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Bob Gaydos is a veteran of 40-plus years in daily newspapers. He began as police reporter with The (Binghamton, N.Y.) Sun-Bulletin, eventually covering government and politics as well as serving as city editor, features editor, sports editor and executive editor. He was also managing editor of the Evening Capital in Annapolis, Md. He retired from daily newspapering in 2007 after 29 years with the Times Herald-Record in Middletown, N.Y., where he was Sunday/features editor and, for 23 years, editorial page editor. He won numerous awards for his editorials from the New York Newspaper Publishers Association and The Associated Press and in 1992 was a finalist for The Pulitzer Prize for editorial writing. Gaydos continues to write on a freelance basis, including a column on addiction for the Record. He is also focused on guiding his two sons, Max and Zack, through college.


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Friday, December 12, 2014 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Two choke hold deaths, decades apart Two black men, two deaths by choke hold at the hands of white policemen, 27 years apart. Have we learned nothing?

Friday, September 26, 2014 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
For Little Leaguers, No.2 was No. 1 Mostly, when I look at Derek Jeter's career, I'm impressed with how quietly he went about his job, how almost routine he made the anything-but-routine appear.

Thursday, September 25, 2014 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
When police act like an occupying army Where have you been America? The militarization of police forces has been going on for years.

Sunday, June 15, 2014 (5 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Give me a 'D' for "dumb,'' Pat When did dumb become fashionable in America? This country is suffering from Sajak Syndrome, a combination of willful ignorance and abject laziness.

Friday, May 9, 2014 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The kidnappings the world ignored It took a major social-media campaign for the major media and other nations to respond to the kidnapping of 300 teenaged girls in Nigeria. A sorry commentary on the world in which we live.

Friday, May 2, 2014 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Meet Donald Sterling, NBA plantation owner The NBA knew about Donald Sterling for years, but his racist, misogynistic behavior became unacceptable only when the rest of the world found out.

Friday, April 11, 2014 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
A husband/father/ballplayer gets it The Mets' Daniel Murphy was criticized by New York radio sports commentators for taking three days paternity leave for the birth of his first child. This is stupid personified.

Sunday, March 30, 2014 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The pride of Copenhagen -- not its zoo The Copenhagen Zoo followed up its execution of a young, healthy giraffe by killing a family of lions -- father, mother and two young cubs. This is not euthanasia; this is human arrogance.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The cost of not eating healthy The misconception is that it's too expensive to eat healthy. But tweaking unhealthy diets is not enough.
Series: My Renovation (5 Articles, 7798 views), The food we eat, or don't (8 Articles, 11253 views)

Friday, March 7, 2014 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Society is still out of touch with the reality of addiction The death of Philip Seymour Hoffman due to a heroin overdose produced the same statements of disbelief and confusion that followed similar drug-related deaths of celebrities. It's called addiction, people, and it's a democratic disease, affecting anyone..

Saturday, March 1, 2014 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The new 'breakfast of champions' Forget Wheaties, this breakfast of Greek yogurt, bananas, grapes and more is incredible and delicious. Changing eating habits is merely mind over matter.
Series: My Renovation (5 Articles, 7798 views), The food we eat, or don't (8 Articles, 11253 views)

Friday, February 14, 2014 (14 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
R.I.P. Marius, the 'surplus' giraffe A healthy, young giraffe was killed at the Copenhagen Zoo because officials there, who had bred him, decided they had enough of his particular genes. He was 'surplus." The entire affair reeks of arrogance and disregard for life. It will ultimately be the downfall of humans.

Thursday, February 6, 2014 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Look at me, would you believe 'the picture of health'? After seven decades muddling around this planet, I've decided I'd like to stick around and enjoy it at least a couple more. So I've changed what I eat and how I take care of my body. I like what I see and I feel good.
Series: My Renovation (5 Articles, 7798 views)

Thursday, January 23, 2014      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
A license to kill ... himself Let's not confuse fiction with fact; any real man who drank the way James Bond does would be dead before 60. Movies have a way of feeding societal denial.

Saturday, December 7, 2013 (5 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
A Tofurkey Thanksgiving? Excellent, thank you. The price of salmon had a lot to do with the decision to go Tofurkey for Thanksgiving. Fortuitous free market happenstance.
Series: My Renovation (5 Articles, 7798 views), The food we eat, or don't (8 Articles, 11253 views)

Friday, November 22, 2013 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The measure of the man, II Fifty years later, I'm still trying to take the measure of JFK and realizing I can only truly take the measure of myself.

Friday, October 4, 2013 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
What's it all about, Faust? Today's language is lacking in words to adequately describe the kind of lout Faust was. Where are "rake" and "cad" when we need them? When words lose precision, they lose meaning. Bring back 'libertine."

Sunday, September 29, 2013 (15 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Can we just not call it food? What's a secretion from a beaver's scent-marking sac doing in my favorite dessert? Plus other food stuff I didn't want to know.
Series: The food we eat, or don't (8 Articles, 11253 views)

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The Fruits of Obama's Syria "Defeat" President Obama is too smart to have, as many claim, blundered his way through the Syria chemical weapons crisis. The results bear that out.

Sunday, September 8, 2013 (6 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Putin on gays: A Russian fable Boycotting the Olympics is not the only way to respond to Russia's harsh laws on homosexuality. Other approaches don't punish the athletes.

Sunday, September 1, 2013 (3 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Mr. President: No proof, no attack on Syria President Obama should ask for an open debate in Congress on Syria and present the evidence of Syria's use of chemical weapons.

Monday, August 26, 2013 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Why cheat when you don't have to? I have trouble understanding what Alex Rodriguez had to gain by cheating. He had the talent, the money, the fame, and the superstar name. Why do people who don't have to cheat, cheat?

Saturday, August 17, 2013 (7 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
We've Become a Nation of Us Versus Them I wept at the end of the movie, "Fruitvale Station," for Oscar Grant and for all of us. We must end the militarization of our police.

Saturday, July 27, 2013      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
There's no quick fix, Mr. Weiner Anthony Weiner's serial sexting suggests he might be better off trying a 12-step program than running for mayor of New York City.

Saturday, July 20, 2013      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Mariano Rivera Saves the Night (For Me) There's no back sports page where I get much of my news today, on the Internet. But on Tuesday night, July 16, I found myself, figuratively speaking, turning to the back page of Facebook. I needed relief from the front pages of this social media site, which screamed with anger, hatred, bigotry and ignorance over the not-guilty verdict on George Zimmerman. On the back page I found the oasis of inspiration called Mariano Rivera.

Monday, July 15, 2013      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Warning: This column may be bugged When the computer spies forget that they, too, are American citizens and also suffer from any erosion of individual privacy along with the rest of us, the slippery slope to total control of the citizenry has begun. Life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness lose their meaning.

Sunday, June 30, 2013 (21 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
The system's rigged; time to revolt Republicans and Democrats can't agree on anything -- and they like it that way. But now they agree that Edward Snowden's a traitor? Something's fishy.

Friday, June 14, 2013 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Biceps, triceps, deltoids, oh my! A report on a lifestyle makeover prompted by a visit to the doctor.
Series: My Renovation (5 Articles, 7798 views)

Friday, June 7, 2013      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
A power play in Turkey The violent clashes over a park in Istanbul are the result of Turkey's prime minister's addiction to power. This addiction takes many forms, as witness Monsanto's use of money to solidify its hold on the world's food supply. But those with power can only persist if the rest allow it. What Turkey and Monsanto have in common.

Sunday, May 26, 2013 (7 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
As omens go, the eagle soars We humans have a way of acting as if the planet is our personal plaything, to lord over and do as we will with all other living creatures. It will eventually destroy us if we don't change our attitude.

Thursday, May 16, 2013      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Seizing AP phone files a major abuse of power The Obamam administration seems to be obsessed with leaks and "national security."

Thursday, May 2, 2013 (4 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
One man comes out, a nation is mired in intolerance Jason Collins' coming out is not quite the watershed moment many claim it to be.

Friday, April 19, 2013 (9 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Where have all the honey bees gone? Millions of bees have disappeared, imperiling our food supply. The culprit is known, but the EPA has done nothing.
Series: The food we eat, or don't (8 Articles, 11253 views)

Saturday, April 6, 2013 (2 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
A little mystery with our meat Can an ocean protect Americans from the horse meat scandal if "the mob" is involved? Rhetorical question.
Series: The food we eat, or don't (8 Articles, 11253 views)

Thursday, March 28, 2013 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
If it's 'safe,' put it on the label Consumers deserve to know everything that's in their food and whether it has been genetically modified.
Series: The food we eat, or don't (8 Articles, 11253 views)

Thursday, March 14, 2013 (11 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
We don't eat horses, do we? The horse meat scandal in Europe could well travel to the United States, where Americans don't eat slaughter horses. Or do they?
Series: The food we eat, or don't (8 Articles, 11253 views)

Saturday, June 30, 2012 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
John Roberts, unlikely hero of the left wing You can be deeply conservative and believe the affordable care act is completely consistent with the United States Constitution." -- Chief Justice John Roberts' Harvard Law School professor Laurence Tribe, two days before the Supreme Court upheld Obamacare. Tribe taught Obama, too. Good job, Larry.

Friday, May 25, 2012 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
$2 billion here, $2 billion there ... pretty soon we're talking real money The Facebook IPO laid an egg. So did the JP Morgan synthetic derivative. I can live with what happened to Facebook, but the JP Morgan people should be drawn and quartered..

Thursday, May 3, 2012 (7 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
He got Osama didn't he? Case closed Barack Obama killed Osama bin Laden and saved General Motors. That is incontrovertible. And important. (Unless you're a Republican.)

Monday, April 2, 2012      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
If this offends anyone, I apologize One of the most insulting developments of our Spin Age Society is the ascension of the non-apology apology. You hear it all the time now, from politicians, performers, athletes, commentators. The basic outline goes like this: "If I hurt or offended anyone with my remarks about (fill in the blank), I apologize. That was not my intent." It's bull.

Monday, March 5, 2012 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Mitt wins, Olympia quits! There's no place in today's Republican Party for the likes of Olympia Snowe. Too smart, too sensible. It's time for a new party of displaced GOP moderates.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Whitney, Josh and their disease It's as if Whitney Houston, the superstar, in death, was now finally beyond rebuke and officially a victim of addiction. For Josh Hamilton, a baseball star who managed to live, it was another story.

Saturday, February 4, 2012 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
Here's looking at you, Newt By Bob Gaydos Floridians proved to be smarter than South Carolinians, but Republicans still have a mess on their hands.

Thursday, December 29, 2011 (1 comments)      Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon
A Republican's Lament: "It's a Disgrace" How did this happen? How did this field of misfits become the Republican party's best and brightest? A longtime Republican can't answer that and is utterly embarrassed by it.