Author Archives: Bill O'Reilly

What it Was

I forget who said it, Will Rogers or someone, that the definition of middle age is when every new person you meet reminds you of someone you’ve already met. I can appreciate that. But what I’m encountering more so these … Continue reading

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Make the Ask, Mr. President

Years ago, I recommended to an elected official I was advising during the jittery heights of New York City’s crime wave that he ask his constituents to take part in a citizen anti-crime initiative being run out of local police … Continue reading

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Follow the Leader

I’ve read several private and public political polls lately that, at first glance, suggest a personality disorder among New York’s electorate. The unsurprising core condition: Voters want everything — tax cuts, service increases, less debt, and more (small “s”) social … Continue reading

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Bam! You’re ‘Old’.

My older brother turned 50 yesterday, which came as quite a surprise.  He began life just two and a half years before I did, so, somewhere along the way he has acquired some peculiar aging malady. We’re not going to … Continue reading

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We Owe, We Owe, So Off to Work We Go…

Republican New York State comptroller candidate Harry Wilson, on whose campaign I worked, talked tirelessly about the chronic underfunding of state pension funds in New York and across America during his campaign. His warnings – and the warnings of others … Continue reading

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If Dr. King Met Steve McQueen…

If Martin Luther King, Jr. were alive today… How many times will we read that clause today to support one viewpoint or another? There seems to be a growing acceptance of putting words in the mouths of famous dead people … Continue reading

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Hark the Brave Politician

During the American Civil War, the flag bearer was an instant target for the opposing army’s sharpshooters. Yet, in battle after battle, a felled flag bearer was instantly replaced by another willing soldier, Union and Confederate, who, in hoisting the … Continue reading

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