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What’s Gone Wrong With Democracy?

March 27, 2015 The Economist magazine recently published “What’s gone wrong with Democracy ... and what can be done to revive it?” The suggestion is that democracy is some kind of ideal for organizing human conduct. more »»

A Better 2016 Agenda

March 26, 2015 “In your heart you know he’s right,” was Barry Goldwater’s presidential campaign slogan in 1964. The critics of Se. more »»

Lee Kuan Yew (1923-2015)

March 26, 2015 It is not often that the leader of a small city-state — in this case, Singapore — gets an international reputation. more »»

Laughter, Still Pretty Good Medicine

March 25, 2015 “There are three things which are real,” said John F. Kennedy, “God, human folly and laughter. The first two are beyond our comprehension, so we must do what we can with the third. more »»

Bibi’s Bait-And-Switch On Palestine

March 25, 2015 WASHINGTON — Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s election victory — won on the strength of his temporary promise never to approve a two-state solution for Palestine and Israel — was akin to pulling ... more »»

Social Inequality’s Deepening Roots

March 22, 2015 WASHINGTON — The rate of dog ownership is rising ominously. more »»

Six Difficult Words

March 22, 2015 Heroes stride among us. My nomination for that status is Jonathan Capehart. He writes columns for the Washington Post. Jonathan bought the “hands up” claim in the Ferguson mess. more »»

Regional Water Makes Good ‘Cents’

March 22, 2015 It has been a challenging road, but I firmly believe a Northern Chautauqua County Water District is becoming a reality. more »»

Clinton Email Revelation Kicks Off Sunshine Week

March 22, 2015 Hillary Clinton gave a memorable start to Sunshine Week. more »»

Learning To Be A Citizen

March 22, 2015 The question usually comes toward the end of a public meeting. more »»

Increasing Sales Tax Is The Lesser Of Two Evils

March 22, 2015 I am writing to address the issue of our county sales tax rate and its impact on our property tax burden. more »»

Will The GOP Kick It Away?

March 21, 2015 With Hillary Clinton scrambling to explain her missing emails, much of America is wailing, “Please don’t make us watch this movie again!” Why, then, would the Republican Party, with a chance to swee... more »»

Education Is Too Important

March 21, 2015 Education is important for the prosperity of individuals in any society. more »»

Selma And Voting Rights Triumph

March 20, 2015 March 7 was the 50th anniversary of “Bloody Sunday,” the first attempt by black protesters to march from Selma, Alabama, to Montgomery to demand voting rights. more »»

Tackling Tip Theft

March 20, 2015 Whenever young journalists ask how to write stories that can change lives, I suggest they start asking about tipping policies whenever they see a tip jar or valet, or visit a restaurant. more »»

Sunshine Week Should Turn Up The Heat

March 19, 2015 This week is “Sunshine Week,” a nonprofit, nonpartisan national initiative launched by the American Society of News Editors to “promote a dialogue about the importance of open government and freedom... more »»

Ruinous ‘Compassion’

March 19, 2015 It is fascinating to see brilliant people belatedly discover the obvious — and to see an even larger number of brilliant people never discover the obviou. more »»

Wanted: An Emotionally Secure Leader

March 18, 2015 The late Rep. more »»

For Hillary, The Past Is Prologue

March 18, 2015 WASHINGTON — Hillary Clinton must have experienced deja vu the other day, facing a demanding press bombarding her with questions about her penchant for privacy. more »»

The Prescience Of Daniel Patrick Moynihan

March 15, 2015 WASHINGTON — In the mid-1960s, a social scientist noted something ominous that came to be called “Moynihan’s Scissors”: Two lines on a graph crossed, replicating a scissors’ blades. more »»

 
 
 

 

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