Alfonse D'Amato
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Our leaders need to think very carefully about the implications of recent moves to release both convicted criminals and those charged with crimes from prison. In the rush to advance sentencing and bail reforms . . . more
U.S. Rep. Peter King’s recent decision to retire from Congress will end a distinguished career of public service to Long Island, New York and America. In a time when our politics is more fractured and contentious than ever . . . more
Long Island homeowners and businesses labor under some of the nation’s highest taxes. In addition to New York state’s high income taxes, property taxes here . . . more
My column two weeks ago generated significant interest and input on New York’s proposed offshore wind power projects and their potential negative effects on Long Island’s commercial fishing industry. That led me to dig further into the subject. more
Climate change skeptics are often urged by climate change believers to “follow the science” when it comes to whether our climate is changing. That’s a fair proposition, but . . . more
Like most Long Islanders, I spend a fair amount of time driving on our local highways. Most of them were built long ago, some going back to the Depression era, others to the post-World War II boom. Almost all of these roads are in a state of disrepair . . . more
Something fascinating is happening in Hong Kong. The young students there who have been demonstrating for greater democracy and freedom have taken up waving American flags and singing our national anthem as they confront police. more
A half century ago, as President Richard Nixon sought to end the Vietnam war, he propounded a “madman theory” . . . more
The Declaration of Independence places “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness” at the pinnacle of the American endeavor. From the Revolutionary War to the Civil War to the world wars . . . more
In a little-reported but major milestone, the United States recently became the No. 1 oil producer in the world. Despite the usual outcries of naysayers and enviro-alarmists . . . more
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