A livable, not a minimum, wage

September 30th, 2015

By Bob Gaydos
If $15 an hour is the minimum that fast-food workers need to live in New York without depending on other assistance, it certainly is a fair minimum wage for all workers in the state. Governor Cuomo is right.

GOP Turns Back the Clock on Women

August 9th, 2015

By Bob Gaydos
What was billed as a presidential debate last week turned out to be an all-out misogynistic effort to cast women as second-class citizens, or less.

Hillary, Beware the Cloak of Inevitability

June 12th, 2015

By Bob Gaydos
One of the knocks on Clinton has always been that she seems to feel entitled, that she should get people’s votes just because she is Hillary. That she should be New York’s senator just because. That she should be the first woman president of the United States just because.

George Says He Wants to Do It

June 1st, 2015

By Bob Gaydos
George Pataki says he’s a Republican. If that’s so, it’s not any kind of Republican that Americans have been exposed to in the 21st century. The Grand Old Party in 2015, has lost its mind and sold its soul. The onetime Party of Lincoln today is not even the Party of Ford.

Brabenec Survey Is a Karlapalooza

April 17th, 2015

By Michael Kaufman
Apparently his idea of an “open dialogue” is a survey with questions that are meant to seem important but are actually meaningless, irrelevant, or loaded, e.g., written in such a way as to elicit a particular response.

West Bank Activist to Visit Middletown

March 22nd, 2015

By Michael Kaufman
Residents of the Mid-Hudson Valley will have a rare opportunity Thursday night to meet and speak with Iyad Burnat of the West Bank village of Bil’in, whose story is documented in the award-winning film “Five Broken Cameras.”

Neuhaus: ‘Why Start Saving Now?’

February 26th, 2015

By Michael Kaufman
Some may be tempted at this juncture to question the county executive’s math skills or even his intelligence, but Neuhaus knows exactly what he is doing.

My Dinner with Muhammad Ali

February 19th, 2015

By Michael Kaufman
The chances are none to none that Under Armour will use one of Ali’s most motivational quotes of that period: “No Viet Cong ever called me a (n-word)!”

Memorable Moments in Sports, for Me

February 9th, 2015

By Bob Gaydos
What moments in sports have you experienced that made you say “Wow!”, even just to yourself? Share them with us. What the heck, it’s February. Nothing else is going on.

How to Avoid Winning a Super Bowl

February 2nd, 2015

By Bob Gaydos
Don’t Give the ball to your best player and don’t let him win you a championship