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Communication is the key

The San Antonio Spurs just showed every basketball fan in America that when a team comes together, they can do something special.

Let’s be honest | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

With so much riding on our elections these days, is it too much to ask for a little true honesty?

The VA: Dysfunction at its best

The Veteran’s Administration is again under fire, and rightly so, but their incompetence, which borders at many times on criminal malfeasance, goes much more deeply than wherever their current flash point issue happens to be.

Dear Mr. Rove: Please butt out! | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Why are you and the American Crossroads super PAC taking over the Republican candidate selection for New York’s 21st Congressional District?

Resource officers: A price the county and schools can’t afford

Essex County Sheriff Richard Cutting is making the push yet again to re-visit the notion of deputies patrolling the halls of area schools with the designation ‘resource officer.’

Why would anyone want these jobs? | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

As much as we all complain about them, I have to wonder why in the world anyone would want a high profile government job.

Supervisors: Accept the bid!

There is a right way to conduct business and a wrong way.

What’s behind the curtain | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Many years ago when I was a junior in high school, I needed to earn a letter in one more sport before I could earn my coveted Varsity Club Jacket.

Talent wanted: residency not required

The race to replace Congressman Bill Owens (D-Plattsburgh), the well-liked two-termer who announced his retirement in January, has grown putrid.

Minimum wage: Where they stand

After decades of dormancy, the labor movement seems to be finally stirring.

It’s time to turn things around | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

A column about a Hollywood movie star is not generally a subject you would expect to see in one of my columns nor the subject of a conversation I might have with you if we met.

Race against the rails

Yes, we are a reactionary society, yelling at the top of our lungs about what is happening right now.

To frack or not to frack?

Politicians have a knack for skirting issues which might cost them votes at the ballot box, or worse, campaign dollars on the road to election.

A job well done is worth doing | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

A recent survey by the website CareerCast.com came up with a list of the 10 most desirable careers and rounded out the report with the 10 worst careers.