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MISINFORMATION: SETTING THE RECORD STRAIGHT
A recent letter to the editor criticized President Barack Obama for his "skepticism" about the National Rifle Association's "proposal to put armed guards in schools," following the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
The writer claimed there is a precedent -- hailing from Obama's very own Democratic Party. President...Read more »
How bad is the recent recommendation to put armed guards in Staten Island’s schools? It’s so bad that even professional right-wing shock merchant Ann Coulter has her doubts about the underlying principles. In an otherwise scathing attack on liberals and the notion of gun control, she allowed in a conversation with Fox News’ Sean Hannity that the NRA's call for an armed guard in each school...Read more »
It was the most ambitious speech of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s life, in every imaginable way.
Sure, there was the obvious stuff: making New York the jobs capital of the Milky Way galaxy, turning around the 60-year decline of the upstate region, not raising taxes under any circumstances ever, seriously, and making school longer and better.
There was the tough stuff, like raising the minimum...Read more »
My daughters are finally back to school today, after missing nine days because of superstorm Sandy and then the snowstorm. So, they’ll get one day of instruction today … and then three days off. Why? Because Monday is Veterans Day, and the schools are closed.
This infuriates me. Couldn’t the schools consider opening on Monday because of these extraordinary weather circumstances? It...Read more »