The current impeachment inquiry is necessary to protect our status as a democracy with unfettered free elections. While impeachment is a difficult process that will forever stain our nation’s history, failure to act and to allow Trump’s lawless behavior would establish an even more dangerous precedent by permitting election interference and abuse of powers. There is no defense for congressional inaction given the facts that have come out to date. READ
Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s two-year investigation is now over. Our country must move forward, but first there must be maximum transparency and accountability regarding Mueller’s report and more. READ
The Elizabeth A. Morton National Wildlife Refuge occupies 187 beautiful acres on Peconic Bay in Noyack, on the South Fork. But an announcement went up on its website recently that the federally owned preserve is shuttered. If you go there to hike, you do so at your own risk. READ
When historians look back at the period we’re living in, they will write that the president of the United States groveled before Vladimir Putin at the summit in Helsinki, Finland.
We don’t use the word “groveled” lightly: retired U.S. Army Col. Ralph Peters, a former Fox News commentator, used it in describing the news conference President Donald Trump and Mr. Putin held Monday. READ
A grassroots effort is underway among political activists to persuade second-home owners across the North Fork to register to vote here rather than at their primary residences.
The goal, organizers said, is to shift a predominantly Republican area toward the Democratic side, increase public engagement in elections and educate second-home owners about their right to vote here.
Immigration to America is one of the most contentious political issues of the day. Who gets to come here and work and who gets to stay has been hotly and emotionally debated for years, even more so this week with the president’s decision to end the so-called Dreamers program that allowed some 800,000 young people who entered the country without proper paperwork to stay.