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By HERB WEISS Almost two months ago when GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump trounced his Democratic challenger Hillary Clinton and his party took control of both chambers of Congress. Trump's surprising victory stunned both voters and political more
We here in the Ocean State are used to dealing with the inefficiencies of government. We know that we do not receive adequate goods and services for our taxpayer dollars. We also are aware that despite having a bloated government in regard to the more
It's better to give than to receive. I remember hearing that saying as a child and wondering what people were thinking. Had they not had the joy of birthday and Christmas presents? Had their parents not insisted, as my parents did, that my sister and I more
Fall comes in bright colors, blowing leaves and morning frost. There was none of that this weekend where “dreary” was the word to describe the weather, yet there was an invigorating change in … more
It pays not to know how much gas is in your tank. Really, there's a lot to be said for uncertainty. I've been living with it ever since the gas gauge on my 1962 356 Porsche, which I've owned since 1965, broke some 25 years ago. Of course, the Germans more
Have you had the feeling you're about to get stopped by a cop? It happened to me Friday on Route 88 in upstate New York. The four-lane highway cuts across rolling hills of farm and woodlands. It's a wide highway with a divider of fields dotted with more
Editor's note: Today's commentary, originally published by Columnist Herb Weiss in the 2006 issue of Senior Digest and later republished in his book, Taking Charge: Collected Stories on Aging Boldly, is dedicated to Leo Lebrun, Carl Otto and Eugene (all more
I've always had a fascination with fish. It's not that I like eating them, because I don't. Rather, my interest is in the variety of species, habitats, and their role in the ecosystem. Some of them do amazing things, as I learned when I had an aquarium more
The Teletype was king when I started reporting for the Hartford Times, the afternoon daily paper that like so many afternoon papers faded into the sunset. Even in the late 1960s the paper was … more
Well the first presidential debate of the 2016 campaign season has come and gone, and most voters have been rendered nonplussed by the experience. The hope of supporters and undecided voters was that a positive picture of the candidates' policies, more
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