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The legislative branch has ceased to legislate. It has passed that function on to deep state bureaucrats. They set the rules. Through administrative justices, they arbitrate their own decisions. And … more
“My clear understanding . . .” Ambassador William Taylor said at the House hearing to consider impeachment. Taylor’s understanding appeared clear within the limits of what he knew, but neither … more
Monday was Veterans Day — in honor of the “eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month” of 1918 that signaled the end of World War I. In 1954, President Dwight D. Eisenhower … more
It is welcome news for the region — and local residents who work at the military installations and assets at the Griffiss Business and Technology Park — that U.S. Rep. Anthony J. Brindisi, D-22, … more
You need only to look around Rome’s central business district to see the impact of the state’s $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative investment here. Gone is the old, and rapidly … more
Congratulations to Roger Penske, who has received the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The racing icon and Detroit promoter is a deserving recipient of the nation’s highest civilian honor. President … more
Voters in Rome and Oneida County should be credited for cutting through the political noise in Tuesday’s general election. They showed, with their ballots, that they understand that region’s … more
A school in India found a creative but disturbing way to prevent cheating by students during tests: It made the kids wear boxes over their heads with eyeholes cut out, essentially creating blinders … more
“Have you no sense of decency, sir?” That pivotal question was the tipping point for the unchained “investigation” — the 1954 witch hunt — by Sen. Joe McCarthy’s subcommittee on … more
Forgive us if it is too soon to begin thinking about the time when the snowflakes will fly; after all, the leaves are just beginning to turn and the Christmas movies haven’t even begun airing on … more
Officials at the ceremonial groundbreaking Tuesday of the Air City Lofts — the new apartment and mixed-use complex on former Griffiss Air Force Base land — hailed the development as a step toward … more
It’s uncomfortable having to level criticism at a man who has suffered severe burns. But what other response is there when someone gets drunk, illegally leaves the marked path in a national park … more
October is recognized nationally as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Domestic violence is a problem everywhere, and a large percentage of 911 calls and law-enforcement responses are the result of … more
The latest numbers show that being a pedestrian is dangerous. Pedestrian fatalities in the United States are at their highest level since 1990, with an estimated 6,227 killed in 2018, according to … more
The Federal Communications Commission wants to add a new, nationwide, three-digit emergency phone number, 988, which would be used like the 911 system but serve exclusively as a crisis-help line for … more
In his novel “Fahrenheit 451,” author Ray Bradbury tells the dystopian story of a “fireman” — one who burns books for a living — who one day picks up a book to read it instead of setting … more
When the sun is shining and the weather is glorious, most of us enjoy being outside. This is particularly true of young children, who love to play in their backyards or in parks with their friends … more
Each month of the year has its own health observations to shed light on the wellness issues that impact our society. With children back in school, September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness … more
Constitution Week is the commemoration of America’s most important document. It is celebrated annually during the week of September 17-23. The United States Constitution stands as a testament to … more
Even the youngest Harry Potter fans tend to understand that the wizardry in the book series is fictional fun. But one Tennessee priest doesn’t get it. His Nashville Catholic school pulled Potter … more
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