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Trump could never withstand the criticism he dealt ObamaIt’s very strange that all these clowns have developed memory loss when queried about Russia. Especially poor, poor Jefferson Beauregard Sessions! It’s amazing that he can recall his own name! I’d suggest he resign and run to sign in at the nearest memory loss unit.Now it’s Made in America week and the No. 1 c…

By Jim Williams It’s not often that I stroll down memory lane. It isn’t because I don’t have fond memories of times gone by, but what is more important to me than dwelling in the past is living in the present and hoping for a brighter tomorrow. But now, I must say, there is a very good reason to make an exception. I recently read that the neighborhood that I gr…

Whoever said that everything old is new again might have been thinking about the Bethlehem Steel property in Lackawanna. What was once the beating heart of the Western New York economy may soon spring back to life as a magnet for large, modern manufacturers. That would put a powerful cap on the revival of a city whose decline began with the hollowing out of the American…

By Greg Slabodkin Have you seen your doctor lately and noticed during the office visit they seem a bit distracted by their computers, rarely making eye contact with you? You’re not alone. Welcome to the age of digital medicine in which physicians have been relegated to the role of data entry clerks, preoccupied with inputting information into their electronic health r…

North Park library reuse preserves valuable historyI was brought up in the Hertel Avenue section of Buffalo. I lived there from birth until I married and moved to Kenmore. Things don’t stay the same. Many businesses have closed, others have opened. It’s called progress.There were two buildings in the area that were very important to me when I was growing up. One was th…

Leaders should take writer’s advice on canal’s bicentennial The July 14 letter calling for Buffalonians and City Fathers to make the most of the upcoming bicentennial in 2025 of the opening of the Erie Canal left me thinking: If our elected officials possessed even half the foresight and vision the letter writer has, Buffalo would have already been restored to its form…

Higgins does hold forums, just not town hall meetingsI read with interest The Buffalo News July 19 editorial about Congressman Tom Reed’s town hall meetings. While it is certainly appropriate to compare Rep. Reed’s constituent contact in town hall meetings with that of the other members of Western New York’s congressional delegation, I disagree with the statement tha…

It is time to finally stop talking about repealing the SAFE ActEvery time I go by a “Repeal the SAFE Act” sign I still have to chuckle. New York SAFE was enacted by a large bipartisan margin in both houses of the State Legislature and signed into law in January 2013 – more than four years ago.Now there is even a proposal to repeal the SAFE Act upstate. Some Western N…

Full dental disclosure results in responsible patient serviceThe News editorial board’s piece, “Full disclosure, please,” is right on for Erie County and our state. As it is written, it is a health and safety bipartisan issue. In my 50 years of being a practicing prosthodontist, I have consistently put the safety of my patients first, never even considering using den…

Trump adds to the swamp he once promised to drainWhy don’t they stop investigating the Russian influence in the election? Stop spending taxpayer money because Donald Trump will always find a way out to come clean!Does he think the whole world is stupid to believe that he didn’t know anything about the emails his son received from Russia? Donald Trump probably asked for…

We’re not sure what significance there is to the emails between Sam Hoyt and Steve Pigeon. The exchanges – so far, at least – show only that Hoyt, who works for Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, forwarded publicly available job postings to Pigeon, a political operative charged in a corruption case. It seems innocuous enough – nothing more than an effort to woo local party l…

To most Buffalonians, it probably doesn’t matter so much who is leading the effort to reuse the property soon to be vacated by Women and Children’s Hospital. What’s important is that somebody is doing it. In that regard, Kaleida Health made what looks like a wise decision in ending negotiations with Ciminelli Real Estate Corp. and turning to the combined strengths…

By John Rex Shortly after an Ethiopian restaurant opened here in Buffalo, a friend suggested we try it. His suggestion sparked many memories. I first encountered traditional Ethiopian food in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Sept. 11, 1962, when I was a member of the first group of Peace Corps volunteers who had arrived in the country days earlier. As the guest of an Ethiop…

By Kean W. Stimm Does anyone truly believe that bureaucrat politicians can actually design a health care system? They are totally unqualified. They are about as qualified as if you and I were to try to be Olympic athletes or concert pianists. This is not their area of expertise. Our nation is very aware that our current health care system has become the perfect examp…