OPINION
Courier Blog Dick Brennan 2/17/2010 at 12:00AM

Kick-off; There’s Something About Sarah

Think terror trials through
Courier Blog Dick Brennan 2/03/2010 at 12:00AM

I visited Orange County last week, now that upstate New York seems to be the new contender for terror trials. The mayor of Newburgh thinks bringing the trials to town would be a great idea. He says it would put the place on the map, and pour money into a dismal economy. I’m not sure [...]

‘Throw the bums out’
Courier Blog Dick Brennan 1/27/2010 at 12:00AM

Call it “Independents’’ Day.” They are the voters calling the shots right now. And while they may seem to be channeling Howard Beale (“I’m mad as hell and I’m not gonna take it anymore”), this is no tea party rebellion. Some one-in-three voters say they are Independent. Who knew that a former pin-up model with [...]

We need to be tougher on terror
Courier Blog Dick Brennan 1/13/2010 at 12:00AM

When it comes to terrorism, many Democrats were proud that President Barack Obama threw out the George Bush/Dick Cheney playbook. Why do I have the feeling that right now someone is rummaging through the White House trash looking for it? Obama was emphatic and looking oh-so-intense in his second speech in as many days last [...]

The ‘War on Christmas’
Courier Blog Dick Brennan 12/16/2009 at 12:00AM

I’m never a big fan of anything that begins with, “The war on….” fill in the blank. Even Mother Teresa, when asked if she would go to an anti-war demonstration, answered, “No, but I"ll go if you have a march for peace.” It’s with this caveat that I wade into the “War on Christmas.”
 The [...]

Albany corruption rampant
Courier Blog Dick Brennan 12/09/2009 at 12:00AM

Hiram Monserrate, Joe Bruno, Anthony Seminerio, Brian McLaughlin, Clarence Norman, Diane Gordon, Efrain Gonzalez, Alan Hevesi

So Bloomy won . . . now what?
Courier Blog Dick Brennan 11/04/2009 at 12:00AM

What is Congressmember Anthony Weiner thinking right now? It’s said he skipped the mayoral race to avoid a shock and awe campaign against him by Mayor Michael Bloomberg. But at the end of the day it’s the man who many considered the weaker candidate, Bill Thompson, who came within five points of pulling off one [...]

Money can’t buy you a mic
Courier Blog Dick Brennan 10/28/2009 at 12:00AM

Mike Bloomberg has now spent more of his own money on political job seeking than any other person in American history. He says he is running on his record, but we presume it is not THAT one! We should be happy he never ran for President. A lot of that money would have been spent [...]