Categories: Letters to the Editor, OpinionWhile reading a political article in the paper the other day, a line jumped right out at me. This article described recent Republican Party infighting and contained the line in question, “the fight for the party’s soul.” Is this a joke? It should be obvious to even the most casual observer that today’s Republican Party has long since sold out its very soul. Judging by their behavior lately, I think it’s safe to speculate just who bought their soul and where it might now reside. They can fight over it all they want, but it won’t do them any good.If their soul is where I think it is, there’s absolutely no chance that they’ll ever get it back. David MorganSchroon LakeMore from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsCuomo calls for clarity on administering vaccineEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homes
PSG will take on Amiens in the last eight, after the newly-promoted top-flight club edged out second-tier Tours 2-1.“We needed to improve from the league game and the team was more focused from the start,” said PSG coach Unai Emery.“Maybe we could have scored more goals and played better after it went to 4-2, but we are still happy.”With Neymar having only just returned from a visit to his native Brazil, Emery opted to play Edinson Cavani up front on his own with Kylian Mbappe on the bench.Home hopes of a repeat performance for Strasbourg were dashed in only the 12th minute, as Yoann Salmier sliced Angel Di Maria’s cross into his own net.Argentina international Di Maria made it two midway through the first half, capitalising on a goalkeeping error by Alexandre Oukidja to slot in his fourth goal of the season.But Strasbourg pulled one back before half-time against the run of play as midfielder Jeremy Grimm, who has been with the club throughout their rise from the third tier, slotted into the corner.The hosts battled hard in the second period but their resistance was finally ended when Thomas Meunier crossed for fellow full-back Dani Alves to tap in from close range.German international Julian Draxler impressed in a three-man attacking midfield alongside Di Maria and Javier Pastore, and drilled in to end a nine-game goal drought for club and country.Jeremy Blayac came off the bench to score a late consolation for Strasbourg, but PSG had long since secured their place in the quarters.Elsewhere, a much-changed Lyon were stunned 4-1 at Montpellier despite taking a 10th-minute lead through teenager Myziane Maolida, as Souleymane Camara scored twice for the hosts.Nice goalkeeper Yoan Cardinale was the hero as Lucien Favre’s men edged past managerless Lille on penalties after Mario Balotelli had rescued the a 1-1 draw for the visitors.Monaco will be Nice’s last-eight opponents, after the principality outfit saw off Caen on Tuesday.Rennes beat Marseille in a penalty shootout after an entertaining 2-2 draw at Roazhon Park, where Kostas Mitroglou and Valere Germain scored for the visitors, but to no avail.Quarter-final draw (ties to be played January 9/10):Angers v Montpellier, Amiens v Paris Saint-Germain, Nice v Monaco, Rennes v Toulouse0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Paris Saint-Germain’s Edinson Cavani (C) celebrates a goal during their match against Strasbourg (RCSA) on December 13, 2017 at the Meinau stadium in Strasbourg, eastern France © AFP / PATRICK HERTZOGPARIS, France, Dec 14 – Paris Saint-Germain brushed off the absence of Neymar to ease into the French League Cup quarter-finals with a 4-2 victory at Strasbourg on Wednesday.The Ligue 1 leaders gained a measure of revenge for their shock 2-1 league defeat by Strasbourg less than a fortnight ago as they started their bid for a fifth straight League Cup title.