Opinion

Somebody Notices Dairy Farmers’ Plight

Local Commentaries

On Friday, July 15, 2016, U.S. Senator for New York Kirsten Gillibrand released a letter drafted to U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Thomas Vilsack. Therein, Sen. Gillibrand strongly advocated that USDA refund the unused portion of the approximately $73 million collected from the U.S. dairy ...

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

In Our Opinion

Two submissions to the Reader's Forum and a story that ran on Page A1 in Tuesday's edition are good reminders of the good neighbors in our midst. Ed Holtz, an area tow truck operator, drove Louise Boltz and her husband back to Rocky River, Ohio, after their car broke down on Interstate 86while ...

Federal Gun Control Law Needed In Place Of SAFE Act

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader's Forum:The Post-Journal editorial on the flaws of the Safe Act points out graphically what many of us have been crying in the wilderness for years about, in increasing anguish. And that is that we need a federal gun control law - reasonable and effective.Unless all of the states ...

American Greatness On The Auction Block

Local Commentaries

Politicians are hawking their own majestic visions of what will make this nation great (again), even while they obviously don't understand what it means or what causes it. Greatness, in the highest sense, doesn't come from fiscal policy, monetary policy, or macroeconomics. It has nothing to do ...

More People Mean Good Than Evil

In Our Opinion

Adopting the Old Testament eye-for-an-eye reaction to violence accomplishes nothing except, perhaps, to leave everyone involved blind. When it is directed at the peacemakers, it harms us all in a very direct way.It has been said of the men and women in law enforcement that they "have targets on ...

Jamestown Babe Ruth League Thanks Parks Department

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader's Forum:Jamestown Babe Ruth League would like to thank the Parks Department employees, especially the crew at Bergman Park under Brad Proctor, for their excellent care of the fields last week for our state tournaments.In the last two weeks we hosted the 12U, 15U and 9U State ...

Pokemon Go Brings Good To Jamestown

In Our Opinion

Pokemon Go has brought a nice change to the Jamestown area.People are out and about, discovering areas of the county they may not have visited before as they hunt down Pokemon. The game has brought a physical personal-interaction to the typically insular world of social media that is refreshing ...

Support Our Police

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader's Forum:The past two weeks in America have been extremely difficult for police families across our nation with the tragic murders and wounding of several officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge. The circumstances surrounding these deaths brings a reminder to each of us that their job ...

Businesses, Large Events Should Include CPR Training

In Our Opinion

CPR has certainly changed a lot over the years.The problem is, we're not sure many people know CPR has changed.Phil Wilson, clinical operations manager with ALSTAR EMS, told The Post-Journal recently that the American Health Association comes out with new recommended guidelines for CPR every ...

DMV Needs To Be Modernized

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader's Forum:I stood in line at the DMV, patiently waiting for my turn at the counter, and observed. I wondered what the tables, chairs and pencils were for, having never seen them at a DMV in Ohio. And why all those forms? Moving from another state, I never had to fill out a form, the ...

The Supreme Court’s Faulty Logic

In Our Opinion

Has the U.S. Supreme Court ever heard of bribery?We aren't sure the eight remaining justices on the court know much about how government works after reading the court's decision in McDonnell v. United States. The decision overturned the conviction of Bob McDonnell, the former Virginia governor ...

Police Required To Do Too Much

In Our Opinion

"We're asking cops to do too much in this country," Dallas, Texas, Police Chief David Brown worried aloud last week. "Every societal failure, we put it off on the cops to solve."Brown, whose department lost five officers to a racially motivated killer last week, is right to an extent. Law ...

Renters Should Have A Voice

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader's Forum:I respectfully disagree with the letter writer who asked why renters were allowed to vote on the library issue.While it's true we aren't homeowners, we renters pay a share into the property taxes. Imagine a city with nothing but rental properties, and imagine none of them ...

Lax Attitude Toward Security Not Acceptable

In Our Opinion

It turns out Hillary Clinton had an option she did not use, probably wisely, in defending her use of personal email servers for official business while she was secretary of state: Everyone else is doing it.As many a parent has had to explain to a teenager, the fact other people are engaging in ...

Reader’s Forum

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader's Forum:Upon leaving office, George Washington, in his farewell address to the American people, warns the nation about the dangers of forming political parties, which at that time were just developing.Our political parties are today long established and it seems Washington knew ...

August Is Time For Lake Answers

Local Commentaries

The county, again this summer, will be holding a Chautauqua Lake Rally which is really a "summit" meeting to discuss all issues facing the lake, including where we are with constructing sewers around the lake. It will be held from 9-11:30 a.m. on Saturday, August 20, at the Casino in Bemus ...

It’s Time To Work Together

Local Commentaries

Our kids deserve a world in which they can thrive they deserve a fair chance to live the American Dream. Although we live in divisive times, I know we can achieve this by working together to end the opioid epidemic, alleviate poverty, and create job opportunities for all.The Republican ...

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

In Our Opinion

It's hard to believe it's been eight years since Manley Anderson, a longtime fixture in The Post-Journal's newsroom, passed away. Thumbs up, however, to Manley's grandson Tyler. Those of us who had the privilege of working with Manley heard many stories about Tyler's exploits in Nevada when ...

How Far We’ve Come?

Letters To The Editor

To The Reader's Forum:Every so often there comes a reminder of how far we have come, or, in this case, perhaps, how far we have regressed. Recent headlines of tumultuous demonstrations around our country remind each of us of our constitutional right to free expression of our beliefs. That ...

The Politics Of Dangerism

Local Commentaries

Dangerism is a term introduced by Gever Tulley in his insightful book called Beware Dangerism! It is primarily about parents being overly protective of their children. By shielding their kids from all danger, they are protecting them from the simple and effective lessons of life. A normal kid, ...