Op-Ed: Future With Electric Vehicles Is on Its Way

“The great American road trip is going to be fully electrified,” declared President Biden in a speech at the Detroit Auto Show recently. His administration’s aim, he said, is to have half the vehicles sold in the United States by 2030—that’s less than eight years Read More …

Opinion: Urge Town Board to Vote NO to Excessive Affordable Housing Fees

Huntington Councilwoman Joan Cergol wants her colleagues to reject a plan to quadruple administrative fees paid to the town’s Community Development Agency by the owners or tenants of affordable units upon their resale or re-lease. Read More …

Op Ed: Privacy at the Root of Court Ruling

Every semester in my Investigative Reporting class, I show Edward R. Murrow’s famed TV documentary about the plight of migrant farm workers titled “Harvest of Shame.” At the start of it, a Black farm worker in the field is interviewed and is asked how much Read More …

Essay: Gun Violence Is a Public Health Emergency for Our Children

It was the end of the work day when the news from Uvalde  began to flash across our phones. Like pediatricians across the country my eyes welled up with tears. These were tears not only of sadness for these young children, not only of horror Read More …

Op-Ed: Climate Change Report Underscores Urgency to Act

Long Island—this island jutting out into the Atlantic Ocean—is among the most vulnerable places in the United States to be impacted by rising sea levels caused by climate change. As a recent U.S. government multi-agency report states: “Sea level rise will create a profound shift Read More …

Op-Ed: Redistricting to the Extreme

The plan by the Democratic majorities in the New York State Legislature for redistricting Congressional Districts, including those on Long Island, is an extreme case of gerrymandering. It illustrates what that word is about. The “gerry” is for Massachusetts Governor Elbridge Gerry and how redistricting Read More …

Op-Ed: Redistricting Struggle Returns

Back 15 years ago Suffolk County became the first county in New York State to enact a law to have reapportionment—the word redistricting is now favored—done in a non-partisan manner. “A Local Law to Ensure a Non-Partisan, Fair and Objective Process by Which Legislative Districts Read More …