- Friday, April 26, 2013
Brunswick right about Obama, Congress
Cary Brunswick's column for April 16 all too accurately sums up one of the most disappointing elements of President Obama's attempts to "compromise" with a foot-dragging Congress, the Boehner-McConnell crowd in particular.
- Thursday, April 25, 2013
Week highlights children's needs
Young children in the Tri-County area deserve the best that we can give them.
In our opinion: Get moving to support a good cause
Now that the weather has warmed, people across the area are on the move.
Gun repeal, not reform, is what's needed
Our founding fathers recognized that they couldn't predict the future. Thomas Jefferson wrote in a letter to James Madison: "No society can make a perpetual constitution, or even a perpetual law. The earth always belongs to the living generation. … Every constitution, then, and every law, naturally expires at the end of 19 years. If it goes longer, it is an act of force and not of right."
- Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Justice without extreme measures
"Who wouldn't use torture on this punk to save more lives?"
Don't let Manor decision be final
Thanks for your April 11 front-page article presenting a fair, thorough history of the Otsego Manor controversy.
- Tuesday, April 23, 2013
In Our Opinion: Cheers
To Carol Blazina, OFO winners, and Theology on Tap
Obama worse than terrorists
The greatest threats to America are not from Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in Tehran or Kim Jong Il in North Korea but from 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue, the headquarters of Barack Obama and his "Evil Empire."
- Monday, April 22, 2013
DEC never introduced mange into wild
In regard to this past Friday's letter to the editor from Mr. Oliver alleging that the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation intentionally introduced mange into the wild, we must respond that this is totally and categorically false.
In Our Opinion: Earth Day a time for reflection
Today is Earth Day -- a day when all are encouraged to appreciate nature, learn about environmental issues and reflect on how we can participate in global stewardship.
We should learn from 'First Americans'
When we talk about Indians or the derogatory, "Redskins," we should all sigh for a moment. We should have respect for people who lived here 5,000 years ago. The First Americans! The First TRUE Americans? Or at least before us or after early America's Paleo Indians.
Do you feel less safein light of the attackson the Boston Marathon?
- Saturday, April 20, 2013
Post-MOSA plan still hazy, four years later
"Dubben: County will probably leave MOSA in 2014" read the headline on a story in The Daily Star way back in 2010.
Flu vaccine statistics are misleading
Though the flu season is winding down, I think some comment on the effectiveness of the flu vaccine is in order.
Manor sale would end long, proud legacy
I have been going to the Manor, and before that the Meadows, to provide medical services since the early '80s initially as a medical resident and for the last 13 years as an attending physician. At the Meadows there used to hang a remarkable panel that included many familiar local names with ages ranging from months to the geriatric years. The panel was essentially the directory to the graves of paupers who were buried nearby. It was a powerful reminder that the Meadows, and subsequently the Manor, was a direct descendent of the county poor farm system.
- Friday, April 19, 2013
Help family farms before they fade away
Take a drive through the local countryside, and it probably won't be long before you see one.
Pet owners, beware of mange
My family learned the hard way that the state Department of Environmental Conservation introduced sarcoptic mange into our area.
Pipeline would be violation of our beliefs
The Constitution Pipeline violates our belief in the sanctity of private property.
- Thursday, April 18, 2013
It's past time to fight corruption
When we hear of one outrage or another, it's common to say: "there ought to be a law." But sometimes, we learn of something that seems so obvious that we're left incredulous and utter: "You mean, there isn't a law? Really?"
Gibson well outside of mainstream
The Daily Star said in its April 10 editorial about Gibson's possible run for governor, "A problem could be that his conservative views on such issues as abortion, gun control and gay marriage put him in the mainstream of national GOP doctrine but out of the mainstream when it comes to New York's liberal electorate."