This town gives Trump a second look after the Carrier deal

INDIANAPOLIS — Steeling himself against the cold outside the Carrier air-conditioning plant on Thursday, Brian Dyson is ecstatic. “Look, when Trump came here and said he was going to save jobs, I saw that as just another promise from a politician. Now I realize he is not a politician but a salesman and a deal-maker,”… via This town gives Trump a second look after the Carrier … Continue reading This town gives Trump a second look after the Carrier deal

Donald Trump threatens to tax companies that move jobs abroad

WASHINGTON — Donald Trump warned US companies moving to Mexico will face “retribution” under his Administration in a Sunday morning tweet storm. Fresh off his win of keeping 1,000 Carrier jobs in Indianapolis, Trump reiterated a campaign pledge to slap goods imported from Mexico with a 35 percent tariff. “The U.S. is going to substantialy… via Donald Trump threatens to tax companies that move jobs abroad … Continue reading Donald Trump threatens to tax companies that move jobs abroad

Obama’s pathetic ‘Blame Fox’ excuse

It’s been a rough few weeks for President Obama. Voters in so-called “Blue Wall” states seemingly rejected the vast majority of the president’s legacy. Whether it was ObamaCare, lax immigration enforcement or the Trans Pacific Partnership, millions of voters (many of whom voted for him in 2008 and 2012) decided they didn’t want to hand… via Obama’s pathetic ‘Blame Fox’ excuse — New York Post Continue reading Obama’s pathetic ‘Blame Fox’ excuse

Businessmen should comprise much of Trump cabinet 

BY MATT RICCHIAZZI President-elect Donald Trump’s supporters say that it is time to boldly roll through Congress with a slew of legislation that jump starts the economy: income tax cuts; lower the corporate tax to 10%; eliminate the tax on repatriating funds from abroad; tax credits for industrial modernization; repeal of major trade agreements; massive infrastructure spending; export-driven foreign policy; cash payments for global security services … Continue reading Businessmen should comprise much of Trump cabinet 

Clinton’s VP selection likely to deflate liberal turnout

Republicans are rejoicing following Hillary Clinton’s selection of Virginia Senator Tim Kaine, widely seen as a weak choice that will deflate turnout among key constituencies including minorities, progressives, gays, and West Coast voters. Kaine is a conservative Democrat from a red state whose views on banking, trade, and social issues have been out of step with the progressive flank of the party. Many liberal activists have … Continue reading Clinton’s VP selection likely to deflate liberal turnout

Trumping the Left

BY JIM OSTROWSKI What better topic to introduce my new column in this paper than Trump’s visit to Buffalo Monday night?  So there I was, in the press pen, literally walled off from the event with no food, no booze, no nothing.  What a glamorous life the media lead.  Most of the press sat stoically at their laptops, hammering away and rarely even looking up … Continue reading Trumping the Left

The Black Lives Matter Movement and the 2016 Democratic Presidential Campaign

BY KATRINNA MARTIN-BORDEAUX Date: Saturday, March 26: Pratt Willard Community Center Location: 422 Pratt St Buffalo, NY 14204  Time: 12:30-2:00 Speakers Katrinna Martin- Bordeaux, Young Black Democrats of Western New York  Joan Simmons, Niagara Frontier Movement for the Advocacy of African American Human Rights  Lion Blyden, Universal Negro Improvement Association, Division 433  Brian Nowak, Buffalo for Bernie Alberto Cappas, Puerto Rican Committee for Community Justice (PRCCJ)  Chuck Clemons, Teacher, Employed … Continue reading The Black Lives Matter Movement and the 2016 Democratic Presidential Campaign