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.

Wear a Mask; Don’t be Like Rudy

December 8th, 2020

By Bob Gaydos
What is it with Americans — especially a lot of Republicans — who won’t wear a mask? It’s the easiest and best way to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, along with proper social distancing. If everybody does it, fewer people get it, fewer people die, the sooner we can go back to work and we don’t have to wear masks. That’s not even new math. It’s just common sense and decency.

Playing Musical Monoliths; With Whom?

December 5th, 2020

By Bob Gaydos
Maybe there’s a message in the monoliths. Maybe the universe is tired of waiting for us to figure things out. Maybe it would like us to lower the entropy: Stop killing yourselves and your planet, earthlings. We are all in this together. Maybe we need to pay better attention.

On Science … Some Fake, Some Real

November 22nd, 2020

By Bob Gaydos
Some news for science-wary Americans: A quack doctor on the Covid task force told Americans, young and old, to gather together for turkey. The CDC said otherwise. Also, Arecibo, NASA’s renowned ear in the sky, went deaf. Now how will we hear ET?

America Has a Narrow Escape

November 13th, 2020

By Bob Gaydos
I do not state this lightly: No president in my lifetime, not even Richard Nixon, has done more to damage the basic foundations of this nation than Donald Trump.