The Syria Conspiracy: One I Can Believe

April 8th, 2017

By Bob Gaydos
Trump, Putin and Assad set the whole thing up. The chemical attack, the missile attack, the denials, the warnings from Trump, the threats from Putin. All according to script. Yes, it’s a morbidly depressing theory and so, in some respects, I hope I’m wrong. But I wouldn’t be surprised if I’m right.

Pick a Book, Any Book; Now Be It

April 2nd, 2017

By Bob Gaydos
I feel a sense of frustration and fatigue on Facebook, which has become highly politically charged. And so, I’m writing about books. Pay attention. I want to know what you’re reading. Also, if you could be a book, what book would it be? C’mon, folks, interface. Remember social media? I will keep posting until I get answers.

GOP: A Party Without a Head or a Heart

March 26th, 2017

By Bob Gaydos
Today’s Republican Party is a gaggle of angry constituencies — a party of convenience for various factions who know nothing about governing.

Breslin and Berry, Two Originals: RIP

March 22nd, 2017

By Bob Gaydos
Jimmy Breslin could write like hell. Chuck Berry could play the hell out of the guitar. A president straight out of hell. And Shaq thinks the earth is flat. Oh well. … That’s how it went.

The dumb, venal, rotten GOP game plan

March 18th, 2017

By Bob Gaydos
Since all three GOP game plans are working together for separate goals, they share a mutual interest in fomenting chaos. The media have to decide daily what to focus on: The Russians? The wiretaps? The Wall? The travel ban? The budget? The conflicts of interest? The Trump/Ryan health care plan?

Trump Couldn’t Lose for WInning

March 15th, 2017

By Bob Gaydos
Less than two months since his inauguration, it’s obvious: Donald Trump likes being president, but he is less than fond of doing president. The title is great. But the work? Who knew?

Playing Solitaire in the White House

March 10th, 2017

By Bob Gaydos
The NIC was wandering around the White House in his bathrobe when the phone rang. A voice on the other end that sounded remarkably like Steve Bannon channeling the NIC’s deceased mother suggested that to occupy his time he should play his favorite game — Solitaire. Having stacked the deck with red queens, the trigger card, the voice called back a minute later and said, “Blame Obama.”

Going Ape in the Oval Office

March 5th, 2017

By Bob Gaydos
I apologize humbly to chimpanzees for even considering, as I did recently, comparing them to the current occupant of the Oval Office. Chimps can display focus and discipline. They can show empathy and exhibit self-restraint. … I’m sorry.

Once There Was a Place …

March 5th, 2017

By Jeremiah Horrigan
I’m going to a wake tomorrow. Not a wake for a person. A wake for what most people would call an office. Those of us who worked there called it “the bureau.” It was a place where news was discovered, reported and written about. … A news obit from 2016

If the Grandy Man Shirt Fits, Wear It

March 1st, 2017

By Bob Gaydos
I say, in my ever more persistent effort to be aware of synchronicity in my life, that I was given my Curtis Granderson shirt to wear today because it would inevitably lead me to a place of positive thoughts, a place of hope and a bit of serenity. That’s what.