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Sales Tax Hike Should Mean Bigger Property Tax Decrease

June 7, 2015 A regressive tax is one that does not take into consideration that those with higher incomes are more able to pay the tax. more »»

President’s Free Tuition Program Needs To Be Tweaked

June 7, 2015 Earlier this year, President Obama introduced a plan “to make community college as free and universal as high school. more »»

Carrying To Full Term Is Best For A Child’s Health

June 7, 2015 One-third of babies born in 2013 in Upstate New York were delivered before they were full term, and a third of those early term babies were delivered by cesarean section, according to data compiled... more »»

The Higher Education Myth

June 6, 2015 Everyone knows that if you want to get a good job, you need to go to college. The piece of paper that says you graduated is your automatic ticket to good work and a comfortable retirement. more »»

The Way Forward For Congress Opens

May 31, 2015 There have been encouraging signs on Capitol Hill of late that Congress’s long slide into irrelevance may be slowing. more »»

Presidents Can’t Rely On Pithy Quips

May 31, 2015 A presidential campaign is a wide minefield of dangerous questions for candidates and their handlers. The tests of common knowledge are always risky. more »»

A Financial Education Fix For The Student Loan Crisis

May 31, 2015 Congress is rewriting federal higher education policy. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn. more »»

Environmental Protection Agency Clarifies Water Pollution Policies

May 31, 2015 Earlier this week, the Environmental Protection Agency alongside the Army Corp of Engineers announced a clarification to new policies written last year that would protect important waterways from... more »»

Why We Struggle To Understand Millennials

May 24, 2015 On a daily basis we can find in the news myriad studies and reports attempting to explain the elusive millennial — our habits, beliefs, economic prospects, voting patterns — you name it. more »»

What If The Shoe Was On The Other Foot?

May 24, 2015 What if Christians were in the minority? Judging by the trends of the last half a century, or so, this shouldn’t be too hard to imagine. more »»

Chautauqua County Remembers

May 24, 2015 MAYVILLE — Without exception, my favorite weekend of the year is Memorial Day weekend. more »»

Remember The Historical Significance This Memorial Day

May 24, 2015 This year Memorial Day, when we pause to reflect on the sacrifices of our fallen veterans, has special historic significanc. more »»

Are These Candidates Really Outsiders?

May 17, 2015 The past week saw another three candidates join the race for the Republican nomination for president. More will follow. It is a time of danger and opportunity for candidates. more »»

Courts Must Step In, Stop EPA’s Brazen Overreach

May 17, 2015 It’s been said that ‘timing is everything’ and time is just one of the issues at stake in the legal proceedings surrounding the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposed Clean Power Plan, which... more »»

Why All The Secrecy?

May 17, 2015 President Obama sure is painting a rosy picture when requesting fast-track authority for the Trans-Pacific Partnership, or the TPP trade agreement. more »»

The Obama Administration Takes American Voters For Idiots

May 17, 2015 For those of you who don’t know who Jonathan Gruber is, he was the main architect of Obamacare. more »»

Not Necessarily Anti-Science

May 16, 2015 Science is the study of cause-effect relationships. Much of the modern world owes its progress to the control that scientific knowledge has enabled. more »»

Schools Must Reform Baseball With Mercy Rule

May 10, 2015 I read with dismay the P-J game story on Maple Grove’s 47-0 baseball win over Panama. more »»

Going Bananas In Court

May 10, 2015 A New York court in Manhattan made a startling order recently that could lead to classifying two chimpanzees as “legal person. more »»

A Greenhouse Makes For A Wonderful Spring Project

May 10, 2015 April showers bring May Flowers — and after this long, cold snowy winter, we can hardly wait. more »»



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