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.

AA’s Big Book had Profound Influence

June 10th, 2021

By Bob Gaydos
The Big Book received recognition for its influence in 2012, when the Library of Congress included it on a list of “Books That Shaped America.”

Wake Up! Time to Put ‘Woke’ to Bed

June 8th, 2021

By Bob Gaydos
If people who really believe in racial and social justice hope to gain support from conservative ranks, they would do better to simply state clearly what they are fighting for, without using any clever phrases (cancel culture is another). Say what you mean, don’t meme what you say.

A Birthday Tribute to the Life of JFK

May 29th, 2021

By Bob Gaydos
Hope and pride are two elements in short supply in today’s political debate. They’ve been replaced by deceit and anger, which only begets more deceit and anger. A path to ruin. So today, on what would be JFK’s 104th birthday, I choose hope.

No One’s Hitting in Baseball but Shohei

May 20th, 2021

By Bob Gaydos
Shohei Ohtani is the most incredible player in baseball today. If he keeps it up, maybe of all time. That’s saying a lot, but the Los Angeles Angels star is doing a lot.

America Finally Has a President Again

May 5th, 2021

By Bob Gaydos
Joe Biden wants to heal America and he asked the “loyal“ opposition to help. They sat on their hands. They have nothing, but we, at last, have a president again.