Lawmakers have had a key priority in the last nine months: to stimulate the American economy and provide relief to citizens facing the worst public health and economic disaster of the generation.

When Joe Biden is inaugurated today as the 46th president of the United States, he’ll face a nation torn by deep political and social divisions, and a coronavirus pandemic that has killed almo…

What the current president has put asunder, let the next join back together: We speak of the United States’ sluggish COVID vaccine rollout. The vital protection from the deadly virus that’s no…

After Donald Trump was elected in 2016, I wrote that the most important task for people — particularly those disconcerted by his election (as I was) — was to focus on the things closer to home.

NEW YORK — Gov. Andrew Cuomo says that we can’t wait for New York to hit vaccine herd immunity before reopening businesses.

I experience this strange sensation of time. Things I think happened a long time ago turn out to have been more recent. I might remember an event as just the other day or last week, but many c…

President Donald Trump finally did what the foremost metaphor associated with his political rise would have suggested — he plowed his plane into the ground.

On Jan. 6, Upper Allegheny Health System announced that its member hospitals, Bradford Regional Medical Center and Olean General Hospital, will be restructuring in order to create a stronger, …

This year’s celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day comes less than two weeks after a violent white mob, inspired by entrenched racism and dressed up in Christian symbolism, attacked America…

How does a state that isn’t supposed to borrow money without voter approval still manage to borrow billions every year? When even New York legislators aren’t sure how, something is wrong.

Last week’s Senate elections in Georgia — yes, it was only last week — qualified as life-changing news for President-elect Joe Biden, who knew that if the chamber remained in Republican hands …

The administration of Gov. Andrew Cuomo has a reputation for secrecy, but even by the governor’s opaque standards the stonewalling around the issue of nursing homes and COVID-19 has been remar…

In the Jan. 8 Times Herald, Congressman Tom Reed said something that cuts to the core of what’s wrong in Washington— and in saying it, he inadvertently admitted he’s part of the problem.

Democrats started trying to remove President Donald Trump from office before he entered office. Now they are proposing to remove him from office after he leaves office.

Raise your hand if you are exhausted from the incessant political turmoil that continues to unfold in the United States. While almost everyone is hoping for a quieter 2021, experience tells us…

About vaccination, there’s good news and uncertain news. And uncertainty when it comes to the urgent need to vaccinate a state of 19-something million people in a pandemic isn’t nearly good enough.

After President Donald Trump’s disgraceful performance on Wednesday, it’s no wonder so many legislators — including a few Republicans — want to oust him immediately.

In the thousands of books certain to be written about President Donald Trump, the first chapters will almost surely begin with the climax, his last days in office, his refusal to concede elect…

So how is it that the U.S. Capitol building, with its own roughly 2,000-member police department and a $460 million annual security budget, was overrun by an angry pro-Trump mob, the first tim…

There’s a reason we expect presidents of the United States to say that they support the peaceful transfer of power.

Death and destruction did not stop Congress from its mission to certify the election of the next president of the United States.

It turns out Barbra Streisand was right when she sang about how people need other people — and are lucky for it. At least that’s how I see it. This has manifested in so many ways this past yea…

The mob that stormed Capitol Hill on Wednesday afternoon handed a huge gift to the very forces it claims to oppose.

Many people would like to establish a “gray area” to try to explain or understand what happened in Washington, D.C., on Wednesday.

Gov. Andrew Cuomo needs to stop talking about fining hospitals for slow administration of COVID-19 vaccines, but he’s not wrong that they need to do a better job.

President Donald Trump, through his actions and inaction, has seen his approval rating plummet since the election, which dragged down the candidacies of Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler i…

Democrats and their allies in the press spent the last four years accusing President Donald Trump of being soft on Russia. And worse: Some called the president a Russian asset, a traitor, Puti…

A mob riled up by a demagogue storming the seat of government and forcing elected leaders inside to flee is the stuff of the Third World. It was not part of the American story.

According to an April 2020 report, cervical cancer screening dropped nationwide by 83%. This steep decline is due to the temporary shutdown of medical offices for routine care to curb the spre…

NEW YORK — Everybody’s trying to be so safe during the coronavirus pandemic.

Google has once again fallen under the microscope of the government. Attorneys general from 38 states have filed an antitrust lawsuit against Google alleging anti-competitive practices.

{p class=”krtHeadline”}From October through Thanksgiving, rural Americans died from COVID-19 at almost twice the rate of their urban peers. Although that grim divide has since narrowed somewha…

”Cancel culture” has been debated and discussed ad nauseam, whether it exists or it doesn’t, which political party is more likely to engage in cancellation, the fact that it’s always been arou…

It’s tempting after a year like 2020 to be impatient, to want to shake off a pandemic that’s lasted more than 10 months and be done with it.

WELLSVILLE — This year, Jones Memorial Hospital is celebrating our 100th anniversary. It has been a century of changes since our first patient was admitted on June 27, 1921, but throughout our…

President Donald Trump’s call to raise the $600 payments included in the recent COVID relief plan to $2,000 gave Democrats the opportunity to deliver extra help to the economy while embarrassi…

How can silence echo? I’m noticing the sounds of mechanicals now, the furnace, refrigerator, water whooshing in the heat pipes. Beyond that, my house is suddenly silent. Too silent.

This past summer I got a call from my brother. “Mom’s in the hospital. There was some bleeding and it looks like she’s going to need surgery … and probably some tests.”

As President-elect Joe Bide puts together his agenda, he’s already signaled that he will reverse some Trump orders by rejoining the Paris climate accords and reinstating the Deferred Action fo…