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Richard Esposito

Publisher’s Ink: Is Mount Rushmore next?

Teddy Roosevelt’s foreign policy was referred to as “Speak softly and carry a big stick.” Those demanding the removal of statues because they find them offensive are demonstrating the “Speak loudly and carry a big stick” domestic policy. Gazing up at Mount Rushmore gives one a sense of national pride. It’s serene, yet powerful and […]

I survived the solar eclipse … and the media hype

Hard to believe, but it’s true. I survived the solar eclipse. With all the usual media hype promoting the natural disaster in the making, I was ready to order my bunker and stock up on food, water and fuel for the generator. It never fails. The national media begins the countdown to disaster, the potential […]

September 06, 2017 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Publisher’s Ink: Lowering the voter age would bring more uninformed voters to the polls

California Democrat Assemblyman Evan Low representing Cupertino has authored a constitutional amendment allowing 17-year-olds to vote. Of course the amendment would have to be approved by a statewide vote. California already allows 16-year-olds to pre-register and 17-year-olds to vote in primaries if they are 18 by Election Day. “It’s really about civics and the habits […]

May 03, 2017 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Publisher’s Ink: A ‘Day Without a Woman’ is easy — try six

Just imagine a day without women. March 8 was International Women’s Day. Women were encouraged to take the day off, avoid shopping and wear red to show their solidarity. When was this special day added to the calendar? Unbeknownst to me it’s been around since the early 1900s but has attracted very little attention — until this […]

March 22, 2017 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Publisher’s Ink: Can we stop shedding tears over immigration policy now?

“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.” This line appears in the sonnet “The New Colossus” on a plaque located inside the pedestal of the Statue of Liberty. Poet Emma Lazarus was asked to write the sonnet in an effort to help raise funds to construct the statue’s pedestal. […]

February 22, 2017 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Publisher’s Ink: Trump’s first 100 days — hold on tight!

If President Donald Trump’s next 95 days in office are anything like his first five then get ready for quite a ride. There appears to be no lack of energy by this newly elected president who seems to require no sleep. His first three executive actions have already been signed amid a flurry of excitement and […]

February 01, 2017 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Publisher’s Ink: Castro is dead; Clinton is the un-dead

“I’ve never killed a man, but I’ve read many obituaries with pleasure.” Clarence Darrow After decades of torture, executions and playing warden to the largest island prison in the world, Fidel Castro joins other despicable tyrants in the den of the devil. News of Castro’s death brought elation to millions, except those on the left […]

December 07, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,
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