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Are We Doomed To Polarization?

July 20, 2014 We Americans are trapped in a political dilemma. We all like representative democracy, but we don’t much like the way it’s performing. The reason for this dissatisfaction is clear. more »»

What The Anti-Government Crowd Forgets

July 20, 2014 There is a popular fad making its rounds across the countr. more »»

The VA Scandal: Should We Expand The Federal Failure?

July 20, 2014 Wikipedia has called it the Veterans Health Administration Scandal of 201. more »»

Buying Influence

July 13, 2014 Hillary seems to get into trouble every time she talks about money. She’s a big girl and can find her own way out of the thicket that ensnares her. But she has opened a can of worms. more »»

Natural Gas — Judicial Overreach

July 13, 2014 The New York State Court of Appeals effectively ruled recently that local town zoning takes precedence over the Department of Environmental Conservation when it comes to regulating the natural gas... more »»

Understanding Supply-Side Economics

July 13, 2014 Supply-side economics, often deemed by opponents as “Trickle-Down” economics, is a macro-economic theory that argues sustained economic growth is spurred primarily by lowering taxes on the wealthy... more »»

A Renewed Reagan Conservatism

July 13, 2014 Editor’s note: This article first appeared at A rudderless Republican Party, afraid to assert itself in the face of a rising liberal/progressive onslaught. more »»

The Lesson Congress Should Learn From The VA Scandal

July 13, 2014 Like other federal scandals before it, the mess involving VA hospitals has followed a well-trod path. First comes the revelation of misdoing. more »»

Exceptional Americans

July 6, 2014 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 me in New York. more »»

Fracking Isn’t Needed Around Here

July 6, 2014 In the OBSERVER for June 22, a former gas company owner set forth the environmental benefits of horizontal drilling. more »»

Gross Domestic Happiness

July 6, 2014 When you talk to someone about the economy, there will always be key topics that seem to work their way into the conversation. more »»

Renewing The Spirt Of ’76

July 6, 2014 July 4, 1776 gave birth to perhaps the most revolutionary political document in the history of civilization, submitted by men who proclaimed, “with a firm reliance on the protection of divine... more »»

Court Remains Confused On Religious Establishment

July 6, 2014 The Elmbrook School District operates two public high schools in suburban Wisconsin. more »»

What’s So Good About Independence?

July 5, 2014 July Fourth is Independence Day, a time of celebration, with parties and fireworks all around. more »»

We Look To Our Past To Shape Our Future

June 29, 2014 How many times have I said “Jamestown is here because the river is here”! The Chadakoin River with its rapids, inspired James Prendergast to purchase land, encourage a few pioneers to settle on it,... more »»

The Noninterventionists Told You So

June 29, 2014 Contrary to popular belief, there is no satisfaction in being able to say, “I told you so.” This is especially so with Iraq, where recent events are enough to sicken one’s stomach. more »»

New York Must Be Producer, Consumer Of Natural Gas

June 29, 2014 The production of natural gas intersects with water in two ways: (1) the protection of the surface water table; and (2) the use of water in hydraulic fracturin. more »»

Congressional Inaction And Executive Order

June 29, 2014 By now, you are probably aware of the influx in illegal immigrants across the Texas border. more »»

Why I Still Have Faith In Congress

June 22, 2014 It’s depressing to read poll after poll highlighting Americans’ utter disdain for Congress. more »»

A Letter To Dick Cheney

June 22, 2014 Dear Dick Cheney, Based on your Wall Street Journal op-ed, co-authored by your daughter, I can only assume you still feel your opinions are relevant. Well, you are wrong. more »»



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