Mike Vogel Mike Vogel is an amNY Opinion columnist. He grew up in Brooklyn and is a lifetime New Yorker. He is a songwriter/club performer, and enjoys sports, swimming, Scrabble and other things that begin with the letter "s." | twitter A topsy-turvy Washington order "The world turned upside down…" From the great musical "Hamilton," that line captures not only America in 1776, but in ... Tune in for 'The Impeachment Show!' News outlets can't wait for the good guys, bad guys and drama of a democracy on the edge. Can we take back de Blasio's key to NYC? Are you confident that the mayor is in control and cares more about the needs of New Yorkers than his own? Opinion: The political way to protect animals An elephant never forgets, and neither should we. Vogel: The political way to protect animals An elephant never forgets, and neither should we. Why 'Mookie' grasps 'Moscow Mitch' moniker The nickname pinned on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell bothers him. But why? Smart kids, clueless NYC education leaders The war on NYC schools' gifted and talented programs continues Opinion: What are we celebrating on Labor Day? Workers are in danger of losing many employment protections. Is Labor Day really anything to celebrate? Of course, and here's why. A Trump vs. Obama street (name) fight More than 430,000 people have signed a petition to name a one block stretch of Fifth Avenue after Obama. A Trump vs. Obama street (name) fight amExpress is an opinion column about life in New York, with info on the news, events and people who define the New York experience.