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The guy never runs out of questions

Friday, July 27, 2012
Let me ask you something …

McLoughlin Take 2: Opening Day just ain’t what it was

Friday, July 20, 2012
Please, stick me with a blunt, dull needle in a very sensitive area if you see me anywhere near the flat track on this, Opening Day 2012 at Saratoga.

How CNN, Fox News blew the big story

Friday, July 6, 2012
CNN and Fox News, in little-boy fervor to be first, both blew the Supreme Court ruling on “Obamacare,” and then the next day, there was that very uncomfortable sob sister session on “Today,” as Ann Curry wept over losing her seat on the couch, for which loss she was recompensed a mere $10 million.

About those secret teacher evaluations

Friday, June 29, 2012
Despite the serious impairment of not being a real person, “Mrs. Russo” congratulated Gov. Andrew Cuomo a few days ago for signing the law to keep mostly secret the identities of New York’s bad teachers.

McLoughlin Take 2: Reality TV’s popularity is just unreal

Friday, June 22, 2012
We now have incontrovertible proof that civilization as we know it is pretty much doomed: Exhibit A, the proliferation of reality TV and the millions who watch it.

McLoughlin Take 2: Still more questions for readers

Friday, June 15, 2012
Let me ask you something …

McLoughlin Take 2: Big Gulps are an easy target to pick on

Friday, June 8, 2012
Think about it: a big stretch in the big house for buying a Big Gulp!

McLoughlin Take 2: Massage parlor arrest way beyond routine

Friday, June 1, 2012
Silly me! Here I am thinking it was a legit story: A masseuse gets arrested for allegedly rubbing a customer the wrong way at an Albany massage parlor owned by the wife of the investigations editor of the Times Union, the largest newspaper in the region.

McLoughlin: Troy has long history of odd city halls

Friday, May 25, 2012
How can you sit there and say that you do not love the people who run the city of Troy ?


McLoughlin Take 2: When was the Swiss Miss gonna tell us?

Friday, May 18, 2012
Let me ask you something …

McLoughlin Take 2: Presidential visits once were big deals

Friday, May 11, 2012
Another of those nearly annual visits is now in the books, proof yet again that several million dollars, a couple of hundred police officers, three bomb-sniffing dogs, and a week’s worth of advance work here in the Capital District by 200 or so White House staffers can make a 145-minute appearance go smoothly.

McLoughlin Take 2: NYRA never got its role as ward of state

Friday, May 4, 2012
Charlie, Charlie, Charlie, please do us a favor, will ya? Spare us all the cheap Saratoga T-shirts and the one-size-fits-all caps and the rest of the tchotchkes and just give us an honest break at the betting windows.

McLoughlin Take 2: Some resent ‘privileges’ of disabled

Friday, April 27, 2012
It is one of those wonderful benefits I have discovered as a disabled person: For the first time in more than six decades, women, some fairly attractive, now open and hold doors for me.

McLoughlin Take 2: So many questions, so few answers

Friday, April 20, 2012
Let me ask you something …

McLoughlin Take 2: Editing ‘error’ by NBC News not plausible

Friday, April 13, 2012
NBC News says it was an “error,” not a case of malicious editing to distort the story. Believe that and I have a gaily feathered peacock I would like to sell you.

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