Umm, About That Decongestant …

September 21st, 2023

By Bob Gaydos
The FDA informed Americans with stuffy noses that the oral decongestant they’ve been using for 75 years doesn’t work, but it’s still safe and still on the shelves, so, uh, use it you want to, or not, because we want you to tell us what to do about it.

On Growing Old with Mitt Romney

September 16th, 2023

By Bob Gaydos
Romney did say, “While I’m not running for reelection, I’m not retiring from the fight. I’ll be your United States senator until January of 2025.” But he didn’t elaborate. Too bad, because there are things a retiring, respected senator can do to improve things in Washington, but framing it as a generational thing is misleading and disingenuous.

So, How was Your Sports Weekend?

September 13th, 2023

By Bob Gaydos
As a town that prides itself on providing something for everyone, New York delivered in spades for sports fans on all of that in the past few days, beginning, yes, with the debut/farewell of Aaron Rodgers.

Still Fighting Attacks on Democracy

September 10th, 2023

By Bob Gaydos
Today, the war to preserve American freedom and democracy is being fought right here at home. Fortunately, millions of Americans stand on the side of what’s right. Many still remember how we felt as a unified nation in the wake of the attacks 22 years ago.

A Weekend Frozen in Time with Mitch

September 5th, 2023

By Bob Gaydos
There remain more questions than answers about Mitch McConnell’s health, a World Cup soccer kiss and whatever Vivek Ramaswamy is trying to prove.

A Few Words about Hummingbirds

September 2nd, 2023

By Bob Gaydos
Watching the feeding is only half the fascination. What hummingbirds go through every year just to get to our backyard and all the other welcoming feeding places in the Eastern U.S. is an epic tale.

Shohei, 45 and Prigozhin: Pick One

August 27th, 2023

By Bob Gaydos
When three major stories — sports, politics, foreign intrigue— vie for front page treatment, what’s an editor to do?

The Amazing Watermelon and More

August 24th, 2023

By Bob Gaydos
Occasionally, it’s good to look around at life and discover some amazing things, about watermelon, numbers and horses, for instance. Be present.

Free speech, free press, free fall

August 20th, 2023

By Bob Gaydos
While Donald Trump kept complaining that authorities were trying to shut him up, as if that were possible, police authorities in Kansas actually shut a newspaper down, briefly. The First Amendment was in the news.

Streaming Indictments with Jack Smith

August 9th, 2023

By Bob Gaydos
It was a week in which Donald Trump got indicted again, Mike Pence found his voice, NASA found Voyager, which it had lost in space, a Yankee pitcher lost his cool in the clubhouse and got sent to rehab and Sen. Tommy Tuberville lost a political skirmish when Joe Biden vetoed a bid to move Space Force HQ from Colorado to Alabama. By the way, that’s three indictments for Trump and counting.