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Karl Grossman: Nuclear Rockets — not a fail-safe plan

Thursday, November 20, 2014

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  The recent crash of Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo and explosion on launch three days earlier of an Antares rocket further underline the dangers of inserting nuclear material in the always perilous space flight equation­as the U.S. and Russia still plan. “SpaceShipTwo has experienced an in-flight anomaly,” Virgin Galactic tweeted after the spacecraft, on which $500 […]

Frank Scaturro: For Republicans, a cautionary tale from Nassau County

Thursday, November 13, 2014

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Frank Scaturro: For Republicans, a cautionary tale from Nassau County

Frank Scaturro is a former Counsel for the Constitution on the Senate Judiciary Committee and Republican and Conservative candidate for the House of Representatives in New York’s 4th Congressional District. He wrote this Op/Ed for the Washington Examiner.

Karl Grossman: “Buy Local” promotes public health at the expense of protecting the well-being of the farmworkers

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

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The call “to ‘buy local’ promotes public health at the expense of protecting the well-being of the farmworkers who grow and harvest the much-coveted produce on regional farms.”

Karl Grossman: Symposium Recognizing Long Island’s major role in the American Revolution a MUST SEE

Sunday, November 2, 2014

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Karl Grossman: Symposium Recognizing Long Island’s major role in the American Revolution a MUST SEE

Long Island is known for, among other things, its beautiful beaches, for being the site of the first “mass-produced” suburb in the U.S—Levittown, for the resort areas of Fire Island and the East End notably the Hamptons, for farmland that allows Suffolk County to remain the top farming county in New York State in value of yearly produce. But Long Island isn’t sufficiently recognized for its major role in the American Revolution.

Karl Grossman: Despite recent challenges by the press, Frank MacKay is actively moving ahead—thinking nationally.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

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Karl Grossman: Despite recent challenges by the press, Frank MacKay is actively moving ahead—thinking nationally.

The powerful Suffolk County and New York State chairman of the Independence Party, furious over investigative reporting by Newsday, invited me two weeks ago, in my capacity as a journalism professor who has taught Investigative Reporting as a college course for 35 years, to be on his radio program.

The old Suffolk County Board vs Today’s Legislature. The advantage goes to…

Sunday, October 19, 2014

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I’m the only journalist still around who goes back to having covered the Suffolk Board of Supervisors. The structure of Suffolk government and activities of those who govern the county have changed

Suffolk Consumers Lose In Fight to Provide Truthful Advertising at The Pump

Thursday, October 16, 2014

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Suffolk Consumers Lose In Fight to Provide Truthful Advertising at The Pump

I should have been suspicious last month driving into a gas station off the Long Island Expressway to fill my car up after having written a piece in May about Suffolk County Legislator Jay Schneiderman’s effort to require gas stations to make clearer the difference between the cash and credit prices of the fuel they sell.

Karl Grossman: Bernie Sanders has guts, political talent, vision and wisdom

Thursday, September 25, 2014

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Senator Bernie Sanders may upset America’s proverbial political applecart.

The fantasy of legalized gambling on Long Island

Sunday, September 21, 2014

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The fantasy of legalized gambling on Long Island

The closing of four and likely five of the dozen casino hotels in Atlantic City should cause public officials on Long Island and in New York State to realize that the fantasy of legalized gambling providing a huge boost to governmental economies is a bad bet.

Could politics be behind Mr. Bellone’s push to eliminate the treasurer’s office?

Sunday, September 14, 2014

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Could politics be behind Mr. Bellone’s push to eliminate the treasurer’s office?

If the referendum passes, it won’t take effect until the end of 2017. Treasurer since 2006, she is term-limited from running for re-election.

Karl Grossman: Zephyr Teachout is the most refreshing candidate for New York governor in decades—and I’ve interviewed several

Friday, September 5, 2014

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Karl Grossman: Zephyr Teachout is the most refreshing candidate for New York governor in decades—and I’ve interviewed several

Zephyr Teachout is the most refreshing candidate for New York governor in decades—and I’ve interviewed several

Karl Grossman: Why Don’t Americans Elect Scientists?

Saturday, August 30, 2014

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Karl Grossman: Why Don’t Americans Elect Scientists?

President Barack Obama holds a polymer while talking with Peyton Robertson, 12, about his projects during the 2014 White House Science Fair in the State Dining Room of the White House, May 27, 2014.

Karl Grossman: What happened to the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plants could happen in the United States

Thursday, August 28, 2014

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It’s apparent to any visitor to the stretch of California where the two Diablo Canyon plants are sited that it is geologically hot. A major tourist feature of the area: hot spas. “Welcome to the Avila Hot Springs,” declares the website of one, noting how “historic Avila Hot Springs” was “discovered in 1907 by at the time unlucky oil drillers and established” as a “popular visitor-serving natural artesian mineral hot springs

Karl Grossman: East Hampton Airport noise issue has become a national story

Sunday, August 24, 2014

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  The East Hampton Town Board will hold a “special meeting” this week to give eastern Long Island residents an opportunity to speak about aircraft noise involving the town-owned East Hampton Airport. The meeting to be held on Wednesday, August 27, at the studios of LTV in Wainscott , beginning at 6:30 p.m. It follows […]

If Obama opens up the offshore Atlantic to oil and gas drilling?

Saturday, August 16, 2014

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If Obama opens up the offshore Atlantic to oil and gas drilling?

Despite the 2010 offshore oil drilling disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, despite the U.S. suddenly becoming the top oil producer in the world, and despite decades of opposition, President Barack Obama is moving to open up the offshore Atlantic to oil and gas drilling.

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