If the contest for the next president is a constant roller coaster ride, New York is its own amusement park. The races in New York’s congressional and state legislative districts has repeatedly turned us upside down, plunged us into darkness and made us just want to get off. Races once thought to be nail biters […]Read More Uncertainty Rocks New York Elections
The fate of the Electoral College map tells us a lot about the U.S. every four years. And it undoubtedly tells us most when it undergoes tectonic shifts. The collection of red and blue states has, for the most part, been locked in a solid voting pattern for nearly 20 years. Since 1992, the winning […]Read More Electoral Map Fiasco May Be On the Horizon
What should we watch? Flubber or Indian In the Cupboard? That was the question posed to us. Yes, us. For once, our teacher wasn’t telling her students what to do. It was up to nearly two dozen second graders, who had probably seen both movies a hundred times, to decide which one would be featured on our classroom […]Read More Election a Necessary Subject In the Classroom
In a really twisted, backwards version of the boy who cried wolf, North Korea has been one of the biggest dangers to the U.S. and the world for more than half a century. And at the same time, it has for almost as long been ridiculed as one of the world’s biggest jokes. But it’s […]Read More It’s Time to Get Serious on North Korea
In any other presidential election year, U.S. Rep. John Katko might’ve been able to almost guarantee his re-election in New York’s 24th Congressional District. But this election has Donald Trump on the ticket. Katko, who represents all of Onondaga, Cayuga, Wayne and part of Oswego counties in Congress, has joined the lengthening list of House […]Read More What Does Trump Mean For Katko?
Newspapers, though a complicated and precise process to produce every day or every week, all have one single and simple task when it comes down to it—to report facts. When it comes to politicians, particularly presidential candidates, that task comes with grave importance. Reporters and editors must investigate, pinpoint and circulate information on everything a […]Read More Should Newspapers Endorse Candidates?
The Democrats have a simple tactical maneuver to overcome Hillary Clinton’s authenticity problem with voters—make it look like someone else is running. A Sept. 15 Quinnipiac University poll finds 55 percent of likely voters believe Clinton is not honest enough to be president and 56 percent think she “does not believe that she has to […]Read More Clinton Needs to Be Her Own Candidate to Win