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.
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 â€œlibertarians,â€ I am not a flack for big business or the Republican Party. I do not hesitate to praise leftists when theyâ€™re right and Iâ€™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.