Category: From The Backshop

Opinion: Aftermath: It gets worse

With Donald Trump’s Electoral College victory over Hillary Clinton for president, a number of things have been shaken to the fore, and many of them belong filed under You Can’t Make This Stuff Up:...

Opinion: Now the real work begins

The silent majority has prevailed, and presumably will be silent no more. Where we all but predicted a presidential race victory for Democrat candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton more than once in this space, we...

Opinion: It’s the best we could do?

Nearly two years ago, we predicted here that Hillary Clinton would win the race for the White House. Polling this week leaves us in doubt about that. Her opponent, Donald Trump, has gained mightily...

Opinion: If we were on the team

Everywhere we go we find ourselves engaged in discourse about the upcoming elections, national and local. It’s difficult to resist commenting and offering our two-cents worth (that’s about all it’s worth, frankly). We’ve been...

Opinion: Seeds for GOP sown long ago

Well, we’re back. We couldn’t resist commenting on the upcoming election. Without repeating much that already has been said, we did want to delve further into the Republican Party’s magnanimous comments while many members...

Opinion: Good luck, Tania

When Tania Castroverde Moskalenko was whispered to be the new chief executive officer of the Center for the Performing Arts almost five years ago, we were excited about the future of the campus. Her...

Opinion: Dems didn’t disappoint us

This Democratic National Convention was one for the ages. We don’t recall seeing anything quite like it. Consider: E-mail scandal (Part Deux), party chairwoman removed but taken in by “the campaign,” protests, marches, shout-downs,...