Jim Ostrowski is a lawyer, political consultant, writer and founder and President of Free Buffalo (Free New York, Inc.).

He resides in Buffalo with his wife and two children.
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This site is owned by Jim Ostrowski personally, d/b/a, Cazenovia Books, and is not affiliated with Free New York, Inc. The views expressed are those of the authors, personally.



Here’s my original mission statement written before we became a group blog:

Here you will get the straight dope on national and local politics. No one pulls my strings. I have no hidden agendas. I hold no public or party office other than notary public. I am not running for office. I am running from office.

I do not fall for political propaganda or the lies of politicians or their public relations lackeys. I am, after all, a trial lawyer. I am by trade a professional BS detector.

Unlike some “libertarians,” I am not a flack for big business or the Republican Party. I do not hesitate to praise leftists when they’re right and I’ll defend conservatives even when they hoist themselves on their own petard.

I draw on a quarter century experience in politics and two decades as a lawyer and free-lance writer. I learned the law from my father, a judge for thirty years and member of the American Law Institute.

I learned about economics personally from Murray Rothbard, dean of the Austrian School of Economics.

I learned about politics the hard way. I earned a Ph.D in anti-politics from the School of Hard Knocks.

It's more than a blog; it's an event!