Letters to the Saddlebag Notes

After reviewing a long-standing policy prohibiting Letters to the Editor, the Saddlebag Notes staff has decided to create a space for resident commentary both in print and on the website. Due … Read more

Most of us don’t like speed bumps, but many of us like to go too fast. There is a way to eliminate the need for more speed humps which disrupt a smooth drive, potentially damage vehicles, and … Read more

SaddleBrooke has a brand-new public forum for opinions, discussions, and observations. For the first time SaddleBrooke residents can submit Letters to the Editor potentially for publication mo… Read more

Letters to the Arizona Daily Star

So, according to former senior Foreign Service and State Department officers, the main beneficiaries of Trump's impromptu, erratic and ignorant foreign policy regarding Turkey and the Kurds ar… Read more

Did Turkey’s strongman President just take a page out of America’s strongman President’s playbook? Maybe Erdogan threatened to nationalize Trump’s properties in Turkey unless Trump pulled U.S.… Read more

Late in the afternoon of August 7, 1974, AZ Republican Senator Barry Goldwater, and AZ Republican House Minority Leader John Rhodes, along with Republican Senate Minority Leader Hugh Scott of … Read more

After being subpoenaed, Rudy Giuliani made the smug comment: "Those guys should remember that I'm a lawyer." More correctly, he's a consigliere for the White House mob. And Giuliani should rem… Read more

We all know the words by heart. The problem we have had throughout our history is that too few of us actually take the time to reflect upon how our actions and thoughts reflect the meaning of … Read more

Shortly after Donald Trump was elected, with much help from Vladimir Putin and his Russian trolls and hacks, I commented that our national nightmare had begun. That national nightmare has now … Read more