Category Archives: Politics

Flip the Senate

From: Nigel Noble and his DC based lawyer friend Dear Friends and Family, This email is a follow up to my correspondence several weeks ago on our efforts to defeat Trump and flip the Senate.  You may recall that I am … Continue reading

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Something you can do for RBG

From Randall Parsons/Judith Hope: If you feel the need to do something… or something more than you’ve been doing, here’s a way to honor RBG and help stop McConnell from pushing through another ultra conservative Supreme Court nominee. Leave voicemails … Continue reading

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Zoom Time

I am not sure why, but for the first time, each day this past week found me on multiple Zoom conference calls. Each of these was for a different group that I belong to, from my local Southampton Democratic Club … Continue reading

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Zeldin Ignores Constituents While Endlessly Defending Corrupt President

Letter to the Editor, The East Hampton Star, December 5, 2019 Clue Mr. Zeldin In To the Editor: Lee Zeldin has been tweeting up a storm and appearing on cable news with alarming regularity, barely able to conceal his fury … Continue reading

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Virginia’s Gerrymandered State House

On November 5th, Virginians go to the polls to vote for their state representatives. After an historic flip of 15 House of Delegate seats in 2017, Democrats are within 2 seats of taking back control of both the state house … Continue reading

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The Truth About Lee Zeldin’s Record

October 1, 2018                                                                by Jacquelyn Gavron and Amy Turner … Continue reading

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10 REASONS WOMEN MUST #FlipThe1st!

Issue #2: August, 2018                                 by Jacquelyn Gavron and Amy Turner    Lee Zeldin repeatedly votes for laws that jeopardize the health and financial wellbeing of … Continue reading

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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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The Great Lakes Are Attacking Us Now

Can you really blame them? By Charles P. Pierce Original post on Esquire.com Oct 4, 2017 While the Secretary of the Interior is jetting around on our dime, and the head of the Environmental Protection Agency is slow-dancing with his … Continue reading

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Math not Myths: Democrats Win When their Voters are Inspired to Turn out!

Great piece in the Nation:  July 18, 2017.  If there are 7 million Obama-to-Trump voters, why didn’t Trump’s vote total increase by 7 million? Democrats Are Trying to Win the 2018 Midterms in All the Wrong Ways, By Steve Phillips … Continue reading

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Noam Chomsky: On Trump and the State of the Union – SCARY!

GREAT INTERVIEW! THE STONE JULY 5, 2017 Continue reading the main story Share This Page Email Save Over the past few months, as the disturbing prospect of a Trump administration became a disturbing reality, I decided to reach out to … Continue reading

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Voter “Integrity” and Republican Hypocrisy

You have to love the sheer effrontery of the Trump Administration’s new Presidential Advisory Commission on Voter Integrity, set up to validate Trump’s absurd claim that he only lost the popular vote because of the votes of millions of undocumented … Continue reading

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The Populist Surge – Analysis from Across the Pond

  On June 27th, Martin Wolf in the Financial Times writes: Why has the appeal of populist ideas grown in western countries? Is this a temporary phenomenon? In the wake of Brexit and the election of Donald Trump, the collapse … Continue reading

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Trump Wants to Charge Retailers to Accept SNAP Benefits (Food Stamps)

When is the GOP’s cruel assault on the most vulnerable going to end? From Modern Farmer By Andrew Amelinckx on June 9, 2017 You’ve probably heard about the White House’s proposed overhaul of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) program, … Continue reading

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