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Toughen requirements for granting tenure

Sunday, March 29, 2015
Teacher tenure is one of those liberal “sacred cows” that has never made much sense to me – and I’m a pretty liberal guy. Nevertheless, it’s time for an end to our current system of teacher tenure.

E.J. Dionne: So far, underdog Ted Cruz making all the right moves

Friday, March 27, 2015
Sen. Ted Cruz is a decided underdog for the Republican presidential nomination

Susan Estrich: No excusing wage gap for female nurses

Thursday, March 26, 2015
I never quite understood what “nursing” really meant

Froma Harrop: Utilities, fossil fuel interests trying to cloud solar’s future

Thursday, March 26, 2015
On the average sunny day, Germany’s huge energy grid gets 40 percent of its power from the sun.

Joe Conason: Look past rhetoric for true moral measure of Rand Paul

Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Expecting morally serious debate from any would-be Republican presidential contender is like waiting for a check from a deadbeat

Charles Krauthammer: Regional instability is key impediment to Mideast peace

Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Of all the idiocies uttered in reaction to Benjamin Netanyahu’s stunning election victory

David Harsanyi: Obama’s lasting achievement: Bypassing Constitution

Monday, March 23, 2015
For a guy who’s not a fan of certain foreign leaders, Barack Obama sure does place a tremendous amount of trust in the good will of other nations.

George Will: Nation struggling to achieve balance in social mobility

Sunday, March 22, 2015
The rate of dog ownership is rising ominously.

Upstate poised for revitalization if leaders act boldly

Sunday, March 22, 2015
As New York’s political leaders begin to negotiate the state’s budget in earnest, we believe that financial investment in the upstate economy must be the centerpiece of this year’s spending plan.

Schenectady must act quickly to preserve momentum

Sunday, March 22, 2015
Schenectady has taken me on an emotional rollercoaster ride over the past couple of weeks; causing me both angst and enthusiasm.

Linda Chavez: Obama jeopardizing vital U.S. friendships

Saturday, March 21, 2015
The Obama administration seems to have taken the old adage about keeping friends close but enemies closer to new extremes, judging from the reaction to the Israeli elections.

Greater transparency can improve U.S. security assistance program

Saturday, March 21, 2015
Information makes overseas efforts safer, more efficient

Froma Harrop: Marijuana bill is a start, but doesn’t fully address issue

Friday, March 20, 2015
Give thanks for the little things, they say.

Citizens have access to state legislation

Friday, March 20, 2015
Information about legislative actions readily available online

Mona Charen: Trustworthiness begins at home

Thursday, March 19, 2015
"Traitors!" screamed the headline of the New York Daily News.

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