Alfonse D'Amato
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Hurricane Harvey was a brutal reminder that storms happen. We Long Islanders who lived through Hurricane Sandy, like Louisianans who lived through Hurricane Katrina, can only shudder to think . . . more
New York state has some of the nation’s best schools, and some of the worst. Many suburban schools are considered models of learning . . . more
It’s easy to get complacent about our nation’s economy right now. We’re in the longest modern-day recovery from a recession. The stock market has soared past 22,000. Unemployment is low. more
Last week, we saw a dramatic escalation in tensions between the U.S. and North Korea. The chance of military conflict seems to increase with every exchange of messages. more
Let’s imagine our house on fire. What’s the first thing we’d want to do? Put it out! Try to save it to be repaired and reoccupied. But too often these days . . . more
Given all the controversy about Russia today, maybe it’s time for a reality check. more
Now that the effort to repeal and replace Obamacare is apparently dead, it’s time for Congress to get on with repairing Obamacare’s serious flaws, stabilizing health care insurance costs and . . . more
When you turn on the news or read the papers these days, do you get a sense of disconnection between what really affects our daily lives and our families’ well-being, and what passes for important news in the media and in political circles? I do. more
President Trump’s trip to Europe last week highlighted the foreign policy and military challenges facing him around the globe. The trip began . . . more
In Congress, and particularly in the Senate, successful legislating depends on dealing with the real concerns of individual legislators and the interests of their states. Theory is fine in colleges and think tanks . . . more
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