Adirondack Daily Enterprisehttp://www.adirondackdailyenterprise.com/page/category.detail/nav/5271/View from the Porch, by Paul Willcotten-usThu, 30 Jun 2016 08:12:11 EDTThu, 30 Jun 2016 08:12:11 EDThttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssPaying my debthttp://www.adirondackdailyenterprise.com/page/content.detail/id/563534.htmlThirty-nine years ago I incurred a debt to some Muslims. I was an English professor at the University of Baghdad at the start of the Six-Day War between an alliance of Arab countries and Israel.Tue, 28 Jun 2016 00:00:00 EDTAre you retired?http://www.adirondackdailyenterprise.com/page/content.detail/id/563180.htmlOn its face, that's an innocuous question that should elicit a straightforward "yes" or "no" answer. But it brings out the curmudgeon in me. I usually dismiss out-of-hand evaluations or questionnaires, since they tend to limit answers in that way.Tue, 14 Jun 2016 00:00:00 EDTA commencement address you'll never hearhttp://www.adirondackdailyenterprise.com/page/content.detail/id/562843.htmlI just can't figure it out. I've never been asked to give a commencement address. I'm an award-winning columnist.Tue, 31 May 2016 00:00:00 EDTFear as a political virtuehttp://www.adirondackdailyenterprise.com/page/content.detail/id/562476.htmlWhen it was not yet certain that Donald Trump would be the Republican nominee for President, I heard a commentator say that the Clinton campaign was already working on tactics to defeat him. Then he pointed out the obvious. "They run scared.Tue, 17 May 2016 00:00:00 EDTDickens for presidenthttp://www.adirondackdailyenterprise.com/page/content.detail/id/562107.htmlDuring World War II, posters reminded us to be careful not to reveal information that would help the enemy. They warned that "LOOSE LIPS MIGHT SINK SHIPS." At some point, the qualification was dropped, giving us "LOOSE LIPS SINK SHIPS.Tue, 3 May 2016 00:00:00 EDT