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Nick Russell on March 16th, 2011

Are you as worried about the next generation of Americans as I am? I think there is good cause to be. We all know that today’s schoolchildren don’t compare very well academically to students in many other countries. In a recent comparison of academic performance in 57 countries, American students ranked just about in the […]

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Nick Russell on February 1st, 2011

A few weeks ago, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg proposed cutting the city’s workforce by 10,000 employees to help save $1.6 billion during the next 18 months, hoping that this would help offset at least part of a projected budget deficit of over $4.5 billion within the next two years. Bloomberg said that rising […]

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Nick Russell on December 7th, 2010

I just don’t get it. We get the east and west coast network feeds, and yesterday evening every news broadcast had long, drawn out, stories about it being the 30th anniversary of the death of John Lennon, the former Beatle, who was murdered in New York City in 1980. They also had a lot of […]

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Nick Russell on May 28th, 2010

Humorist Will Rogers used to say that he didn’t have to make up his material, because he found plenty to talk about just by reading the newspaper. I agree, because every time I open a newspaper or read the different internet news pages, I find something that makes me ask “What the hell is that […]

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Nick Russell on April 16th, 2010

I find it amazing that while people are complaining about programs that they say will waste tax dollars on health care for American citizens, they are oblivious to the fact that our government is paying subsidies to the tune of $3 billion dollars a year to less than 20,000 cotton farmers. The program encourages American […]

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Nick Russell on September 20th, 2009

Last month the community of Englewood, New Jersey banned Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi from going forward with plans to set up a tent to stay in at a Libyan-owned estate in the upscale community located a few minutes drive north of Manhattan. Gadhafi, or Khadafy, as some news media call him, is scheduled to be […]

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