Thomas J. Basile's Blog
My latest piece in the NY Post hits not just the Mayor but legislators who are beholden to New York City interests instead of the needs of high-tax areas like the Hudson Valley. Enjoy. Read the piece and share HERE.
The American Press Institute released a survey last week that showed only 6% of Americans have a great deal of confidence in the news media. It’s a new low. The same news media that has worked so hard to drive skepticism of government and often pounding criticism of organized religion is now experiencing a boomerang effect. The damage being done to the newsroom and beyond is proving extensive. Read the piece HERE.
For weeks, Republican presidential hopefuls with solid records, name identification and proven political prowess have struggled to get attention and grab votes in this early stage of the campaign. The biggest reason of course is what I like to call the Donald Trump Show. Political consultants in big leather armchairs have been sitting around dismissing The Donald for his quick temper, unscripted messaging, and arrogant demeanor. What they refuse to acknowledge is that at least…
September 16, 2015
This year's Conservative Political Action Conference was by all accounts an unusual affair. Why? Because the pundits and talking heads had quite a hard time painting the gathering of more than 11,000 conservative activists as nothing more than a four-day rally of Bible-thumping, right wing nuts. CPAC 2015 demonstrated that freedom-minded Americans are ready to take on the left in 2016. Sure there was Ted Cruz screaming into the microphone giving the audience nothing but red…
March 03, 2015
The average American has between $0 and $10,000 in savings. Taxing the so-called rich won't solve that problem. Of course, President Obama knows this. He knows his massive tax increase won't pass. It's pur political theater tonight for a President who figured out long ago, he really doesn't need a legislative agenda. Read More Here.
January 20, 2015
My latest column showcases the opportunity for conservatives to help protect the free market by embracing simple, voluntary efforts to safeguard the envrionment. It's Conservative to drive a hybrid. Read the Piece Here. Tweet. Like. Post. Enjoy!!
February 18, 2014
Bill De Blasio: The Most Dangerous Man In New York City
by David Webb and Thomas J. Basile29 Aug 2013
When people think about New York City, they think about America –the great melting pot, center of innovation, communication, arts and finance. Many also think about true blue Democratic politics going back to the days of Tammany Hall and a chicken in every pot. Fact is no registered Democrat has won City Hall in the Big Apple since 1989. The results…
September 06, 2013
We are a nation of immigrants. We always should be. This nation was built into the greatest civilization in the history of the world because people from other places came to our shores in search of a better life. That must be the motivating factor behind immigration reform. Unfortunately what we have from both sides is a disingenuous effort to reform the process based not on a want to make life easier or better for anyone, but blatant political maneuvering. The…
August 05, 2013
If I have the numbers correct, this week marked the 30th time in recent history that a New York politician was indicted for corruption. Actually, this week one state senator, two members of the State Assembly, one city councilman and two GOP party officials hit the rocks as part of a wide-ranging Federal investigation. It's a tragedy - not just for their families - not just for their parties - but more importantly for all New Yorkers. Both the Republican and Democrat parties…
April 06, 2013
Check out my recent interview about how to reduce gun violence on NRA Radio. While I haven't been a big fan of the way the NRA has handled the aftermath of Newtown, this was a good discussion about trying to solve the problem by linking the issues of the economy and dependency to gun violence - Listen and watch HERE.
March 03, 2013