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What Net Neutrality Really Means For The Progressive Left

January 3, 2016 In late February, “netroots” activists were successful in haranguing the Federal Communications Commission into passing sweeping regulations that placed the Internet’s private networks under direct... more »»

‘Suffragette’ Teaches A Lesson In History

January 3, 2016 The news media are keeping us well aware that there will be a significant election this year. more »»

Public Treatment Plants Need Additional Funding

January 3, 2016 In the “lingo” of environmental engineers, there are four POTW’s around the lake — Publically Owned Treatment Works. more »»

Do Health System Rankings Matter When Monitoring Health Reform?

January 3, 2016 ‘Tis the season for reflection on the progress of the U.S. health system as open enrollment season comes to a close for health insurance markets. With the Affordable Care Act, the U.S. more »»

The Good News About 2016

January 2, 2016 In 2016, I have vowed not to give up potato chips and Coke. more »»

Katie's Column

January 2, 2016 Welcome to the new year, friends. A fresh desk calendar has been laid out alongside a brand new page-a-day shoe calendar filled with some of the most beautiful footwear I’ve ever seen. more »»

The Unfettered-Free-Market Whipping Boy

January 2, 2016 The unfettered free market is responsible for every bad thing in society, or so the so-called progressive mind seems to think. more »»

Debating The Death Of The American Dream

December 27, 2015 The “American Dream” is dead, say nearly half of America’s young people. more »»

Boost For The Southern Tier, With Your Help

December 27, 2015 State grants for the Southern Tier are heartening. These grants are welcome, but are more likely to boost our economy if complemented by other strategies. more »»

Progress In Restructuring

December 27, 2015 Though I have been critical of failures in restructuring (relative to the city of Jamestown and the continued existence of 18 school districts in Chautauqua County), it is important to recognize... more »»

From Federal To Federalist Education Policy

December 27, 2015 It only took 13 years, but this month Congress reauthorized the controversial No Child Left Behind Act. more »»

National Security Dominates Final GOP Debate Of 2015

December 20, 2015 National security was front and center on Tuesday night as nine presidential hopefuls took to the stage at the Venetian Hotel and Casino for the final Republican showdown of the year. more »»

School Restructuring

December 20, 2015 Since last year, the story with Chautauqua County public schools hasn’t changed—there are still 18 school districts in the county, enrollments continue to decline, and the administrative costs of... more »»

Our Energy Strategy

December 20, 2015 Each year, Americans spend $70 billion on Middle Eastern crude oil. Instead of pumping that money back into our local economies, the money is flowing into the coffers of foreign countries. more »»

Who Says Progressives And Conservatives Can’t Compromise?

December 20, 2015 Americans often think of our country as being one of great opportunity - where anyone can rise from very modest circumstances if they work hard and make good choices. more »»

Ten Reasons Economists Object To The Minimum Wage

December 13, 2015 One of the biggest political issues right now nationwide, and one that will likely be an important issue in next year’s presidential election, is the minimum wage. more »»

Examining Structural Options For Jamestown

December 13, 2015 In February, 2015, the New York State Financial Restructuring Board made recommendations to the city of Jamestown on ways to increase efficiency and reduce spending. more »»

74 Years After Pearl Harbor, Important Lessons For 21st Century Challenges

December 13, 2015 Seventy-four years ago this week (Dec. 7), the Imperial Japanese Navy launched a devastating and surprise attack on the U.S. more »»

Lack Of Competition At The Root Of Rising Drug Costs

December 13, 2015 Experts keep telling us that the economy is improving, but that’s not how it feels for too many American. more »»

Talking Point: War Against ISIS

December 6, 2015 On Nov. 12, in an Interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, President Obama waxed optimistic about the current state of U.S. counterterrorism strategy. more »»



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