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Updated Aug 22, 2016 at 5:48 PM

The 2016 Olympics in Brazil are over.One diving pool turned green, but no dead bodies were washed ashore during sand volleyball matches so it could have been worse. The United States won more medals and gold medals than any other country by far.

Updated Aug 22, 2016 at 11:49 AM

Last Sunday I made light of how some fast food chains are blaming poor earnings on the 2016 Presidential race and the sense of impending doom Americans feel because of it.

Updated Aug 19, 2016 at 11:10 AM

Last week, Ryan Lochte faced off against his teammate and friend Michael Phelps in the 200 meter medley. Phelps is the most decorated athlete in Olympic history. Lochte is no slouch, but he has toiled in the shadow of Phelps his entire career.

Updated Aug 17, 2016 at 1:21 PM

Brazil is truly a nation in flux. The Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro have unfolded fairly smoothly, though not without incidents and ongoing tensions. On Aug. 14, four swimmers from the United States were reportedly robbed by thieves posing...

Updated Aug 16, 2016 at 12:17 PM

In 2008, Barack Obama ran a campaign promising changes from the past eight years under George W. Bush. His slogan was “Change we can believe in.”

Updated Aug 16, 2016 at 11:52 AM

Thanks, Obama!Everyone knows that anything bad that has happened in the last eight years — or 12 years if you ask Donald Trump’s campaign spokesperson — is because of President Barack Obama.

Updated Aug 15, 2016 at 2:16 PM

How can everything turn out so right when everything seemed so wrong? The Rio Olympics had two strikes against it before it even started. The venues were not ready, the bay was tainted with all manner of vile substances, and even the dorm rooms...

Updated Aug 14, 2016 at 9:59 PM

This article again proves Gregor Mendel was correct about the inviolate rules of genetics: Here’s the up-to-date proof: Dr. Richard Beal is assistant dean of educational outreach and adjunct professor in the New York Eastern State...

Updated Aug 14, 2016 at 9:54 PM

An open letter to Donald Trump supporters: I am writing this letter to open a dialogue. I am a liberal who wants to understand the Trump phenomenon. Donald Trump has frightened me. His rhetoric is different from anything we have ever...

Updated Aug 14, 2016 at 9:46 PM

This July, I was deeply honored to become the 14th president of Alfred University, a venerable institution marking its 180th year. The founders of Alfred — the first university in the United States to admit and educate women in the same...

Updated Aug 12, 2016 at 12:32 PM

Prosecutors are the most powerful figures in the criminal justice system. The proliferation of criminal statutes along with sentence enhancements and mandatory minimum sentencing have constricted the discretion and authority of judges and expanded...

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