The decision by the United Kingdom to depart from the European Union was a shock to many. But most importantly, what it did was underscore a populist, nativist movement that has been spreading across Europe for some time. What it also did is confirm that the same sort of movement is growing in the United […]Read More An Isolated America Was Never Meant to Be
Republicans and Democrats are both looking to put one of their own in the Oval Office this November. But that’s only half the battle. The other half is to stock the seats on Capitol Hill to make their choice for president’s job easier. How well they fill those seats determines national policy for years to […]Read More Central New York Holds the Cards For Next Congress
When President Woodrow Wilson was notified that the League of Nations, his great obsessive plan for global peace, had failed to pass in the U.S. Senate in 1919, he uttered the words, “They have shamed us in the eyes of the world.” To a smaller extent, we can now say the same about the New […]Read More Business As Usual Continues in Albany
I had just rolled over to go to sleep late Saturday night when I heard my phone buzz with a news alert. It was from USA Today, reporting that three people had been injured at a nightclub shooting in Orlando, Florida. Then like many others, I awoke Sunday morning to find out that small incident […]Read More Politicizing Tragedies Is a Tragedy In Itself
In an MSNBC town hall in February, Hillary Clinton essentially doubted Bernie Sanders’ ability to be president. Not because of his economic policies or because of his poll numbers or his allegations that she snuggles up to Wall Street. She said “Sen. Sanders wasn’t really a Democrat until he decided to run for president.” That […]Read More What Happened To the Political Middle?
They say you can never go home again. In the case of Fulton, New York, you really can’t. Although I’ve never resided within the city itself, I’ve practically spent half my life there, as it was the closest location of any store bigger than a gas station, and much of my family has lived in that area […]Read More Fulton, New York—America’s Sad Story