Nicholas L. Waddy

About Nicholas L. Waddy

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

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|

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 | 2017-08-07T13:32:13-07:00 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 | 2017-07-28T14:50:07-07:00 July 24th, 2017|

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