OPINION: We need to know what the choices are on our relationship with the environment
Pleading with humanity to examine what it is or may just be on the verge of doing to itself is not a new position for a pontiff. Nor is being criticized, rebuffed and dismissed for doing so.
OPINION: Lee Siegel, in a New York Times op-ed piece, rationalizes why he defaulted on his student loans
Lee Siegel’s premise that he had to choose between being a writer and other vocations to pay off his loans is faulty. Writers, including greats like Faulkner, have almost always worked jobs they didn’t want, to pay the bills.
OPINION: The decision to send 450 more troops to Iraq puts Clinton in a tough spot
When Clinton is asked about Iraq — and that might not be for a while, given her avoidance of the press and unscreened voters — it’s not hard to imagine her answering that the president is looking at all the intelligence, that he’s making a judgment based on that intelligence, and that she would have to know more to make an informed judgment herself.
OPINION: The case is a reminder that race is just a social construct
While institutional racism is the province of the powerful — and, in the United States, the powerful are still mostly white — discrimination based on difference is a human tradition, passed on from one generation to the next, among black families, brown families, tan families, pink families.
OPINION: Bush is victim No. 1 as Donald Trump puts up his circus tent
The Donald wasted no time proving to everyone why he should not be president. He also proved why he’s going to spell trouble for the GOP primary process.
OPINION: Donald Trump refuses to be ignored
The whole process of applying political scrutiny to Trump is difficult, given his aversion to systematic political thought.
OPINION: Lately I've been overcome by strong feelings of nostalgia for my father
I am grateful for my good fortune. For reasons I can’t comprehend, God keeps blessing my family. My father is still here and doing well. And all of us are lottery winners.
OPINION: The inevitability of a Jeb Bush nomination no longer looks inevitable
In national polls, Jeb Bush attracts only about 10 percent of GOP voters, putting him in a virtual tie with Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio. More damaging is a Monmouth University poll that finds Bush’s favorable rating dropping sharply since April, from 49 percent to 40 percent.
OPINION: There was not much gray area in the world of my father
I have attempted to emulate his example in my own role as a father, but he is a tough act to follow.
OPINIONS: Companies say they are hiring, then drag their feet filling open positions
The average time for filling an open position is nearly four weeks now, an all-time high.
OPINION: Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio and Scott Walker take early GOP lead
The conventional wisdom about the three leading Republican candidates for the White House — Jeb Bush, Marco Rubio and Scott Walker — is interesting for being mostly wrong.
OPINION: In his 21-year-old book, Jeb Bush advocated public shame, corporal punishment in schools
Whether Jeb Bush still advocates the art of public and private disapproval, his underlying philosophy is the same conservatives in power have demonstrated.
OPINION: GOP leaders now worried Supreme Court may gut Obamacare
If the high court rules in favor of conservatives who have challenged the health care law — essentially gutting it — millions of Americans will lose the subsidies that allow them to purchase health insurance. And they will be furious.
OPINION: The public's familiarity with Clinton is a two-edged sword
For Clinton to surpass 50 percent favorable, she will have to convince people who already know her, and who have probably known her for years, to change their opinion of her. Not an easy task.
OPINION: The increasingly crowded field separated by category
With 10 already in the race for the Republican presidential nomination and another six likely to jump in, it’s difficult for a voter to keep the cast straight.
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- BILL BATES: Don't sink Deal-Closing Fund into downtown purchases
- JOHN CANNADY: Christian values withstand test of time
- JOHN BRYANT: Gun ownership not an infection
- WALT SPECHT: The truth about social engineers
- B.J. FLETCHER: Albany needs catalyst for change
- SHARLENE CANNON: Time to move forward in downtown Albany
- CYNTHIA TUCKER: Confederate markers continue tumble
- MICHAEL REAGAN: The Confederate flag flap
- KIRSTEN LUPINSKI: Mac & cheese can be a healthier choice
- MANDY FLYNN: Uh, That was the coffee talking
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- CAL THOMAS: Repeating myself on Iran nukes
- CREEDE HINSHAW: Finding religious identity
- T. GAMBLE: Baking up some controversy
- CATHERINE RAMPELL: Euros of mass destruction
- Thumbs Up! July 6, 2015
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- EDITORIAL: Outrage, sadness over murders of churchgoers
- Thumbs Up! June 15, 2015
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- EDITORIAL: A day to be remembered
- Thumbs Up! June 1, 2015
- EDITORIAL: Albany city manager selection was transparent process
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