Politics in the United States is pretty crazy in 2016. And not all of that dilemma is related to Donald Trump.
In opening up the process, increasing transparency, letting the people decide, challenging the establishment, letting sunshine sanitize the public discourse, and all sorts of other good intentions, we seem to have developed a system of laws, rules, regulations and new customs that basically come together to prevent anything positive from being accomplished. Continue reading
Trump communications staff
Baghdad Bob, Information Minister/Communications Director
In the early days of the Iraq War in 2003 there was a spokesman for Saddam Hussein who tried to explain how everything was going great for Iraq, even as American tanks approached Baghdad. Mohammed Saeed al-Sahhaf, the Iraqi Information Minister, became known to Americans as “Baghdad Bob.” Given how Trumpsters constantly glow about how well the disastrously run Trump for President campaign is doing, it looks like Baghdad Bob is living in New York and is employed as communications director for the campaign. Continue reading
The Erie County Medical Center (ECMC) has a long public history. It was originally run by the City of Buffalo, but it was later turned over to the County of Erie for management and funding. The City retained the reversionary rights to the hospital should the County ever seek to divest itself of the institution. The hospital was known as E.J. Meyer Memorial Hospital in those days. Continue reading
With all the back and forth, with all the painful discussions about the so-frequent mass shootings that have occurred in the United States, the National Rifle Association and its more strident members always repeat their mantra: guns don’t kill people, people kill people. They are wrong – guns kill people. Continue reading
2016 is no ordinary year. There is no precedent for the presidential election that we are living through.
Donald Trump is basically a spoiled rich kid who never grew up and who always got his way. Think of him as a more visible version of the kid from Texas who was in the news a few months back. He drove drunk into a crowd, killing four people and injuring nine others. He fled to Mexico (a bit of irony here) to avoid probation. The term “affluenza” has been used to refer to an inability to understand the consequences of one’s actions because of financial privilege. A person suffering from affluenza is someone who is not able to accept responsibility for his or her actions since his or her privileged upbringing did not teach him or her responsibility. Continue reading
The Buffalo Billion has certainly attracted a ton of attention, from New York to Buffalo and all parts of the state in between. Jim Heaney’s Investigative Post has done outstanding work on the subject and has been leading the way into multiple aspects of that gargantuan project. Continue reading