Alfonse D'Amato
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Last week, Governor Cuomo unveiled his 2013-14 budget. He proposed to increase school aid statewide by 3 percent while keeping overall state spending growth under 2 percent. more
I always thought it was cliché to say, “I’ve never seen anything like it,” but in the aftermath of Sandy, I can honestly say that, in my lifetime, I’ve never seen anything like it. more
Last Friday, Republican leaders were forced to withdraw proposed legislation to overhaul to the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare. Notwithstanding President Trump’s lobbying efforts . . . more
There seems to be no end to the media obsession with the relationship between President Trump and the Russians. The latest charge is that during the presidential transition . . . more
The recent special congressional elections should send a signal to both parties. The outcomes weren’t really surprising, because the seats were held by Republicans . . . 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
Last Friday, President Trump moved to eliminate the last remnants of the Obama administration, prosecutors at the Justice Department. The president ordered the 46 holdover U.S. attorneys to . . . more
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson finished his trip to Asia by meeting with President Xi Jinping of China in what has been described as a public display of cooperation between the two nations. The leaders had much to discuss . . . 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
Given all the controversy about Russia today, maybe it’s time for a reality check. more
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