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Jim Heaney's favorite news stories from last week include a WBFO series on the radical right in WNY

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Tom Dinki of WBFO had a terrific series of stories last week on the rise of the radical right in WNY.

An audit by state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli finds IDAs are delivering less bang for the buck. In other words, bigger subsidies, fewer jobs.

Ken Kruly summarizes the latest campaign finance disclosure reports ahead of next week’s primary.

Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas thinks Roe v Wade ought to be just the beginning.

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Many corporations professing to support LGBT rights are nevertheless underwriting the likes of the Texas GOP.

Think gas prices are high? Try living in the rest of the world. (A gallon goes for $8.30 in France, $9.65 in Greece. And that’s cheap compared to Hong Kong.)

The Chinese government is getting Big Brother down to a science.

Patriots owner Robert Kraft frequented massage parlors. Jerry Jones kept an assistant on his Cowboys  payroll even after he found out the guy had upskirted his daughter. Dan Snyder might be the worst of the league’s ownership lot, however. The only silver lining to the story is his sleazy antics will probably cost him public subsidies for the new stadium he wants to build. They ought to cost him his franchise, too.