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Tortured Reasoning

December 18, 2014 Critics and defenders of the harsh interrogation methods applied to captured terrorists can argue forever over whether those methods were “torture. more »»

CIA Strikes Back After The Senate Torture Report

December 17, 2014 WASHINGTON — There has been much gnashing of teeth over the Senate Intelligence Committee’s report documenting use of “enhanced interrogation techniques,” widely labeled as torture, that were... more »»

Consider The Source

December 17, 2014 On election night in 1986, when John McCain won the U.S. more »»

The Cheerfulness Of Tax Reform

December 14, 2014 “Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen nineteen and six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pounds ought and six, result misery.” — Mr. more »»

A Lesson In Prejudice

December 14, 2014 You probably remember a special lesson from a particular teacher. Most of us do. With talk of racism filling the air lately one of those special lessons popped up in my head. more »»

School Discipline Is Always A Work In Progress

December 14, 2014 Last week’s Post-Journal editorial on school discipline in Jamestown hit the mark in many ways. more »»

Torture And The Moral Low Ground

December 14, 2014 Politicians were up in arms ahead of the mandated release of a report on CIA interrogation techniques used on terror suspects since the September 11th attacks. more »»

Walking In Skin, Responding To Racial Sin

December 14, 2014 In September, the St. Luke’s Winged Ox Players staged their production of “To Kill a Mocking Bird” and invited us to reconsider justice, racial inequality and the legal system. more »»

Septic Phosphorous Still A Problem For The Lake

December 14, 2014 For the past several years, many who live on the lake have been purchasing detergents and other cleaning fluids which do not include phosphates. more »»

Jonathan Gruber: Honest Liberal

December 13, 2014 Brought before a House inquisition, MIT professor and Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber burbled a recantation of his beliefs about how that triumph of liberalism had been achieved. more »»

Bickering Over The Budget Windfall

December 13, 2014 People in every organization that gets funding from New York State have been salivating since the multi-billion dollar final settlements from bank. more »»

To Despair Is To Surrender

December 12, 2014 This is how a Dec. 8 editorial of the St. more »»

What’s Rule Of Law?

December 12, 2014 President Barack Obama said just before the recent Ferguson, Missouri, riots, “First and foremost, we are a nation built on the rule of la. more »»

Rep. Paul Ryan’s Hope For A Congress That Works

December 11, 2014 Like two predatory animals circling each other, Republicans and Democrats are trying to sort out the meaning of last month’s election and plan strategies for the remaining days of the current... more »»

Christmas Books

December 11, 2014 This year, Christmas shopping may be an especially welcome respite from the ugly events going on across the country, as mobs take to the streets because grand juries that examined evidence reached... more »»

Will New Congress Intensify Partisan Strife?

December 10, 2014 WASHINGTON — With barely a week to go before another government shutdown could be upon us, the Republican leaders in Congress vow it won’t happen this tim. more »»

2016 Nominees: Truly Unconventional

December 10, 2014 Since 1952, nearly every battle for an open Republican presidential nomination when there has been no Republican incumbent running for re-election has followed two dependable storylines. more »»

Government For The Strongest

December 7, 2014 WASHINGTON — Intellectually undemanding progressives, excited by the likes of Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass. more »»

Presidential Persuasion

December 7, 2014 It is fashionable these days to speak about “teaching moments.” The crisis du jour often becomes one. Well, there is a teaching moment emanating from the White House that is powerful. It is curious. more »»

Ferguson Shadowed By Staten Case

December 7, 2014 Forget about Ferguson, Missouri! What happened this week in Staten Island is an absolutely disgusting failure of our legal system, exposing yet another failure of law enforcement officials to act... more »»



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