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Congrats on the wins, GOP. Now comes the hard part

 Originally published November 4, 2021 https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/congrats-on-the-wins-gop-now-comes-the-hard-part

Can Republicans Win In New York?

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Originally published November 10, 2021  https://www.queensjewishlink.com/index.php/opinion/5450-can-republicans-win-in-new-york Voters shocked the political establishment last week when they elected Republicans to office in deep-blue Virginia and almost did the same in bluer New Jersey. The results for the New York City Mayoral race notwithstanding, the electorate in The Empire State may be ready for Republican leadership. The Mayor’s race went exactly as expected, with Eric Adams garnering two-thirds of the vote to win for the Democrats. Those looking to claim that there is no evidence of a bellwether turning towards the Right would be mistaken to simply look at this race. Throughout the city and state, conservative voices are being increasingly heard. The best example of this is out on Long Island, where the Nassau County GOP swept the ballot. Bruce Blakeman edged out incumbent Laura Curran for County Executive, and unknown Anne Donnelly demolished State Senator Todd Kaminsky in the

The Immorality Of De Blasio’s Vaccine Mandate

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Originally published November 3, 2021 https://www.queensjewishlink.com/index.php/opinion/5407-the-immorality-of-de-blasio-s-vaccine-mandate Do you like your streets to be safe?  If there’s a fire, do you want it to be put out?  Do you like your garbage to be picked up?  If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you have some problems. That’s because the NYPD, FDNY and the New York City Sanitation Department are all severely understaffed because of Bill de Blasio.  At 5 p.m. on Friday, the de Blasio vaccine mandate went into effect.  While many of the unvaccinated city workers got at least one dose before the deadline, at least 26,000 workers are staying home.  This includes at least 8,000 police officers, 3,700 firefighters, and 2,000 sanitation workers. On Saturday, a fire in a Washington Heights home had to be answered by a farther station because the local firehouse was one of the 26 shuttered houses.  The FDNY has asked firefighters to remain on their shifts until replacemen

Elections 2021: Go Vote!

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 Originally published October 27, 2021 https://www.queensjewishlink.com/index.php/opinion/5363-elections-2021-go-vote From Forest Hills to Merrick, from Great Neck to Far Rockaway, the polls are open and the election of 2021 is underway.  The unfortunate reality of our electoral process is that far fewer people will vote this year than last, even though the results of this election will have far more ramifications.  Here is a primer on what offices are up for grabs and how they affect you. The largest office is for Mayor of New York City, which pits heavy favorite Eric Adams against Republican Curtis Sliwa.  As mayor of the largest city in the country, the victor of this election will wield a lot of power on how the city is run.  Adams, while being more towards the center than current mayor Bill de Blasio, still suffers from the affliction most Democrats seem to have: They think they can control everything.   This became evident during last week’s debate between Sliwa and Adams.  When

The Two Ways This Pandemic Can End

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 Originally published October 20, 2021 https://www.queensjewishlink.com/index.php/opinion/5308-the-two-ways-this-pandemic-can-end COVID is over.  Everyone who is vulnerable to the virus has had the ability to protect themselves for at least six months.  Anyone who wants to get a vaccination can get one, and everyone who is still worried can access an N95 mask.  There is nothing more the government can do to protect anyone.  So there are two ways for people to get back to normal: Either wait until you get permission, or just live your life.  If you are waiting to get permission, you’re going to be waiting for a long time.  There’s about to be a COVID infection wave hitting the Northeast.  By all available data, COVID rates increase where larger crowds gather indoors.  In the summer, the areas around the Gulf of Mexico, where it’s incredibly hot and humid, had a spike of cases.  While the media focused on Florida and Houston, New Orleans had an increase as well.  The only difference is t

Correcting The Record On Mandated Vaccines In Schools

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Originally published October 13, 2021 https://www.queensjewishlink.com/index.php/opinion/5264-correcting-the-record-on-mandated-vaccines-in-schools   When California governor Gavin Newsom announced a first-in-the-nation COVID vaccine mandate for K-12 students, he claimed that “this is just another vaccine.” His words reflected those of Dr. Anthony Fauci back in August, who said, “I believe that mandating vaccines for children to appear in school is a good idea. We’ve done this for decades and decades, requiring polio, measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis [vaccinations].” Were a Republican to say this, fact-checkers would rate these claims as “mostly false” because they are “missing context.” There are two major differences between the COVID vaccine and other mandated vaccinations. First, COVID as a disease is not the same as all the other mentioned diseases. Second, the COVID vaccine rollout is wildly different from these other mandates.  Comparing the effect of COVID on children to poli

Facebook Whistleblower Exposes Difference In Left Vs Right Thinking

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  After the 60 Minutes interview and Congressional testimony this week, it is clear that Frances Haugen, a.k.a. The Facebook whistleblower, is a Democrat. This is altogether unsurprising, as Big Tech is filled to the brim with liberals and leftists, with nary a conservative to be found. The way she is using the political system to mutate Facebook into an arm for her political priorities, however, exposes the fundamental difference between Left vs. Right thinking. Taking policy out of the equation, the difference between people who lean left or right is broken down by institutional thinking or individual thinking. Leftists think institutionally. If they are part of an institution, be it a corporation, school, media outlet, government agency or anything else, that institution should mirror their own priorities. Conservatives think individually. Their politics are personal and unrelated to the institution that they are a part of. This is how the Left have taken over nearly every instituti