Everybody had a blind spot, including Doug Kaplan who thought he had achieved his version of the American Dream until his idyllic life was brought to a screeching halt by…

Everybody had a blind spot, including Doug Kaplan who thought he had achieved his version of the American Dream until his idyllic life was brought to a screeching halt by…

All the Presidents….Man!

The best, the worst, and a few inbetween.

My usual sense of excellent timing has led me to write about something that happened two days ago, the Federal holiday known as President’s Day. If you weren’t excited leading up to the day, or over the thrill of…

Elise Stefanik is literally everything that is wrong with everything

*Editor’s note: If you want to continue following the thoughts and philosophy that has made “The Hoffman Files” one of the most beloved blog pages in the Capital Region according to people who don’t really get out much, you can…

It’s hard induct Bonds, Clemens, and Schilling, when you see what the gold standard was.

I’m sometimes asked why when it comes to the “Big Man” upstairs why I’m not much of a believer. I often say that I want to believe, because who wouldn’t? It’s hard though to be…

We could also use an “erase” button.

After he lost his election to Ronald Reagan in a landslide back in November of 1980, President Jimmy Carter remarked that in some ways it would have been less painful had he lost back in 1976 to Gerald Ford since all it would…

Do we get dumber as we get older, or were we always kind of dimwitted?

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When I was growing up and attending the Plainedge Public School system, there were a couple of different sets of identical twins in my grade. There was one in particular though that stands out…

21 who own the disaster that was January 6th.

The United States’ Capitol Building was stormed and assaulted on the day that the Congress under the eye of the Vice President of the United States, Mike Pence were to ceremoniously certify the presidential election of 2020. Despite no legally provided…

2020 took the famous, the not-so-famous, and plenty other things that we cherish.

“Stupid Covid!” That’s become my wife’s mantra over the past 10 months. Occasionally I will chime in with “Covid ruins everything.” The words may vary, but the sentiments are the same. Anytime you come up with an…

Who among us is brave enough to tell us, “Enough.”

I don’t know exactly when, but approximately 25 years ago a movement began in this country that predates social media as well as President Donald Trump. (Regular Donald Trump was alive and well, and was generally regarded as a fool…

Rob Hoffman

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