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The Kindle version of “New Water: Twelve Stories” by Anthony Robinson has been published

And it’s only $3.95! Buy “New Water: Twelve Stories” here.

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New Paltz: A spectacular new collection of stories from Tony Robinson

I’ve read them all in manuscript and this is a great, superb collection of short stories. I give it the highest recommendation. New Water: Twelve Stories by Anthony Robinson

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The “long train of abuses and usurpations”

“Prudence, indeed, will dictate that governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shown that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing … Continue reading

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“Freedom’s Scion” by Francis W. Porretto

My friend Fran Porretto has a new book out in paperback, titled “Freedom’s Scion.” It is a sequel to his earlier science fiction novel, “Which Art in Hope.” (“Hope” is an “ungoverned world.”) I am pretty much not a science … Continue reading

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“The hidden jobless disaster”

It’s not that hidden. Ed Lazear explains it: The U.S. is not getting back many of the jobs that were lost during the recession. At the present slow pace of job growth, it will require more than a decade to … Continue reading

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Susan Rice to become National Security Adviser

That’s the news this morning. Tom Donilon, the current National Security Adviser, is resigning and Susan Rice is going to be named to replace him. It has never been clear to me that Susan Rice knows anything about national security.

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“Myth” is too kind a word for it

“THE GREATEST myth in American politics today is the view, perpetrated by the Democratic Left and elements of the news media, that Barack Obama is a political moderate. In truth he represents an ideology that is barely within the American … Continue reading

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Scalia corrects USSC majority in police DNA swab case

Justice Anthony Kennedy, writing for the majority, compared DNA to fingerprints and mug shots. That is not a serious comparison. DNA is everything that you are genetically. It reveals diseases your are predisposed to. It tells people things you may … Continue reading

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New Paltz: Drop it, now

A few years ago the recurring idea of getting rid of the Village of New Palltz as a municipal government resulted in a $50,000 grant to study the issue. Fairweather Consulting, a local firm, was hired to conduct the study … Continue reading

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Syria

One does not follow Obama foreign policy. Its purpose is incoherent other than as a means to “increase the contradictions.” So Putin is helping out by making it obvious that the supposed cure in Syria is worse than the disease. … Continue reading

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Who? What?

Brent Bozell: The young man would return to Germany after the war, in 1945, and after visiting Hitler’s famous “Eagle’s Nest” mountain-top retreat, would write that, “Anyone who has visited these places can imagine how in a few years, Hitler … Continue reading

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The TED talk that was zotzed by TED

It’s Rupert Sheldrake, raising hard questions about the dogma of science.

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New Paltz: Consolidation? Kevin Cahill is right to back away

The Daily Freeman (Kingston, N.Y.) reports that the consolidation confusion is coming to a boil: NEW PALTZ, N.Y. — Consolidation supporters will need to wait until the new Village Board is in place on Saturday before a request is submitted … Continue reading

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New Paltz: Jason West’s agonies

The Daily Freeman, out of Kingston, New York, reported several days back that Village of New Paltz mayor Jason West has been caught red-handed by Vici Danskin, doyenne of all that is decent in New Paltz: NEW PALTZ, N.Y. — … Continue reading

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Compassionate deprogramming of college students

Thomas Sowell on “Undoing the Brainwashing“: “This time of year, as college students return home for the summer, many parents may notice how many politically correct ideas they have acquired on campus. Some of those parents may wonder how they … Continue reading

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Bystanders

To say that Mark Steyn is brilliant is to state the obvious, but this column was extraordinary even by the standards that apply to him. He is, I think, one of our greatest writers, easily in the top five.

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