December 6, 2016

In Defense of Henry Potter in It’s a Wonderful Life

December is upon us and that means plentiful opportunities to watch the enduring classic, It’s a Wonderful… [more]

In Defense of Henry Potter in It’s a Wonderful Life In Defense of Henry Potter in It's a Wonderful Life

Dickens’ A Christmas Carol Has Too Sad An Ending for the Season

No Christmas season would be complete without plentiful opportunities to watch stage or television productions… [more]

Dickens’ A Christmas Carol Has Too Sad An Ending for the Season Dickens' A Christmas Carol Has Too Sad An Ending for the Season

Trump’s Job-Killing Carrier Deal

Donald Trump has not taken office and already he is delivering on his promise to keep manufacturing jobs… [more]

Trump’s Job-Killing Carrier Deal Trump's Job-Killing Carrier Deal

The Irony Everyone’s Missing in the Hamilton-Pence Controversy

Four days after Mike Pence was lectured by the cast of the hit musical Hamiltonand booed by its audience,… [more]

The Irony Everyone’s Missing in the Hamilton-Pence Controversy The Irony Everyone’s Missing in the Hamilton-Pence Controversy

The Electoral College is Vital to Freedom and Peace

Retiring U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) filed legislation proposing an amendment to the Constitution… [more]

The Electoral College is Vital to Freedom and Peace The Electoral College is Vital to Freedom and Peace

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In Defense of Henry Potter in It’s a Wonderful Life

December is upon us and that means plentiful opportunities to watch the enduring classic, It’s a Wonderful Life. Unfortunately, the overwhelming majority of viewers completely misinterpret heroic Roosevelt-hater and anti-New Dealer Frank Capra’s dystopian nightmare as a heartwarming Christmas tale. And while this writer likely can’t overcome the emotional appeal of angels getting their wings […]

Dickens’ A Christmas Carol Has Too Sad An Ending for the Season

No Christmas season would be complete without plentiful opportunities to watch stage or television productions of Charles Dickens’ unfortunately immortal A Christmas Carol. The classic Reginald Owen and Alastair Sim movies will no doubt play several times on multiple cable channels. We have a live production showing at the Alleyway Theatre here in Buffalo, N.Y. […]

Trump’s Job-Killing Carrier Deal

Donald Trump has not taken office and already he is delivering on his promise to keep manufacturing jobs in the United States. Yesterday, he visited Indiana to celebrate his part in persuading Carrier to keep 1,100 jobs slated to move to Mexico at its Indiana facility. Speculation of bullying, tax-funded quid pro quo (Carrier’s parent […]

The Irony Everyone’s Missing in the Hamilton-Pence Controversy

Four days after Mike Pence was lectured by the cast of the hit musical Hamiltonand booed by its audience, the controversy rages on. President-elect Trump sent out the expected angry tweet demanding an apology. The left melodramatically gasped, “freedom of speech,” even though no one has suggested government action against the actors. And, suddenly, the […]

The Electoral College is Vital to Freedom and Peace

Retiring U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) filed legislation proposing an amendment to the Constitution abolishing the electoral college. She and many across the United States believe the president should be chosen by direct popular vote. This would be a huge mistake. The electoral college is vital to freedom in a republic the size of the […]

New York Times already pushing Hillary Clinton’s Internet Regulation Plans

Hillary Clinton hasn’t even won the general election yet, but the New York Times is already pushing her legislative agenda. And while she is likely to meet stiff resistance on headline issues like immigration and health care, regulating the internet is one even her Republican adversaries might work with her on. As Repubican Sen. Marco Rubio […]

Earth to Washington, D.C.: Russia will never give up ports in Syria and Ukraine

There are four days to go before the election and voters are up to their ears in the usual cries of “most important election of our lifetimes” and “we’re at a crossroads,” the latter suggesting, as usual, that the very nature of the republic is at stake. In reality, there are very few policy differences between […]

Diana Kastenbaum’s support of Obamacare more outlandish than anything Trump or Clinton has said

James Madison warned New Yorkers that in a representative republic, Congress posed a much greater threat to liberty than the presidency. Proving his point, here is a jewel from Diana Kastenbaum’s website. She’s the Democratic Party Nominee to represent New York’s 27th District in the U.S. House of Representatives. “For Diana, health care reform is […]

What Trump and His Accusers Didn’t Say

Forget foreign policy, economic policy, civil liberties or “muh roads.” With three weeks to go before Election Day, discussion of the so-called “issues” is over. From here on in, the candidates seem determined to do nothing but fire volleys of character assassination at the two easiest targets who ever ran for office. Thank goodness for […]

Did the media really “cover” the Trump sexual assault allegations?

The cast of MSNBC’s Morning Joe conducted a self-examination of sorts on Tuesday on whether media coverage of the election has been biased against Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders. The segment was refreshingly sincere and former advisor to Sen. Rand Paul Elise Jordan made a point that’s been lost throughout much of the coverage thus […]

Isn’t Hillary Clinton’s Syria no-fly zone worse than Donald Trump’s lewdness?

Unsurprisingly, Sunday’s presidential debate opened with a question on Trump’s “locker room talk” scandal. Neither Trump nor his supporters raised any serious objection. It had to be asked and Trump handled it about as well as anyone could expect to handle his indefensible comments. There is even an argument for it being charitable to Trump […]