Today's Buffalo News Opinion page sez:
- Senate still failing
The outbursts of anger against [Gov. David] Paterson by some frustrated senators, including Buffalo’s normally restrained Sen. Antoine Thompson, are less a proper assignment of blame than they are more evidence that the Senate is not capable of governing itself, much less the rest of us.
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Of course, California, Illinois and Arizona are falling apart, too. And their legislatures are meeting.
- Welcome simplification
Good on President Obama's education secretary and IRS commissioner for announcing plans to greatly simplify the process college students and their families use to apply for loans, grants and scholarships.
The much feared FAFSA — for Free Application for Federal Student Aid — is so long, complicated, redundant and intimidating that, for many, it might as well be called AHAYWEH — Abandon Hope All Ye Who Enter Here.
- Bridge improvements can’t wait any longer
by Barbara Palazzo
-- George Pyle/The Buffalo News