Freedom of the press — that’s what CNN’s Jim Acosta is all about, right? Wrong. What he’s about is lecturing the president, then trying to debate him, refusing to abide by common rules of a presidential press conference and then making it clear to a young intern that he’s the boss and she’s nobody.

America’s young voters were the unsung heroes of last Tuesday’s midterm elections. In New York, 29-year-old Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez made history by becoming the youngest woman elected to Congress. Across the country, the 18- to 29-year-old demographic, often maligned for Election Day absenc…

WASHINGTON — When French President Emmanuel Macron denounced populist nationalism this week and called on world leaders to support institutions such as the United Nations that defend “the common good of the world,” liberal elites cheered. The speech was seen as a rebuke of President Trump, w…

This should be Job One for the lame-duck session of Congress: Pass legislation to protect special counsel Robert Mueller from President Trump and his allies. If the measure fails, then Democrats should make it their top priority when they take control of the House in January.

I just finished grading an essay by an otherwise diligent student who submitted his paper to Professor “Beracca.” Basically, it’s as if the kid played a whack-a-mole game with the letters in my name. He randomly assembled the consonants and vowels into a vague pattern and hoped for the best.

A natural disaster is bearing down on our country, one assured to take the lives of thousands and hospitalize tens of thousands more: the annual flu epidemic. Last year’s strains were particularly virulent, with 900,000 Americans hospitalized and more than 80,000 people dying from the flu or…

Nov. 15 is National Rural Health Day — a day to recognize the unique health care challenges that citizens in rural areas face. These challenges include access to care, a lack of health care providers, uninsured or underinsured citizens, and an aging population that requires different approac…

Two hikers died last month after falling from Yosemite’s Taft Point, located high above Yosemite Valley. What exactly happened is still unclear, but they almost certainly stepped off the trail, past the guardrail and passed warning signs before tumbling hundreds of feet over the cliffs.

WASHINGTON — Those of us who participated in the 2000 presidential election are getting political PTSD from the current gubernatorial and senatorial recounts in Florida. President George W. Bush was eventually declared winner in the Sunshine State (and thus the election) by 537 votes out of …

The Voices for Companion Animals AniMeals program recently applied to the Grand Island Community Foundation looking for funding to purchase a low-mileage used cargo van, a vehicle which staff and volunteers with the program will use to enhance their efforts to provide nutritional services fo…

I was so incredibly proud to join Dr. Tawana Grover in the recent announcement of the federal grant for Grand Island Public Schools’ Gear Up Promise program. This multimillion-dollar grant reflects the great work being done in Grand Island to help young people achieve their potential. The Un…

Hours before Robert Bowers gunned down 11 worshippers at a Pittsburgh synagogue, he wrote, “HIAS likes to bring invaders in that kill our people. I can’t sit by and watch my people get slaughtered. Screw your optics, I’m going in.” Earlier, he had reposted this message: “Open you (sic) Eyes!…

WASHINGTON — Until last week it seemed that the Division 1 college basketball industry could produce nothing more risible than its pieties about cherishing the amateurism of the “student-athletes” who generate, but get mere crumbs of, the industry’s billions. Last week, however, a New York j…

WASHINGTON — In an interview for “Axios on HBO,” President Trump announced he will sign an executive order ending birthright citizenship. When challenged on the constitutionality of doing this by executive order, Trump replied:

As a patriotic American, the daughter of an immigrant mother who taught herself English in order to become a U.S. citizen and a father who was a waist gunner in a B-24 Liberator bomber during World War II, I want to do what’s necessary to help our country. That was their legacy and I honor it.