Monthly Archives: November 2017

We Can Reverse Climate Change

By Cate Rogers, East Hampton, NY (Copyright: Peter Weber Shutterstock) I was thrilled to participate in a free showing at my local library of the film “An Inconvenient Truth”, being a new pinned Climate Leader of The Climate Reality Project, … Continue reading

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Is Peter King (NY-02) Going to Retire?

Republicans are leaving the U.S. House at the highest rate in a decade.   Nathaniel Rakich, a reporter with 538, has analyzed the Republican exodus and finds there are 2 groups: those that are moderate Republicans and belong to the so … Continue reading

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Zeldin – Bannon Alliance

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – NOVEMBER 29, 2017 CONTACT: Mara Gerstein: mgfightclub@gmail.com or Victoria Glynn Victoria.Glynn@berlinrosen.com Coalition of Groups Launch Petition to Demand Lee Zeldin Disinvite Steve Bannon From Upcoming NYC Fundraiser Suffolk County and New York, NY – New … Continue reading

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Protect Internet Freedom

https://georgelakoff.com/2017/11/26/protect-internet-freedom/ November 26, 2017 By George Lakoff Donald Trump and the Republicans are trying to restrict American freedom and destroy the Internet as we know it. They want to hand control of a crucial public resource – the Internet – … Continue reading

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Annie Proulx Gave One of the Best National Book Award Speeches in Recent Memory

Posted on Vulture.com By Boris Kachka Annie Proulx. Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images The least suspenseful part of the National Book Award ceremony can be the most fun: the speech given by each year’s winner of the Medal for Distinguished Contribution … Continue reading

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The da Vinci Lode

 The painting ‘Salvator Mundi’ by Leonardo da Vinci at Christie’s. Credit Drew Angerer/Getty Images To the Editor: “The da Vinci Lode” (NY Times editorial, Nov. 17) is an important warning. The idea that the obscenely rich see nothing untoward in … Continue reading

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In Lockstep

Letter to the Editor Printed in the East Hampton Star 11/16/17 Remember when Mitt Romney asked us to believe that “corporations are people too?” Well, under the Republican House tax proposal, which our congressman, Lee Zeldin, has largely embraced, the … Continue reading

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House Passes Historic Debt Increase

http://www.crfb.org/press-releases/house-passes-historic-debt-increase As per the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget, this experiment has been tried and it failed: “The last time Congress added 10-figures worth of tax cuts to the debt in 2001, it blew a hole in the budget … Continue reading

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Election Results: Much Still Needs to be Done

Like me, I am sure you were thrilled with the results from this past Election Day. Our big wins in the Governors Mansions in New Jersey and Virginia were clear, first  signs that the Trump agenda can be rolled back.  … Continue reading

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Zombie Health Care Repeal Part 5: What the GOP’s Sneaky Health Repeal Means for You

Yet another attempt to sabotage healthcare!  They just don’t get it.  David View at Medium.com The GOP is sneaking in a partisan health care repeal to pay for their tax cuts for the wealthy and big corporations. Here’s what you … Continue reading

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Individual Mandate Repeal in Latest Tax Bill Draft

Author Shannon Muchmore @stmuchmore Published Nov. 15, 2017 Dive Brief: Republican leaders said Tuesday the latest version of their bill to overhaul the tax system would repeal the individual mandate in the Affordable Care Act (ACA). Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) … Continue reading

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Trump Spurns Nobel Prize Winners—and the Feeling Is Mutual

Published in Daily Kos November 13 By Mark Sumner In a White House as radically anti-science as this one, it’s no surprise that scientists are being denied the usual honors. President Trump, breaking a tradition that stretches back nearly two decades, … Continue reading

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Dear America: An apology for Roy Moore, and all the rest

By Josh Moon Alabama Political Reporter Dear America, We’re sorry. I’m speaking for all of us here in Alabama, even if some of these people will never apologize and never believe that they’ve done anything wrong. The rest of us … Continue reading

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THE HOUSE TAX CUTS AND JOBS ACT, AMENDED (11/9/17): THE DYNAMIC EFFECT ON THE BUDGET AND THE ECONOMY

November 13, 2017 REPORT BY THE PENN WHARTON BUDGET MODEL Key Points This brief reports Penn Wharton Budget Model’s (PWBM) dynamic analysis of The House Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA), as amended and reported out by the Ways and … Continue reading

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Zeldin Squirming on Tax Bill

http://us.pressfrom.com/news/politics/-88477-swing-seat-republicans-squirm-over-gop-tax-plan/ Submitted by a friend: Hear hear.  Let them persist ! I’m starting to really like Pete King.  The Senate tax bill is going to completely eliminate the property tax deduction and the state/local income tax deduction.  The House bill … Continue reading

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Anti-Semitic Posters on Cornell Campus

  Letter published in the Ithaca Journal – part of the USA Today Network Published . Oct. 25, 2017,  By Steve Ludsin The anti-Semitic posters sighted and removed on Cornell campus were very disturbing. The fact that Cornell University’s campus awoke … Continue reading

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Eight Turncoat NY State Senators

Want to know why New York can’t fix the MTA, have same day voter registration, and enact real campaign finance reform? There’s one big reason: The Independent “Democratic” Conference, also known as the IDC. The IDC is a group of … Continue reading

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Gaming the Tax Plan in the Hamptons

I guess this should be expected.  Even if you are not a 2nd home owner out here on the East End, the value of your home could decrease!   Thanks Mr. Trump & Mr. Zeldin!   Hamptons Homebuyers Have Already Figured … Continue reading

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New American Citizen

I received this great story from a friend: I am very pleased to say that just before leaving for Europe, I took the oath of allegiance and am now an American citizen (even managed to get a passport in time … Continue reading

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Republican Tax Plan Eliminates Social Justice

Nobody wants to relieve the middle class tax plight more than I, but as people debate the Republican tax plan, let’s look at the big picture in perspective. Our Congressman, Lee Zeldin, states, “I believe that the state and local … Continue reading

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