Opinion

Welcome to Trumpworld

Thomas Paine’s words, “These are the times that try men’s souls,” are very fitting for what we are now experiencing with this President-elect. Since I started voting in the 1960s I cannot remember a presidential election that has traumatized me and over half the country more than this one.

Protecting free speech

The New York Civil Liberties Union (NYCLU) and the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) filed a lawsuit against New York State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman and the Joint Commission on Public Ethics (JCOPE) over provisions in the 2016 Ethics Reform Law that was passed in the last hours of the legislative session that ended in June.

Assault on American Democracy

There is a scene in the 1968 horror film “Rosemary’s Baby” where Rosemary Woodhouse cries out, “This is no dream, this is really happening!” It’s the gut-wrenching moment that she regains consciousness from a drug-induced stupor and realizes she is—at that moment—being raped by Satan.

Perspective on ‘privilege’

The November 24 letter from writer Denise Connolly about her concern, in part, of having people telling her of her WSP (white skin privilege), needs some clarification. I feel her on the issues she and her spouse have had to live with, which are common ground shared by people of all hues.

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