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  • We the People

    This election campaign brings to mind a haberdasher. A guy going broke selling men’s clothing. It brings to mind aristocrats. And, army generals, an engineer, and farmers. And, don’t forget professors Read More

  • Say Yes to Education: Reap the ROI

    Anytime area companies announce plans for a $20 million investment, it’s big news.In January 2011, SRC, Inc. announced a $5 million commitment to the “Say Yes to Education” program designed for the Sy Read More

  • Two conflicting views of the American dream

    The traditional definition of the American dream: America is a land of opportunity to those who are self-reliant and who work hard. Everyone can follow his/her dream to pursue whatever legal avenue br Read More

  • Upstate Economy Pays the Price for Health-Care Law

    On March 21, 2010, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the President’s health-care bill by just seven votes. Two days later, the president signed the bill into law. As a result of this law, medic Read More

  • Get Government Off My Back

    Do you get tired of politicians talking about how many jobs they have created? Or how few jobs their opponents have created? The president claims his administration has created so many million jobs. A Read More

  • What’s Good Is Bad Today

    Did you read the other day that the Australians  are going to ban logos on cigarettes? And no longer will packs of cigarettes there carry any colors. (In Aussieland, they’re called colours.) No color Read More

  • How to avoid political lobbying in your nonprofit

    “The life you have led doesn’t need to be the only one you have.” —Anna Quindlen The opportunity to analyze and assess our presidential-election process occurs just once every four years. Thankfull Read More

  • Be Known for Something, but Not for Being a Maverick

    Follow the path of the unsafe, independent thinker. Expose your ideas to the danger of controversy. Speak your minds and fear less the label of “crackpot” than the stigma of conformity. — Thomas J. Wa Read More

  • A Lesson in Fairness

    Fairness is the foundation of President Barack Obama’s campaign for re-election. It was the centerpiece of his 2012 State of the Union address. Fairness was the driving force behind his proposed Paych Read More