Barack Obama’s recent visit to Hiroshima, Japan has resurfaced one of history’s biggest and most important debates—whether Americans were justified in dropping the first and only atomic bombs used in war on Hiroshima and its sister city Nagasaki—which killed more than 100,000 civilians instantly and many more afterward. Many believe it was more than justified. […]Read More An Apology for Hiroshima is Unnecessary
At times long ago when politicians strongly disagreed with each other, they challenged each other to a duel. Former Vice President Aaron Burr, Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton and President Andrew Jackson are known well for their historic duels with their political enemies. Nowadays, our politicians use Twitter. Whether it’s Donald Trump and Sen. Elizabeth Warren […]Read More On Social Media, We’re No Better Than the Politicians
More often than ever it seems, the 2016 presidential candidates love to reference national polls saying how well they do against the other in head-to-head contests. But we all know national polls don’t matter in the slightest. It is the Electoral College and nothing else that determines the president. And while Hillary Clinton and Bernie […]Read More The Electoral College Battle Is Taking Shape
Donald Trump, Bernie Sanders and their supporters aren’t the only ones pointing their fingers at media coverage. President Obama has taken several swipes himself at the press lately—and they weren’t during the White House Correspondents Dinner. About a month and a half ago at a journalism awards ceremony, the president said that “a job well […]Read More Obama’s Criticism Of the Media Is Unjustified
Susan Powter isn’t the only one screaming “stop the insanity!” The citizens of New York are as well. The amount of drama that has come out of the state legislature in the last two years has been unprecedented. And just when it looks like it’s as bad as it gets, it gets worse. Just days […]Read More New York Ethics Reform Needed More than Ever
Well, here we are. Ten months after he announced his candidacy for the highest office in the land, a candidacy that so many either rolled their eyes or rolled on the floor laughing at, Donald Trump is the presumptive Republican nominee. Even though she lost the Indiana primary, Hillary Clinton will likely clinch her party’s […]Read More Election 2016—The Lesser of Two Evils?
Despite the polarization and divisive policies that we see day to day between the Republican and Democratic presidential candidates, there is one common ground they have found throughout the campaign—especially in New York. They have promised to bring manufacturing jobs back. New York lost 294,500 manufacturing jobs between 2000 and 2010. While there’s been some […]Read More N.Y. Manufacturing Should Look Forward, Not Back