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If I were a better writer and could match the skills of even the most middling of authors, life in Putnam County, New York would make quite excellent reading. But so few publishers would believe what I had written as genuine they'd have to place my book in the fiction section of bookstores and the fantasy section of libraries. But I can assure you that what we experience here as residents is real and genuine even though it reads -- and too often feels -- as if we're living in a 1950's Central American Banana Republic.

In only a very few other places around the world, perhaps in one of those central Asian "stans" no one can pronounce, could we write about the depths of malfeasance that passes for government in our bucolic 240 square miles. If Voltaire or Shalom Aleichem were alive today even they could not have surpassed the fantastical mysteries and ironies that abound in our every day lives.

I write a thrice-weekly column called News That Matters wherein I try to take an objective look at the news and events that shape our lives. People attempt to place the column in a box, denoting it as "liberal" or "conservative" and they are free to do so but they would be wrong each and every time.

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Sunday, May 8, 2011     

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The NY Conservative Party is (not) in Play on Marriage Equality
(3 comments) The role of the NY Conservative Party in Senator Greg Ball's decision process on whether to vote for Marriage Equality.

Thursday, April 28, 2011     

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Oh my god! The gas prices! Someone should do something!
A short primer on actually how inexpensive gasoline is and how easy it is to lower the price by driving less, carpooling, home energy improvements and the like.

Monday, April 18, 2011     

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Jeffrey Deskovic and Criminal Justice American Style
Are cash payouts enough to compensate people who have been wrongly imprisoned especially if the conviction came because of misconduct on the part of the State?

Saturday, April 16, 2011     

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The Thirty-Eight Billion Dollar Fee.
(3 comments) Bank of America pulled in $38 billion in fees from customers and they're always finding ways to pull in more.