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 »»
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 »»
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 »»
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 »»
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 »»
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 »»