Politics

Six Months after Sandy Hook. Where are we?

This Friday will mark the six month anniversary of the Newtown/Sandy Hook massacre. It is hard to think of anything good that has come of this awful atrocity. The temporary...
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Shame on the Senate (the Senate as Sham)

“I know what a complicated issue is; I know what it feels like to take a tough vote. This was neither.” Gabby Giffords. Yesterday was an awful day to pretend...
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Boston Blues

The last time I had this many people check in on my well-being was September 11, 2001. I guess a lot of friends know that I have run the Boston...
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The Day That Margaret Thatcher Dies

Since moving upstate in 2005 I have tried desperately hard to become a better person. In the nature of the Woodstock environment, I have taken up zazen at the local...
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Background Check. A Meeting with Our Congressman on Gun Legislation

On Wednesday April 3, along with Nick Alba, from the Shandaken Democrats, and Marybeth Mills, proprietor of the renowned local restaurant Peekamoose and a mother of small children, I met with...
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The Guns of Shandaken

On Monday night, I had the unpleasant experience of witnessing reactionary forces in action. The Town of Shandaken, here in the heart of the beautiful Catskill mountains, passed a resolution...
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The November 6 election: Every Vote Counted

I was as invested in the election of Ceclia Tkaczyk to our NY State Senate as I was in any race this past November. Among other attributes, Cecilia was serving...
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Demand A Plan

Today I e-mailed and snail-mailed the following letter, personalized, to my elected officials, Senators Schumer and Gillibrand, Congressman Gibson, and President Obama. I also wrote separately to NY Assemblyman Cahill....
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