Speak His Mind? Sure, If He Has A Brain
November 8, 2015 If the Republican presidential primary were held today, and if I were going to vote for Donald Trump, I would tap the check-it ballot box with a finger of my left hand. I am right-handed. more »»
Discussing Social Security
November 8, 2015 The following are the facts about Social Security’s finances, according to the trustees of the system who include high officials in the Obama administration: First: Under current law and absent... more »»
Why Do My Property Taxes Keep Going Up?
November 1, 2015 “I would really like to see my town and county property taxes go down.” That is the statement that many people utter when they get their tax bill each year or when the topic of taxes comes up. more »»
Mommy And Daddy, Who Did You Vote For?
November 1, 2015 This Tuesday, Nov. 3, is Election Day. This is the opportunity to exercise our voice for the future of our communities. The polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. more »»
What Will You Give Up?
October 31, 2015 We all have hopes and dreams. For some people, those dreams stay off in the future and may be called permanent potential. Others achieve their dreams and go way beyond. more »»
Back To The Future’s Future
October 25, 2015 We’ve been waiting for this for the last 30 years: Marty McFly and his time-traveling DeLorean have finally arrived in the future, October 2015. more »»
Staying Warm In The Winter
October 25, 2015 As New York State begins to look at another winter heating season, it is timely to take a look at recent developments for natural gas, the primary home heating fuel consumed in the state (56% of all... more »»
Yes To Increasing The Retirement Age
October 25, 2015 Bumping up the Social Security retirement age is fair and reasonable. It can help shore up the program’s shaky solvency without saddling younger generations with excessive payroll taxes. more »»
The Irony Of Affordability Programs
October 24, 2015 A funny thing happens when politicians are determined to make a good or service more affordable: It becomes less affordable and/or less available, depending on the approach taken. more »»
For The Good Of The Nation
October 11, 2015 Now is the time for all citizens to participate in national service as a coming of age and a coming of responsibility from adolescence to adulthood. more »»
Help, My Smartphone Has Me Hostage
October 11, 2015 Increasingly, we often expect each other to be smartphone-available nearly 24/7. Or we act as if this is the case. Over time, this can lead to feelings of exhaustion and a sense of entrapment. more »»