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The truth about the poll

January 9, 2014 We read Peter Bauer’s comments about a recent poll in which more than 60 percent of the respondents supported the Adirondack Club and Resort project and only 15 percent opposed it. Mr. more »»

Liberalism by gesture

January 9, 2014 WASHINGTON — The era of Gesture Liberalism is at hand. It may be more amusing than consequential. more »»

Resort would be horrible for Tupper

January 8, 2014 Three hundred people do not make a survey. For all we know, ADK Works questioned 300 known supporters. That’s how special-interest groups operate. They skew the numbers in their favor. more »»

Need an appropriate Common Core

January 7, 2014 After reading and rereading two letters addressed to “colleagues” from New York Education Commissioner King — one dated Oct. 24, 2013, and the other Dec. more »»

DOT should seek truth on rail corridor

January 6, 2014 Passionate debate at times leads to emotion that can become the story and overshadow the important points and counterpoints that need to be considere. more »»

Against Lake Flower hotel project

January 4, 2014 Have we become so inured to Saranac Lake that we no longer see the beauty that brings tourists our way? Years ago, in the interest of attracting visitors, the village was advised to tear down... more »»

Beyond miffed at county budgeting

January 3, 2014 The Enterprise recently reported that the Franklin County manager, Thomas Leitz, is “miffed.” Well, I’m miffed, too. We all should be miffed — but for a different reason. M. more »»

The best year ever in human history

January 2, 2014 A week ago, I listened with fascination to Uri Berliner’s report on NPR about the good news of 201. more »»

The art of the escape

December 31, 2013 In the great tradition of American civil disobedience, President Barack Obama is defying a law. It’s just one that he himself lobbied for, signed and lost a house of Congress over. more »»

Illuminating lessons of 2013

December 30, 2013 WASHINGTON — This report on the State of Conservatism comes at the end of an annus mirabilis (year of miracles) for conservative. more »»

New opium II: giving up on reality

December 27, 2013 Mr. Bryjak documents the loss of church affiliation (one-fifth of the U.S. public, according to a Pew study) and the weakening of its social control functio. more »»

Another trip for the black backpack

December 23, 2013 The tales of the black backpack start in 1998. The president of the U.S. is fighting a sex scandal. The Unabomber, Ted Kaczynski, pleads guilty and is sentenced to life in prison. more »»

Adirondack nursing homes collaborate

December 19, 2013 “Park residents average just under 43 years of age, older than any state for median age. By 2020, only the west coast of Florida will exceed the Adirondacks as the oldest region in America. more »»

Living to oneself in the age of Twitter

December 19, 2013 Let us repair to the wild English hearth of 1821, where William Hazlitt is contemplating contemplation. more »»

Culture of death

December 18, 2013 During the Christmas season, when many celebrate a unique and miraculous birth, what the late Pope John Paul II called “a culture of death” continues its march. more »»

A holiday wish: more wild tigers

December 17, 2013 Tigers are in trouble. The largest of the world’s cats, a species that’s existed for 2 million years, is slipping away before our eyes. Few realize that just 3,000 tigers remain in the wild. more »»

Are the Senkakus worth a war?

December 16, 2013 “The U.S. more »»

The left’s reality problem

December 16, 2013 The “reality-based community” isn’t what it used to be. Progressives spent much of the George W. more »»

The importance of persistence

December 14, 2013 When you get in your 60s, deer hunting requires a little more praying and planning, a degree of Yankee ingenuity and a lot of humor. more »»



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