Today's Take

Trump says, ‘you’re fired’

BY JOE GENCO –President Trump rightly fired Acting Attorney General Sally Yates, an Obama holdover in place pending Jeff Sessions confirmation, because she used her office as a bully pulpit to criticize his immigration order. He was right to fire

Opinion

Gleed: Pay attention, this is not a democracy

BY THOMAS ERROL GLEED As of 4:30pm yesterday afternoon, Muslim Green Card holders, that is resident legal aliens from certain countries, were prohibited from reentering the country for 90 days if they happened to be traveling. They were detained at airports and prohibited

Today's Take

The dictator’s playbook, and a more reasonable view…

BY JOE GENCO –The dictator playbook begins with targeting the immigrants. Soon after comes finding a reason for war. We are on that slippery slope. https://medium.com/…/welcome-to-the-dictator-playbook-51760… –Here’s a differing, and more reasonable view from the National Review. http://www.nationalreview.com/…/donald-trump-refugee-execut… –Meanwhile, Jay Burney went to Buffalo

Today's Take

As Trump scapegoats refugee families…

BY JOE GENCO –Interested in learning more about eating the food that surrounds you? Join Eric Cornell, Euell Gibbons and me from 12-3 today at Ashker’s. Register here. Soon I will give up shaving my armpits. OK, I made up the

Transportation

Buffalo scrambles for train station money

BY JAMIE MOSES When the state announced it was providing $25 million for a new Amtrak station in Buffalo, with the likelihood that the federal government would match that figure, it created a scramble for the money by competing interests

Niagara Falls

Olmsted has left the region’s best Olmsted park

BY FRANK PARLATO The Empire State Development Corp.will be issuing a request for proposals to build “greater outdoor activities” on Goat Island, according to Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Build on Goat Island. “[T]hat will boost tourism and give people an international

Today's Take

Meanwhile, in California…

BY JOE GENCO –So journalist/activists were arrested in Washington at the riots, not to be confused with alternative/journalists or working/journalists. You know they don’t all get First Amendment rights. –Meanwhile in California, Gov. Jerry Brown is moving forward with global

Today's Take

Whipping up fervor with irony

BY JOE GENCO –As our President whips up the anti-immigrant fervor, it’s important to remember there have been 28 deadly attacks in the United States since 9/11 but not one has been committed by a foreigner. http://www.vox.com/…/11/23/9765718/domestic-terrorism-threat –6 journalists doing their

Today's Take

A slippery slope in Waukesha

BY JOE GENCO –President Trump today unveils plans for his wall. I love the way he keeps posing signing executive orders in the Oval Office with his posse of pasty white men. http://www.sfgate.com/…/Trump-to-move-on-border-security-im… –Here’s a fun story from Buffalo Rising about

NY Governor

To Andrew Cuomo, with apologies

LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER In the past few years The Buffalo Chronicle has taken a decidedly anti-establishment perspective, rooted in my own world view and my experiences growing up in this city.  If you were raised in Western New York, are a student

Today's Take

If you can’t drive, fly

BY JOE GENCO –Brunei pilots women might not be able to drive in Saudi Arabia, but they can fly. In fact, the first all-female flight crew recently traveled from Brunei to Saudi Arabia. Thanks Jim-Jill Trowbridge. http://www.independent.co.uk/…/royal-brunei-airlines-first-… –As empowering as that story