Alfonse D'Amato
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It’s easy to find fault with a major budget deal in Washington. The one just passed by Congress is no exception. Those on the right say . . . more
The president’s State of the Union address gave a good picture of the nation’s economy and the positive direction America is heading. And it offered hope that some of the more contentious issues we face might finally be addressed. more
Thank goodness for the recent Congressional action averting an extended federal government shutdown. It looks like enough moderate Republican and Democratic lawmakers may have finally reached a critical mass . . . more
When Medicare and Medicaid were created in the 1960s, they received strong support in Congress from both parties. Then, in the 1990s, a bipartisan coalition added the Children’s Health Insurance Program . . . more
Despite all the hand-wringing in the media — which thrives on conflict and disasters — there are many good signs for the U.S. in 2018 that bode well for the country, if we’ll just . . . more
History is replete with too many sad examples of nations aligned by evil ideas and bad intentions. Axes of evil threatened the planet in both world wars, and more recently the axis of Afghanistan, … more
As the new year begins, it’s a good time to take stock of the tumultuous year in Washington that’s just ended, and to express the hope of a more congenial 2018. more
A s polarized and negative as American politics has become, something happened last week that shows there’s still a reservoir of good sense in America’s political system. The U.S. Senate election … more
The mad dash is on in Washington to enact a tax bill, and at the same time to pass a funding bill to keep the U.S. government open and functioning into the new year. How did we come to such a scrambled situation, in which these major issues are backed up against the clock ticking down toward 2018? As the saying goes, timing is everything. more
New Yorkers got a double threat last week. We learned that North Korea now has a missile capable of threatening New York, and we learned . . . more
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