Peter King
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It isn’t often that a congressional race becomes the center of national attention. But that was the case in the campaign between Tom Suozzi and Mazi Pilip to succeed the disgraced George Santos in the 3rd Congressional District. more
Long Island lost an American icon with the passing of Baldwin resident Bob Beckwith last week. The image of Beckwith standing with President George W. Bush amid the ruins of the World Trade Center days after the Sept. 11 attacks will forever personify America’s unyielding courage and quiet determination in the face of horrific tragedy and massive challenge. more
Two are still standing. The number of Republican presidential candidates has been narrowed down from 15 or so to just two, Donald Trump and Nikki Haley. more
While I truly appreciated every moment of my 28 years in Congress, I’ve found that a real benefit of being retired is that I have more time to think about where I’ve been and how I got there. Don’t get me wrong. I’m still keeping myself busy in a number of areas, including writing for the Heralds. But there’s no longer the constant rush to be somewhere or get something done. more
With the old year having ended and the New Year just beginning, I’m once again going through my routine of looking back on the previous year’s memories and trying to anticipate what the next one might hold. more
The exalted halls of academia and the grit of the football gridiron have never been more distant from one another than in recent weeks. more
The world of politics has never been an oasis of peace and harmony. By its very nature, democracy is a clash of ideas fueled by ambition. It is not an arena for the faint of heart. more
The war in the Middle East has become more than a conflict between Israel and Hamas. And it is more than a regional confrontation of Israel vs. Iran . . . more
If ever there were a just war, it is Israel’s war against Hamas. If ever there were a war in which there is no moral equivalence, it is Israel’s war against Hamas. more
The removal of Kevin McCarthy as speaker of the House of Representatives, led by perennial malcontent Matt Gaetz, was disgraceful, and will have lasting negative implications for Congress and the nation. more
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