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Richard Esposito

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 ,

Publisher’s Ink: The real question is “What went ‘right?'”

The peaceful transition of power has begun. President Barack Obama and President-elect Donald Trump met in the Oval Office with both sharing complimentary remarks afterward. Mr. Obama retains the key to the executive washroom until Inauguration Day and Mr. Trump just saved taxpayers $1.6 million by deciding not to take a salary during his term in […]

November 23, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,

Publisher’s Ink: The return of the outhouse — the ultimate restroom solution

Guseppi DePasqule, my great-grandfather, sold fish from the back of a horse-drawn wagon in upstate New York. Life along the Erie Canal in the 1900s was a bit harsher than we’re accustomed to today. Of course, I wasn’t around to experience it but as a youngster I do recall seeing a dilapidated outhouse behind his […]

October 05, 2016 | Posted in Commentary | Tagged ,
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