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Editorial: Zeldin Wants To Forget About Jan 6th Events - Not So Fast

Jan
10
2021

Congressman Lee Zeldin (CD1) wants a kumbaya moment. You know, the moment when you become a convert and wrap your arms around peace, harmony and justice for all.  Most residents in CD 1 want this too.  

Unfortunately for Mr. Zeldin and for voters it is not the time to put the events of January 6 behind us and it would be wrong to do so. There are too many questions about the events that transpired that day and many questions regarding how the behaviors of elected officials, including Lee Zeldin led to...| read more ››

Editorial: Ask Questions And Remember To Wear Your Thinking Cap

Jan
9
2021

Open your eyes, close your mouth and put on your thinking cap. Advice that was commonplace in the 20th century. It means look, stop talking, listen and finally use your brain. It was sound advice then and it is sound advice today. 

I, like so many others in our country, am trying to understand what happened in Washington DC this week. We all should have the same questions: How did something like this happen? How is it that security at the Capitol was so ineffective that hundreds were able to successfully commit...| read more ››

America Under Siege

Jan
7
2021

America was irrevocably changed on January 6, 2021 in ways that will become clearer once we are able to take a collective breath and recover from the shock of the violence on our government.  Make no mistake – this was unlawful violence perpetrated by an angry mob opposed to the rule of law that governs our democracy. 

This violence was not an act of civil disobedience designed to right a wrong committed by our government or legal system - it was mob violence in support of an individual who has convinced American...| read more ››

What would Lincoln do or say at a time like this?

Jan
10
2021

Letter to the Editor,

What would Lincoln do or say at a time like this?

The political party founded upon the aspirations and principled beliefs of Abraham Lincoln was exposed as a hollow shell of itself as the son of the 45th President of the United States declared the Republican Party as the “Party of Trump”, while he recently fanned the flames of disruption and tyranny in Washington D.C. The current President himself, in full public view, instigated and provoked an attack on the Nation’s Capitol while a joint session of Congress was at work. Disruption by any means possible to retain power appears to be the only aspiration of the Trumps. It is a disruption of legal and Constitutional...| read more ››

Joe Biden needs Georgia Democrats

Nov
21
2020

Dear Biden voters:

 

Congratulations to all of us. Electing Joe Biden is a testament to our commitment locally and nationally.  However, in order for Joe Biden & Kamala Harris to have any chance at carrying out a Democratic agenda, it is imperative that Democrats win the Georgia runoffs for the US Senate in January.  We all have a stake in the outcome.

 

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