Nicholas L. Waddy

About Nicholas L. Waddy

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

Missile Defense: The Epitome of “America First”

In the wake of President Trump's trip to Asia—with stops in Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam, and the Philippines—Americans should thank him for remaining true to his America First principles. He gave speech after speech in which he asserted, sometimes to skeptical audiences, that the age in which U.S. leaders would prize multilateral

By | 2017-11-21T16:59:10+00:00 November 21st, 2017|

Why Graham-Cassidy Failed—And the Hard Slog Ahead

With the announcement by U.S. Senators Ron Paul (R-Ky.), John McCain (R-Ariz.), Susan Collins (R-Maine), and Ted Cruz (R-Texas) declaring their refusal to support the Graham-Cassidy Health Care Bill, the latest Republican effort to repeal and replace Obamacare has met with failure yet again. Lest we repeat the procedure in an endless loop,

By | 2017-09-29T16:04:45+00:00 September 29th, 2017|

How to Right the Ship

Ever since Donald Trump declared his candidacy for the presidency, the media assault on him, his family, and his supporters has been blistering and relentless. As a result, millions of Americans—and billions of people around the world—have developed a warped, even demoniacal, impression of the sitting president of the United States. Nevertheless, given

By | 2017-08-07T13:32:13+00:00 August 3rd, 2017|

Repealing Obamacare Could Spur Much-Needed Bipartisanship

Republicans should just REPEAL failing ObamaCare now & work on a new Healthcare Plan that will start from a clean slate,” President Trump tweeted last week. “Dems will join in!” Much as so many Americans like to denigrate the president's freewheeling Twitter commentary, in this case I believe he is on to something.

By | 2017-07-28T14:50:07+00:00 July 24th, 2017|