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Risky business for November’s turkeys

Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014
November is chock full of celebrations, and this year’s significant days are already enough to keep the torpor of winter at bay.

Voter ambivalence was basis for 2014 election wins

Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014
We’ve been hearing weighty analyses by “expert” pundits professing with unwarranted certainty their collective assessment that the 2014 elections signal yet another biennial sea change about voters’ preferences, attitudes and motivations, shifting the paradigm and setting a new mandate. That’s nonsense.

Give the downtown roundabout a chance

Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014
If you're one of the people who fear that a roundabout in downtown Schenectady is a traffic nightmare waiting to happen, or if you're one of those drivers who've been soured by the roundabout merry-go-round at Exit 12 in Malta, here's a suggestion: Give it a chance.

Editorial: Lawsuit in traffic stop is too much

Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014
Just because you've been wronged doesn't mean you deserve a big payday from taxpayers

Editorial: Move ahead with Ballston Lake sewer project

Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014
Now that residents appear to be on board, no more delays in protecting lake

E.J. Dionne: Jeb Bush could bring Republicans closer to the center

Friday, Nov. 21, 2014
President Obama will no doubt clash regularly with his newly empowered partisan adversaries in Congress.

Republicans actually can do much worse

Friday, Nov. 21, 2014
*Republicans actually can do much worse
*Lyme disease bill is desperately needed
*Concussions are why participation declining
*Have fond memories of Ricky Nelson clan
*Thanks for editorial on Zimpher efforts

Editorial: Everyone has a stake in ending binge-drinking tragedies

Friday, Nov. 21, 2014
Deaths like one at UAlbany are preventable

Richard Cohen: Obsession with character not in nation's best interests

Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014
Beverly Gage, a Yale historian, was researching a biography of J. Edgar Hoover in the National Archives when she came across the infamous letter the FBI had written to Martin Luther King Jr., outlining in the crudest form his extramarital escapades and suggesting, King concluded, that he kill himself: "There is only one thing left for you to do. You know what it is." King did nothing, but the FBI acted. It leaked its dirt to the press.

Boycott items made in Israeli settlements

Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014
*Boycott items made in Israeli settlements
*Today is a good day to kick the smoking habit
*Attend Glenville ZBA meeting on Monday

Sirota: Wall Street big winner in governor races

Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014
No runoff will be needed to declare one unambiguous winner in this month’s gubernatorial elections: the financial services industry.

SAFE Act provisions make society safer

Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014
*SAFE Act provisions make society safer
*Grateful for tribute to late veteran Belfield
*Why no coverage of Obamacare lies?
*Wal-Mart would alter local rural character
*No offense in calling it a Christmas parade
*Social Security cuts can hit disabled hard

Editorial: Peterson case puts spotlight on child abuse

Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2014
NFL gets it right on child abuse in raising awareness

Joe Conason: Keeping immigrant families together fits GOP’s ideals

Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014
Obstructing, denouncing and demonizing Barack Obama are so central to the existence of the Republican Party today that its leaders simply ignore the real purposes of the president’s proposed immigration orders.

U.S. should capitalize on oil, gas production

Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014
*U.S. should capitalize on oil, gas production
*America continues to be on the right track
*Respect works both ways for police, public
*Attend hearing on Wal-Mart on Nov. 20
*Traffic incident fueled by a lack of respect

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