Lining Up for The Smell of Death in D.C.

July 22nd, 2017

By Bob Gaydos
The folks at the Botanical Garden said this was the first corpse flower to bloom in Washington, D.C., since 2007. For eight years — from 2008 to 2016 — there was no call to line up for the smell of death in the nation’s capital. This year — bloom!


July 19th, 2017

By Jeffrey Page
It’s hot, and the governor of New Jersey went for a very private swim.

Hellooooooooooooooooooo, Out There!

July 12th, 2017

By Bob Gaydos
METI (Messaging to Extraterrestrial Intelligence) is not to be confused with SETI (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence), which deals with searching for messages from aliens. To/from. Therein lies the difference as well as a major scientific/philosophical dispute. I say send.

The Republican Party: Mean to the Bone

July 1st, 2017

By Bob Gaydos
I’ve been trying to figure out when “mean” became the Republican go-to word in policy. Maybe it was Ronald Reagan’s phony trickle-down spiel. The middle class and poor are still waiting for the first nourishing drops.

‘Daddy Is an Idiot, but We Love Him’

June 25th, 2017

By Bob Gaydos
Trump’s diehard supporters are stuck with each other and with him — one, big, dysfunctional family, lies and betrayals notwithstanding. Indeed, to question Daddy is disloyal, to leave, a betrayal. And where would you go anyway? It is, after all, a scary world out there. Daddy said so. Many times.

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.