Slapping Putin – Obama to sign stiff but flexible new sanctions

WASHINGTON—President Obama is due to sign legislation that will tighten the straightjacket currently choking the Russian economy. As of this writing the Russian Ruble is drifting down to over 75 Rubles per dollar which is a stupendous drop in its value equaling a slip from 30 Rubles per dollar only months ago. NATO allies and … Continue reading Slapping Putin – Obama to sign stiff but flexible new sanctions

Bob Newhart Names Mad Kane Winner of 2008 Robert Benchley Society Humor Award

Back in June I was thrilled to announce that I was a 2008 Robert Benchley Society Award for Humor Competition finalist. (The humor column that got me onto the finalists list is Guide For The Opera Impaired.)Well, I’m now beyond thrilled because Bob Newhart, the finalists judge, picked me as the FIRST PRIZE winner. Mr. … Continue reading Bob Newhart Names Mad Kane Winner of 2008 Robert Benchley Society Humor Award

Paul Newell Slams One of New York’s Most Powerful Democrats, Sheldon Silver, on Fare Hike Hypocrisy

[Editor's Note: Here's a state-level race that is turning up on the national radar. Democrat Paul Newell's primary challenge to entrenched New York State Senate Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver is making headlines. Newell has been a high-profile community organizer in New York City – a trait he has in common with a certain high-profile candidate … Continue reading Paul Newell Slams One of New York’s Most Powerful Democrats, Sheldon Silver, on Fare Hike Hypocrisy