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Local Commentaries

Elections Need Meaningful Audits

CHAUTAUQUA – Let’s begin where we began a May 2021 column on this subject. The 2020 presidential election is over. There’s no changing the result. So the point of reviewing 2020 presidential-election illegalities isn’t to change the result but to prevent their recurrence, ...

Accountability Is Important From Leaders

Holding people accountable for their actions is important, especially in politics. Today there are two “inquiries” going on which are focused on accountability—one in Washington and the other in Albany. The Washington inquiry relates to what happened on January 6. The leadership of ...

The Real, Untold Story Of Roth IRAs

By Gerald E. Scorse The internet lit up when ProPublica broke the news about venture capitalist Peter Thiel and his “gargantuan tax-exempt piggy bank,” a Roth retirement account worth an obscene $5 billion. Nobody said boo, though, about the story’s opening words: “Roth IRAs were ...

Use City’s COVID-19 Stimulus Funding To Fight Virus Locally

By Doug Champ The COV Delta Variant replicates much faster then COV19. This variant of the COVID Virus becomes detectable four days after exposure compared with an average of six days in people contracting the original strain per the CDC. Vaccinated individuals also are testing positive and ...

Reader: Don’t Put CRT Into Use In Schools

By Deann Nelson The Post-Journal editorial headline made a very astute point: “Local School Districts Won’t Have The State To Blame Anymore” (Jun. 28,2021). The Appeals Court agreed with the district that Jamestown students are deprived of a “sound, basic education” because the ...

Beware Myths About Gun Control

CHAUTAUQUA — One organization has for many years put on an annual program at Chautauqua Institution. The speakers may well all have been bright, personable, well informed, and able to hold audiences’ attention. Yet almost all of the speakers have been from one side of the ...