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Getting what we deserve

As you know, our president is not so popular these days. Most every move he makes is opposed by a majority of Americans. Well, we deserve this. We the people elected him. Wit... read more...


Loving a uniform

There’s something about most of us that loves a uniform. Whether we wear it or see it on somebody else. And there is something about conformity. Most of us love it. Maybe you... read more...


The end of tenured teachers?

Have the bullies met their match? You will soon find out. In New York. Earlier this year a few groups challenged the teacher tenure laws of California. They argued that tenur... read more...


Elemental corruption

Remember the periodic table of elements in your chemistry book? H for Hydrogen. L for Lithium, etc. Maybe we ought to add one: NY. For corruption. We should. It is elemental.... read more...


Exceptional Americans

Are Americans exceptional? We debate this question endlessly. Especially near our Fourth of July. Years ago on The Fourth a friend from China strolled along the Hudson with m... read more...


A climatic change

First – please note ad for my latest play. At the end of this column. Next, suppose a scientist came forth with absolute proof that Mohammed and Christ are girls. And they li... read more...


Selling solar flight

Maybe you saw these two stories recently. One was of a development of high glamor and excitement. You will see much more about it. But it probably will only affect your life ... read more...


What is the reason?

If you read this column you might remember Sister Mac from a few chapters ago. She was the nun from my childhood who smacked us when we lied or evaded the truth. I suggested m... read more...


The problem with relativism

Further thoughts on what nuns taught us in Roman Catholic schools in Syracuse and the Midwest. They taught us what was right and wrong. Now that seems like a simple matter. U... read more...


Sister Mac’s smack

Our leaders could do with a dose of Sister Mac. I went to Roman Catholic schools in Syracuse and the Midwest. Like all the Catholic schools, we had a Sister Mac. She dealt in... read more...


Climate whatever

A few comments on the parade of issues. First up is climate whatever. The President is trying to change the subject from Obamacare to anything else before November. Who can b... read more...


The big deal about race

It is good to live in a country where a big league bigot gets his head handed to him. The billionaire who owns the NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers. He turns out to be a bigot. The... read more...


Sausage making in Albany

Our governor has got some folks scratchin’ their heads. Is he a political dummy? Or maybe super-smart? Cuomo grew up within state’s Democrat machine. Literally and figurative... read more...


My 77 cents

Two items this week. The first is a conversation that must have taken place at the White House. Between the guys who wrote the President’s remarks on how women in America earn... read more...


Obamacare loses even in victory

Obamacare has passed one of its enrollment milestones. More or less it has. All those who feel excited and proud of this achievement please raise your hand. Pollsters tell us... read more...



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