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Life on Earth Can Recover … Humans Cannot.

From Joanne Young Doesschate (Port Jefferson) I’ve gotten lots of great news links sent to me about so many different subjects, but then the leaked IPCC report put all but the environment and climate change on the back burner.  When … Continue reading

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Armenian Genocide

Letters to the Editor: Finally, an end to a century of U.S. complicity in Armenian genocide denial published in the L.A. Times People from the Armenian community celebrate President Biden’s decision to formally recognize the Armenian genocide in Beverly Hills on … Continue reading

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Teens Molded by the Trump Era

Several recent articles have examined the influence of the Trump era on teens, at pre-voting ages. Claire Cain Miller looks at ‘What Teenagers Have Learned From a Tumultuous Time in Politics’ (April 22nd 2021 in the NYTimes). Emily Badger and … Continue reading

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South Fork Wind Farm Cable Approved by PSC

Press Release: For Immediate Release South Fork Wind Farm Cable Approved by PSC East Hampton, New York – March 18, 2021 — This morning the New York State Public Service Commission (PSC) voted unanimously to grant South Fork Wind (“SFW”) … Continue reading

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#irunwithmaud

Posted on INSTAGRAM on Feb 23rd. mikejpastor Ahmaud Arbery, an avid jogger who had his whole life before him, was chased down by two white men in a pickup and shot dead in cold blood on 2/23 in 2020. He … Continue reading

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Legalize Commercial Kelp Farming in our Bays – Let’s Blue-Green Our Economy

 Join us in signing onto this petition to Legalize Kelp Farming in our Bays . Dear Senators Kaminsky and Stec, Chair and Ranking Member of the Senate Environmental Conservation Committee, and Assemblymen Englebright and Smullen, Chair and Ranking Member of the Assembly … Continue reading

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Stand Up For Our Democracy

Democracy is never a given. January 6th proved that. A wrathful president unable to accept he lost an election, an angry mob stoked by bogus claims of a stolen election, a subservient caucus of Republicans willing to do the bidding … Continue reading

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The Movement for a Wealth Tax in Washington State

Forwarded from Geraldine Maslanka. By Chuck CollinsThis piece appeared on the inequality.org website with the heading: Legislators in Washington state are taking bold steps towards instituting a state-level wealth tax. The proposed tax is a 1 percent levy on wealth over $1 … Continue reading

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How to Climb out of the Financial Rut in NY State

On Feb. 5th R&R heard a presentation by Rebecca Saletan and Nick Lyndon on “The Invest in our New York Act”. It is a package of 6 bills for the State of NY. Together they are proposed to raise more … Continue reading

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The Smith Act

From the Southampton Press (LTE): Congress, in response to the far-right’s Nazi “America First” movement of the late 1930’s, enacted the Alien Registration Act of 1940. This law made it a “federal criminal offense to advocate the violent overthrow of … Continue reading

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What is Budget Reconciliation?

Biden’s economic rescue package will be passed using ‘budget reconciliation’. Here is a primer: This from Dana Chasin (reprinted with permission): Budget reconciliation is authorized through the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 to expedite budget bills. While most legislation before the Senate … Continue reading

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Attacking the Heart of Our Democracy

The Capitol building symbolizes the heart of our democracy; it is the place where the people’s will — the certification of the next duly elected president of the United States — is carried out.  After hours of chaos and sickening … Continue reading

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Zeldin, your name is Shame

Mr. Zeldin, your name is shame. You are either with our constitutional system of government, or you are not. And then you are for mob rule. Which is it? Are you a leader? – def. “a leader is someone who … Continue reading

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And Now, For Some 2020 Good Climate News

Looking for 2020 good news on climate? Get ready to set some priorities and make some New Year’s Climate Resolutions. Continue reading

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Assault on America

Democracy has taken a beating during the past four years. From the day Trump was sworn in, the moral yardstick we use to measure presidents by morphed into a moral slide rule, constantly adjusted by obsequious Republicans anxious to cover … Continue reading

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Fire Departments and Trumpers – Post Election Trends

Even though Trump has lost the election, his followers, the “Trumpers”, are here to stay. What might this mean for the future? A group calling themselves the “Huntington – Northport Patriots” has plans for yet another MAGA Trump 2020 Truck … Continue reading

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VOTE for your Favorite Blog Post of 2020!

It seems like the right time to reassess. The R&R blog has enjoyed increased attention and readership in 2020. Here is a yearly count of clicks (views). Note that 2020 is not yet quite over. Here are the leading posts, … Continue reading

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Honking and Cheering in NY City

The Mayor of Paris just tweeted this: Amazing footage from Philadelphia: https://edition.cnn.com/politics/live-news/trump-biden-election-results-11-07-20/index.html

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Trump’s Base: 2 Anecdotal Cases Regarding Sources of News

From Gigi Morris (Sag Harbor): This may offer some insight into what is happening in this country. About 3 weeks ago, I had a cleaning lady coming to my house in NH (she lives in VT) and I mentioned that … Continue reading

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Threatening rallies by Trump supporters

This has me nervous. AZ has already been called for Biden by some news outlets including Fox News. And here is the reporting by NBC: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nd9mdelRKfk And there is more reporting from WaPo: “Crowds targeted election centers in other cities … Continue reading

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