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and analysis.

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by Jim Heaney

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by Dan Telvock

Tom Toles

Editorial cartoons
and commentary

May
16

Return with me now …

May
16

Schimminger joins GOP in voting against hike in minimum wage

Liz Benjamin has the Assembly’s roll call vote.

May
16

Inequality in graphic terms

Mother Jones charts rising inequality in a series of eye-catching charts.

May
15

Bills poised to extend Toronto series

Lease negotiations keyed to improvements to Ralph Wilson Stadium are yet to start, but there are signs the team intends on staying put in WNY. The Associated Press is reporting an extension of the Toronto series could be approved by the NFL by the end of this month.

May
15

Recovery …

May
15

Chamber of Commerce attack ads called untruthful

A Chamber of Commerce TV ad attacking U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, a Florida Democrat, for his support of Obamacare is similar to a Chamber ad aimed at U.S. Rep. Kathy Hochul that is running in WNY. PoliFact has scored the two key claims in the anti-Nelson ad as “mostly false” and “pants on fire.” 

May
14

I object …

May
14

Justice denied

The war on drugs put Clarence Aaron behind bars for life for his bit role in a drug deal. Misconduct by a Justice Department official has helped keep him there. An investigation by ProPublica and The Washington Post.