Local Government Matters

A few days ago I received in the mail a notice that Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone was running for a third term. He was first elected to that office in November 2011, along with the entire Suffolk County Legislature. Before that, Bellone spent nearly a decade as Town Supervisor of Babylon from January 2002 … Continue reading Local Government Matters

LGBT+ People in the Age of Trump

As the first two years of President Donald Trump's administration come to a close, it is necessary to understand the events that have occurred during this tumultuous period in our nation's history. Although the biggest events of the past two years included foreign policy follies, impulsive decisions made without advisers, and the endless scandals of … Continue reading LGBT+ People in the Age of Trump

Andrew Cuomo’s Past, Present, and Future

Throughout most of the United States, most politicians are lucky to be elected to an office as high as Senator or Governor, and even rarer to serve not just one term, but two full terms. For most of this past decade Andrew Cuomo has served as New York’s 56th Governor. Serving as Secretary of Housing … Continue reading Andrew Cuomo’s Past, Present, and Future