Each week the Times-News features this Hits and Misses column. It is a look at the positive and negative news or events over the past week. Readers are invited to send their suggestions.

WASHINGTON — Standing where his predecessor decried what he subsequently delivered — “American carnage” — Joe Biden on Wednesday promised a recuperative presidency. His call for Americans to heed the better angels of their nature — “each of us has a duty and responsibility” — recalled an adm…

DEAR READERS: Dr. Karen Shaw Becker, noted veterinarian, has posted an alert at healthypets.mercola.com relating to pet food recommendations.

Just as we wished Donald Trump and preceding presidents well as they began their time in the White House, hoping for a bright future as they assumed leadership of the greatest nation on Earth, our thoughts now turn to Joe Biden as he takes the reins of U.S. government.

A reader commentary from Allegany County Sheriff Craig Robertson in the Times-News print edition Monday contained remarks on the topic of social media trolling.

In preparation for Election Day, Manhattan businesses boarded up in case violence erupted if Donald Trump won reelection. They had seen or already experienced destruction during the summer, when George Floyd’s and other Black people’s death at the hands — or knees — of police officers set of…

There are many dangers ahead for that great survivor of American politics, Joe Biden. There is a deadly virus that is rampaging across the land even as it is mutating, economic challenges, a wealth and privilege gap that is widening, potential troubles with Iran, allies wary of America’s com…

“There has never been a greater betrayal by a president of the United States of his office and his oath to the Constitution,” said Rep. Liz Cheney of Wyoming, in announcing she would vote to impeach President Trump.

Week before last was a bad one for right-wing crybaby culture. Scarcely had Boss Trump’s paranoid mob retreated from the U.S. Capitol than the whining began. My favorite thing on Facebook was a photo of two guilty-looking dogs welcoming their master at the front door: “We’re so glad you’re h…

To follow up my column on the origin of life, it’s important to know about DNA, or deoxyribonucleic acid. DNA is a double helix molecule on which the instructions to build your proteins are coded, using only three nucleotide bases in pairs. To visualize a double helix, imagine a twisted spir…

Not to put too fine a point on it, but I think we can all agree that 2020 was pretty much an unrelieved nine-alarm dumpster fire. It was with universal relief that we all celebrated the advent of the year 2021, looking forward to better days, more hopeful news, the dawning of a brighter world.

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