Good Friday morning. Here’s a digest of opinion content published in The Journal News Thursday and today:
Thursday, Aug. 18
New City softball: Editorial
We applaud New City’s softball team for its performance in the Softball World Series. The 12-year-old girls ended up in fifth place — not exactly where they’d hoped, admittedly. We write:
… The girls kept sharp, even after back-to-back losses. In their final pool play game against host Oregon, a strong defense and swinging bats brought a 14-4 victory by the fourth inning, when the 10-run mercy rule was invoked. Then Wednesday at Alpenrose Stadium they secured fifth place in its victory against Puerto Rico.
According to Little League International, “Little League Baseball and Softball program is designed to develop superior citizens rather than superior athletes.” The New City girls are both.
Fifth in the world, first in our hearts.
Friday, Aug. 19
Seth Ginsberg, president of the Global Healthy Living Foundation, a nonprofit advocacy organizaiton in Upper Nyack, argues that proposed cuts to Medicare from a Congress seeking to reduce debt and deficits could be devastating for patients and seniors.
Seizing on Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s assertion on Aug. 11 that “corporations are people,” Stephen Baker, a former senior writer for Business Week, offers a wry argument to the contrary.
Indian Point: Commentary
In his Earthwatch column today, Greg Clary assesses a new NY1/YNN-Marist poll that finds that 40 percent of residents living near Indian Point want the plant to stay open.
Here’s what our colleagues are saying today:
New way to curb double-dipping: Editorial, Newsday
Urgency needed to reduce deficit: Editorial, Poughkeepsie Journal
Arrogant S.O.B.s: Editorial, Daily News
Latest New York tax making matters worse: Editorial, Rochester Democrat and Chronicle