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If we worked up the gumption

Sure would be good for the country if we worked up the gumption to radically change our income tax system. By “gumption” I mean backbone. By “we” I mean you and me and our pol... read more...


Fifty - Fifty

For this week’s entertainment, some polling results from Gallup. They cleverly released them on the day when our tax filings were due. The poll results are more than entertai... read more...


Pond scum or cow dung?

When you discover someone has lied to you, do you usually become upset? I usually do. And so the memory of our leading politicians lying to us last week is not a nice one. It ... read more...


A number of things to admire

There are a number of things you might admire about this fella, Paul Ryan. He is the congressman who heads up the budget committee in the House. He is the guy who put together... read more...


Forced to pay for it

Suppose a huge percentage of us do not want a particular thing. But we are forced to pay a lot of taxes for that thing. That thing that most of us do not want. Does this sound... read more...


Lowering the bar

Attorney General Eric Holder’s Department of Justice recently ordered the city of Dayton to lower the bar on exams for future police officers. It did so to try to increase the... read more...


Missing leadership?

We seem to be missing a leader. Well, that is what the word is lately from many of our president’s critics. What might trouble him is that several voices which were not among... read more...


Training budgets

Suppose your job is to train people. To do certain work at your company. And suppose you use various exams. To find out how well they are trained. Your company puts $200,000 ... read more...


Billions in waste

Bulletin: Billions in Waste Uncovered in Federal Government. Yawwwwwwnnnn. The government’s own sleuths reported this week they have discovered massive waste in Washington. ... read more...


The guilt trip

Suppose you own a one-person business. Perhaps you do. You are a hairdresser. Or maybe a plumber. Or an electrician. Or you repair computers. And suppose your phone rings ton... read more...


He has the courage

Some people want New Jersey Governor Chris Christie to run for the White House. For a simple reason: He has the guts to tell it like it is. He sees a problem many politicians... read more...


Don’t confuse me with facts

Al Gore is the driver who refuses to stop to ask directions. “Honey, we were supposed to be in Syracuse ten hours ago. The last sign we passed said Cincinnati five miles ahea... read more...


The problem is mandates

The rhetoric from Washington this week inspired this thought: Our biggest national problem is the same problem your school board faces. It’s the same problem you may have face... read more...


The man is a lunatic

What have been your thoughts about the murders out west? The shoot-up where the congresswoman suffered a bullet through her brain? Did you buy into any of the theories floate... read more...


A different sort of name

How about the next time we name a bridge we try a different sort of name. As you know we love to name bridges after politicians. We name highways after them. Along with parks... read more...



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