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Inez Alston Earned Many Titles Throughout Her Life

August 31, 2014 Wife, mother, grandmother, teacher, mentor, missionary, and friend; she was known to some as “Nana,” “Sweet Mamma,” “Madame Butterfly,” “The Butterfly Lady,” and to others as “Mother Inez. more »»

The Value Of Education

August 30, 2014 Education is important. It is how we pass accumulated knowledge and wisdom on to subsequent generations. An educated populace is generally associated with higher economic development and prosperity. more »»

Why Government Fails, And What We Should Do About It

August 24, 2014 As election season approaches, I’ve been pondering a crucial issue about the role of government in our society. It’s that our government often fails - and that we need to address this. more »»

Retirement: A New And Different Form Of Work

August 24, 2014 Both financial and physical well-being in retirement require foresight and planning. more »»

Heroin Prevention, Treatment, Enforcement All Needed

August 24, 2014 The 47 arrests made, 159 indictments delivered and 3,000 bags of heroin seized last month in Jamestown are the culmination of the yearlong “Operation Horseback. more »»

The Moral Superiority Of Free Markets

August 23, 2014 The age-old battle rages on about the failures of markets and the necessity of government regulation. more »»

What Have Free Markets Done For Us?

August 17, 2014 We are taught from an early age that free markets are almighty, almost holy. They are the answer to all of life’s problems. We are told they are virtuous in all respects. more »»

It May Be Time For Drilling Incentives

August 17, 2014 According to a recent New York State Court of Appeals decision, towns can now prohibit natural gas development through zonin. more »»

Shaming Is No Substitute For Corporate Tax Reform

August 17, 2014 The steady rise in U.S. corporations buying foreign companies and then moving their headquarters abroad is not personal, it’s just business. more »»

Food’s Label Mania Leads To Information Overload

August 17, 2014 The chips looked interesting: made from fresh spinach and kale with sea salt. The snack king in our house brought them home and we agreed they were very tast. more »»

Where Is The Tax Reform?

August 10, 2014 Well, get out the balloons, streamers, and kazoos. It’s time to celebrate. We finally have an issue before Congress that has bipartisan support. more »»

Why Incumbents Keep Getting Reelected

August 10, 2014 It’s no news that Congress is unpopular. In fact, at times it seems like the only real novelty on Capitol Hill would be a jump in its approval rating. more »»

Why State Leadership Matters For Improving Access To Higher Education

August 10, 2014 As President Barack Obama and the U.S. more »»

Talking Politics To African Politicians

August 9, 2014 This week's African Leader's Summit in Washington was the first time that an American head-of-state hosted most of the African heads-of-state at one time, making it a historic event. more »»

Community Needs Airport To Succeed

August 3, 2014 Every community aspiring to thrive needs a convenient airport. We need ours, and we need it to succeed. U.S. Se. more »»

Missed Opportunity

August 3, 2014 I read the article about “Congressional Inaction and Executive Order.” The writers’ point being that immigrants crossing into Texas should be clear stimulus for congressional action. more »»

In Foreign Affairs, Not Doing Anything Is The Thing To Do

August 3, 2014 The heartbreaking violence in the Middle East, Ukraine, and elsewhere carries many messages, but here’s one Americans shouldn’t miss: The United States — no matter who the president is — cannot... more »»

Unemployment Rate Is Higher Than What Is Reported

August 3, 2014 Friday, the Labor Department is expected to report the economy added 235,000 jobs in July, and the unemployment rate remained steady at 6.1 percent, but that hardly tells the story. more »»

Natural Gas And Upstate New York

July 27, 2014 If you live in New York City or the suburban counties that surround it, you need not worry that a drilling rig will pull up to explore for natural gas. more »»

Top-Two Primary System May Be The Answer

July 27, 2014 Polarization and partisanship are a plague on American politics. Political scientists have found that the two parties have each grown more ideologically homogeneous since the 1970. more »»



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