Weathering bitter cold New Year and Prohibition

Weathering bitter cold New Year and Prohibition

By Thomas V. DiBacco – – Sunday, December 31, 2017 ANALYSIS/OPINION: Historians suggest that one of the worst ’s in the nation’s capital occurred in 1933, during the long four-month interregnum between the election of Franklin D. Roosevelt and the departure of Herbert Hoover. Then the Great Depression problem was what one writer has described as a “poverty of abundance,” or too many products leading to oversupply, loss of jobs […]

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Liberal media, Democrats strum same tax propaganda

Liberal media, Democrats strum same tax propaganda

By – – Sunday, December 31, 2017 ANALYSIS/OPINION: As we stand on the threshold of a new year, a phrase from Simon and Garfunkel’s song “The Boxer” sums up why America’s division into two warring worldviews seems to be widening. “A man hears what he wants to hear and disregards the rest.” That’s true for most folks, thanks to human nature. However, we’re not on an equal playing field. The […]

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BOOK REVIEW: ‘Robicheaux‘:  James Lee Burke detective returns

BOOK REVIEW: ‘Robicheaux‘: James Lee Burke detective returns

By Paul Davis – – Sunday, December 31, 2017 ANALYSIS/OPINION: ANALYSIS/OPINION: By James Lee Burke Simon & Schuster, $27.99, 464 pages , ’s troubled, flawed and heroic character, first appeared in the 1987 crime novel “Neon Rain.” The Cajun, semi-retired New Iberia, Louisiana, sheriff’s detective, a Vietnam veteran, former New Orleans homicide detective and struggling alcoholic, has throughout the series of novels seen more than one man’s share of violence […]

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Trump economy: False predictions from the left

Trump economy: False predictions from the left

By Stephen Moore and Jonathan Decker – – Sunday, December 31, 2017 ANALYSIS/OPINION: Since the day was elected president in November 2016, the Dow Jones industrial average has risen by some 35 percent, making the last 14 months one of the greatest bull market runs in history. Some $6 trillion of wealth has been created for Americans — which is very good news for the 55 million Americans with 401k […]

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Islamophobia, dhimmi, rush to submission

Islamophobia, dhimmi, rush to submission

By Mark Christian – – Sunday, December 31, 2017 ANALYSIS/OPINION: Dhimmi refers to the status of non-Muslims living in an Islamic state. The word literally means “protected person by submission.” But what are they protected from? The wrath of ! It can be likened to the mobsters who collect money from people for “protection.” Non-Muslims are allowed to live in Islamic states, but with many restrictions. If these non-Muslims behave […]

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Teachers: Don‘t buckle to ‘snowflakes‘

Teachers: Don‘t buckle to ‘snowflakes‘

By Everett Piper – – Sunday, December 31, 2017 ANALYSIS/OPINION: In ‘ “The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe,” Susan, upon hearing of the great lion from across the Eastern Sea, asks whether Aslan is “safe.” Mr. Beaver responds: “Who said anything about safe? ‘Course he isn’t safe. But he’s good.’ “ Perhaps the greatest sin of today’s educational establishment — of America’s schools, colleges and universities — is that […]

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Rocklanders go above and beyond in 2017: Mort Becker

Rocklanders go above and beyond in 2017: Mort Becker

It’s extremely difficult choosing just seven heroes who’ve had an impact on Rockland County and beyond. There are so many terrific individuals, businesses and organizations in our community accomplishing great things on various levels. Here’s a list of seven individuals and groups and their accomplishments, which will make all of us proud! All lives are valuable in the eyes of Spring Hill Community Ambulance Corps volunteers. In August, volunteers Moe Ziegler […]

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