A Gift to America from the U.S. Mint

November 30th, 2017

By Bob Gaydos
To celebrate the 225th anniversary of its founding, the Mint has initiated a series of gold coins depicting Lady Liberty as different ethnicities. Following the first symbolic African-American woman to grace a United States coin, will come Asian-American, Hispanic-American, and Indian-American figures, to reflect “the cultural and ethnic diversity of the United States,” the Mint said. How did he ever miss that?

Trump Shakes, Rattles and Rolls

November 16th, 2017

By Bob Gaydos
The point is — and his loyal supporters who see the emperor well-clothed ought to really care about this — if he can’t manage his own personal health with all the imaginable resources in the world at his call, how can he be relied on to manage America?

Facebook Has an Algorithm Problem

November 1st, 2017

By Bob Gaydos
“Automated reasoning” is not a substitute for good old, gut-instinct common sense. It’s the best way to connect people with people. Maybe people cost a little more than algorithms, but I think Zuck can afford it.

Positive Vibes for Negative Times

October 29th, 2017

By Bob Gaydos
Yes, actual factual information is vital, but that steady drumbeat of ignorance and arrogance at the center of most news stories today only seems to add to the great wall of negative energy engulfing our universal consciousness, making us act, if you will, as if we were all collectively unconscious.

Fly Me to the Moon, Please!

October 7th, 2017

By Bob Gaydos
Any celestial visitors these days would only have to slow down enough to take a peek at the headlines and decide to come back in another 3600 years when maybe we had our stuff a little better together.

It’s a Burger … and So Much More

September 2nd, 2017

By Bob Gaydos
So what’s the point of living, you ask, if you can’t have a few beers and polish off a half-pound of beef dripping with bacon grease and cheese, topped with salt and ketchup (sugar)? Hey, your choice. But as we neglect our bodies by rejecting science, so do we neglect our minds. As a nation, we become lazy, mentally as well as physically.

Musk, Killer Robots, Trump, the Eclipse

August 23rd, 2017

By Bob Gaydos
Trump’s disdain for science (for knowledge of any kind, really) and his apparently pathological need to do the opposite of what more knowledgeable people recommend, regardless of the topic, are a dangerous combination. When you’re talking about killer robots, it’s a potentially deadly one.

A One-sided Story: Trump Must Go

August 18th, 2017

By Bob Gaydos
This is a time of serious unrest in America, stoked by the divisive language and actions of Donald Trump and those who advise and enable him. There is no other side to that story either. He was elected on a campaign built on lies, bigotry and bullying. The Republican Party allowed it. They continue to allow him to shred the fabric of this nation. They own him even though he is not and never has been one of them. That is the price of silence in the face of fascism.

Trump, Korea, the Marines and a Photo

August 11th, 2017

By Bob Gaydos
As a nation, we have a tendency to try to make things — flag-raisings, presidents — fit our perceptions (our hopes and wishes perhaps), so that we don’t have to face reality. War is brutal. Talk is cheap.

Real GOP Mavericks: Murkowski, Collins

July 29th, 2017

By Bob Gaydos
Forget McCain. In the matter of saving Americans from the cruel reality of the disastrous GOP effort to kill Obamacare, the real mavericks were Sens. Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska.