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In our opinion: Accountability in Saratoga Springs shooting case

Cases like the one recently in Saratoga Springs incite strong feelings and require a vigorous public accounting.

Dan Liljenquist: Will the NFL recover from initially fumbling the Rice case?

The NFL commissioner and the Baltimore Ravens initially fumbled the handling of Ray Rice's domestic abuse incident. Despite recovering this week with an immediate termination and indefinite... Read more »

Sept. 11, 2014

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Letter: National debt

When Obama took office in 2009, the national debt for all preceding 43 presidents was $9.9 trillion. Today it is over $18 trillion and will be over $20 trillion by the time Obama leaves office. Read more »

Sept. 11, 2014

52 comments

Mary Barker: Calling the privileged to a greater good

Being privileged is a social position, one that is important in the pursuit of justice and the greater good. Read more »

Sept. 11, 2014

27 comments

Letter: Vending machines

Vending machines in local high schools have taken out candy bars and snacks that teens enjoy and replaced them with whole wheat and bland foods. Read more »

Sept. 11, 2014

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Extremism in defense of re-election

Forty-eight members of the Democratic caucus attempted to amend the Bill of Rights. They tried to shrink First Amendment protection of political speech. They evidently think extremism in defense of... Read more »

Sept. 10, 2014

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Mary Barker: The Romney I may have voted for

Mitt Romney’s father, George, former governor of Michigan and Republican presidential candidate, represents a kind of politician that we would do well to foster today. Read more »

Sept. 10, 2014

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Richard Davis: Income inequality personified: The case of George and Mitt

Tax cuts have been most beneficial to the rich and have contributed to a greater inequality in the U.S. today than existed 50 years ago. No wonder many in the middle class feel further and further... Read more »

Sept. 10, 2014

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Jay Evensen: Despite deficits, Postmaster General an 'eternal optimist'

In a visit to my office Tuesday, Patrick Donahoe said he sees his operation being debt-free by 2017 or ’18, with a completely new fleet and an updated “sorting infrastructure.” Read more »

Sept. 10, 2014

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My view: Baseball comparison for economics strikes out

A recent op-ed piece by columnist Mary Barker comparing baseball's economic changes to that of the public's is wrong on the facts and wrong on the economics. Read more »

Sept. 10, 2014

12 comments

In our opinion: We need unity to fight the Islamic State militants

In his speech Wednesday night, President Obama is expected to outline a strategy for combatting the Islamic States militants. He needs to move forward — unlike recent comments and earlier... Read more »

Sept. 10, 2014

52 comments

Letter: Cure for teens

More sleep has been proven to improve test scores, obesity, mental and physical health, driving accidents and general temperament. Read more »

Sept. 10, 2014

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The top of my do-over list includes showing my ears a little love — or at least some respect

Sitting on an old stump in a canyon recently, I listened with joy to the warble of a bird and the babble of the creek. There are worse remnants of hearing to have left, but I miss the unamplified... Read more »

Sept. 9, 2014

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Randy Shumway: Setting our sights on education

Investing in America’s future workforce is the most viable long-term strategy for helping us emerge from financial crisis and for laying the long-term foundation for a strong, competitive... Read more »

Sept. 9, 2014

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In our opinion: A cause for concern if civil forfeiture goes unchecked

Do you know what civil forfeiture is? People need to be aware their fellow citizens are having their property taken from them without any remuneration and without being convicted of criminal activity. Read more »

Sept. 9, 2014

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Letter: Scottish independence

Scottish independence is not based upon a romantic notion of freedom either, but a growing recognition by its people that London doesn't necessarily know best and we are better off taking care of our own affairs. Read more »

Sept. 9, 2014

12 comments

Letter: Congress seating

My solution to the dysfunctional Congress lies in the seating arrangements. Make the seating thus: Republican, Democrat, Republican, Democrat, etc. Read more »

Sept. 9, 2014

20 comments

My view: How Hollywood got it wrong and its effect on Ferguson

The prosecuting attorney in the Ferguson shooting case has an apparent conflict of interest with extensive family ties to the St. Louis Police Department. A recent TV drama showed the same conflict... Read more »

Sept. 9, 2014

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Doug Robinson: Air travel: To recline or not to recline

Airlines have become a battleground for passengers who are fighting for the right to recline their seats in the already crammed coach section, where space sells for a premium. Read more »

Sept. 8, 2014

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Catherine Rampell: Congress' whopper of a mess

A byzantine, loophole-riddled, high-statutory-rate tax code encourages companies to construct byzantine, Rube-Goldberg-like tax strategies to minimize their tax burdens. Read more »

Sept. 8, 2014

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Michael Gerson: It's time to carry the fight to the enemy

I don't really care what Obama calls the global campaign against this enemy, as long as he is truly determined to "defeat 'em." Though it would be helpful to remind Americans: We fight 'em there,... Read more »

Sept. 8, 2014

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Robert Bennett: Will Republicans hold House, regain Senate this fall?

The strong consensus is that Republicans will hold the House and narrowly take control of the Senate, for the following reasons offered by former Utah Sen. Bob Bennett. Read more »

Sept. 8, 2014

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John Hoffmire: Understanding the harsh realities of child slavery in Africa

We all know poverty wreaks havoc on families, but rarely do we see the corrosive effects extreme poverty has on even the strongest of bonds, such as those between parents and children. Read more »

Sept. 8, 2014

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An argument for raising the minimum wage

American fast-food workers need and deserve a $15 an hour minimum wage. Raising it to that level would be the first step to healing our battered work force and building toward a hopeful economic... Read more »

Sept. 8, 2014

35 comments

In our opinion: No more 'swatting'

"Swatting" — where law enforcement agencies are dispatched to faux emergency calls — wastes resources and places many in potentially dangerous situations. Read more »

Sept. 8, 2014

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Letter: Union costs

While unions served their purpose years ago, they've clearly lost their place. It's unfortunate that people have been brainwashed by unions to believe they aren't strong enough on their own and must rely on others to... Read more »

Sept. 8, 2014

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