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Since 1806 the filibuster has been an integral part of the Senate. Last year when Democrats were in the minority the filibuster was used 327 times. Now that the Vice-President holds the 51st vote … more
Why do Democrats try to defend Governor Cuomo against charges of sexual harassment with cries of Trump did worse? A few points, one it makes no difference what Trump did or didn’t … more
Dr. Phil’s trademark phrase is an appropriate question to ask the Biden administration’s 180 degree change to our southern border policy for handling “asylum requests”. Our … more
Newburgh’s Conservation Advisory Council is charged with protecting the tree canopy in our city. Plans provided by the School District for the new NFA building involves the removal of scores of … more
There is presently a national movement among GOP-controlled state legislatures to mount the most extensive contraction of voting access in generations. This GOP ‘voter suppression’ … more
Where are we in the pandemic? I believe we can safely say we are somewhere in the second half of the pandemic. Certainly the end is in sight, but there is a lot left in this game.  We are … more
In his recent letter to the editor, John Lown of Maybrook is quite correct in condemning Congresswoman Greene of Georgia for her hateful comments. However, let’s not stop there: Consider … more
Vaccinations are finally taking place, the snow is disappearing, and it looks like finally, after a year, we will be able to go places and see people again! The news that, thanks to Mr. … more
President Biden signed the $1.9 Trillion Covid Relief plan, H.R. 1319, the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, on March 11th. Only about 9 percent of funds in this bill actually goes to defeating the … more
The recent alleged corruption uncovered at the Orange County Industrial Development Agency (IDA) shouldn’t come as surprise to our regional community nor our leaders in Orange County … more
Some numbers to consider as NY Governor Cuomo’s enemies, the press and politicians call for his removal or resignation; From September 1, 2020 to March 14, 2021, NY State COVID related … more
I demand Assemblyman Jonathan Jacobson vote no on Assembly Bill 2681. The bill is well-intentioned but would create catastrophe for small businesses already struggling to stay open.  This … more
A recent letter stated that Democrats are right for removing Marjorie Taylor Green from all committees. I disagree. 229,827 Americans in the 14th district of the state of Georgia elected Marjorie … more
Attention New York State Lawmakers,The percentage of New York adults who hold a bachelor degree or higher is around 35%. Compare that with the percentage of adults in Russia who hold similar degrees, … more
Many 9-11 first responders live in our community. NYPD, FDNY, PAPD and many more.  We have the best America has to offer in terms of service and devotion to others. That is why it was … more
At no personal cost or income restrictions, all civilians and veterans alike are eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccinations administered by State governments. The current distribution crisis caused by … more
A letter writer in the 2/18/21 edition of the paper claimed that New York State doesn’t require identification to vote, but that’s not accurate. I worked at  Walden voting sites … more
It seems odd that during a global health crisis and climate emergency, NYS would be allowing any more fossil fuel projects. A Wall Street hedgefund called Tiger Infrastructure Partners wants to … more
Joe Biden’s Executive orders aimed at getting rid of fossil fuels; coal, oil and gas will result in higher energy costs for all Americans. During the Presidential Debates Joe said he would … more
State Senator James Skoufis recently called for the New York State Legislature to revoke the unlimited emergency powers it granted to King Cuomo to fight the Covid-19 pandemic over His … more
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