Author Archives: D. Posnett MD

About D. Posnett MD

Emeritus Prof. of Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College

“Roundtable” on Gangs and Immigration

Lee Zeldin and Bob Goodlatte held a “roundtable” on the topic of gangs and immigration at Suffolk County College of Riverhead.  With little notice and no invites to relevant local leaders or concerned citizen’s groups, those that did show up … Continue reading

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Trump Mouths off About “Windmills”

Submitted by Judith Hope: In an Aug. 30 rally in Evansville, Indiana, President Donald Trump made three unsubstantiated claims about wind turbines, which he calls “windmills”: Trump suggested that a single turbine can be responsible for “thousands” of bird deaths. … Continue reading

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Don’t Make Me Laugh

  By Perry Gershon: Lee Zeldin wants you to think he’s an environmentalist. He’s spending big bucks blasting that absurd idea across Long Island television. Don’t make me laugh. In his four years in Congress, Lee has voted against the … Continue reading

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New York’s Suffolk County Economy: Not so Hot?

Representative Lee Zeldin likes to claim that he has contributed to a “booming” economy resulting in jobs in his district (the eastern part of Suffolk county). Lets examine this for a minute. First, jobs This is the graph of unemployment since … Continue reading

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Dangerous Men

Bleached Staghorn Coral By James Ewing (Watermill, NY) “The GOP Republican party is the most dangerous organization in human history…dedicated, with such commitment, to the destruction of organized human life on earth.”—Noam Chomsky, scholar, MIT. What are these most dangerous … Continue reading

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Zeldin’s Environmental Voting Record Goes from Bad to Worse

Lee Zeldin wants to Drill in the Ironwood Forest National Monument By Marc Rauch: Latest update: Zeldin’s Environmental Voting Record Goes from Bad to Worse in 2018 In the first 3 years of Lee Zeldin’s congressional term (2015-2017), he earned … Continue reading

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Go National or Local?

LTE published August 23rd in the East Hampton Star: To the Editor: The East Hampton Star editorial about a “First District Dilemma for Democratic Voters” (July 5, 2018) asks whether one should give money and work for political causes nationally … Continue reading

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