Alfonse D'Amato
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As a senator, I was privileged to attend many State of the Union addresses . . . more
It’s the time of year when our leaders in Washington and Albany take stock of the state of the nation and New York. If we see our country and state with a clear eye . . . more
The decision to attack Iranian terrorist mastermind Gen. Qassim Suleimani was the right one. The fact that the operation succeeded in killing him should be welcomed rather than second-guessed. more
Of all the columns I’ve written for the Heralds, none has generated more vigorous comment than my last one, “Criminals’ early release threatens public safety,” in the Dec. 12-18 issue. People have reached out to me to share their concern and outrage . . . more
Our leaders need to think very carefully about the implications of recent moves to release both convicted criminals and those charged with crimes from prison. In the rush to advance sentencing and bail reforms . . . more
U.S. Rep. Peter King’s recent decision to retire from Congress will end a distinguished career of public service to Long Island, New York and America. In a time when our politics is more fractured and contentious than ever . . . more
Long Island homeowners and businesses labor under some of the nation’s highest taxes. In addition to New York state’s high income taxes, property taxes here . . . more
My column two weeks ago generated significant interest and input on New York’s proposed offshore wind power projects and their potential negative effects on Long Island’s commercial fishing industry. That led me to dig further into the subject. more
Climate change skeptics are often urged by climate change believers to “follow the science” when it comes to whether our climate is changing. That’s a fair proposition, but . . . more
Like most Long Islanders, I spend a fair amount of time driving on our local highways. Most of them were built long ago, some going back to the Depression era, others to the post-World War II boom. Almost all of these roads are in a state of disrepair . . . more
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