Alfonse D'Amato
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When you turn on the news or read the papers these days, do you get a sense of disconnection between what really affects our daily lives and our families’ well-being, and what passes for important news in the media and in political circles? I do. more
President Trump’s trip to Europe last week highlighted the foreign policy and military challenges facing him around the globe. The trip began . . . more
In Congress, and particularly in the Senate, successful legislating depends on dealing with the real concerns of individual legislators and the interests of their states. Theory is fine in colleges and think tanks . . . more
The recent special congressional elections should send a signal to both parties. The outcomes weren’t really surprising, because the seats were held by Republicans . . . more
Just half a year into the Trump administration, our nation, and its representatives in Congress, are at a crossroad. The divisiveness poisoning our politics has become so ugly and dangerous . . . more
Watching the developments of the last week in Washington, D.C., has led me to both hope and fear for the near future. more
There seems to be no end to the media obsession with the relationship between President Trump and the Russians. The latest charge is that during the presidential transition . . . more
President Trump’s first foreign trip last week broke historic ground on a number of fronts. His first stop, in Saudi Arabia, was particularly noteworthy. The past several administrations . . . more
The urgent is keeping America from the important. The media-induced urgency of covering what the Russians did or didn’t do to our democracy is allowing us to lose sight of . . . more
President Trump has both a challenge and an opportunity with his search for a new FBI director. The challenge is to find someone who . . . more
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