Category Archives: immigration/deportation

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’s Budget from Hell

This is a budget from hell.  Increases for defense and the wall that will ultimately raise the total expenditures, despite the ill-advised cuts.  So, Mr. Zeldin, are you going to say something now, or tow the party line? Trump wants … Continue reading

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Preet Bharara, Sally Yates & James Comey: “You are Fired!”

It is “Apprentice” live! FBI Director Comey is the latest official to fall foul of Trump mid-investigation. Former Acting Attorney General Sally Yates and US Attorney for the Southern District of New York Preet Bharara had previously been dismissed As … Continue reading

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Trump Administration Cites Segregation-Era Ruling To Defend Its Travel Ban

Published by HUFFINGTON POST POLITICS 05/08/2017 06:57 pm ET | Updated 2 hours ago In 1971, the Supreme Court decided that courts shouldn’t investigate the motivations of officials who closed public pools rather than integrate them. By Nick Baumann, Julia … Continue reading

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Hard Times for Tourism on the East End?

I have previously commented on the drop in airline reservations observed after Trump’s Muslim ban.   For example, ForwardKeys saw international bookings to the U.S. fall by 6.5 percent. The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) agrees. It’s data predicts that … Continue reading

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What has Zeldin Actually Done ?

Letter to the Editor by Tina Plesset, published in the East Hampton Star, 3/17/2017 “What Has He Done?” Educators and kids are doing what our leaders should be doing — implementing a hopeful worldview through example. Our Representative Lee Zeldin … Continue reading

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