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New Year’s Irresolution

January 15, 2015 President Barack Obama’s absence from the great gathering in Paris of national leaders from other countries, to show their solidarity with France in its opposition to Islamic terrorists, was another... more »»

Can The Two Parties Disagree Without Being Disagreeable?

January 14, 2015 WASHINGTON — Mitch McConnell’s debut as the new Senate majority leader served at least one worthy Republican cause. more »»

You Can Delegate Authority, But Not Responsibility

January 14, 2015 Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., is that refreshing, if too rare, Washington type: a workhorse rather than a show horse. more »»

Questions For A Nominee

January 11, 2015 WASHINGTON — Senate confirmation hearings put nominees on notice that, as a Michigan state legislator reportedly once said, “I’m watching everything you do with a fine-toothed com. more »»

Do You Deserve Better From Albany?

January 11, 2015 Do you deserve better? Maybe you can tell me by the end of this piece. Used to be the politicians you elected to the State Assembly could hide their outside income. Now they have to disclose. more »»

The Limitations Of Libertarianism

January 11, 2015 Libertarianism has morphed in the last couple of decades from a scholarly political theory housed in the halls of the universities of Europe and America into a mainstream political trend. more »»

Now It’s Time To Focus Growing The Economy

January 11, 2015 Recent economic news has been broadly reassurin. more »»

Where Are The Sewers Needed?

January 11, 2015 There are about 12 miles of shoreline on Chautauqua Lake for which there are no sewers. more »»

Bureaucracy Could Backfire On Amphitheater Demolition

January 11, 2015 The Chautauqua Institution’s Board of Trustees is determined to demolish and replace the spiritual heart of this historic lakeside community, the Chautauqua Amphitheater. more »»

The Paralysis Of Europe

January 10, 2015 The massacre in Paris of the staff of the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo was an act of terrorism, but also a successful act of war in the clash of civilizations between Islamism and the West. more »»

Why Is Civil Society Possible?

January 10, 2015 Nature is harsh. It follows certain rules that are absolutely unbreakable. Gravity prevails even if imminent death awaits its pull. Nature pays no heed to human needs or desires. more »»

Liberals’ Use Of Black People, Part II

January 9, 2015 Last week’s column focused on the ways liberals use blacks in pursuit of their leftist agenda, plus their demeaning attitudes toward black people. Most demeaning are their double standards. more »»


January 9, 2015 This terrible thing happened. Three hooded men armed with Kalashnikov assault rifles seized a magazine newsroom in Paris and murdered many of the journalists meeting there. more »»

Bill Clinton And The Company He Keeps

January 8, 2015 It is from an Aesop fable we get the phrase, “A man is known by the company he keeps. more »»

The ‘Equality’ Racket

January 8, 2015 Some time ago, burglars in England scrawled a message on the wall of a home they had looted: “Rich Bastard. more »»

Mario Cuomo, A Faithful New Yorker

January 7, 2015 WASHINGTON — Most politicians would do anything to become president. more »»

A Genuine Heavyweight

January 7, 2015 There is a shorthand people around politics use when measuring potential presidents: Is this candidate really a “heavyweight” — meaning an individual of seriousness, intelligence and gravity — or is... more »»

The End Of The Longest War

January 4, 2015 While it was in the news, the official end of America’s longest war failed to make headlines and chances are, it failed to garner your attention. I find this somewhat surprising. more »»

Regulatory Buffering And The Speed Of Innovation

January 4, 2015 As 2014 comes to a close, a major decision by the FCC looms ahead—whether to impose a regulatory mandate for net neutrality under its common carrier legal authority. more »»

Septic Systems On The Lake

January 4, 2015 In a rather nuanced way, the county’s recent study targeted the inadequacy of existing individual septic systems around the lak. more »»



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