Commentary on today’s news and opinion, from readers and newsmakers.
A Kennedy is accused of kicking a maternity ward nurse and grabbing another when he tried to take his 2-day-old son outside, and readers lined up to take sides over the weekend.
“This is utterly ridiculous! That is his child. The hospital has no right to intercede on this father taking his child outside. They were willing to let him take the baby out in a bassinet so kidnapping was obviously not their worry.”
— Shannon Callahan
“I support the NURSES 100 percent. You are told in recovery the rules of the maternity ward and what you can’t do with your baby under the hospital’s care.”
— Karen Anne
“INSANE! No nurse or doctor has the right to stop a parent from taking their baby. PERIOD! Hospitals are not supposed to be little militias. I mean, if the child were in real danger, or was being kidnapped, isn’t that what SECURITY is for?”
— Jessica Faria-Miller
“I can’t believe how many people are siding with Douglas Kennedy. Many of the current rules and regulations in maternity wards are in place to protect parents like Douglas Kennedy from having their child stolen from under their noses. They may not like the wristband checking, or having to be buzzed out when leaving the ward, but a hospital also has a right to not only protect the child and parents, but ensure it’s not placed in a liability situation. ”
— Joe Pedro
“Most dangerous roadways,” a Sunday package looking at survey data highlighting what’s worse than 95 percent of other roadways in the state, inspired some of you to list your guesses for the underlying causes of accidents:
“People reading newspapers, putting make up on, talking on phones, texting, pothole-ridden roadways ….”
— Frank Paris
“People who don’t know how to drive make the roads dangerous.”
— Billy Liljeroos
“Road design and engineering is not necessarily the culprit in many of the locations. The volume of cars, ever increasing, and driver behavior are the major factors in many accidents.”
— John O’Reilly
“The GOP leaders, in fashioning whatever retreat they do, should be sure to include their mass transit cuts on the list of ill-advised and shortsighted ideas to be abandoned.”
— Journal News editorial
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The Oscars. People are talking about Angelina Jolie’s leg (quite visible thanks to a slit in her dress), Meryl Streep’s first win in 30 years (her last was for “Sophie’s Choice” in 1982) and third overall, “The Artist” winning best picture and Billy Crystal’s performance as host.
What are you and your friends talking about? Leave your answer in the comments below.