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‘The Late Show’ is not news, Colbert’s Trump comments were justified

‘The Late Show’ is not news, Colbert’s Trump comments were justified

Edwin J. Viera, Columnist
May 12, 2017
Filed under Columns, OPINION, Politics, Recent Stories, Society, Television

Donald Trump’s benchmark of his presidency has passed. His 100th day was met with multiple interviews including an interview with “Face the Nation” host, John Dickerson. During the interview Donald Trump was very evasive of any questions regarding his tax returns, the progress he made with his...

Gay persecution in Chechnya akin to Lavender scare, although much more dangerous

Gay persecution in Chechnya akin to Lavender scare, although much more dangerous

Edwin J. Viera, Columnist
April 27, 2017
Filed under Columns, OPINION, Politics, Recent Stories, Society

During the 1950s Junior Senator of Wisconsin, Joseph McCarthy, generated fear in the American minds because of the threats of communism. He led people to believe that anyone around them could be a Russian spy. Another part of this witch-hunt called the Red Scare, is the Lavender Scare. The Lavender...

Trump has gone back on campaign promise not to police the globe

Trump has gone back on campaign promise not to police the globe

Edwin J. Viera, Columnist
April 19, 2017
Filed under Columns, OPINION, Politics, Recent Stories, Society

America has reached turmoil in terms of its foreign relations with Syria, North Korea and Russia. With regards to Syria, America is under fire because of the chemical attack and Donald Trump’s response attack, and then came North Korea with claims that they are ready to go to war if America doesn’t...

Cuomo’s Excelsior Scholarship will only benefit some

Cuomo’s Excelsior Scholarship will only benefit some

Brian Harrell, Reporter
April 13, 2017
Filed under Economics, OPINION, Politics, Recent Stories, Showcase, Society

Education has become somewhat of a specter here in America. There is a notion that everyone should be wasting time pursuing tax-funded fraud degrees that don’t guarantee you a fast food job resulting in un-payable loans. The education system has implemented a Sallie Mae mob-style hospitality. Navient...

Loose environmental policies will have a direct negative impact on the environment

Loose environmental policies will have a direct negative impact on the environment

Edwin J. Viera, Columnist
March 30, 2017
Filed under Columns, Environment & Ecology, OPINION, Politics

Imperative environmental policies are set for a rollback under the Trump administration, and the potential ramifications are immense. Let's allow history to remind us why we have such policies in place. In Niagara Falls, New York lies the small community of Love Canal, which is remembered for being...

Truth, integrity, and the news

Truth, integrity, and the news

Edwin J. Viera, Columnist
March 14, 2017
Filed under Columns, OPINION, Politics, Society

What is a journalist? The American Heritage Desk Dictionary and Thesaurus defines journalism as “The collecting, writing, editing, and presentation of news in print or electronic media.” The second definition is “Written material of current or popular interest.” During the Academy Awards,...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Buffalo can be a leader in the fight against climate change, fossil fuel use

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Buffalo can be a leader in the fight against climate change, fossil fuel use

Wes Thomas, NYPIRG Project Coordinator
March 7, 2017
Filed under Environment & Ecology, OPINION, Politics

Burning fossil fuels is carving a path to planetary destruction. Federal elected leaders have rejected the climate science consensus, so individual states need to lead the way to climate change solutions. Here in New York, Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is investigating ExxonMobil and other corporate...

Donald and Mike meet ‘Will & Grace’

Donald and Mike meet ‘Will & Grace’

Edwin J. Viera, Columnist
February 22, 2017
Filed under Columns, OPINION, Politics, Recent Stories, Society

During the late 1990’s and early 2000’s the NBC sitcom, Will & Grace, became famous for having two openly gay lead characters on the show. The show was about the lives of Will Truman, a gay lawyer, and Grace Adler, a straight interior decorator living together in New York City. Along with th...

HBO’s ‘The Newsroom’ parallels current American politics

HBO’s ‘The Newsroom’ parallels current American politics

Edwin J. Viera, Columnist
February 14, 2017
Filed under Columns, OPINION, Politics, Recent Stories

Aaron Sorkin’s HBO series The Newsroom is a show that presented news in a truthful manner, though the show was fictional. Some of the principles and philosophies of the show apply too much to life in America now. The Newsroom was about the staff of the fictional news show News Night with Will McAvoy...

Trump’s Muslim ban disguised as travel ban

Trump’s Muslim ban disguised as travel ban

Edwin J. Viera, Columnist
February 8, 2017
Filed under Columns, OPINION, Politics, Recent Stories

From 2012 to 2014, HBO’s The Newsroom exhibited the behind-the-scenes life of working for a television news show. During Season 2, the main plot was about the crew of the show getting a news story of massive proportions; the story was that United States soldiers dropped sarin gas on a village of inn...

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