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‘Liberal wish list’ will add fuel to the inflation fire

The increased inflation rates the Federal Reserve calls “transitory” show no signs of slowing, and middle-class families are feeling the squeeze. Consumer prices rose 5.4% in July, the highest in 13 years. Food prices are up 3.4%, and Americans are paying 42% more for gasoline and ...

Revitalizing southern NY with ARC

New York’s Southern Tier region is part of the rich, geographically diverse fabric that makes up New York State. It is home to highly sought-after educational institutions, a mix of innovative industries, more than 5,300 farms and nearly 5 million acres of forestland that contribute to ...

Say hello to the new “oligarchy of speech’

As the price of something precious, the dissemination of speech, declines steeply, society is facing some disquieting consequences of the cheap speech that the Internet enables. Among the responses are conservatives demanding new government regulations of privately owned but liberal-leaning ...

The future is female ­— but is that entirely a good thing?

“Men are abandoning higher education in such numbers that they now trail female college students by record levels.” So declares the opening sentence of a Wall Street Journal piece that is creating a buzz. Consider: Women now account for 59.5% of college students in the United States. They ...

‘Comedians’ curse and spit at anti-abortion advocates

The “progressives” among us who fervently argue for abortion do not argue calmly or rationally when they are losing. As state legislators in Austin debated the “Texas Heartbeat Act,” outlawing abortions after a baby’s heartbeat can be detected at six weeks, Planned Parenthood boss ...

Enjoying the summer season’s harvest

Gardening season is winding down, and I don’t know whether to be disappointed or relived. Sure, most days are still quite warm and leaves all around remain green. But there’s a bit of a rusty brown appearing atop many roadside plants, and many vegetables have begun to expire. We ...