Democratic National Committee

Judicial Watch sues FBI for records on Seth Rich

WASHINGTON, DC – Judicial Watch announced today it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the FBI for all records related to murdered Democratic National Committee (DNC) Voter Expansion Data Director Seth Rich. Rich, 27, was murdered on


Let’s help Americans move to where the jobs are

BY MATT WEIDINGER The list of supposed inequalities among Americans is long, and getting longer: income inequality, food inequality, housing inequality, education inequality, and even death inequality. Many see unequal outcomes in every facet of American life, and along with them, new government spending


Niagara Section


Letters to the Editor

HAMMOND: Fact-checking Mujica’s op-ed

BY BILL HAMMOND A fact-check of the newly published op-ed by state budget director Robert Mujica, defending Governor Cuomo’s Medicaid proposals, shows it to include a number of exaggerated or misleading arguments. The article, published in
Political Analysis

The dark art of political warfare

BY HAL BRANDS Political warfare is the next big thing in US foreign policy. For years, America’s authoritarian rivals have waged aggressive political warfare campaigns against the United States and its allies. China and Russia are using cyberattacks, economic coercion,

Norb’s Corner

Norb’s Corner: paper or plastic?

     BY NORBERT RUG The recent decision by New York State to prohibit single-use plastic bags from retail stores makes it an ideal time to reexamine one of my favorite environmental quandaries. Plastic grocery bags were developed as a

Customer (Dis) Service

BY NORBERT RUG I recently had some discussions about customer service due to some less than favorable experiences I had. I spent a rather cold night recently due to a botched thermostat replacement. To be sure I will never use


Flanagan calls new bail reform law a disaster

The Republican Minority Leader in the State Senate, John Flanagan is slamming Governor Andrew Cuomo‘s new bail reform law — which has allowed for egregiously unsafe releases of criminal offenders in dozens of high profile cases. STATEMENT FROM SENATE REPUBLICAN

SMULLEN: Public safety is job number one

BY ROBERT SMULLEN In his State of the State address, Governor Cuomo loudly proclaimed that government’s first responsibility is to protect the people. I wholeheartedly agree, and that is why we must immediately repeal and fix the misguided bail reform

Investigating the Department of Justice

DOJ releases Rod Rosenstein’s communications with Eric Holder and senior Obama officials

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced last week that it received 382 pages of documents showing former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s communications with former Obama officials, including Eric Holder and information sharing with the media in the days immediately surrounding the inception of the Mueller investigation. These documents were obtained in response to a FOIA (Freedom of Information Act) lawsuit filed against the U.S. Department of Justice for all records of communications of Rosenstein between May 8 and May 17, 2017 (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Justice (No. 1:19-cv-00481)). On May 15, 2017, Public Affairs Specialist Marsha Murphy sends Rosenstein an email with the

Foreign Affairs

Foreign Policy

Another tragedy unfolds in Syria

BY DANIELLE PLETKA On February 2, a little known anniversary passed with barely a remark. On that day in 1982, Syrian forces entered the town of Hama and massacred thousands, as many as 20,000 men, women and children. When I

Foreign Policy

Coercing China on climate change?

BY DEREK SCISSORS The atmosphere does not respond to greenhouse gas emissions per capita or scaled by economic size or to “fairness,” only to the quantity of emissions. The latest data on those quantities reinforce that (prospective) American policy-makers who see climate

Foreign Policy

Libya explains why Turkey has no friends

BY KORI N. SCHAKE It is hard to credit now, but there was a time, only a decade ago, when Turkey described its foreign policy doctrine as one of “zero problems with our neighbors.”  But since then, Ankara has burned its boats with