Miele’s Musings, July 5th: What’s The Parade About?

BY PUBLISHER EMERITUS ARMAND MIELE I always say that a parade is made up of believers. We have a lot of believers in the United States, and many occasions on which to celebrate our faith in each other, in our history, in our nation. The Columbus Day and St. Patrick’s Day parades are no longer […]

Miele’s Musings: Presidential Double-crossing

Miele’s Musings: Presidential Double-crossing

Below are the federal income tax rates that went into effect under Franklin Delano Roosevelt in 1932, and remained in place for over 30 years. Roosevelt’s tax rates kept America in the Depression until he got us into World War II. He knew the Japanese were planning to attack Pearl Harbor, but did not even […]

Miele’s Musings – Party Bosses Kill Political Leadership

BY PUBLISHER EMERITUS ARMAND MIELE In local elections, the person in office gets re-elected 95% of the time. Republican, Democrat, no matter, this happens because the party in control buys votes, with pork or promises. The incumbent is not concerned about his constituents, but about remaining in control. And in order to remain in control, […]

Miele’s Musings: Father’s Day

BY PUBLISHER EMERITUS ARMAND MIELE I was fortunate enough to have both my natural parents raise me. I saw the sacrifices they both made, and I honor them every day for living up to their principals. We lived on my father’s sole salary in those days. My mother carried five children in her womb, nine […]

Miele’s Musings: Not Too Soon to Think About Your Vote

BY PUBLISHER EMERITUS ARMAND MIELE Rockland County citizens wake up! It’s not too early to think about election season. Which candidates are ready to practice fiscal responsibility and face our problems head-on? And which ones are probably just going to pass the buck again? Remember, you can’t go by words alone. You have to look […]

Miele’s Musings, May 24, 2012: Honoring Our Patriot’s Sacrifices

BY PUBLISHER EMERITUS ARMAND MIELE Every year, I find the Memorial Day parade more breathtaking. Sober-faced seniors and younger veterans march proudly in honor of the fallen. You can clearly imagine the memories that take them back to fighting alongside the departed companions left behind. The children, whose parents have cared enough to teach them […]

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