An ongoing crisis at the border, a health care system in shambles, and endless wars — Democrats and Republicans both struggle with finding solutions to these real, pressing problems.

When the COVID pandemic hit, doctors and mental health experts foresaw the cataclysmic problems the disease would cause — not just the deaths, but the rippling outward effects of so much econo…

New York state ranks second from the bottom nationally for organ donations. Yet many compassionate citizens sign up with their driver’s license renewal or on the NYS Donor Registry. Another so…

When President Joe Biden announced last week that the United States would withdraw its last troops from Afghanistan by Sept. 11, he cast the decision as closing the book on a 20-year conflict.…

VERO BEACH, Fla. — The Dodgers are long gone, having abandoned their onetime spring-training home here a dozen years ago. The snowbirds are flocking north to New Jersey and Michigan as the spr…

It’s plain that the federal gas tax is past its sell-by date. Originally introduced as a fair way for automobile drivers to pay for the upkeep of the roads they use, it has become less fair as…

President Joe Biden’s announcement that he will begin removing all U.S. troops from Afghanistan by the end of the month and complete the withdrawal by Sept. 11 will finally bring to a close di…

Left-wingers have always had a knack for activism. In the 1960s and ‘70s, they flooded the streets, demanding civil rights and protesting the Vietnam War. Now, they’re conjuring Twitter mobs o…

Having won the greatest landslide before or since (98.5% of the electoral votes, all but Vermont’s and Maine’s) and carried the biggest congressional majorities ever, Franklin Roosevelt in 193…

So are we having a fourth wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S. or not? University of Minnesota’s Michael Osterholm has forecast a COVID “Category 5 hurricane” this spring. To some people,…

When I read about the senseless killing of Daunte Wright by a Minnesota police officer, I thought of my friends Isaac Cudjoe and Kevin Isabelle-Peete. Several years ago, while living and worki…

U.S. Sen. Joe Manchin of West Virginia has it right: The filibuster should not be eliminated. The Senate needs the filibuster as a tool to drive the two parties toward compromise on important …

Just six months ago — it seems like so much longer — many Democrats were supremely confident about their prospects in the 2020 election. Some saw Joe Biden winning in a landslide over then-Pre…

Staffers in the office of Gov. Andrew Cuomo worked on a private poll while on the taxpayer dime.

Great Lakes Cheese is threatening to leave the area if we don’t concede. Using eminent domain is an example of government power against private citizen.

I am writing this in defense of the English language. Even though it is a somewhat mongrel language, it deserves a little more respect than it receives today.

If Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis ever sets up a presidential exploratory committee, it should have to disclose an enormous in-kind contribution from CBS News.

And just like that, the effort to organize nearly 6,000 workers at an Amazon warehouse in Bessemer, Ala., was defeated.

Give U.S. Education Secretary Miguel Cardona an A: He says what he means and means what he says. After telling states that they could get flexibility on administering standardized tests but co…

I needed a meeting — with myself and maybe the CEO of the universe — and not where I’ve lived and worked, often in isolation, for the past year. This meeting would happen on a mountaintop. A f…

Last Saturday, the City of Olean Youth Bureau and Recreation Department held a drive-thru Easter egg hunt event at Forness Park. Several hundred children participated and enjoyed the gift bags…

As president of the Board of Trustees of the Olean Public Library, I could not be prouder of our staff. What a wonderful resource for books, information, programming and support.

Last week, we saw another horrific anti-Asian assault on video. A 65-year-old woman was walking to church in New York City when she was brutally attacked by a man on a street near Times Square…

Joe Biden wants to help us all, although he hasn’t figured out how to do it yet. Of course, it’s early in his presidency and maybe he will learn if he refuses phone calls from Sen. Bernie Sanders.

Many of us are saddened and disappointed but not surprised by efforts of some political officials to keep African Americans and other people of color from the ballot box.

To my fellow virus avoiders, frequently, I would see pictures in the Olean Times Herald high school basketball players and others wearing no masks, or some down below the mouth.

It started as one of those ridiculous controversies of the Trump era. In May and June 2017, then-President Donald Trump blocked a few Twitter trolls who were criticizing his tweets. The next m…

Courteney Ross, girlfriend to George Floyd, spoke through tears as she sat surrounded by a plexiglass divider in a courtroom on April 1 during former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin’s…

ALBANY (TNS) — In recent days, we learned that staffers in Andrew Cuomo’s office helped produce the governor’s coronavirus book, “American Crisis: Leadership Lessons from the Coronavirus Pande…

How Texas fetal heartbeat bill advances cause — perhaps all the way to Supreme Court

Joe Biden is racing against time. “We have to move now,” he said last week as he unveiled his giant $2 trillion-plus economic plan. “We can’t delay another minute.”

The chances of the tension easing between the U.S. and China after President Joe Biden’s inauguration have dwindled from slim to none, as Beijing has resumed its heavy-handed 21st century dipl…

I think I want to revive a term I recently encountered. “Troublous,” as in, “We are trying to navigate troublous events in this world.” It was listed as an adjective in my American College Dic…

Sometime this spring, in an attempt to do something — anything — on gun control, the U.S. Senate will revive a bill that would require people who buy guns from unlicensed dealers to undergo fe…

This is a last ditch effort. Had anybody picked up the phone, I would not have written this.

National Child Abuse Prevention Month recognizes the importance of communities working together to help families thrive and prevent child maltreatment.

The passage of President Biden’s $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan, a.k.a. America’s Bankruptcy Guarantee, and the effective collapse of our southern border may seem like the most consequenti…

A year ago, when the mushrooming coronavirus pandemic was new and frightening, Gov. Andrew Cuomo comforted New Yorkers by saying we were all in the same boat and would get through the crisis t…