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In Our Opinion

When It Comes To The Taliban, Talk Is Cheap

Getting U.S. troops out of Afghanistan would be quite a coup for President Donald Trump. It would give him a foreign policy advantage going into next year’s election — one no Democratic candidate could criticize. But would it also be setting the stage for a bloodbath? Would it mean a ...

Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down

Thumbs up to a proposal to change the name of Chadakoin Park to honor the late Isabelle Jackson and Lula and Vivian Taylor. Wanda Cooper recently spoke to the City Council about renaming the park Jackson Taylor Park. Jackson was a longtime Jamestown Community College professor who directed the ...

Opioid Tax Adds To New York State’s Budgeting Mess

In December 2018, a federal judge ruled that New York’s opioid excise tax was unconstitutional because it expressly said it would pass the cost of the tax from the manufacturer on to the supplier, who would then pass the tax on to those purchasing pain medication. As part of this year’s ...

The Worst Of These Civil Lawsuits May Be Behind Us Yet

It’s still too early to know the full breadth of sexual abuse of innocent children that happened in our midst. Hundreds of civil cases have been filed in the eight days since the Child Victims Act opened a one-year legal window for any civil claims against those who are alleged to have ...