July 1, 2010 RSS feed / Editorials

Regulation of Member Items is Long Overdue

Member items, also known as legislative pork, have been the subject of much discussion in the New York State Legislature this year, and I have heard from my constituents about them as well. More...

Editing the Declaration of Independence

Thomas Jefferson was a writer, not a speechmaker. Even his most memorable public address—his first presidential inaugural in 1801—was delivered in barely audible tones. More...

Closing the Insurance Gap for People wi th Aut ism

All parents struggle to provide and do the best for their children. Parents of special needs children share this same basic commitment. But, due to financial and other hurdles, their struggle can become much tougher. More...

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'The U. S. Constitution doesn't guarantee happiness, only the pursuit of it. You have to catch up with it yourself.' Benjamin Franklin