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Trade, Trump, and Zeldin

Published in  The East Hampton Star 4/12/18 By Perry Gershon   Any trade policy should put American workers and small businesses first. But President Trump’s attempt to launch a trade war with China, backed by Representative Lee Zeldin, hurts American … Continue reading

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Zeldin the Extremist

By Perry Gershon — Published in The Long Island Advance, April 12, 2018 Congressman Lee Zeldin, in Eastern Long Island, continues to be President Trump’s biggest cheerleader and defender.  Zeldin is willing to look the other way as our nation’s democratic … Continue reading

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Does the Constitution Permit a State to Abolish Marriage?

This is what makes constitutional law so interesting… 21 MAR 2018 MICHAEL C. DORF After the Supreme Court found a constitutional right to same-sex marriage in Obergefell v. Hodges in June 2015, county clerks and other state and local officials … Continue reading

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Remembering Julie Hilden

A nice tribute to a First Amendment warrior MONDAY, MARCH 19, 2018 by Michael Dorf Julie Hilden — lawyer, author, and editor — passed away on Saturday. She was my friend for over 30 years. Julie combined a fierce intelligence … Continue reading

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Secretly Harvesting Facebook Data Helped Decide the 2016 Election

On March 17th, The Guardian and The New York Times published a groundbreaking article about whistleblower Christopher Wylie and his role in harvesting Facebook data used by Cambridge Analytica, the data analytics firm contracted by the Trump campaign. Wylie asserts … Continue reading

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Medicine and Why Net Neutrality Matters

Published in The Doctor’s Tablet by NANCY R. GLASSMAN, M.L.S., M.P.H, on DECEMBER 8, 2017 Recently, the library at Einstein, where I work as a medical librarian, experienced a momentary internet outage. In that instant everything seemed to stop in … 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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