Category Archives: Politics

Flip the House — Defeat Zeldin!

By Jacquelyn Gavron & Amy Turner, July 19, 2018 New York’s First Congressional District (NY-1), historically a swing district, is represented by Lee Zeldin (R). He was initially elected with Tea Party support and is an unwavering Trump loyalist with … Continue reading

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Zeldin Votes to Hurt Hungry Constituents

The “Farm Bill” is generally known as the biggest safety net for millions of farmers across the country. But it also includes the Supplemental Nutrition Program — known as SNAP or “food stamps”. Last year, 40 million people used the … Continue reading

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Promises Broken

  Trump campaign promises (which some liberals supported) remain largely ignored. He ran as an economic populist and bucked the GOP’s economic brand, contributing to his appeal. But he has violated every one of his promises. Donald Trump promised to … Continue reading

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The “dustbin of history” and November reckoning

John Owen Brennan, 7th director of the CIA,  was the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency from March 2013 to January 2017. wikipedia.org https://www.yahoo.com/news/ex-cia-boss-john-brennan-131502100.html McCabe’s firing: FBI’s Andrew McCabe fired days before retirement; Trump applauds Sessions’ move More on McCabe: … Continue reading

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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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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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Shame on Zeldin–Again!

Representative Lee Zeldin should be ashamed of himself. That’s what his constituents declared back in May at their “Shame on Zeldin” protest on his AHCA vote. And now, in the aftermath of the Las Vegas shootings, others have joined that … Continue reading

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