Capitalism alive and well, just not here
In spite of the bongo-banging 99 percenters denouncing the evils of capitalism, something they have never actually seen in their lifetimes, billions are waking up to the empowerment of...
North Korea a ticking timebomb
The situation with North Korea is, at best, very precarious.
The country is saber rattling again, and the United States and the rest of the international community needs to be very wa...
The other sinking ship
We heard a lot about the Titanic last week. It was a tragic accident, to be sure, but the story of the Lusitania is much more interesting, tragic and sinister, to say the least.
R.I.P. Dick Clark
I am sadden as many are about the passing of Dick Clark, who was called America's oldest teenager.
He was larger than life and brought rock and roll into our homes for many years. I r...
We have to admit we have a problem
I have reluctantly concluded that the economic, political, and cultural challenges we face may never be resolved.
The truth about our country’s condition and prognosis is not reported...
Legalize it, don't criminalize it Dear Editor:
Recent news that Governor Andrew Cuomo will not support legislation to legalize the use of marijuana for medicinal purposes in 2012 is disappointing. Despite the best efforts of both ...
The business of politics
The local press is awash with statements that the upcoming Democratic Primary for the nomination in the newly created 6th Congressional District “...is a short time for the candidates ...
Money flowing freely to Big Oil Dear Editor:
On March 29, Republicans in the Senate calling the bill a political stunt, blocked legislation to strip billions of dollars in tax breaks for the biggest U.S. oil companies. A last min...
Thanks on behalf of the ALA Dear Editor:
As we approach National Volunteer Appreciation Week, the Lung Association wishes to call attention to the volunteers who give their time and talent to further our mission of saving liv...
Gambling a bad bet
Assemblyman Phillip Goldfeder is happing that legalized gambling will be coming to New York.
I wonder if the legislator realizes how many of his constituents will be throwing their mon...
GOP shows it true colors Dear Editor:
Finally, the Republicans are laying down their ground rules.
First, they won't eliminate tax breaks for big oil, and now the party of small government wants to bring back earmarks.
Allow priests to marry
The recent criticism by Pope Benedict XVI that priests should not question celibacy is totally typical for an institution that refuses to accept change. The Catholic Church continues ...
Racism can end
As two persons - one black, one white - who have been friends for over 25 years, we like so many others are very angry at the killing of young Trayvon Martin.
We feel it is a national...
Regarding a letter in the March 22nd edition decrying the additional national debt incurred during the Obama presidency, the writer makes the point that the devil is in the details. I...
Tale of two days
Monday, March 26
Today the Supreme Court has started listening to arguments pro and con relative to the constitutionality of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 pa...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Lance Stephenson scored nine of his playoff career-high 23 points during a late 11-2 run Saturday night, leading the Indiana Pacers past the New York Knicks, 106-99 and into the Eastern Conference finals for the first time since 2004.
SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (AP) — One of two wildfires burning in the hills and mountains around Interstate 5 north of Los Angeles was fully contained Saturday and authorities were getting an upper hand on the second one.