Monthly Archives: January 2018

The All-important Numbers for NY CD-1

Let’s look at the important numbers in NY CD-1. Demographics: Table I  (Source: Ballotpedia, based on 2010 census) Population 720,071 Gender 49.6% Male, 50.4% Female Race 87.7% White, 4.6% Black, 3.5% Asian Ethnicity 12.8% Hispanic Unemployment 6.60% Median household income … Continue reading

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Abortion vote in the Senate: Why?

First, let me reprint Perry Gershon’s post from his FB page (with permission): Tomorrow the Senate will debate the so-called 20-week ban on abortion. Let’s be clear — this is nothing more than the first step towards making a woman’s … Continue reading

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Zeldin’s (Dismal) Voting Record—At a Glance

by A.Turner and J.Gavron To defeat Zeldin, we need to understand his voting record and dispel the perception that he’s pro-environment and a moderate Republican. His record reveals his extremist views on issues such as gun ownership and women’s rights. … Continue reading

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Zeldin Makes Excuses for Trump

Published as a letter to the editor in The East Hampton Star, Jan. 25 Despicable World View East Hampton January 22, 2018 To the Editor, When President Trump denigrated Haiti and Africa with his comments, Lee Zeldin tweeted that the … Continue reading

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Zeldin’s attack on the FBI

By Perry GERSHON: An independent justice system is the heart of our democracy. But Congressman Lee Zeldin has recently joined far-right extremists in attacking our Department of Justice and the FBI. Zeldin is attempting to undermine Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s … Continue reading

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How Germany fights bias

Letter in the NY Times today Re “German’s Idea to Fight Bias Gains Support” (news article in NYT, Jan. 11): A rise of anti-Semitism among new immigrants to Germany has prompted a suggestion of having immigrants tour concentration camps. The … Continue reading

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Out-of-pocket healthcare spending could rise thanks to Lee Zeldin

Implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA, Obamacare)  was associated with reduced out-of-pocket spending for US medical care, particularly among those with lower incomes, but not with reduced premiums. That is the conclusion of a new study published in the … Continue reading

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Women’s March 2018

Last year I was in Washington DC!  Just one little dot on that picture of the mall, the picture that tells it all about facts versus blowhard fake news. Remember Sean Spicer? This year I went to Sag Harbor with … Continue reading

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Is Lee Zeldin Really “Good On The Environment”?

A slickly produced mailer from Lee Zeldin appeared in my mailbox this week. It touted our Congressman’s supposed record in “safeguarding our environment.” Mr. Zeldin has been very adept in pulling the wool over voters’ eyes about his actual environmental … Continue reading

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Zeldin on drilling: tepid

Published today in the East Hampton Star as a letter to the editor: Just Two Sentences   Lee Zeldin released the following statement in response to the Trump administration’s proposal to open United States waters to offshore oil drilling: “I … Continue reading

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Voters exhausted by chaos & hostility of Trump regime

“There’s honor in compromise and civility.”  Ezra Klein interviewing Joe Trippi, the chief media strategist on the Doug Jones campaign. The lessons from Doug Jones’ win in Alabama are discussed in this interesting piece on VOX:  “A top Doug Jones … Continue reading

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“Shithole” Nations

Republican Rep. Mia Love: Trump ‘must apologize’ for ‘shithole’ remark From Susan Solo Esq.: Exactly how much longer do Americans have to endure this racist man? His comments today about why the US has to accept immigrants from Africa, Haiti … Continue reading

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Glenn Simpson Transcript: Summary

Sen. Dianne Feinstein. Thomson Reuters One of us has actually read the Glenn Simpson transcript! Mr. Simpson is the man behind an explosive dossier — produced at his firm, Fusion GPS, with a former British spy, Christopher Steele — outlining … Continue reading

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Most Popular Blog Posts – 2017

Map of all Indivisible groups across the USA, which includes Resist & Replace (R&R) of East Hampton, NY   The 10 most viewed blog posts in 2017 on R&R are: 1) 780 views  – Special Report: Brookhaven Town Clerk (part 1; … Continue reading

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Zeldin Boasting about Environment Record?

Recently Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1), co-chair of the Long Island Sound Caucus and founding member of the “Congressional Estuary Caucus”, was joined by EPA Regional Administrator Pete Lopez, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Regional Director Carrie Meek … Continue reading

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“Trump Slump” in tourism

I have previously posted on the “Trump Slump” in tourism. And here, and here too.  But it is time to reexamine the issue because the data over one solid year indicate that the slump is here to stay!   How will … Continue reading

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