April 7, 2006

State of the nation, state

This morning's Ithaca Journal is quiet on Dryden news, but there's a letter from Marcy Tino of Freeville expresses her concern about the growing connections between government and business, and the dangers that creates:

In fact, it was the fascists that first coined the term, "corporate state" to describe this new world order. Sound familiar? If so, then it's time for us to wake up because with the passing of the Patriot Act and the ascendancy of an Imperial Presidency that is above the law, we can no longer say, "It can't happen here."

A guest column on lobbyists in Albany by Paul Fitzsimmons of Montour Falls is even less generous to the lobbyists than I was a few weeks ago, and proposes abolishing it.

The Journal's editorial lauds the work of IPEI, the Ithaca Public Education Initiative, which has raised money for education in the Ithaca school district, and notes TC3 president Carl Haynes' participation in their 10-year celebration.

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