- Letters to the Editor
- Saturday, April 5, 2014
In Your Opinion: Pipeline foes are likely hypocrites
In March 31 edition, Lisa Barr provides a passionate argument against the "dangers" of the Constitution pipeline and fossil fuels in general. Can I just ask how these purveyors of the truth will be going to these highly important meetings in Richmondville, Afton, Oneonta, and Milford?Continued ...
- Friday, April 4, 2014
In Your Opinion: Board is right to challenge Common Core
Congratulations to the Morris Central School Board for recently adopting a groundbreaking resolution opposing privatization of curriculum, testing and record-keeping in our schools! Morris' resolution addresses mandated curriculum changes as a result of Race to the Top funding from the federal government, itself a flagrant incursion into states' authority over education.Continued ...
- Thursday, April 3, 2014
In Your Opinion: Butternuts board acted unethically
I would expect clarifying opinion pieces from Michele Farwell and Scot Lueck as Butternuts Town Board members. They only incriminated themselves of conflict of interest.Continued ...
In Your Opinion: New Yorkers deserve access to cannabis
Thanks so much for your recent editorial supporting medical cannabis in New York. New Yorkers still do not have access to this medicine, despite compelling evidence of its efficacy for treating pain, insomnia, the loss of appetite and nausea associated with treatments for cancer and AIDS, and a host of other ailments.Continued ...
- Wednesday, April 2, 2014
In Your Opinion: White House needs to show some backbone
The current crisis in Ukraine is an example that a new Stalin (Putin) is alive and well. The limited sanctions will not force Putin from raping Ukraine. Historically, old Stalin under his lackey, Khrushchev, starved to death more than 10 million as part of his collectivization effort.Continued ...
In Your Opinion: Huskies' owner has share of blame
This is an open letter to Carol Mahoney, whose two beautiful huskies were shot to death.Continued ...
In your opinion: New comics take the low road
In these times when schools and the public are spending great amounts of time trying to remove bullying and harassment from everyday life for children and adults, The Daily Star has a new comic, Take it From the Tinkersons. Between it and Dilbert there are more inappropriate comments and statements of degradation and put-downs. Insults and moments of stupidity abound.Continued ...
- Tuesday, April 1, 2014
In Your Opinion: Obama voters reaping what they sowed
So here we are, America trillions of dollars in debt, the looming disaster of Obamacare (which is going to get much worse), the Middle East in flames, Russia on the march in Crimea and possibly further, and I get such comfort watching the so-called leader of the free world on Sports Center doing his basketball brackets. I'm not really sure we are getting our money's worth.Continued ...
In Your Opinion: Let's turn the tide at midterm elections
Voters need to wake up and demand answers to what is going on in government.Continued ...
- Monday, March 31, 2014
In Your Opinion: Truth about pipeline hasn't been told
"He-said/She-said" Fox News-style coverage belongs in sports pages. The Daily Star has ignored Constitution pipeline supporters' misrepresentations most recently by failing to invest reporter time on DEIS investigation. Thus, our first responders, infrastructure and social fabric are imperiled. One lie -- pipe capacity and pounds per square inch pressure -- was easily detected.Continued ...
In Your Opinion: Let's give up violence for Lent
For some, Lent is a time for reflection, soul-searching and repentance for unrighteousness.Continued ...
- Saturday, March 29, 2014
In Your Opinion: Pinkey thinks like a caveman
I've just finished reading Chuck Pinkey's column titled "Obama just isn't cut out for president." I'm having a time-machine moment.Continued ...
In Your Opinion: Observation rooms may come at a cost
I enjoyed reading about the new "observation" rooms in Fox Hospital since my sister was a patient in one of the first rooms to be completed in July 2014. They are very nice, spacious rooms and give the privacy often needed.Continued ...
- Friday, March 28, 2014
In Your Opinion: Vets are doctors, not investigators
I applaud Otsego County for considering the possibility of hiring of an animal cruelty investigator.Continued ...
In Your Opinion: Guns are needed to ensure freedom
There are hundreds of things you can touch on a daily basis that are more dangerous than a gun.Continued ...
- Thursday, March 27, 2014
In Your Opinion: 'Tinkersons' are no 'For Better or For Worse'
I have to agree with Jan Contello. "The Tinkersons" is lame and boring. Bring back "For Better or For Worse."Continued ...
In Your Opinion: Being uninsured isn't worth the risk
This is not politics. It's just common sense.Continued ...
- Wednesday, March 26, 2014
In Your Opinion: America becoming a socialist state
There are eight levels of control that must be obtained before you are able to create a social state. The first is the most important!Continued ...
In Your Opinion: Bernanke is no Paul Volcker
A month or so back, The Daily Star featured a piece by Clive Crook, a Bloomberg Associate who equated the actions of Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke with those of Paul Volcker in 1979 to 1980. Nothing could be further from the truth.Continued ...
- Tuesday, March 25, 2014
In Your Opinion: Obama is usurping Congress' authority
Last summer, President Obama used executive orders to enact 23 gun control laws. The media were saturated with commentary regarding these laws. However, most missed the exponentially more significant issue; Obama disrespected the Constitution and every citizen by circumventing our legislative process for his own political agenda by abusing executive privilege. During his State of the Union address, he promised more of the same! Gun control is one of many issues confronting America, but the issue does not trump the process.Continued ...