It’s not the job of the American press to make Trump look good For being the former media executive chair of Breitbart News, Steve Bannon doesn’t seem to know much about the media. The White House strategist unleashed a scathing, ludicrous and outright terrifying critique of the media on Thursday, saying news organizations need to […]Read More Steve Bannon Called the Media ‘The Opposition Party.’ He’s Right.
If we’re never going to all be the same, the next best thing is to at least understand those who are different David Holahan of The Washington Post recently wrote, “I’ll survive the Trump administration. Maybe some good will come of it, inadvertently or otherwise. What we may not survive is the trend toward labeling […]Read More Now Is the Time For Us To Be More Understanding
There’s been a lot of talk about Obama’s legacy on the country. But overlooked is his legacy on the individual. For me, I guess it was sometime in March of 2007. It was a cold morning and I was watching the news while eating breakfast like I usually did. That’s when I heard the name “Barack […]Read More What President Obama Did For Me
Change. That was what Illinois Sen. Barack Obama was selling to the American people during his campaign for the presidency in 2008. And it worked. “Because of what we did on this date, in this election, at this defining moment, change has come to America,” Obama said in his first speech to the nation as […]Read More Barack Obama: The Change We Believed In — And Shouldn’t Have
When the now-convicted former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was on trial for corruption charges about a year ago, we heard repeatedly from his counsel that the lawmaker’s actions in question were completely “legal and normal.” Weeks later, state Senate Majority Leader Dean Skelos was also on trial for corruption — the fifth majority […]Read More It’s Time for a New Normal In Albany
Columnist Megan McArdle wrote back in July of 2013, just seven months into President Obama’s second term, that there was a 70 percent chance that Republicans would control the White House and both houses of Congress in 2017, a claim she acknowledged received a lot of pushback. Her argument for such a prediction is simple. She says […]Read More And the Presidential Party Pattern Continues
If you’re like me, a regular driver of the New York State Thruway, you’ve probably noticed a whole bunch of those new blue signs, brightly touting the state’s many attractions under the infamous catchphrase and logo “I Love N.Y.” But as it turns out, the federal government isn’t exactly sharing the love. Officials say the […]Read More Thruway Signs Point State To a Better Economy