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.
OPINION: The scientific consensus is that genetically modified organisms are safe to consume
The National Academy of Sciences, the American Medical Association, the American Association for the Advancement of Science and the World Health Organization have concluded that GMOs are safe to eat. This scientific consensus is at least as strong as the one on human-caused climate change.
OPINION: Trade deal splits president and Democratic lawmakers
For months the Democrats’ fight over the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal relied on abstract scaremongering. Then populists began turning to contorted procedural objections. Now, apparently, President Obama is not just undemocratic; he’s a bigot, too.
OPINION: The politics of trade are muddled
The fascinating thing about the GOP’s Fear Caucus is that they are the first ones to proclaim the glories of “American Exceptionalism” and denounce Democrats like President Obama for insufficient pride in their country’s virtues. These scaredy-cats routinely brand liberals as part of a “Hate America First” crowd.
OPINION: Congratulations on surviving another year in the classroo
As you take a moment to catch your breath and enjoy a brief respite before you start the process all over again, I hope you will reflect on the good you do; the impact you have on young people; your ability to make a difference. Yours isn’t a job. It is a calling.
OPINION: The Republican field not likely to shrink anytime soon
Many of the at least 14 Republican hopefuls will have the wherewithal to run at least bare-bones campaigns for many months to come.
OPINION: Failed liberal policies in Baltimore are the real culprit
It will come as no surprise if the Justice Department investigation concludes that the Baltimore Police Department is at fault because accusing the department of racism diverts attention from the city’s real problem: Baltimore, a laboratory for liberal policies, is a failed city that has shortchanged the poor for decades.
OPINION: The war on terrorism cannot be won without Muslim allies
Under U.S. law, blasphemy is fully protected speech, precisely because there is no public orthodoxy. Religious people of all backgrounds should recognize that this legal neutrality on religion has produced a society remarkably amenable to religion.
OPINION: Across-the-board cuts is not a smart way to run a business, or a government
Seemingly every presidential election cycle, at least one candidate pledges to use his or her C-suite bona fides to whip the feds into shape. Specifically, to “run government like a business.”
OPINION: Fathers were not considered buffoons when I was a young boy in the 1970s.
I didn’t know it when I was young, but I was one of the luckiest young men on the planet. I had a father who loved me and imposed his will on me.
OPINION: Messages pour in with offiers of help
In short, he has received all sorts of support, both of the moral and monetary persuasion, and the generosity has been truly heartwarming. But he is also mindful that these one-time gifts are, in his words, “just a Band-Aid.”
OPINION: Politics may overwhelm his other accomplishments
Ben Carson will likely be remembered as the GOP’s latest black mascot, a court jester, a minstrel show. He’ll be the Herman Cain of 2016.
OPINION: Fence-sitters encouraged to run for office
As more candidates declare for president — three Republicans joined the fray just this week — they encourage the remaining fence-sitters to take a run more seriously.
Letters to the Editor
- B.J. FLETCHER: Let's move Albany forward
- 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
- DANNY TYREE: Singing those graduation blues
- DICK YARBROUGH: Georgia teachers weigh in on future of education
- CAL THOMAS: No Memorial Day for inner-city dead
- CARLTON FLETCHER: Shawn Mendes wows teen, tween crowd at Wild Adventures
- MICHAEL REAGAN: Conservative Christians miscount
- CREEDE HINSHAW: Cemeteries are filled with the forgotten
- T. GAMBLE: A large order of no-fault fries, please
- CARLTON FLETCHER: Misinformation hinders Albany's growth
- MICHAEL GERSON: Shifting role of religious conservatives
- RONDA RICH: Jim Lofton one of the great ones
- EDITORIAL: Albany city manager selection was transparent process
- 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