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Watch your pockets

Have you ever wondered why Big Apple mayors rarely move up to other offices? We have seen why in the past few weeks. Think about it. How many mayors of the City have become g... read more...


Feeding the bull

Mr. President, enough with the bull. I will explain later. You know many millions of American workers have dropped out of our work force. Because our new jobs machine has fai... read more...


Govít controls your carbon footprint

Should you be allowed to drive on lesser roads when the Thruway or an interstate is nearby? You will use more gas on the lesser road. Because you have to brake more often. And... read more...


Healthcare law creaters donít care about you

There are many reasons why Obamacare has been such a disaster. But one fat reason trumps them all: The guys who created it didnít give a damn about you. They told you it i... read more...


The year of no Al

A phrase on the receipt caught my eye: ďFounded in 1816. The Year Of No Summer.Ē It was from a feed store in the tiny village of Otego, upstate New York. Many years ago. ... read more...


Church and the free market

Pope Francis is a capitalist. The Roman Catholic Church is capitalist. As are the Methodists, Episcopalians, Presbyterians, etc. Many of the local churches of Jamestown and ... read more...


Headlines these days are a riot

Writing jokes for late-night comics looks easy these days. First, the administration is serving up a joke a minute. Then, the headlines alone offer a trove of material. Here... read more...


The Deceiver

This no doubt happened to you at points in your life. My guess is that it left a bitter taste. Something similar is leaving that bitter taste with millions today. It happened... read more...


What big chains really took

If you look around our cities and towns you have to know that big retail chains destroyed a way of life. Today you shop in malls instead of small stores. In supermarkets inst... read more...


What's in a name?

Well, well, sports fans. Do we have our work cut out for us! The President got behind our idea. And so we have forced the Washington Redskins to change their name toÖis it the... read more...


New Yorkers and their elections

Dear people of New York City: We do not understand. Some of us who live upstate. We do not understand. Wait. Let me put that into Big Apple lingo: What??? Are youse nuts or... read more...


Do you accept soft corruption?

Here is a piece of corruption that is all too common among politicians. The guy who is likely to be elected next mayor of the Big Apple sat on the Brooklyn City Council i... read more...


Gambling and corruption

What do you think? Any hint of corruption here? First, Governor Cuomo makes gambling a major plank in his plans for the state economy. He wants another seven big casinos. Sev... read more...


Why the state is declining

A few lines from a song capture New York State's dilemma. From the musical 1776: Does anybody care? Is anybody there? The state has declined for years. Especially upstate. Yo... read more...


How to know whatís coming in the economy

With the World Series around the corner, let us resort to a baseball analogy with the economy. Some great hitters know when some pitchers are going to throw certain pitches. ... read more...



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