Guest Commentary


Guinness beer caught in Brexit politics

When the Economist Magazine reported the price of a Guinness pint could increase because of Brexit, it grabbed readers’ attention.

Cultural chamber alive and well here

As a community member, local businessowner, and Sunnyside Cultural Chamber of Commerce volunteer, I would like to take this opportunity to correct the impression given by Mayor Jim Restucci in a recent article in The Daily Sun suggesting there currently is no chamber in Sunnyside.

Trump’s speech was his best yet

Donald Trump’s address in Warsaw on July 6 was his best as president.

Court strikes blow for religious liberty

Normally, the most notable part of a Supreme Court decision is not the dissent.

Why did Democrats oppose Kate’s Law?

Only in Washington, D.C. will you find politicians so wrapped up in themselves, their party, crazed ideology, or something — that they will not come together to pass legislation for the sake and safety of the American people.

Natural gas offers energy independence

In the last half century, Americans yearned for energy independence.

Kids need a taste of 1970s summer

Ah, summer is upon us.

A history lesson on July 4

I still remember the day in 1965 when I joined the U.S. Air Force. I raised my right hand and swore to defend the Constitution — not a president, not a king, but a piece of paper.

Canada’s gone ‘Covfefe’ on terrorism

Now that the U.S. Supreme Court rightly agreed to review lower court rulings on President Trump’s travel ban and partially stayed injunctions imposed by leftist judges, Trump should decide what to do about dual citizens from Canada after the June 21 terrorist attack in Flint, Mich., committed by a Canadian man who is also a citizen of Tunisia -- a place well known for supplying the largest number of fighters to the Islamic State.

Good news from the boatyards

We can all use a dose of good news these days and there is some flowing from our state’s boatyards.

Dreading the start of school runs in the family

My son, Teddy, his wife, Sabrina, and their three children live with us. Toby, 4, and Scarlett, 2, go to day care a lot, but they know it as school.

Politically correct summer camp

Dear Mom and Dad, It’s been less than a week since you dropped me off at summer camp. You better come get me ‘cause I’m in big trouble.

Where’s the civility in politics?

Two days before last year’s presidential election, Frank Luntz walked away from a CBS “60 Minutes” focus group, leaving people uncontrollably screaming at one another. He couldn’t stop it. Nobody could.

Feeling grateful for an old-school father

My father made me wear hand-me-downs - even though I was our family’s only boy, with five sisters.

It’s time to refocus climate debate

Debating whether it was wrong for President Trump to pull the U.S. out of the Paris climate accord negotiations is never ending.