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As Usual, Republicans Challenge Tax Relief

January 18, 2015 With little to no say left in the power struggle on Capitol Hill, Democrats, led by Rep. Chris Van Hollen, proposed a new tax credit for middle class workers. more »»

Cuomo Blames Local Governments For Property Tax Problems

January 18, 2015 As mayor of the Village of Westfield, I feel compelled to address some of the misinformation being put out about our local governments. more »»

Trauma-Informed Care Brings Better Results

January 18, 2015 In Family Court, we often look to improve delivery of services and find better ways to assist families and children. The needs are so vast. more »»

Discussing Costs Of Sewers Around Chautauqua County

January 18, 2015 The recent county study does not “sugar coat” the fact that extending sewers around the lake will be an expensive proposition. more »»

A Triumph Of Terrorism

January 17, 2015 Western media are declaring the million-man march in Paris, where world leaders paraded down Boulevard Voltaire in solidarity with France, a victory over terrorism. Isn’t it pretty to think so. more »»

A Sad Time For Science

January 17, 2015 Human society has made staggering progress over the last few centuries, and science has had a significant hand in it. more »»

Rioters By Any Other Name

January 16, 2015 Various members of my family have roots at Ohio State University, from college degrees to employment, so my husband and I were plenty happy to watch the Buckeyes defeat the Oregon Ducks for the... more »»

Basic Economics

January 16, 2015 “Whether one is a conservative or a radical, a protectionist or a free trader, a cosmopolitan or a nationalist, a churchman or a heathen, it is useful to know the causes and consequences of economic... more »»

Why All The Love For George Clooney?

January 15, 2015 Social media is agog over George Clooney’s tribute to his wife, Amal, at last weekend’s Golden Globe Awards in Hollywood. Women, especially, are swooning in their tweets and Facebook postings. more »»

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 »»

 
 
 

 

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