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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

Pro-Crime Kaminsky Hiding From His Record

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 Originally published October 6, 2021 https://www.queensjewishlink.com/index.php/opinion/5229-pro-crime-kaminsky-hiding-from-his-record In an odd-numbered year made odder by the consistent and endless takeover of personal liberties, people don’t think they have the ability to make the necessary changes to government until 2022 or 2024.  To the contrary, the election of 2021 will affect the lives of Nassau County residents far more than either of those cycles. Nassau County has two incredibly important leadership positions on the ballot this November: Nassau County Executive and Nassau County District Attorney.  The Executive position is currently held by Laura Curran, who presided over the disastrous property reassessment which caused 65% of homeowners in Nassau to have a spike in property taxes.  CBS quoted residents saying that the tax hike was “absurd” and “unfeasible.” When given the opportunity to cut taxes, Curran vetoed $9 million worth of tax cuts approved by the County legisla

Tears Of A Clown

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Originally published September 28, 2021 https://www.queensjewishlink.com/index.php/opinion/5195-tears-of-a-clown   “The United States will give foreign aid to Israel to help them replenish their depleted supply of Iron Dome missiles, which are integral to its defense against relentless rocket fire from terrorists into civilian populations.” That sentence made Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez so sad that she wept on the floor of the House of Representatives.   AOC voted “Present,” changing her vote from “No” because she wants to remain a relevant figure in New York politics.  Her Hamas-loving cohorts like Rashida Tlaib, Ilhan Omar, Cori Bush, and others stuck with their “No” votes.  Tlaib explained the group’s reasoning during the floor debate.  “I will not support an effort to enable war crimes and human rights abuses and violence. We cannot be talking only about Israelis’ need for safety at a time when Palestinians are living under a violent apartheid system, and are dying from what Human Rig

Joe Biden’s Dictatorship

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  Originally published September 15, 2021 https://www.queensjewishlink.com/index.php/opinion/5156-joe-biden-s-dictatorship Joe Biden is a petty, tyrannical dictator who is forcing millions of businesses to become enforcement arms of his petty administration at the risk of bankruptcy. That’s all this vaccine mandate is.  Back in December 2020, Biden himself admitted that the government wouldn’t mandate vaccinations, and the White House reiterated that several times this year.  Like Obama granting amnesty to illegals - which he said dozens of times he couldn’t legally do and then did anyway - Biden is implementing an unconstitutional executive order that will, hopefully, be shot down by the courts. “But everyone should take the vaccine!”  That is irrelevant.  Yes, everyone in a high-risk group (over 40) who does not have natural immunity should get the vaccine. It is the best protection against the pandemic. Even if you have a breakthrough infection, as Biden himself said, you are incred

The Hostage Crisis Nobody Cares About

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 Originally published September 7, 2021 https://www.queensjewishlink.com/index.php/opinion/5115-the-hostage-crisis-nobody-cares-about On November 4, 1979, 52 Americans were taken hostage in Iran, prompting international outrage and nonstop media coverage.  The nightly news gave consistent reports, and ABC began the show that would eventually become “Nightline.”  For 444 days, the hostages were on the minds of every single American. But when Joe Biden left hundreds of hostages for the Taliban in Afghanistan, America forgot within a week. On August 19, Joe Biden told George Stephanopoulos that “if there are American citizens left, we’re going to stay until we get them all out.”  This was a lie.  Biden left Americans behind, and he did so before his self-imposed deadline.  General Frank McKenzie, head of US Central Command, confirmed that Americans who wanted out of Afghanistan couldn’t make it to the airport.  The last five planes leaving Kabul didn’t have a single American onboard. And

Government Officials Despise Americans

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 Originally published September 1, 2021 https://www.queensjewishlink.com/index.php/opinion/5087-government-officials-despise-americans Thanks to the prevalence of social media and the 24-hour news cycle, the public is now privy to opinions most people would only say behind closed doors.  A desire to shout your feelings to the world combined with the capabilities of a handheld device in the privacy of your own home has yielded some incredible results from a wide variety of officials. Last week on “CBS This Morning,” Dr. Anthony Fauci was discussing herd immunity and vaccinations, and blamed  chasidic  Jews for a measles outbreak in 2019.  In doing so, Fauci callously continued a long tradition of blaming Jews for diseases without evidence.  Jews were blamed for many diseases over the millennia, from the Bubonic plague to the cholera epidemic to, just last year, COVID.  Mayor Bill de Blasio tweeted in 2020, “My message to the Jewish community, and all communities, is this simple: the tim

New Yorkers Can Change The Trajectory Of Their City And State

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 Originally published August 25, 2021 https://www.queensjewishlink.com/index.php/opinion/5045-new-yorkers-can-change-the-trajectory-of-their-city-and-state As the summer dwindles down and the seasons start to change, school buses won’t be the only things kicking into gear. Fall means a renewed political cycle, and even though the President, Senate, or House of Representatives are not on the ballot, it doesn’t mean that you are not affected. In many ways, this November affects your life far more than 2020 did or 2024 will. The most discussed election is, of course, the New York City mayoral race. Despite what the media wants you to believe, Eric Adams is not the Mayor Elect of New York; he is just the Democratic candidate. As Democrats out-register Republicans in New York City two to one, it’s a safe bet to say that Adams will be the next mayor. That doesn’t mean that voters shouldn’t vote for the far better option. Curtis Sliwa is the Republican candidate for Mayor, and his election wo

Biden’s Failure In Afghanistan Is His Alone

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Originally published August 18, 2021 https://www.queensjewishlink.com/index.php/opinion/5015-biden-s-failure-in-afghanistan-is-his-alone After the cataclysmic debacle of the fall of Afghanistan to the Taliban, Joe Biden took a break from his vacation to address the American people. In his speech, he blamed Trump and the Afghanis, but the blame is his. Then he refused to take questions from the media and went back on his vacation. America does not have a leader. “When I came into office,” Biden said, “I inherited a deal that President Trump negotiated with the Taliban. Under his agreement, US forces would be out of Afghanistan by May 1, 2021, just a little over three months after I took office... The choice I had to make as your president was either to follow through on that agreement or be prepared to go back to fighting the Taliban in the middle of the spring fighting season.” Putting aside the false dichotomy for a moment, Joe Biden has built his presidency on reversing every Trump p

An Open Letter To Our Schools

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 Originally published August 18, 2021 https://www.queensjewishlink.com/index.php/style-living/5014-an-open-letter-to-our-schools To the administrators and school boards of the Jewish schools of New York: There is a large number of parents of students in your schools - some silent, others not - who do not want you to mandate our children to be vaccinated or masked to attend your institution.  Our detractors will claim that this position is anti-science or we do not have in mind the best interests of our child or their classmates.  This is the opposite of the truth.  As we all know, it is the responsibility of parents to put our children's health and safety first. The main fear is that the children will spread the virus to the teachers or other adults, but children should not be forced to get vaccinated or mask up to protect adults.  Adults must protect children, and for children to be forced to protect adults is logically and morally backwards. If the issue were children getting oth