Monthly Archives: December 2018

“I am a Tariff Man” and Credit for the Stock Market

  US stock markets fell sharply on Tuesday as investors lost faith in a trade truce between the US and China that had been negotiated by Donald Trump at last week’s G20 summit.   On September 8th, 2018 I wrote: … Continue reading

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Fair Elections for New York

https://fairelectionsny.org/about   New Yorkers deserve a responsive, accountable government. Voter turnout in New York is among the lowest in the nation, due in part to antiquated procedures for registration and voting that discourage participation. And our campaign finance system favors … Continue reading

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Children of Yemen

Credit: Giles Clarke for The New York Times Heartbreaking story by Nikolas Kristoff in the NYT: End This Shameful War. The lead picture represents Abrar Ibrahim, a 12-year-old girl in Yemen who weighs just 28 pounds. Right now in Yemen, … Continue reading

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Flavored e-cigs and Vaping

Photo Credit Janet Cannon From: Eve Krief MD 65% of teens who vape don’t even know that they are vaping nicotine! One Juul vape pod has the nicotine equivalent of 20 cigarettes. As some of you may know I’m on … Continue reading

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What is Public Charge?

From Eve Krief MD WHAT IS PUBLIC CHARGE? FULL EXPLAINER HERE: A new proposal from DHHS expands the definition of what it means to be a “public charge,” making it harder for immigrants to enter the United States and advance … Continue reading

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Stop the Tears Rally

Zero Tolerance is still happening. Propublica just published this story: “A Defendant Shows Up in Immigration Court by Himself. He’s 6.” Earlier today various concerned citizen groups held a rally to protest the continuing separation of families at the border. … Continue reading

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