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Scriptural Inspirations

Scriptural Inspirations

2 Timothy 3:16‭-‬17 KJV “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works.” Divine […]

by · June 5, 2019 · Matters of Faith, Religion
Then-challenger  Alessandra Biaggi addressing the Ben Franklin Independent Democratic Club in 2018. Credit: Bob Press

Press Clips: ‘Men Need Not Apply’ Alleged

Staff Turnover at Senator Biaggi’s Office By Robert Press State Senator Alessandra Biaggi took office less than six months ago, and has already seen a larger than normal staff turnover. First, it was junior staffers who were replaced in the […]

Vernuccio’s View: NASA’s Budget and Earth’s Survival

Vernuccio’s View: NASA’s Budget and Earth’s Survival

If financial arguments prove unconvincing to NASA’s detractors, perhaps saving the planet from destruction may be a more powerful persuader. NASA’s budget is relatively sparse, at less than one-half of one percent of federal spending.  It is, however, continuously attacked […]

by · June 2, 2019 · Vernuccio's View
Matters of Faith: ONE TO ANOTHER ‬

Matters of Faith: ONE TO ANOTHER ‬

By Reverend J. Loren Russell, BA ‭‭Deuteronomy 15:7-11 – CEV ‬‬ 7 After the Lord your God gives land to each of you, there may be poor Israelites in the town where you live. If there are, then don’t be […]

by · June 2, 2019 · Matters of Faith, Religion
Vernuccio’s View: U.S.-Japan Coordinate Pacific Defense Vs. China

Vernuccio’s View: U.S.-Japan Coordinate Pacific Defense Vs. China

In contrast to the Trump Administration’s concerns about some NATO members, notably Germany, not doing their fair share for mutual defense, the White House has been pleased with Japan’s efforts to counter the growing threats from China.  Japan’s 2019 defense […]

by · May 12, 2019 · Vernuccio's View
Too many cars and not enough road as traffic grinds to a halt at Webster Avenue and East Bedford Park Boulevard.--Photo by David Greene

Driver’s License Debate Fails On Principle, Policy & PopularityOPINION:

Legislative Column from Assembly Minority Leader Brian M. Kolb (R,C-Canandaigua) A proposal before the Legislature that would allow illegal immigrants to apply for driver’s licenses is meritless, dangerous and an affront to both state and federal laws designed to facilitate […]

by · May 12, 2019 · Op Ed, Opinion
Vernuccio’s View: NASA’s Budget and Earth’s Survival

Vernuccio’s View: NASA’s Budget and Earth’s Survival

If financial arguments prove unconvincing to NASA’s detractors, perhaps saving the planet from destruction may be a more powerful persuader. NASA’s budget is relatively sparse, at less than one-half of one percent of federal spending. It is, however, continuously attacked […]

by · May 10, 2019 · Vernuccio's View
Scriptural Inspirations

Scriptural Inspirations

I Peter‬ ‭4:10‬ ‭NKJV‬‬ “As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.” Some gifts were given to you for someone else. As you share your gift(s) with […]

by · May 10, 2019 · Matters of Faith, Religion
Matters of Faith: The Center of Our Faith

Matters of Faith: The Center of Our Faith

By Reverend J. Loren Russell, BA, MDiv ‭‭‭‭ 1 Corinthians‬ ‭15:12-14‬ ‭NKJV‬‬ “Now if Christ is preached that He has been raised from the dead, how do some among you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? But […]

Matters of Faith: When the Light is On ‬‬‬

Matters of Faith: When the Light is On ‬‬‬

By Reverend J. Loren Russell, BA, MDiv ‭‭ Matthew 5:14-16 NKJV 14 “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Nor do they light a lamp and put it […]

by · April 28, 2019 · Matters of Faith, Religion
Scriptural Inspirations

Scriptural Inspirations

By Rev. J. Loren Russell, BA, MDiv Psalms‬ ‭126:5‬ ‭NKJV‬‬ “Those who sow in tears Shall reap in joy.” ‭‭ Sometimes it seems that for all the good we do, it only results in disappointment and tears. But the Psalmist […]

by · April 24, 2019 · Matters of Faith, Religion
Sri Lanka's President Maithripala Sirisena visited the recently bombed St. Sebastian’s Church, Katuwapitiya, Negombo Tuesday morning to inspect damages caused to the church. (Courtesy Government  of Sri Lanka)

Vernuccio’s View: Can a Sri Lanka-style Attack Happen in U.S.?

Can the type of terrorist attack that occurred in Sri Lanka on Easter Sunday happen here in the United States? Last October, eleven people were killed and seven were injured at the Tree of Life – Or L’Simcha Congregation in […]

by · April 24, 2019 · Opinion, Vernuccio's View
US Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

The AOC: Mystery GOP Money, Depression and a Green Thumb

Big Money Republicans Target AOC The New York Post’s Julia Marsh reports exclusively that deep-pocketed conservative group spent $32,000 on Monday against Rep. Ocasio-Cortez. Marsh reports that the “‘Stop AOC PAC,’ started in March by Virginia lawyer Dan Backer, plans […]

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY)

Rev. Diaz, AOC and other political news

Rev. Diaz for Congress Kickoff Last Saturday’s announcement seemed anticlimactic except for the cheers he got from his clergy following. Rev. Diaz’s decision came as no surprise to me as I have tweeted about it weeks ago. Two weeks ago, […]

Vernuccio’s View: China’s Dangerous Presence in the Caribbean

Vernuccio’s View: China’s Dangerous Presence in the Caribbean

The Gatestone Institute’s Gordon Chang reports that “About 55 miles east of Palm Beach, Florida on Grand Bahama Island, a Hong Kong-based business is spending about $3 billion on a deep-water container facility, the Freeport Container Port. The concern is that the […]

by · April 22, 2019 · Vernuccio's View