A 70-year-Old Rookie in the White House

June 12th, 2017

By Bob Gaydos
I like to know that the person widely regarded as leader of the free world has at least some working familiarity with the rules of the road — the protocols of the office, diplomacy, a sense of history, the basic do’s and don’ts of the job. Also, respect for the law of the land. Stuff like that.

How I Came to be Called an ‘Enemy of the American People’

June 11th, 2017

By Jeffrey Page
The need for a vibrant First Amendment has become more and more apparent in the months since the Fake President took office.

Did Time Finally Catch Up With Cosby?

June 6th, 2017

By Bob Gaydos
The statute of limitations allows the powerful — a famous TV star or the Catholic Church — to pay off victims of sexual assault, convince them that no one will believe them, scare them with the threat of public exposure and embarrassment and delay any criminal action against them until it’s too late.

It’s The Wrong Place for a Bar

June 6th, 2017

By Patrick Gallagher
Why do the Warwick trustees and planning board think a gigantic bar in a quiet village neighborhood is OK?

Happy Birthday to Me, Dylan and JFK

May 29th, 2017

By Bob Gaydos
Kennedy, who would be 100 today, was president at a time when I first became intimately aware of how a president could have a profound impact on my life, personally.

Trump, Turmeric and Taoism

May 26th, 2017

By Bob Gaydos
I haven’t spent a lot of time worrying about the good health of the NIC. Rather, I’m curious about who is and wondering why the man himself doesn’t seem to care much. Maybe he thinks he’s perfect just the way he is

Donald’s New Pal, Rodrigo Duterte

May 18th, 2017

By Jeffrey Page
The question for Trump: How dare you allow this man into the Executive Mansion?

Sycophants, Cowards and Steve Bannon

May 18th, 2017

By Bob Gaydos
I do not feel sorry for Sean Spicer, Kellyanne Conway or others who took jobs as mouthpieces for a demonstrated pathological liar and have lost any credibility or, indeed, dignity they might have felt they had in doing a job professionally by stepping out every day to repeat Trump’s lies, defend them with air quotes or describe them as “alternate facts.”

Ah, What Cadet Trump Could’ve Learned

May 7th, 2017

By Bob Gaydos
The cadet code at New York Military Academy is the same as West Point’s: “A cadet will not lie, cheat or steal, or tolerate those who do.” I get the feeling Cadet Trump was snoozing through some of his classes at NYMA.

Sometimes You Have to Say, ‘I’m Sorry’

May 4th, 2017

By Jeffrey Page
You may believe that begging someone’s pardon after intended or unintended insult might make the world a little more civil, maybe even a little safer, but Donald Trump seems to hold no such belief.