Law would be a crucial step to preventing youth smokers in central New York There are laws at every level of government that we simply don’t understand why they exist. And then there are laws that come with much more common sense, laws that we know will result in positive outcomes. Raising the tobacco purchasing […]Read More Raise the Tobacco Purchasing Age to 21
The holidays are increasingly being consumed by consumerism Even during the holidays — the time of joy and good will toward men — we find ways to be at each other’s throats. The “most wonderful time of the year” is marred by whether we should say “Merry Christmas,” or “Happy holidays,” or some other kind […]Read More The Actual ‘War on Christmas’
Upstate regions have made good pitches but incentives should not be kept secret Amazon is looking for a second home. And New York state, particularly the upstate region, has joined many other parts of the country in showcasing their individual neighborhoods as the hip place to be. The online retail giant announced in September that […]Read More Amazon Should Consider New York For HQ2, But Process Lacks Transparency
Independent Ben Walsh’s election as mayor a signal that Republicans and Democrats are out of touch Last Tuesday’s elections were seen nationwide as a resounding victory for Democrats. That was not the case in Syracuse. And while independent candidate Ben Walsh’s historic victory didn’t quite mirror the trend of other election results on Nov. 7, […]Read More Anti-Political Party Fervor Finds its Way to Syracuse
2020 election might end the recent string of victories of presidential incumbents In last week’s elections, the Democratic Party saw its first electoral victories in the era of Donald Trump. A sweep of key races in New Jersey and Virginia has given the party new hope following a broad boot from power at all levels […]Read More Could Trump Be a One-Term President?
It’s been 100 years since women gained the right to vote in New York There is a fascinating Buzzfeed article I came across about a year ago titled “23 Facts That Will Totally Fuck With Your Perception Of Time.” Among the more interesting of those listed include the fact that the 10th U.S. president, who […]Read More Women Have Defied the Test of Time
Recent rash of threats in central New York schools resurfaces need for stricter consequences I recently came across a December 2002 newspaper article from my hometown about a string of bomb threats that had occurred at my school over the course of several weeks. I was in fourth grade at the time, and can’t remember […]Read More Social Media’s Role in School Threats Needs New Attention
Referendum brings an opportunity to overhaul New York state government If you are a citizen of New York, you are asked this question every 20 years. “Shall there be a convention to revise the constitution and amend the same?” That question is one of three state-wide referendums that will appear on the back of every […]Read More Constitutional Convention Is a Gamble, But Worth the Risk