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Editorials: Romney Wins First Round

Editorials: Romney Wins First Round

EDITORIALS Romney Wins First Round In the 1970s the two colossi of pugilism, Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier had three epic fights for the undisputed heavyweight crown. Their fighting styles and approaches could not have been more different from one another, ditto their lifestyles, politics and personalities. The contests, one of which was called “The [...]

Editorials

Editorials

Putting Taxpayers First They say that nothing is certain in life but death and taxes. Any homeowner on Long Island with a mortgage will tell you that a very sizeable part of one’s monthly mortgage nut is comprised of an array of taxes. While Nassau County’s percentage of one’s property taxes is relatively small, especially [...]

Editorials: Election Put in Stark Relief

Editorials: Election Put in Stark Relief

Election Put in Stark Relief On October 19, 1998, then Illinois State Senator Barack Obama, speaking at Loyola University had this to say: “the trick is figuring out how do we structure government systems that pull resources and hence facilitate some redistribution because I actually believe in redistribution at least at a certain level to [...]

Editorials

Editorials

Really Big Questions Radical Islam hates America, Israel, the West, Christianity, Judaism, Buddhism, Hinduism, Bahaiism, and just about any and every other “ism” that isn’t Islam. Radical Islam is not monolithic. It is manifested in both Shiite and Sunni streams of Islam. It is embodied in the disparate and scattered outposts of the Muslim Brotherhood [...]

Editorials: Numbers Don’t Lie

Editorials: Numbers Don’t Lie

Numbers Don’t Lie In our lead editorial last week entitled “Political Theater,” we reported that President Obama was slated to deliver his acceptance speech on Thursday at the 74,000-seat Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte in a reprise of his similar al fresco speech to about 80,000 in 2008 in Denver. It seems that on [...]

Political Theater

Political Theater

EDITORIALS POLITICAL THEATER By the time you read this, the balloons will have all descended on the GOP National Convention and the turbocharged delegates will have decamped for their respective homes. The Republican all-stars will have given their rhetorical all. Some Americans were persuaded to vote for the Romney-Ryan ticket, some had their beliefs confirmed [...]

Victory over Unbridled Taxation

Victory over Unbridled Taxation

On Wednesday the oppressed taxpayers of Nassau and many other suburban counties won a victory over the tendency of New York State to impose onerous and unfunded mandates on its citizens. State Supreme Court Justice R. Bruce Cozzens, Jr., ruled that the MTA Payroll Tax is unconstitutional owing to the fact that “The MTA payroll [...]

Editorials: Kudos for Hewlett-Woodmere Business Assn., Civility and Polarization, Arrivederci, La Viola

Editorials: Kudos for Hewlett-Woodmere Business Assn., Civility and Polarization, Arrivederci, La Viola

Editorials Kudos for Hewlett-Woodmere Business Assn. The newly formed Hewlett-Woodmere Business Association (a recent merger between the Woodmere and Hewlett Merchants’ associations) seems to be off and running to an ambitious start. They’re getting Hewlett High School students to adopt those pretty planters on Broadway, forging ahead with attractive banners on the light poles and [...]

Adieu to Workfare? The  Gutting of Welfare Reform.

Adieu to Workfare? The Gutting of Welfare Reform.

Editor’s Note – Two weeks ago, well before President Obama starting attacking Republican TV commercials on this subject, before GOP ads starting airing and well before The New York Times this past Wednesday devoted an editorial to refuting the GOP’s arguments, we ran our Editorial called “Adieu to Workfare” in our July 27th issue. Because [...]

Scaturro as Spoiler

Scaturro as Spoiler

On Wednesday Frank Scaturro, two-time loser of GOP Congressional primaries to Francis Becker stood outside a courthouse and read a statement declaring that he will continue his quixotic quest for Carolyn McCarthy’s seat in New York’s 4th Congressional District. (See our story on Page A1). On June 26th Mr. Scaturro, in a completely fair, open [...]

Editorials

Editorials

Spanning the Bridge   On any given sunny Saturday or Sunday from Memorial Day to Labor Day a lot of people are traveling toAtlanticBeach. Most of them use theAtlanticBeachBridge. Here in The Five Towns we have the honor and the distinction of living near the only toll bridge east of theNew York Cityline.   On [...]

Obamacare Could Become Like the Volstead Act

Obamacare Could Become Like the Volstead Act

-EDITORIAL-     Thanks to Chief Justice John Roberts, the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is the law of the land. Interestingly, like the 18th Amendment to the Constitution prohibiting alcohol and 1919’s Volstead Act enforcing it, what is sometimes derisively called Obamacare may end-up once again proving the law of unintended consequences. Much as how [...]

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