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Trans Pacific Partnership is a terrible deal for U.S.In 2008, candidate Barack Obama suggested that his administration would be one of the most transparent in history. Concerning the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), however, this could not be further from the truth. What has been revealed about this agreement is very distressing. The Investor-State Dispute Settlement secti…

Today’s young people need better role modelsIt’s sad but true that the remarkable lessons of great Americans like Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. are being drowned out by modern-day smut-mongers like Snoop Dogg, Jay-Z and Lil Wayne. These “moral midgets” do more to denigrate their own race than any “profiler” could ever accomplish.However, during my 35 years of work…

Jewish people worldwide are still being persecutedIn response to the letter, “Peace in the Middle East will never be attained,” the writer states: “In the history of mankind there were no people who have ever been persecuted, based on ethnicity, as much as the Jews in the past and the Muslims at present.”Sadly this is quite incorrect. According to the Anti-Defamati…

Removing gorge parkway will create many benefitsIt’s unfortunate that a recent letter writer who made disparaging comments about the proposal to remove the Niagara Gorge parkway didn’t seek out facts before expressing her misguided opinions. She states that to “destroy” the parkway would “destroy access for tourists and those who lack physical mobility.” She fu…

Keep admission criteria at Buffalo’s top schoolsPart of the Buffalo Board of Education’s long-term plan for dealing with low-performing schools includes “reconsidering the admission standards” for schools such as City Honors, Hutch-Tech and Olmsted. That sounds ridiculous.The reason these schools have excellent reputations is precisely because they have admission s…

Pushing ‘pay to play’ is a shameful practiceWith the justifiable war on public schools being waged by overtaxed, frustrated taxpayers, the ugly prejudicial practice of “pay to play” is being pushed by board of education members around New York State.Well-to-do residents in districts like Clarence now even fall into the trap by privately raising funds to reinstate m…

Keep stadium away from our waterfrontI am writing in response to the letter, “Retractable-roof stadium would enhance waterfront,” by the president and CEO of Community Action Organization of Erie County. Put your stadium downtown, absolutely. But placing the stadium on the waterfront – no way.The waterfront belongs to all of the people of Western New York. We’ve wa…

Feeding hungry kids should be top priorityBuffalo’s Breakfast in the Classroom is a shining example of helping every student in the district overcome a very real obstacle to learning – hunger. Hunger interferes with children’s ability to learn, grow and stay healthy. That’s why Food For All is distressed to hear this program may be in jeopardy.It may surprise you t…

Rant against liberals isn’t based in realityThe individual who wrote the letter, “Nation is in decline because of liberals,” apparently believes liberals are responsible for the precipitous decline our nation has experienced in the past several decades while ignoring or denying reality.To claim that liberals have conspired to turn America into a socialist state; dest…

Ask parents to help out with breakfast cleanupWe all know that breakfast is an integral part of a sharp mind for children’s education. In these tough economic times, some families are not able to provide this meal and depend on the breakfast program to keep their children alert and focused on learning.I can understand the concern of the teachers as the time spent on clea…

Resolve issues to keep Breakfast in ClassroomThe mission of the Food Bank of WNY is to obtain nutritious food and support from public and private sources and efficiently distribute these resources to the hungry in Western New York through our member agencies. We understand how many children are hungry. We understand the importance of programs to combat hunger, especially w…

Psychiatric unit closure affects nursing home, tooAs I reflect on a recent News article about the closing of psychiatric services at Kaleida Health, one does not realize the impact not only on those suffering from mental illnesses, but also the other consumers who utilize services provided by Kaleida.One group of consumers being directly impacted are the 300 people who liv…

Facts do not support letter writer’s opinionThe recent letter to the editor attacking liberalism is noteworthy only by the fact that it is filled with all unsupported opinions such as liberalism “corrupted childhood innocence” with nary a fact to be found.Ross T. RunfolaBuffalo

Intrusive sweep has yielded little of valueFile this under “short-term memory loss” or “how stupid do they think we are?”After National Security Agency Deputy Director John Inglis was forced to admit to Sen. Patrick Leahy that the bulk collection of phone records of millions of Americans under Section 215 of the USA Patriot Act has been key in stopping only one sup…

Government monitoring may be a necessary evilAfter speaking at a Veterans Day ceremony in 2001, a reporter asked me what my thoughts were about the 9/11 attacks. As a veteran, I said that we now find ourselves in a world war without end; a war unlike any other our nation has fought. The enemy wears no uniform, represents no nation and could be anywhere. The existing techno…