Nicholas L. Waddy

About Nicholas L. Waddy

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

Making Tax Reform Great Again

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 was a great leap forward in terms of U.S. tax policy. Congress lowered tax rates across the board, with particular emphasis on cutting corporate taxes to make America more competitive with other industrialized countries. The ensuing growth has gone a long way to changing perceptions

By | 2018-03-07T11:50:47-07:00 March 6th, 2018|

Our Anglo-American Heritage Can’t Be Wished Away by the Left

As a history professor and long-time instructor in “Western Civilization” classes, I was dumbfounded by recent leftist attacks on Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Sessions, at a meeting of U.S. sheriffs, innocuously observed that these highly respected police officials are part of our country's democratic and “Anglo-American” legal and law enforcement heritage. The term

By | 2018-02-17T07:33:12-07:00 February 17th, 2018|

Impeach the Democratic Party!

On February 7th, the Minority Leader in the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, the epitome of a San Francisco liberal, treated America to an 8-hour lecture on why young illegal immigrants who benefited from President Obama's (unconstitutional) DACA program should be allowed to stay in this country. Her speech marked the culmination of

By | 2018-02-15T12:49:55-07:00 February 15th, 2018|

Sovereignty is Critical, Even In a Cloud-Based World

President Trump stands for putting America first. This means putting U.S. interests and values ahead of the interests and values of foreigners. It means insisting on trade deals that are fair and that protect American jobs and technological preeminence. It means avoiding pointless foreign military adventures and spending our money on domestic priorities instead.

By | 2018-02-05T07:26:25-07:00 February 5th, 2018|

A Special Prosecutor Should Probe Democrats’ Malfeasance

When the 2016 presidential election ended, the media somehow found the time to expose one of the greatest scandals of that or any other election cycle: active efforts of the Democratic National Committee favoring Hillary Clinton’s nomination and undermining the campaign of U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). Now it appears that former interim

By | 2017-12-29T14:02:36-07:00 December 29th, 2017|

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 | 2017-11-21T16:59:10-07:00 November 21st, 2017|

How Trump’s FCC Can Help Rural America

When Donald Trump won a surprise victory in the 2016 presidential election, he did so mainly because rural counties voted overwhelmingly in favor of the real change he promised. Voters in Livingston County in New York, where I live, gave Mitt Romney a 10-point victory in 2012—but it gave Trump a whopping 28-point

By | 2017-11-04T10:34:00-07:00 November 4th, 2017|

Samsung and LG are as Bad as the NFL

Americans recently were treated to the sight of muscle-bound millionaires taking a knee during the national anthem as a once-beloved institution—the NFL—refused to criticize or condemn it. Meanwhile, owners who make their huge profits in stadiums that are heavily subsidized with tax dollars, for the most part backed the party line of NFL

By | 2017-10-11T17:30:10-07:00 October 11th, 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 | 2017-09-29T16:04:45-07:00 September 29th, 2017|

Republicans: Stand with Trump on the Wall

At his spirited rally in Phoenix, Arizona on Tuesday, President Trump reiterated his threat to shut down the government to force Congress to fund his border wall with Mexico. He was absolutely right to do so, and Republicans should give him their full support. Reasonable people can disagree about the efficacy of a

By | 2017-08-29T15:42:41-07:00 August 26th, 2017|

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