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Obama’s Iranian Gamble

April 8, 2015 WASHINGTON — The deal tentatively struck with Iran to divert its path to a nuclear weapon will affect American domestic as well as foreign policy in determining President Obama’s legacy, as he winds... more »»

I Would Rather Be Meek Than Dead Right

April 7, 2015 There I was, in the foyer of the magnificent Pennsylvania Capitol building, stripping down. My pockets had been turned inside out. My necktie was askew. more »»

Stand Up For Indiana!

April 4, 2015 In what has been called the “Catholic moment” in America, in the late 1940s and 1950s, Catholics were admonished from pulpits to “live the faith” and “set an example” for other. more »»

Free Markets Are Freedom To Choose

April 4, 2015 Freedom is the foundation of the American ide. more »»

Self-Enforcing Discrimination

April 3, 2015 Black politicians, civil rights organizations and others who say they are concerned with the welfare of poor black people often support harmful measures. more »»

Calling All Hoosiers

April 3, 2015 This week, in response to yet another heinous law meant to discriminate against LGBT fellow humans, Honey Maid tweeted, “We believe love is always welcome. more »»

Indiana And The Culture Wars

April 2, 2015 If I visit a kosher restaurant and order a pork chop, am I being discriminated against when the waiter says they don’t serve pork? If an establishment requires that men wear jackets and women dress... more »»

Who Trashes Liberal Arts?

April 2, 2015 An op-ed piece titled “Conservatives, Please Stop Trashing the Liberal Arts” appeared last week in the Wall Street Journal. But it is not conservatives who trashed the liberal arts. more »»

Drop-Out From The Electoral College

April 1, 2015 In the cliffhanger presidential election of 1976, when Democrat Jimmy Carter defeated Gerald Ford, the Republican president, the margin of victory in 20 states (totaling 299 electoral votes) —... more »»

Obama Can’t Escape War

April 1, 2015 WASHINGTON — There’s a certain irony in the fact that the American president who won the office vowing to end the two wars he inherited finds himself after six years as much a wartime president as... more »»

Remembrance Of Clintons Past

March 29, 2015 WASHINGTON — An abscess of anger seems to gnaw at Hillary Clinton, but the reasons for her resentments remain unclea. more »»

Thoughts On Government Waste

March 29, 2015 Suppose your spouse lost 5 percent of his or her pay every week. Or suppose your school board lost 5 percent of the money it handled. more »»

Reform Public Pensions Now To Avoid Drowning In Red Ink Later

March 29, 2015 Unless local and state governments act now, a tsunami of underfunded public pension plan obligations will soon rush ashore and drown taxpayers with tax hikes and crippling debt. more »»

Reasons Worth Holding Sales Tax

March 29, 2015 As many people know, the Chautauqua County Legislature voted Wednesday on raising the sales tax from 7.5 percent to 8 percent. Proponents of raising the sales tax point to the additional $. more »»

Renaissance Lost

March 29, 2015 Are happy days here again for American manufacturing? Optimists say “Yes. more »»

National Healthcare Decisions Day Celebrates The Autonomy Of Death

March 29, 2015 How we want to die (and don’t want to die) is one of the most important conversations that America is not having. more »»

Are NGOs Agents Of Subversion?

March 28, 2015 Though “Bibi” Netanyahu won re-election last week, the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations will still look into whether the State Department financed a clandestine effort to defeat him. more »»

The Role Of The Entrepreneur

March 28, 2015 Astute observations and logic can yield timeless insight. more »»

Good News, Maybe Firing Squads Are Not Tourist Attractions

March 27, 2015 We should have seen this coming, I suppose. We are, after all, the can-do country. more »»

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 »»



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