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Mourning is universal

September 1, 2015 The world-famous physicist Dr. Stephen Hawking is quoted as saying, “We are an advanced breed of monkeys on a minor planet of a very average star. But we can understand the universe. more »»

The GOP field that failed

August 31, 2015 The rise of Donald Trump is, in part, a function of a vacuum. He is thriving in a Republican field that is large, talented and, so far, underwhelming. more »»

Affirming a right to die

August 31, 2015 SAN DIEGO — Brittany Maynard was soon to die. The question was whether she could do so on her own terms, as a last act of autonomy. Dr. more »»

From New York Newspapers

August 31, 2015 The Watertown Daily Times on growing local economies, Aug. 20: - A state agency recently confirmed what most people in Northern New York already know: The local economy is moving in reverse. more »»

Jimmy Carter’s peace

August 28, 2015 When Ronald Reagan announced in November 1994 he had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, even some of his most ardent political opponents paused to wish him well. more »»

The odd politics of fighting wildfires

August 28, 2015 As wildfires plague much of the American West, one must ask, Who is paying to put them out? The answer is largely the American taxpayer. more »»

Depot museum could be complementary

August 27, 2015 “We already have a history museum in Saranac Lake and don’t need another!” That argument has sounded in response to my recent commentary (“A centennial opportunity to tell the Saranac Lake story”)... more »»

A scenic trap for workers

August 26, 2015 fter finishing the Ohio University grad school program for English literature in May of 2015 (thesis pending), I embarked on an art project, one I anticipate will take two or three years to complet. more »»

Other ways for college to survive

August 25, 2015 Tuesday morning (Aug. 18) I joined about 20 Paul Smith’s College alumni and friends at the court hearing in Malone. We were there to show support against the name change. more »»

College students learn in Russia

August 24, 2015 The greatest strength of experiential learning is not simply the “doing” part but the fact that the doing is happening in a particular place. more »»

What a rail trail means to the Tri-Lakes

August 21, 2015 Prior to my retirement earlier this year from the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy, I was in a position to visit more than 100 rail trails between Maryland and Maine. more »»

19th-century man in 21st-century world

August 20, 2015 During my annual visit to the Adirondacks, I happened to see the Aug. 11 issue of the Adirondack Daily Enterprise. With amazement, I read the letter from Gene Falvo. more »»

From New York Newspapers

August 20, 2015 The Poughkeepsie Journal on the future of Social Security, Aug. 13: When President Franklin D. more »»

The Cycling Capital of the Adirondacks

August 19, 2015 This week, over 200 cyclists and volunteers from 29 U.S. more »»

Iran deal hinges on compliance

August 18, 2015 The Iran deal is one hell of a deal. I am a good analyst of the Middle East, but this one has placed me between a rock and a hard place. more »»

Why Sanders’ big crowds count

August 17, 2015 When Democratic presidential candidates have campaigned in Los Angeles, it has usually been around a private fundraising event featuring Barbra Streisand or Steven Spielberg or George Clooney — or... more »»

From New York Newspapers

August 17, 2015 The news has been full of stories lately concerning who gets on the ballot for primary elections, the gateway to the November ballo. more »»

A shameful attack on party leaders

August 15, 2015 Shame on Hudak supporter Bryan Liam Kennelly. I don’t personally know Bryan “Liam” Kennell. more »»

Democracy for Ferguson?

August 14, 2015 The students at Miami Central Senior High frustrated me, and I frustrated them. more »»

A counterfeit Republican

August 13, 2015 In every town large enough to have two traffic lights, there is a bar at the back of which sits the local Donald Trump, nursing his fifth beer and innumerable delusions. more »»



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