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Updated at 12:47 PM

I always loved Minnie Minoso.The Cuban immigrant who was the ninth black player in the major leagues and the first in Chicago died Sunday. He was somewhere around 90. Because of his background, no one is sure exactly how old he really was. His name wasn’t even Minnie – or Minoso for that matter.

Posted Mar 2, 2015 at 2:01 AM

Good parents teach their children to think for themselves — to be immune to peer pressure, and to stand up for their beliefs. It's a difficult discipline for a child to embrace, but a great trait to have. So perhaps I should be proud of...

Posted Mar 1, 2015 at 2:01 AM

Gov. Cuomo’s “Opportunity Agenda” is a solution in search of a problem. Although it attempts to address teacher quality and student achievement, in fact it does nothing to improve either. It does, however, guarantee schools...

Posted Mar 1, 2015 at 2:01 AM

Cartoon by Webster, N.Y., resident Ken Catalino.

Posted Mar 1, 2015 at 2:01 AM

In a prior column, I promised that I would discuss some critical personal finance issues for 20 and 30 year olds to focus on and learn about. This is perhaps more important for them to do than ever before, for many reasons, some of which we have...

Updated Feb 27, 2015 at 10:55 AM

A sunset clause?The news from the nuclear talks with Iran was already troubling. Iran was being granted the "right to enrich." It would be allowed to retain and spin thousands of centrifuges. It could continue construction of the Arak...

Updated Feb 26, 2015 at 3:56 PM

When Scott Walker pronounced himself agnostic about President Obama's patriotism and Christian faith, it must have seemed like a clever formulation. "I've never asked him, so I don't know," he said. And about Obama's Christianity: "I've never...

Updated Feb 26, 2015 at 11:48 AM

Denizens of social media were rankled during Sunday night's Academy Awards telecast when actor Sean Penn made a crack about Mexican director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu and green cards.Or so we are told by the minders of...

Updated Feb 25, 2015 at 3:40 PM

I recently read an article concerning ethics reform for legislators in Albany. In it Gov. Cuomo was quoted as saying, “I don't believe they'll ever give up the ability to have outside income. And I don't believe, today, they’ll...

Updated Feb 25, 2015 at 3:27 PM

In his younger days, the Inquiring Taxpayer was frequently spellbound by the shell game as it was practiced on the frenetic streets of midtown Manhattan. At a more advanced age, the Inquiring Taxpayer is equally bemused by the shell game as it is...

Updated Feb 25, 2015 at 9:42 AM

The way I see it, we have two choices.We can set up our economic system so that every able-bodied person who wants to work hard can succeed.

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