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Updated Sep 16, 2014 at 11:43 AM

Someone finally powered up the outrage machine and turned it up to 11.Apparently only two things matter to those accused of criminal behavior in professional sports: timing and video.When Ray Rice was initially accused of knocking out his wife and dragging her limp body out of an elevator in Atlantic City, the National Football League drew criticism because he only received a two-game suspension.

Posted Sep 14, 2014 at 8:49 AM

Either my attention span is getting shorter, or as I prefer to believe, as I rapidly advance on "seasoned" citizenship, I am developing a remarkable ability to balance multiple mental tasks at once.The other night, I found...

Updated Sep 13, 2014 at 8:53 PM

If you had to name the one thing that stresses you out the most, what would it be? Apparently, for twenty-five percent of the adult population, it’s their jobs. Up to 40 percent of workers feel that their jobs are "very or...

Updated Sep 13, 2014 at 8:23 PM

A movement afoot in Sacramento would divide the nation’s most populous state (38 million, according to 2012 Census Bureau estimates) into six separate states. Seriously. The Washington Post, Newsweek,...

Updated Sep 12, 2014 at 10:51 AM

The NFL is once again battling an image problem and, as questions continue to mount about who knew what about the Ray Rice domestic violence video, and when they knew it. The furor is only likely to pick up momentum.

Posted Sep 12, 2014 at 2:01 AM

A video released this week showing football star Ray Rice punching his fiancée, now his wife, in the face and leaving her apparently unconscious on the floor of a hotel elevator has ignited a contentious debate about the proper way to deal with...

Updated Sep 11, 2014 at 2:43 PM

Why do we call it “common sense” when it’s not common at all? And why do we think we are free just because we are constantly told we are?

Updated Sep 10, 2014 at 2:11 PM

We’ve long known that residents in our area are extremely supportive of St. James Mercy Hospital (SJMH). This was again demonstrated on Aug. 27 as more than 100 community members, current and retired employees, and physicians and...

Updated Sep 9, 2014 at 10:11 AM

The police are easy targets.Politically, it only takes one mistake to cast a shadow on everyone who wears a badge. One incident of racism, abuse or misconduct and people are willing to throw out all of the babies with very little bath water.

Updated Sep 8, 2014 at 10:48 AM

A well-run business develops plans that take it into the future. In the formative stages of the planning process those who share the business responsibilities are asked for ideas so that everyone involved not only has an opportunity for input but,...

Posted Sep 7, 2014 at 10:01 AM

When the phone rang, I considered employing my usual response: Quick check to see if it was a call back from the pizza place, Brian in Wellsville or John in his/mine land rover, but if none of the above, feign indifference, and catch up with the...

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