20 Years On, Terrorists Made in the USA

September 10th, 2021

By Bob Gaydos
Twenty years after 9/11, the FBI says the greatest threat to America is homegrown terrorism. Pogo was right.

If the Earth is not Flat … Then Who am I?

September 2nd, 2021

By Bob Gaydos
Some people, for whatever reason, are easily swayed. They will accept even the illogical because they can feel part of something. It provides an identity. Some people, for purely selfish reasons, gain their identity by swaying people to accept even the irrational. If people stop believing what they say, they lose their identity.

Who in the World is Kathy Hochul?

August 27th, 2021

By Bob Gaydos
It took 231 years, but New York finally has its first woman governor. Most New Yorkers haven’t heard of Kathy Hochul. She intends to,change that.

Saying Goodbye to My Gallbladder

August 19th, 2021

By Bob Gaydos
There was the inevitable trip to the emergency room. Six days later, after apparently successful surgery, I returned home gallbladderless and even more attuned to what I eat. Also, with some thoughts about the American healthcare system and the American diet.

The Cuomos: A Disappointing Dynasty

August 10th, 2021

By Bob Gaydos
Both men were responsible for a number of progressive changes in the state. Mario eliminated the death penalty. Andrew instituted the toughest gun control laws in the nation. Both men had outsized personalities and egos, not uncommon in politics. But whereas his father could hold his ego in check most of the time, Andrew tended to wear his for all to see.

Welcome Guardians, Wild Yankees

July 29th, 2021

By Bob Gaydos
An overdue name change, an unmade pitching change and, maybe, time for a change of career. A little sports talk.

Leaving Afghanistan, Finally

July 18th, 2021

By Bob Gaydos
Biden is right. It would seem that cyberwarfare is a more serious threat to the American way of life than Afghanistan or whomever Iran is funding in Syria today. Let our intelligence agencies find the terrorist threats and plots to destabilize allies. Our troops will always be ready to help in a moment’s notice. But wars need clear missions and expiration dates.

On Growing up with Real Presidents

July 6th, 2021

By Bob Gaydos
Recently, a group of historians rated an era that included my first 28 years alive as the best stretch of presidents in the history of America. Wow. Now I know why I felt so strongly about the previous guy. History tells me I was right. Trump was an insult to the office.

Conflicts of Interest Don’t Just ‘Happen’

June 29th, 2021

By Bob Gaydos
When one of our two major parties decides it can unilaterally make up the rules as it goes along and concoct excuses to avoid responsibility, we are in serious trouble. If people will buy the big lie, why not try a “little” one?

Get Vaccinated, Get Rich, Get High!

June 19th, 2021

By Bob Gaydos
With President Biden’s stated goal of having 70 percent of Americans vaccinated by July 4, states, cities, corporations, businesses were, well, bribing Americans to do the right thing.