Political Essays & Commentaries


Upstate New York High Speed Rail
A railfan's perspective on the proposal to install high-speed rail across New York State. ( 697 words)
High Taxes in Upstate New York: a reality check
Tom Golisano's organization told upstate that their taxes are unfair based on a comparison to the Northamptons. But is that a fair comparison? ( 719 words)
Twenty Twenty-Four
My concept of updating George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four for our modern world. ( 2966 words)
Trump: Either Incompetent, or a Traitor
Based on Mr. Trump's leaking of secrets to the Russians, he is either incompetent, a traitor, or reckless. Whatever the case, he must go. ( 539 words)
Political Essays
Political essays & commentary by Perette Barella. ( 19 words)
The Importance of Compromise
Political and media polarization are breaking us into factions, preventing compromise and negotiation. But compromise is a cornerstone of the United States--can the government function without it? ( 1203 words)