Cuomo silent on NAFTA, as he prepares to face Upstate challengers

Governor Andrew Cuomo has been unusually quiet — not saying a word about the ongoing North American Free Trade Agreement talks in Montreal — especially for an elected official seeking a third term later this year. The Clinton-era trade agreement is deeply unpopular across Upstate New York, where formerly industrial cities like Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Binghamton, and Utica are still reeling from the joblessness that … Continue reading Cuomo silent on NAFTA, as he prepares to face Upstate challengers

Rene Jones ridiculed by local activists for skipping NAFTA negotiations in Montreal

M&T Bank’s new CEO Rene Jones has just recently taken the helm — a top 20 American bank by market capitalization and Western New York’s largest employer — but local activists are already ridiculing the CEO for a perceived leadership void. Jones is not attending NAFTA renegotiations in Montreal next week, at a time when political activists across the Rust Belt are demanding that the … Continue reading Rene Jones ridiculed by local activists for skipping NAFTA negotiations in Montreal

Social justice activist fundraises for Delaware North’s congressional candidate

Jane Cameron, purportedly a social justice activist, is actively fundraising money for the Congressional candidacy of Nate McMurray, a Vice President at the global hospitality giant based in Buffalo and owned by billionaire Jacobs family, Delaware North. Cameron is now circulating donation requests in a slew of social justice themed activist groups on Facebook, which is raising eyebrows considering that McMurray can easily leverage his … Continue reading Social justice activist fundraises for Delaware North’s congressional candidate

All eyes are on M&T Bank’s new CEO Rene Jones

The late M&T Bank CEO Robert Wilmers was as close as one could come to reigning over Western New York as its titular monarch.  The installation of Rene Jones as Wilmers’ successor at the Bank is of no small consequence to Western New York.  The region is on edge, yearning for leadership and wistfully thirsting for economic revival. The Bank’s leadership makes no secret of … Continue reading All eyes are on M&T Bank’s new CEO Rene Jones

Buffalo News lambasted for all-White prospectus gala

Yesterday, The Buffalo News hosted its annual prospectus gala at Salvatore’s Italian Gardens on Transit Road in Williamsville. Sources liken the event to Cape Town in the 1980s, under apartheid.  Attendees report that there may have been one or two minorities in the room briefly, but the event’s all-white audience was palpably distasteful to many. The News publishes an annual ‘prospectus’ publication.  That publication details the region’s flagship … Continue reading Buffalo News lambasted for all-White prospectus gala

NBC wants Megyn Kelly to host a second hour on Today

Programing executives at NBC want Megyn Kelly to manage and produce a second hour of its flagship morning program, Today — and they want her to get political. The network’s executives think that they are underutilizing Kelly, who is one of the nation’s preeminent political news journalists. She has focused her program, Megyn Kelly Today, on women’s issues early in her tenure and has produced pioneering coverage in the … Continue reading NBC wants Megyn Kelly to host a second hour on Today

Cuomo is worried about Tim Wu

Political operatives close to Governor Andrew Cuomo say that he is worried this election year, and particularly worried about a lesser known challenger whose background, credentials, and reputation could soundly defeat him on the left. The potential gubernatorial challenger is Tim Wu, an author, policy advocate, and professor at Columbia Law School.  Wu’s best known work is the development of Net Neutrality theory, but he … Continue reading Cuomo is worried about Tim Wu