Author: Josh Merlo

Defending Sanders: A response

JOSH MERLO LIBERAL COLUMNIST During a perusal of last week’s political issue of The Troubadour, a particular charge hurled at a particular Democratic candidate stood out. After assuring the reader that all possible nominees for the Republicans are “respectable in…

Blood and Iron

JOSH MERLO LIBERAL COLUMNIST More than 100 killed. Nearly 200 more injured. The Islamic State wanted to make a statement on November 13, 2015. Perhaps the members wanted to show that, despite the remarks of U.S. President Obama, they are…

Liberal column: Remembering JFK

BY JOSH MERLOLIBERAL COLUMNIST   Fifty years ago on Nov. 22, President John Fitzgerald Kennedy was assassinated. Charismatic and charming, a PT boat commander, a Democratic Catholic and the leader of the free world during some of the most trying…