Category: From The Backshop

To readers: Door is open

There has been a lot of slap-back in recent days regarding this column and the one penned weekly by associate editor Terry Anker. Speaking only for this column, we write in this little corner...

Opinion: Bring on voter IDs

We would urge President Donald Trump to forego the deep and broad investigation into voter fraud, whose results won’t change a darned thing – except perhaps allow him bragging rights on the popular vote...

Opinion: Trump misses an opportunity

At the recent Golden Globes Awards, cinematic icon Meryl Streep unleashed a torrent of invective goop on President-elect Donald Trump. She had just won the Cecil B. DeMille Award for lifetime achievement and took...

Opinion: A lesson in ‘weird’

On the whole, we have it pretty darned good in our community. Compare our environs to, say, Portland, Ore., which one of us visited for a family wedding during New Year’s weekend, and there...

Opinion: Have hope as ’17 dawns

Here we are – some would say thankfully – nearing the end of 2016. For our community, it mostly was a fine year, especially in terms of progressive growth and development as well as...

Opinion: Give your kid a shot to do it

Long ago, the now-late comedian/genius George Carlin gave an impassioned talk about the (we’ll clean this up to G-Rated) “the wussification of America.” He saw it coming. It has arrived. And it stinks. What...

Opinion: Random thoughts and key question

We sincerely hope your Thanksgiving was fulfilling in many ways. Here is an array of random thoughts cobbled before shipping our papers off to press early: Oxford Dictionaries declared its “Word of the Year”...