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It was heartfelt and refreshing to finally read a letter here that spells out the insanity of those trying to nullify the election of 2016 and finally to do so through impeachment.What an abuse of the Constitution.I agree that the Democrats will rue the day they began this shameful charade (provided that they have a conscience.)Reading this column of letters every day, I s…

Why can’t people of this area and state remember what happened in the past? Years ago, Mario Cuomo was asked about gambling in New York State. His answer was no.A year after that Canada stated that their country had made a million dollars. Suddenly Mario Cuomo changed his point of view and Native Americans were granted permission and the rest is history.Obviously Native Am…

Conservative pundit Marc Thiessen made a superficial attempt to identify “… The 10 Worst Things Trump Did in 2019,” the sequel to his earlier “Best Things” article. I offer my version of Donald Trump’s five worst things of 2019. In reverse order:5. Continuing to disgrace the office of the presidency by exhibiting such crude, vile, and possibly illegal (think slander) behav…

Considering the recent announcement by the New York State Department of Transportation about a scoping project for the Skyway, I would like to ask why a tunnel is not under consideration? It would be a direct replacement with no impact whatsoever on the existing infrastructure of the downtown and Outer Harbor areas if it used the same right of way as the existing bridge.To…

I am writing to comment on Michael Gerson’s column of Dec. 29. In it he cites an editorial by Mark Galli in “Christianity Today.” Galli states that the president’s attempt to have a foreign entity intervene in our political process is both dangerous to our democracy and immoral. President Trump’s response was swift and false. His evangelical supporters quickly rallied t…

Before the next election, I would hope the Congress and Senate would enact as many laws as possible to limit the powers of the president. This one has the idea that it’s his and he can run it as he wants.He has divided the country to the point that it may never heal. I won’t be surprised if we find out he’s designed a flag for his base to wave at all his rallies. Never has…

Recently a letter was published regarding judging handicapped sign parkers. I agree don’t be quick to judge by just looking at someone. You cannot tell the reason why people are handicapped parkers.I have had double bypass surgery, have asthma, irregular heartbeat and atrial fibrillation. That gives me several reasons to use handicap parking. If you were to meet me, you wo…

Pro-life is having respect for life from conception to natural death. In the last few years, Donald Trump has made a mockery of this belief.A pro-life president doesn’t just defend the unborn but should respect all lives. Recently, Trump has given his stamp of approval for a Navy SEAL who posed with a dead prisoner. As a United States military veteran, we don’t do that. As…

Plausible deniability: the ability to deny responsibility for damnable actions willed by you but committed by others, on your behalf.In 1170, King Henry II almost got away with the defense of “Plausible Denial” in the murder of his rival Thomas Becket, the Archbishop of Canterbury. A present-day would-be-king is having similar bad luck with the plausible denial dodge.King…

Eugene Robinson’s Jan. 15 column criticized the death of Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani because of possible repercussions by Iran. If anything alarms Robinson it should be Iran’s influence south of the border.During the 1990’s Iran used Hezbollah as a proxy for two successful terrorist attacks in Buenos Aires. Twenty-nine people died in the 1992 bombing of the Israeli Embassy …

Five years ago, the public spoke with near unanimity saying they wanted no housing on the Outer Harbor, for sure they wanted no high-rise buildings.The Green Code says no buildings over six stories, why is Queen City Landing proposing a 20-story building? The Buffalo waterfront is clearly not a suitable area for home construction of any type, particularly in a time of clim…

So the Republicans are upset that the governor isn’t holding a special election until April. They say it will leave Western New York without representation. Interesting.When Barack Obama was president for more than nine months, he had every right to nominate a Supreme Court judge. The Republicans wouldn’t even let him nominate anyone let alone vote for anyone.They didn’t m…

The Jan. 12 article addressing the costs of the Medicaid Program in New York State focused only on taxpayers, and included quotes about “out-of-control spending” and vague statements relative to “rising costs.” There must also be a focus on the importance of the Medicaid Program to those who receive its benefits.In the world of long term care, a nursing home can cost a res…

I almost spit out my morning coffee when reading the opinion about how terrible it is to use profanity when talking about Donald Trump.Trump consistently uses profanity himself, milder words on TV (damn, hell, SOB, etc.) and more descriptive ones at his rallys. Certain offensive ones are bleeped or edited out of TV broadcasts.If you Google “Trump and profanity,” an extens…