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  • Anarchy symbol
    How would X work without the state?
    In discussions about libertarianism, people will frequently ask how a particular good or service that is currently monopolized by the state. These questions are important, and a free society will have to find answers to them. But in the course of...
  • Teacher's wish comes true
    Teacher's Facebook wish inspires donation
    A holiday wish will bring joy to millions into the new year. Last month, teacher Maggie Hillman posted a message on Facebook wishing that hungry families would get the food they desperately need.Capital One listened. The company is donating five...
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    Good schools attract young couple to Brockport
    A thirty-something couple who are expecting their first child have decided to build a house in Sweden so their children can go to Brockport schools.I’ve known the father since he was a kid but I haven’t seen him for years. But when I...
  • Berkeley protests
    Man needing emergency medical care died because of Berkeley protests
    The victim's name is being withheld, reportedly because ofmedical privacy laws, but suffice it to say that he couldn'tbreathe either, literally — and now he never will again. He died the evening of Dec. 7 after protesters in Berkeley...
  • Ray Rice
    Ray Rice domestic violence fallout continues with release of a third video
    For wife-beating Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice, it’s out of the frying pan and back into the frying pan.Rice, who initially received a slap on the wrist in Septemberafter an incendiary video of him physically abusing his wife went...
  • WFP provides vouchers in Palestine
    WFP's ray of hope in Palestine
    The UN World Food Programme (WFP) is a life-saver to the hungry in Palestine. One of their newer relief programs is yielding some great results.It's a food voucher plan. This helps impoverished families buy food at markets. For poor families...
  • LK Advani with Premier Narendra Modi.
    'Grass eaters have gone, we are beef eaters like you, we are going to show you'
    Paris of the East of yore -- Karachi, commercial capital of Pakistan --, was primarily a Hindu controlled city prior to the 1947 Partition Holocaust. The city roads were not only swept but was washed each morning by the municipality, my parents,...
  • Mayor Parker announces new milestones on homelessness and $300K from Chevron
    Mayor Parker announces new milestones on homelessness and $300K from Chevron
    On Wednesday December 17 Houston City Council held its last meeting of the calendar year, and acted on one of the most voluminous agendas of the year (over 600 pages for 65 separate items), beginning with a Mayor's Report presented by Houston...
  • Protesters against the Koch Brothers
    Koch money and GOP access may discourage pairing amnesty with gun rights
    Claiming to be “a conservative on economic matters,” billionaire David Koch told ABC News in a Sunday interview that he considers himself “a social liberal.”“Koch, who supports abortion rights and gay marriage, said...
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    Book Review of local author’s book - Who Are Those Guys?
    Clarion Review has just released this book review of Who Are Those Guys? by Brockport author Thomas Mangan; me. Here is the text of the book review.Who Are Those Guys?Thomas ManganAuthorHouse978-1-4969-3552-6Four Stars (out of Five)Touching,...
  • James Franco and Seth Rogen in The Interview
    Why the N Koreans have to be bluffing, and what Sony should do anyway
    Reactions to Sony Pictures's decision to cancel its film "The Interview," originallyscheduled for a Christmas release, have varied, and not necessarily along ideological lines. Some critics of the decision extend their wrath to the...
  • Majority of Americans say CIA torture justified, is this who we really are?
    Majority of Americans say CIA torture justified, is this who we really are?
    On Thursday, Washington Post-ABC published poll results that reveal 59% of Americans think the CIA treatment of suspected terrorists was justified. Note, these responses were about 'suspected' terrorists, not individuals who were found...
  • Supreme Court
    ‘Unconstitutional’ – Fed. gun ban for mentally ill violates man’s 2A rights
    A three-judge federal panel in Cincinnati unanimously ruled Thursday that a federal law banning gun ownership for a Michigan man who had been previously been committed to a mental institution violated his Second Amendment rights.In the process,...
  • Obama is right on Cuba
    Obama is right on Cuba
    It has taken six years, but President Barack Obama has finally accomplished something diplomatic. His plan to normalize relations with Cuba is the right position and long overdue.“Change is hard – in our own lives, and in the lives of...
  • Democrat myths
    Dems depend upon Myths on Race, Rape...well everything, including the Weather
    Man and Chevrolets dangerously warm the Earth; Muslims hate us because Bush Republicans are racist, sexist cowboys who want to throw grannies over the cliff; all men are rapists; if a drop of BP oil hits the Gulf, life as we know it there will end...