"Interesting that Cambridge Central School's 'Go Home Early Drill' just happens to be the same day the football team plays in the state football semifinals."

One day, almost 30 years ago, my brother and I were painting the bedroom in the apartment in Saranac Lake where Bella and I lived with our two older kids. Bella had instructed us on the color — a lemony yellow — but when she came in to take a look at the half-painted room, she didn’t like it.

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To pass their immense tax giveaway to the rich, Republicans need to ensure their plan would add no more than $1.5 trillion to the deficit over the next decade. To do so, they’re cutting billions of dollars in tax benefits to people trying to raise children, pay for college, buy a home or inv…