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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