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Don’t binge on bridge-building

Don’t binge on bridge-building

Predictable spending on infrastructure would vastly improve its quality.

July 5, 2018 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Andrew Coumo’s wind farm won’t fly without fracking

Andrew Coumo’s wind farm won’t fly without fracking

“The irony here is colossal. Mr. Cuomo, who banned hydraulic fracturing despite the economic boon it has created in neighboring Pennsylvania, and who has repeatedly blocked construction of pipelines, is making New York even more dependent on natural gas, which will increase its carbon emissions.

July 4, 2018 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Standing up to ‘The Donald’

Standing up to ‘The Donald’

Europe is rich and capable. Perhaps it is time to acknowledge that America can be an adversary as well as a partner.

July 4, 2018 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Turks and Caicos Islands

Turks and Caicos Islands

  PETER O’CONNOR Staff Columnist oconnor@lbknews.com Recent front page news brings these islands to the attention of many. Indeed this chain of “salt islands” is not found in your average lexicon. Some of you, our readers, may have heard of them; some of you may even have visited one or more of them.  Long, long […]

July 4, 2018 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Why is Russian gas in Boston Harbor?

Why is Russian gas in Boston Harbor?

Blocking natural-gas pipelines needlessly inflates consumers’ energy bills and destabilizes the electrical grid.

June 18, 2018 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

VFW is committed to ending hunger and sequestration

VFW is committed to ending hunger and sequestration

I’ve written on the subject of sequestration in these pages. The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States has been my source before. Hunger is a new subject this month.
That is an unfortunate topic, but needs to be covered.

April 19, 2018 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

The Democrats abandon Catholics

The Democrats abandon Catholics

“If you value religious education or life’s sanctity, you’re not welcome in the party.”

April 19, 2018 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Lessons from the rise of America’s Irish

Lessons from the rise of America’s Irish

Whether this kind of upward mobility is still possible today given the changes to our economy and culture is an open question.

April 1, 2018 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Biofuel mandates are a bad idea whose time may be up

Biofuel mandates are a bad idea whose time may be up

A 2008 study in Science found that converting natural environments for biofuel production can produce hundreds of times more carbon emissions than the biofuels themselves would save.

March 17, 2018 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »

Thoughts on elections…

Thoughts on elections…

In our Democracy the collection of the will of the citizenry is essential.

March 11, 2018 | Posted in Opinion | Read More »