For GOP, Lying is Easier Than Governing

February 20th, 2021

By Bob Gaydos
In his feigned outrage at ABC-TV’s George Stephanopoulos, Rand Paul inadvertently disclosed the underlying truth about today’s Republican Party: All Republicans are liars and everything they say is a lie.

The Heart of the GOP: It’s Not Pretty

February 9th, 2021

By Bob Gaydos
Who are all those anti-Semites, Holocaust-deniers, Quanons, white supremacists and conspiracy theorists who snuck into the GOP while Liz Cheney wasn’t looking?

Baseball, bigots and the Hall of Fame

February 6th, 2021

By Bob Gaydos
In the matter of Curt Schilling: Should stupidity or bigotry be reasons for disqualification from the Hall of Fame? (History says no.) And should baseball writers be the ones making that decision? Another life lesson from the sports pages.

A 12-Step Program for Republicans

January 27th, 2021

By Bob Gaydos
It has worked for millions of alcoholics, it can work for Republican Trumpaholics, too. But they have to really want to change.

Dear Mr. President, We’re With You

January 21st, 2021

By Bob Gaydos
Mr. President … . It is my sense that millions of my fellow citizens, including many who did not vote for you, are grateful,to have survived an attempt to dismantle our democratic republic and are more than willing to do what is necessary to fix what we learned was broken.

A Quiet Walk Midst an Insurrection

January 16th, 2021

By Bob Gaydos
Joe Biden faces a monumental task when he becomes president on January 20, but he will have full control of the Congress to back him up and, I believe, fervent support of a vast majority of Americans as well. That white mob that assaulted the capital was an embarrassment to this nation, but maybe a lesson as well. American exceptionalism was put to the lie.

Trump Leaves a Stain, if not a Brand

January 5th, 2021

By Bob Gaydos
Trump’s four years in office have been a non-stop assault on the rule of law and the principles laid out by the nation‘s founders more than two centuries ago. They have also been a gross insult to the office of the presidency as he has sought, by hook or by crook, to put his brand on it.

Streaming My Way Through a Pandemic

January 1st, 2021

By Bob Gaydos
The list represents a significant portion of my at-home viewing entertainment in 2020, the year of the pandemic. It’s also one of the few things people could talk about without arguing.

There Will be a Dr. in the White House

December 23rd, 2020

By Bob Gaydos
The editor of the Wall Street Journal editorial page chose a misogynistic, homophobic, arch conservative to write an insulting hit job on Dr. Jill Biden, for having the temerity to earn a doctorate in education and not hiding the fact. Why do conservatives have such an inferiority complex when it comes to education? Or is it all an act?

At parties, even in the age of Covid 19, “No thank you“ is a complete sentence

December 22nd, 2020

By Bob Gaydos
“One drink won’t hurt you” is a dangerously ill-informed reply. The same goes for, “A few butter cookies won’t hurt. C’mon, it’s Christmas.” Or, “Get the dress, Put it on your credit card. You’ll feel better.” Not really.