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The ‘Disparate Impact’ Racket

March 12, 2015 The U.S. Department of Justice issued two reports last week, both growing out of the Ferguson, Missouri shooting of Michael Brown. more »»

Selma Plus 50

March 12, 2015 I liked the movie “Selma,” though it could have done without the rap song during credits that referenced “hands up, don’t shoot,” a slogan that emerged from the shooting of Michael Brown by a... more »»

Irish Eyes — Not Always Smiling

March 11, 2015 There was a lot more drinking in Washington, D.C., before May 15, 1978. That was the date, as of this writing, I had my last drink. more »»

Open Season On Hillary

March 11, 2015 WASHINGTON — After months of seeming invulnerability, Hillary Clinton’s penchant for privacy has given her frustrated Republican foes a possible opening to bring to earth her high-flying... more »»

Obama Needs GOP For TPP

March 8, 2015 WASHINGTON — Michael Froman received from a Harvard Law School classmate, Barack Obama, a job that validates the axiom that the unlikelihood of any negotiation reaching agreement grows by the square... more »»

Clinton’s Private Emails Raise Suspicion

March 8, 2015 Well, Hillary’s splattered egg on her face again. Turns out she created her own private email system while she served as our Secretary of State. more »»

Reason Triumphs Over Common Core Opponents

March 8, 2015 Common Core opponents are losing the fight — a hopeful sign that sound policy can trump ideology. more »»

Paying A Tribute To Paul A. Benke

March 8, 2015 Paul Benke was chosen to be president of Jamestown Community College following the untimely death of his predecessor, Roger Segar. more »»

New York Must Fix Its Sales Tax

March 8, 2015 As I travel Chautauqua County and talk to home and business owners, the No. 1 complaint I hear is about high property taxes. more »»

The Prognosis Is Guarded: The Drug Epidemic Spreads

March 8, 2015 Sure, the drug problem is a national and even international issue. But the pressing concern to us in our corner of the world is that it continues to escalate here. more »»

Subsidies, Bans And Price Controls

March 7, 2015 “Everything I like is a human right, so someone else should be forced to pay for it. Everything I don’t like should be banned. more »»

Darren Wilson: Free At Last

March 7, 2015 Eric Holder’s Justice Department has completed its investigation into whether Ferguson cop Darren Wilson killed Michael Brown in cold blood for racist reasons when he shot the black teenager last... more »»

In Her Grief, Tamir Rice’s Mother Stands Alone

March 6, 2015 Even when Samaria Rice is surrounded by others, as she was at Tuesday’s news conference, she still seems so alon. more »»

College Campus Update

March 6, 2015 President Barack Obama wants Americans to dig deeper into our pockets to expand college education. Let’s update college indoctrination done in the name of education. more »»

Taylor Swift’s Bad Investment

March 5, 2015 Pop star Taylor Swift has donated $50,000 to the New York City public school system. more »»

Random Thoughts

March 5, 2015 Random thoughts on the passing scene: When President Obama keeps talking about “violent extremists” in the abstract, you might wonder whether Presbyterians are running amo. more »»

Boehner On The Hot Seat

March 4, 2015 WASHINGTON — One of this city’s current mysteries is why Republican Speaker of the House John Boehner wants to hold onto the job. more »»

Correcting The Record

March 4, 2015 An incorrect statement left uncorrected leads often to deception, disillusion and dishonesty. more »»

Two Reading Lessons From The Supreme Court

March 1, 2015 WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court frequently ponders arcane matters. more »»

Job One: Lie

March 1, 2015 Now you could get upset over all the whoppers public figures fling at you. You could. You could proclaim that evil abounds across the fruited plain. Or, you could become philosophic. more »»



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