about Clinton’s ability to handle the rigors of the campaign trail — let alone the White House?
OPINION: Both candidates face questions about unpopular war
In responding to whether the United States should have gone to war in Iraq, there is one difference; Hillary Clinton voted to authorize the George W. Bush administration to do it; Jeb Bush was never in a position to vote on the issue.
OPINION: A fall meeting of Nobel Peace Laureates in Atlanta is in peril
I’m not sure what has happened except everybody seems to be mad at everybody else, which is a little weird for a group of people who go around touting peace on earth and good will to persons. Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed has said the city won’t be involved in the meeting unless the guy running the thing quits. The guy running the thing says he isn’t quitting and might sue the pants off the city.
OPINION: Can men and women ever just be colleagues?
The publication National Journal anonymously surveyed female congressional staffers on what it’s like to be a woman on the Hill, seeking out the good, bad and ugly. Alas, there was more than enough ugly to go around.
OPINION: A GOP nominee will need to demonstrate lessons learned from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan
Republican candidates should set the bar for intervention high, but they also need to describe how they would return to the strategic offensive within the boundaries of this recognition. The alternative to invasion and occupation is not retreat.
OPINION: Americans’ trust in mass media has generally been edging downward
The rules of the road to journalistic success have changed dramatically, as has the definition of journalist. Today, one can self-identify as a journalist without any background or experience.
OPINION: The 21st century not shaping up to be our finest
This is part of our century’s motif: Uncertainty, and likelihood that former “givens” will be subtracted from daily life. It looks like we’re heading into a bittersweet, turbulent and perhaps in some ways terrifying era.
OPINION: Presidential campaign announcement season is in full swing
Why would anyone want to go through the stress of running for president of the United States? I’m glad you asked …
OPINION: No one knows for sure why crime is down and keeps falling
The misnamed War on Drugs has probably done more to exacerbate black poverty and destroy black families than any other force of the last 50 years.
OPINION: An education, not a handout, is what is needed
Books and pencils, not money. That’s how you truly escape poverty. American liberals still don’t understand that simple concept, but millions of poor people living in the sprawling slums of Nairobi do.
Letters to the Editor
- JOHN BRYANT: Albany 311 call center provides helpful information
- BILL BATES: For downtown Albany, build on what is here
- PETE KUNTZ: Data supports climate change concerns
- ROGER MARIETTA: Female Albany police leaders commended
- JARI HAGOOD: Albany's oak canopies are majestic
- JUDY WEISS: T. Gamble rambles into climate bramble
- WALT SPECHT: Keeping voters in the dark
- TOM HOLODAK: Albany thanked for care, prayers after wife's injury
- WALT SPECHT: Americans' values have changed for the worse
- WARREN D. GRANT: For liberals, it's always someone else's fault
- CARLTON FLETCHER: Misinformation hinders Albany's growth
- MICHAEL GERSON: Shifting role of religious conservatives
- RONDA RICH: Jim Lofton one of the great ones
- EDDIE SEAGLE: A different choice for landscaping
- LORAN SMITH: Rocking relics of days gone by
- MICHAEL LOMAX: 'Tomorrowland'belongs to the children
- SUZANNE WILLIAMS: Conservation key to preserving precious water
- DANNY TYREE: Thirteen things Reader's Digest won't tell you
- CREEDE HINSHAW: Whispers of life as it used to be
- CYNTHIA TUCKER: Honor military by avoiding unnecessary wars
- EDITORIAL: A debt America can never repay
- Thumbs Up! May 18, 2015
- EDITORIAL: Long wait for Albany State University students will soon be over
- Thumbs Up! April 27, 2015
- EDITORIAL: The American flag continues to fly high despite desecration by protesters
- Thumbs Up! April 20, 2015
- Thumbs Up! April 6, 2015
- Thumbs Up - March 30, 2015
- EDITORIAL: Senate trying to fix a problem that does not exist
- Thumbs Up! March 9, 2015