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Mommy Truce

February 6, 2015 In the early ‘90s, I used to perm my hair into spring coils and wore padded shoulders that gave me the wingspan of a whooper swan, but I thought my biggest problem was my 5-year-old daughter’s... more »»

Tragic School Stories

February 6, 2015 New York’s schools are the most segregated in the nation, and the state needs remedies right away. That was Chancellor Merryl H. Tisch’s message to New York’s governor and Legislature. more »»

The Faith Factor

February 5, 2015 We are one year away from the Iowa caucuses and already several Republican presidential candidates are trying to secure an advantage by talking about their faith. more »»

Obama Versus America

February 5, 2015 In his recent trip to India, President Obama repeated a long-standing pattern of his — denigrating the United States to foreign audiences. more »»

Crowded Field Seeks GOP Nomination For 2016

February 4, 2015 WASHINGTON — Never in memory have so many presidential hopefuls plunged this early before an election year into the money chase to put themselves on the path to the White House. more »»

Obama’s Speech Defects

February 4, 2015 As a young Illinois state senator at the 2004 Democratic National Convention, he delivered a memorable keynote address, which, almost overnight, vaulted him into presidential consideration. more »»

Bud Selig’s Winning Legacy

February 1, 2015 WASHINGTON — The business of baseball and the nation’s business used to be conducted in Washington with similar skill. more »»

Nation Of Corruption

February 1, 2015 In case you missed it, the feds recently arrested state Assembly Speaker Shelly Silver. Accused him of taking money secretly. In return for peddling favors. The U.S. more »»

An Entitled Generation Impacts Legislation

February 1, 2015 The lead article in the Jan. more »»

“Tea Party” Supports Corporate Governance

February 1, 2015 The Koch brothers announced earlier this week that they plan to spend $889 million helping their chosen candidates and causes win in the 2016 campaig. more »»

Learning A Lesson From Kyle Chimera

February 1, 2015 This is the story of a hero that the community of Sherman, NY recently lost. The name of our hero is Kyle Chimera. Kyle was a 31-year-old man that had cerebral palsy. more »»

With Sewers, Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind Not Good Enough

February 1, 2015 Americans, generally, take their public infrastructure for granted. more »»

The Persians Are Coming

January 31, 2015 “The Iranians are on the march,” warned John McCain Sunday. “Iran is building a new Persian Empire,” echoed Col. Ralph Peters. more »»

The Human Concept Of Animal Rights

January 31, 2015 Some concept of rights is vital for the prosperity and progress of any society. The absence of rights is slavery, and even those nations that participated in it embraced rights for non-slave citizens. more »»

Praise God And Bash The Gays

January 30, 2015 This past week, I read that “social conservatives” will attempt to reinvigorate their anti-gay campaign for the 2016 presidential race. Briefly, I succumbed to the old response of bracing myself. more »»

Defense Against Demagogues

January 30, 2015 When gasoline sold at record prices, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., said, “I think it’s time to say to these people, ‘Stop ripping off the American people. more »»

GOP Abortion Bill: Right Ends, Wrong Means

January 29, 2015 As thousands descended on Washington last week for the annual “March for Life,” the Republican House of Representatives was busy watering down an antiabortion bill that restricted abortions after 20... more »»

Random Thoughts

January 29, 2015 Random thoughts on the passing scene: Who says President Obama doesn’t promote bipartisanship? His complicity in Iran’s moving toward nuclear bombs has alarmed some top Senate Democrats enough to ge... more »»

Boehner’s Dangerous Gamble

January 28, 2015 Bipartisanship, that widely admired virtue so sadly rare in our nation’s politics, has been — since 1948, when President Harry Truman, rejecting the counsel of his own Cabinet secretaries, recognize... more »»

Obama Faces Reality

January 28, 2015 WASHINGTON — Perhaps six years too late, President Obama gave strong indications in his State of the Union address that he’s finally bought into Albert Einstein’s definition of insanity: doing the... more »»

 
 
 

 

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