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I thought long and hard before I wrote this and then realized it was a no brainer for me. I am outraged that there is an athletic event being played on Good Friday, April 15, this year.   Schools … more
WASHINGTON -- In a fiery speech Tuesday, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky called out the U.N. Security Council for its utter fecklessness in responding to Russia’s horrific war crimes in his … more
Want something cheerful to think about as you’re pouring $40 or $50 worth of gasoline in your tank? Imagine a scene that might not be all that far in the future. You’re driving down the road and … more
Ever since Russian tanks and troops poured into Ukraine, there has been a clamor for the Biden administration to do more on the military front -- establish a no-fly zone, provide fighter jets to … more
(April 1), Terre Haute (Ind.) Tribune-Star on NCAA history: Every NCAA basketball tournament makes some sort of history. America and much of the world stays glued to their TV — and digital screens, … more
Actor Denzel Washington has done something increasingly rare these days. Variety reports Bishop T.D. Jakes interviewed Washington about Will Smith’s slap of Chris Rock during the recent Academy … more
WASHINGTON -- The Export-Import Bank’s armor of audacity, although of rhinoceros-skin thickness, will not protect it from Pennsylvania Sen. Patrick J. Toomey, ranking Republican on the Banking … more
Last week, reporter Christopher Rufo released footage of top Disney employees vowing to inject their radical LGBTQ agenda into children’s programming. Disney producer Latoya Raveneau told an … more
Seeing kids smile when they get a new bed — priceless! Steve Sperbeck, Sleep in Heavenly Peace, Utica chapter president, said this was one of the sentiments expressed that helped build 276 beds and … more
During the 1994 congressional campaign, Rep. Newt Gingrich (R-GA) and Dick Armey (R-TX) drew up what they called a Contract with America. It was printed on a card which was small enough to fit in a … more
EDITOR’S NOTE: Robert Palmieri is mayor of Utica. Since the inception of the downtown medical campus project, the City of Utica has been a steadfast partner. The city dedicated substantive … more
We came across this item in the Omaha World-Herald, and thought its message might resonate here in upstate New York too. The World-Herald reported that State Sen. Bruce Bostelman caused quite a stir … more
WASHINGTON -- When, in Charles Dickens’ “Oliver Twist,” Mr. Bumble is told that the law assumes that a wife is under her husband’s “direction,” Mr. Bumble is flabbergasted: “If the law … more
Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine has thrown world energy markets into turmoil. Prices are high; Europe is still dependent on natural gas from Russia; and Joe Biden is urging other countries to … more
Another step toward normalcy will occur when Hamilton College finally celebrates the Class of 2020 with an in-person commencement ceremony. Because of the pandemic, the Class of 2020 had conducted a … more
When Joe Biden ended his speech in Warsaw, Poland, with an unscripted declaration that Vladimir Putin “cannot remain in power,” he sparked a lively controversy. Some observers think that regime … more
We celebrated National Agriculture Week last month, a time to honor and appreciate our 35,000 farm families in New York State. That is a stunningly high number of farmers in the Empire State, … more
Cannabis is on a roll these days as lawmakers in South Carolina -- and in Washington, D.C. -- get close to legalizing or decriminalizing the weed formerly known as marijuana, especially for medical … more
It’s an old Washington political trick. When you’re in trouble, change the subject. When President Biden’s poll numbers are low and falling, when the economy has produced the worst inflation in … more
This week, Will Smith -- perhaps the most bankable star of his generation -- won an Oscar for Best Actor for “King Richard.” But that wasn’t why he made headlines. He made headlines because … more
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