Nicholas L. Waddy

About Nicholas L. Waddy

Nicholas L. Waddy, an associate professor of history at SUNY Alfred, blogs at

Embrace Fiscal Responsibility, Not Tax Cuts, in 2020

As Democratic presidential candidates stumble over one another in a headlong rush towards socialism and fiscal insanity—promising trillions in new spending on everything from child care, health care, and higher education for all, to “the Green New Deal” and slavery reparations—President Trump faces a critical choice. He could try to match the Democrats and promise

By | 2019-11-14T19:47:55-07:00 November 14th, 2019|Tags: |

On Impeachment, Democrats Are All Talk and No Action

This week we've seen much breathless speculation in the media about how close the Democratic House of Representatives may be to impeaching President Trump. The answer to that question is straightforward: about as close as they were last week, and the week before — that is, not close at all. How can this be? Didn't

By | 2019-09-29T01:40:54-07:00 September 28th, 2019|Tags: |

Democrats’ Impeachment Obsession Is a Danger to Democracy

Sad to say, but Tom Steyer, out-of-touch and unlikable billionaire though he may be, is probably the most representative face of the Democratic Party right now. Almost since the day President Trump won the 2016 election, Steyer has been bawling like a toddler and insisting that Trump's prompt removal from office, via impeachment, is a

By | 2019-09-17T18:17:00-07:00 September 17th, 2019|Tags: |

The Great Greenland Gambit

Recently, a small-minded tattletale revealed that President Trump has been exploring the possibility of the United States purchasing Denmark’s overseas territory of Greenland. Greenland is a vast, icy wasteland lodged in the northern Atlantic and southern Arctic Oceans. It also happens to be the home of key U.S. military bases—controlling space assets and providing early

By | 2019-08-24T16:36:39-07:00 August 24th, 2019|Tags: |

Smoke and Mirrors at the Border

Recently we had confirmation of what every sensible observer has long known: the media narrative about a Trumpian reign of terror at the border is absolute nonsense. Statistics from the Border Patrol confirm that the number of deaths of border-crossers in 2017 and 2018 were close to an all-time low. This comes despite

By | 2019-07-22T17:17:08-07:00 July 22nd, 2019|

Democrats Look at South Africa, and They Like What They See

Even in the wake of its latest free election, held on May 8, South Africa is not, on the face of it, a model of vibrant democracy. The country suffers from persistent racial divisions, a stagnant economy, poor service delivery, rampant crime, and the world's worst income inequality. Surely this would not be

By | 2019-05-13T19:27:54-07:00 May 13th, 2019|

Cuomo Is Wrong to Give Free Tuition to Gold Star Families

Recently, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo made a strategic retreat. In response to well-publicized criticism of the decision of the state's Democratic-controlled legislature to kill a bill that would have offered free college tuition to spouses and children of servicemen and women killed in the line of duty, Cuomo made the tuition benefits

By | 2019-04-26T22:21:38-07:00 April 25th, 2019|

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