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Little did I know when I volunteered for the McGovern for President campaign in 1972 as a college freshman and participated in anti-war demonstrations, that I would continue to be involved in such political action decades later. more
Twelve score and two years ago, a nation called the United States of America came into being. It was sparked by a breakthrough belief in humanity’s “inalienable” right to personal liberty. more
Bernard Baruch — the New York City philanthropist to whom Baruch College in Manhattan is named for — once advised all of us to “vote for the man who promises least” because “he will be the least disappointing.” more
On Nov. 6, be sure to turn your ballot over and vote on three proposals which would reform the city’s public matching funds program, create a new civic engagement agency, and apply term limits and appointment reforms to community boards. more
Shortly after Community Board 8 joined the borough presidents of the Bronx, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island in condemning the proposal of Mayor de Blasio’s handpicked Charter Revision Commission to undermine all community boards by weakening their support from the borough presidents and removing experienced board members, the mayor’s corporation counsel’s office and his community liaison threatened all community boards that their public opposition to the mayor’s proposal would be viewed as illegal. more
The United Nations climate organization Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change recently released a report saying humanity needed to take dramatic action immediately — unprecedented in scope in human history — if we are to avoid a civilization-threatening climate disaster. more
I am joining the “Me Too” movement after suffering the worse spousal abuse that any American male can suffer. more
Our tax dollars are currently supporting war crimes being committed in Yemen by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. That support is responsible for widespread destruction, disease and starvation. It has helped to create what is probably the worst humanitarian crisis in the world. more
Raised in the Bronx and a graduate of James Monroe High School,  Nobel Prize winner Leon Lederman died peacefully at 96 in an Idaho care home earlier this month of complications of Alzheimer’s disease. more
In response to John ODonohue, who thinks Democrats “were embarrassing during Brett Kavanaugh hearing,” I am no fan of the Democrats, and certainly not of Hillary Clinton, who was an establishment/big business politician. But no support of the evil clown in the top office should speak of “embarrassing” behavior. more
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