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Mafia. What Mafia?

I grew up in suburban Buffalo.  One of the largest ethnic groups in Western New York is Italian-Americans.  Many of my friends were of that wonderful ethnic heritage.  The other day one of the common stories of their childhood came … Continue reading

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A Cost/Benefit Decision

I hate to take a matter as crucial as national security or a challenge as perplexing as battling terrorism and boil it down to a simple decision making process, but that is how I was educated.  In management school we … Continue reading

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Too Many For No Good Reason!

Today is Memorial Day, when America honors its war dead.  Often when I write a song is in my mind.  As I contemplated this article it was, Where Have All The Flowers Gone?  Both the song and the issue have … Continue reading

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Think Simple

While the situation in the Middle East is both complex and multi-faceted; the more I study it the more apparent it becomes that America’s optimal role is to simply stay out of it as much as possible.

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4 Decades Later A Still Broken System

The biggest thing that happened last week didn’t happen last week.  It happened 40 years ago last week.  On April 30, 1975 the United States left Viet Nam.  The Viet Nam War, as we Americans refer to it, changed America … Continue reading

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What Are You Going To Do With It?

I remember a game from early in my coaching career.  We had an average high school team and were playing one of the best teams in the state.  We should get blown off the floor.  About halfway through the first … Continue reading

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Consequences

Actions have consequences and they often take time to blossom.  During the George W. Bush administration America invaded and subsequently occupied Iraq.  The invasion was based on several false premises.  One was that Iraq was fostering terrorism.  While that wasn’t … Continue reading

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The Company You Choose To Keep

Wednesday morning Ed O’Keefe’s article entitled, Jeb Bush: ‘I love my father and my brother…but I am my own man’ was published in the Washington Post.  The quote contained in the title was an excerpt from the speech Bush planned … Continue reading

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A Point OF View Worth Considering

I’m certain I don’t differ much from most Westerners in my view of ISIS.  I think they are basically a bunch of crazy, inhumane terrorists.  After reading Graeme Wood’s recent article in The Atlantic entitled, What ISIS Really Wants, I … Continue reading

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We Share The Air

Don’t let the headline deceive you; this is not an environmental article.  As serious as that problem may be, (and it is very serious), today’s subject is of more immediate danger and has existed for a lot longer time. 

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