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Mario Cuomo’s Adirondack legacy

January 3, 2015 Mario Cuomo, who governed New York from 1983 through 1994 and who died on Jan. 1, made little impression on the Adirondacks, or so it would appear from the surface of thing. more »»

Police misconduct: prosecutors, juries and the law

January 2, 2015 The recent killings of two black men in separate incidents by white police officers (and grand juries declining to indict either of the officers) have put race relations and the criminal justice... more »»

America interrupted

December 30, 2014 In the film, “Girl Interrupted,” Winona Ryder plays an 18-year-old who enters a mental institution for what is diagnosed as borderline personality disorder. more »»

Behold, the magic kingdom of dynamic scoring

December 30, 2014 While most citizens were distracted by the holidays, the enlarged Republican majority in Congress was laying golden pavers for its magical kingdom — a fabulous place where taxes are cut, military... more »»

Jeb Bush’s hurdles

December 29, 2014 WASHINGTON — In 1968, a singularly traumatic year — assassinations, urban riots, 16,899 Americans killed in Vietnam — Vice President Hubert Humphrey, the ebullient Minnesotan, said his presidential... more »»

Inglorious hackers

December 29, 2014 WASHINGTON — If I were a cartoonist, a phrase cartoonists are loath to hear, I'd sketch a chubby imp donned in a diaper, sporting a chia mohawk and munching the last Big Mac on earth, while... more »»

Rethinking immigration

December 27, 2014 The story of the immigrant is the story of America. My great grandfather arrived from Sweden speaking no English, settling in Jamestown, New York among people who shared his culture. more »»

Rethinking immigration

December 27, 2014 The story of the immigrant is the story of America. My great grandfather arrived from Sweden speaking no English, settling in Jamestown, New York among people who shared his culture. more »»

What if it’s true?

December 26, 2014 Suppose what some call the “Christmas story” is true — all of it, from the angels, to the shepherds, to the virgin birth, to God taking on human flesh. more »»

Christmas at Bastogne

December 24, 2014 “What’s merry about all this, you ask?” Thus began a Christmas Eve message from Gen. Anthony McAuliffe to his troops besieged at the Belgium town of Bastogne. more »»

Looking beyond the hype to see domestic and sexual violence

December 23, 2014 Congratulations, America. We seem to be moving beyond the need for the perfect victim. more »»

Obama throws Fidel a rope

December 22, 2014 The celebrations in Havana and the sullen silence in Miami tell you all you need to know about who won this round with Castro’s Cuba. In JFK’s metaphor, Obama traded a horse for a rabbit. more »»

Marching to the sea, 150 years ago

December 20, 2014 Red dust swirls around the Union general and his big horse. Gen. William T. Sherman is astride his horse on the outskirts of Atlanta, Georgia. more »»

Response to Tony Goodwin

December 19, 2014 In the Dec. more »»

A Texas-sized license plate dispute

December 19, 2014 WASHINGTON — The Battle of Palmito Ranch near Brownsville, Texas, on May 13, 1865, is called the last battle of the Civil War, but the Texas Division of the Sons of Confederate Veterans (SCV) might... more »»

What is going on?

December 18, 2014 For four years my volunteer colleagues and I have been trying to get the state to make some productive use of the mostly abandoned rail corridor connecting Old Forge and Lake Placid. more »»

Gov. Mike Pence: National government is not the nation

December 17, 2014 INDIANAPOLIS — If success at the state level were enough to recommend someone for president of the United States, Gov. more »»

Prison policies are morally adrift

December 16, 2014 Reacting to a sharp rise in violent crimes, state and federal officials in the 1970s climbed aboard the politically popular “tough on crime” bandwagon. more »»

Lessons from the Virginia Creeper

December 15, 2014 What was he thinking? State officials recently held four meetings (following the four similar meetings they held a year ago) to elicit more public input on the best use of the underutilized... more »»

 
 
 

 

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