Nicholas L. Waddy

About Nicholas L. Waddy

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

Consider the Source: Polls Predicting a ‘Blue Wave’ Are Unreliable

Understandably, Republicans are distraught when they hear the mainstream media endlessly repeat the mantra that the November midterms bode well for an historic “blue wave.” President Trump's alleged incompetence and borderline-tyrannical misrule of the rightfully indignant American people will produce a suitable backlash, we are told: Democrats will surely take the House of

By | 2018-10-14T20:14:06+00:00 October 15th, 2018|

In Judge’s Defense, Republicans Shouldn’t Descend to Dems’ Level

With some glee, Democrats are celebrating what they presume is the demise of President Trump's nominee to be the next associate justice of the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh. The allegations against Kavanaugh by Professor Christine Blasey Ford are indeed serious, but in the end they will fail to derail his confirmation. Kavanaugh will

By | 2018-09-21T09:28:41+00:00 September 21st, 2018|

Worried About ‘Foreign Meddling’? Look at China!

Every day for the past 18 months, we have had to endure legions of news reporters and liberal lawmakers appearing on our television screens, pretending to deplore “Russian meddling” in America's 2016 presidential election. Never far below the surface of this tedious moralizing is the implication that (evil) Trump wouldn't be president if

By | 2018-07-30T21:45:03+00:00 July 30th, 2018|

Brett Kavanaugh Isn’t Defined by the Swamp that Spawned Him

Americans are asking themselves: Who is Brett Kavanaugh, and what kind of Supreme Court justice will he make? The answers are myriad and mostly speculative. Judge Andrew Napolitano, a senior judicial analyst for Fox News, has written an article about why he is “deeply disappointed” in President Trump's decision to nominate Kavanaugh to

By | 2018-07-13T16:41:43+00:00 July 14th, 2018|

Crying Babies Used by Crybabies

With all rational and pseudo-rational arguments exhausted and Republican support for President Trump pegged around 90 percent in most polls, the Democrats are left to reduce their opposition to one simple (and simplistic) idea: Donald Trump is despicable because he makes babies cry. How did we reach this point in our national discourse? It

By | 2018-06-30T00:07:50+00:00 June 30th, 2018|

Trump is Right: G7 Needs a Wake-Up Call on Trade

The recent meeting of the G7 leaders in La Malbaie, Quebec ended dramatically, with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau harshly criticizing U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum and threatening to retaliate. President Trump then instructed U.S. negotiators not to sign the communique that group members issued at the conclusion of the summit. Predictably,

By | 2018-06-11T23:28:20+00:00 June 12th, 2018|

Trump Will Get a Deal Done with North Korea

President Trump's announcement Thursday that he is canceling the upcoming summit with North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un was seized upon by leftists with their typical fervor and malicious glee. Kim has “won,” according to House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), and he must be having a “giggle fit.” To people like Pelosi, the

By | 2018-05-25T14:40:58+00:00 May 26th, 2018|

Mr. President: Talk to Mueller Now, or Plead the Fifth Later

The long negotiations between Donald Trump's legal team and the gaggle of professional witch-hunters employed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller may yet produce a formula by which the president could sit down for a voluntary interview. Increasingly, however, this seems doubtful, as the hostility between the two camps grows, and as Trump's poll

By | 2018-05-04T13:27:35+00:00 May 4th, 2018|