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Updated Aug 31, 2014 at 3:25 AM

In several June blog postings, Atif Mian and Amir Sufi, the authors of “House of Debt,” expressed a concern. To be honest, their concerns, as economists, are definitely my worries, as a former bankruptcy judge and personal finance educator. The concern that they expressed is “that the only way the U.S. economy can generate significant consumer spending is through aggressive lending to borrowers with low credit scores.”

Posted Aug 29, 2014 at 2:01 AM

George Santayana, the Spanish-American philosopher and novelist, once said, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” As increasingly aggressive police tactics are exposed across the country, discontent grows.

Posted Aug 27, 2014 at 2:01 AM

At the end of the classic “Mr. Smith Goes to Washington,” Jimmy Stewart, as Senator Jefferson Smith, is in the midst of his filibuster against the corruption of the political machine that sent him to Capitol Hill as their lackey. Now he knows the...

Updated Aug 26, 2014 at 11:41 PM

I never saw a tick on me, even after years of walking the dog, hiking and trail running. But I recently noticed a painless rash on my leg. I thought it was a bug bite, or possible hair follicle irritation. I thought nothing of it.

Updated Aug 26, 2014 at 11:18 AM

Ferguson, Missouri, doesn’t have just a race problem. It also has a math problem.

Updated Aug 25, 2014 at 12:13 PM

Our newspapers and TV newscasts are full of conflicts, both statistical and otherwise, some of which make no sense at all. For instance:

Posted Aug 25, 2014 at 2:01 AM

In her coverage of a recent arson trial, Melody Burri reported it was chilly in the north courtroom of the Ontario County Court House. While I’m confident Judge Craig Doran did a good job of presiding over the trial, he should have done something to...

Updated Aug 25, 2014 at 12:35 AM

What have been the most recent decisions by the federal courts regarding “detainers” and what have I done as your sheriff regarding these federal detainer requests?

Posted Aug 24, 2014 at 2:01 AM

The numerous key provisions of public service were notably highlighted in Farmington Supervisor Ted Fafinski’s Aug. 5 guest essay, addressing the responsibilities that elected and appointed officials must assume upon accepting government employ.

Updated Aug 23, 2014 at 10:15 AM

James Madison, our fourth president, one of the principal architects of the U. S. Constitution, was a strong advocate that it include “checks and balances” between the legislative, executive and judicial branches.

Updated Aug 23, 2014 at 10:14 AM

On Jan. 5, 2011, at the very beginning of his administration, New York’s newly installed governor, Andrew Cuomo, issued an executive order creating a task force charged with finding ways to eliminate unfunded and underfunded state mandates on...

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