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As a former constituent of U.S. Rep. Eliot Engel, it's obvious to me that the climate change and the coronavirus pandemic crises compel the conclusion that the residents of the 16th Congressional District should re-elect Congressman Engel in the Democratic primary on June 23. more
As a resident of the Bronx for more than 30 years, a proud member of the Jewish community and a strong supporter of Israel, I feel compelled to express outrage at some of the tactics that a self-identified “pro-Israel” group has used at the end of the recent primary ace to attack congressional candidate Jamaal Bowman. more
News reports indicate that you were recently endorsed by U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, whose record on Israel is deeply distressing and disappointing. Following your expression of gratitude regarding her endorsement, I began looking into your position, vis-a-vis Israel.  more
Rabbi Weiss, I hope this finds you in good health and in good spirits. Thank you for writing your letter. It was very informative, and will help me to be the best representative I can be for everyone in our district, if I am fortunate enough to win. more
I’m Jamaal Bowman. I’ve been an educator for the last 23 years in New York’s public schools, and I’m a Democrat running to represent Riverdale in Congress in New York’s 16th Congressional District. more
June 23 is the Democratic primary election, and I am asking our community to vote in big numbers to re-elect me and our local team of Democratic Party officials who are leading our drive to elect Democrats up and down the line — from president to the most local party positions like Democratic district leaders Randi Martos and Eric Dinowitz, and Democratic state committee member Helen Morik. more
"A single death is a tragedy, a million deaths is a statistic.” These heartless, cynical and oft-quoted words are reputed to have first been spoken by Josef Stalin in 1947 in reference to a famine that was inflicting unspeakable human suffering in Ukraine. more
About those flag pins … The one that Trump wears, a sine qua non accessory of so many of his sycophants and other politicos. Wearing a flag pin is analogous with flag-waving. According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, flag-waving is an “ostentatiously emotional display of patriotism or factionalism (synonyms: jingoistic, nationalistic, super-patriotic, ultra-nationalistic, chauvinistic), a propaganda technique to justify actions based on that connection. more
Within the journalism community, there’s outrage over the assaults our fellow journalists have endured covering the unrest in America sparked by the death of a black man, George Floyd, in police custody in Minneapolis. more
Early in the morning of April 4, about 4 a.m., just into springtime — the most pregnant of seasons — a 55-year-old Bronx man with diabetes, who found out he had been infected with the COVID-19 virus, called the police on himself. more
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