Opinion - The Buffalo News
print logo

Letter writer skillfully captures president’s flawsI read Everybody’s Column daily. Even been fortunate enough to have had a few of my own appear in the column. But I have never read one that so completely covers Trump’s dysfunctional administration failings as the July 24 letter, “Trump supporters are being unrealistic about results.”The letter is a masterpiece …

Trump Jr. may be guilty of colluding with RussiansIn order to determine if the recent news on the secret meeting of Donald Trump Jr. with people from Russia and the issue of being guilty of collusion, we need to determine the definition of “collusion.”The main aspect is that collusion is a secret meeting between two or more people to obtain something that is prohibited…

Obama should be viewed as one of history’s greatsI was so pleased when our country acted in concert to elect our first African-American president. I thought we had entered a new phase in the life of our country. Everything I saw and heard from former President Barack Obama told me that the innate wisdom of our people had once more fulfilled the promise of our great socie…

Health insurance companies could aid patient interactionI am writing in regards to a July 26 Another Voice by Greg Slabodkin, of Niagara Falls, managing editor of the online trade publication Health Data Management, concerned about the use of electronic data system computers by physicians during patient encounters.I agree with Slabodkin that “there has to be a better way…

Elmwood Village variances go against the Green CodeI have lived in the Elmwood Village for the past 44 years and was very active, many years ago, on the Elmwood Avenue moratorium committee. I am extremely disappointed about the corner of Elmwood and Forest avenues. Many people spent many hours working on the Green Code and now, so shortly afterwards, the Zoning Board of Ap…

In the grand scheme of local politics, this year’s trio of countywide races is not exactly fanning voter passions. You won’t hear much water cooler debate over the county clerk, or even comptroller or sheriff – with all due respect to the honorable officeholders and their challengers. Still, much is riding on these campaigns this year, as well as with several s…

National Fuel is treating landowners with disrespectNational Fuel has told the Erie County landowners like us, who are opposing their seizing of our land under eminent domain for the Northern Access pipeline, that our court case is postponed again. The new date is Aug. 4. Do they think we’ll lose interest?Lia OpreaSardinia

It’s not the first time in recent years that Buffalo has confronted this problem and, if all goes well, it won’t be the last. The city’s economic growth is straining its parking capacity in some spots, to the point that residents have trouble competing with commuters for parking spaces. It’s a good problem to have, but it’s also one that needs to be resolved quic…

It seems as though common sense, and even sanity, may prevail once again. Isn’t it time for the airline industry and its congressional enablers to accept that Americans want to know they are safe when they trust their lives to the crew in the cockpit? It’s true that air travel is the safest it has ever been. Crashes are few and far between. But that doesn’t mean t…

By Kevin M. Gibas If you have tried to schedule a doctor’s appointment recently, you probably encountered the frustrating reality of increased wait times at many medical practices. Earlier this year, Merritt Hawkins, a research firm, conducted a survey of over 1,400 physician practices and looked at wait times in five specialties. Their findings showed what many Ameri…

By Frank J. Dinan Parkinson’s disease (PD) is a progressive neurological disease for which there is no known cure. There are about 9,000 people in the Buffalo/Western New York region that have PD, and our area has one of the U.S.’s highest incidence of PD. That’s the bad news. Now for the good news about PD in Western New York. If you are unlucky enough to be a…

Schools should try other methods to honor studentsI wish schools would stop publishing the honor roll. It brings about unnecessary competition when the goal of learning should be about improving yourself.Students who don’t make the honor roll feel stupid and depressed. The truth is some children are very intelligent and barely have to pick up a book to get A’s while ot…

Turn on the light in an effort to raise political awarenessMy daughter thought we, as citizens, should make a statement of our frustration with all the chaos and dishonesty occurring in our country by arranging to have everyone come out of their houses and stand together on a given night. I love the idea if we could organize it and spread the word some way. I would suggest…