How to end the birther issue.

Hello, With the birther issue raised during the first Presidential debate, it seems it will never rest — notwithstanding Trump’s claim to have ended it, which he made during his much anticipated September 16 press conference held in DC that was extensively covered by the mainstream media. I will end it once and for all […]

Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez (D-NY) is My Kind of Politician!

According to “the Encyclopedia Britannica of the Internet,” Wikipedia, Nydia Margarita Velázquez (born March 28, 1953) “is a Puerto Rican politician who ran for Congress in the 1992 election, seeking a seat in the New York’s newly-drawn 12th congressional district, which was drawn as a majority-Hispanic district. Velázquez won the Democratic primary, defeating nine-term incumbent […]

Should U.S. Senator Alex Merced (LBT – NY) Take on the Seventeenth Amendment?

(Disclaimer: This article represents the opinions of the author and is not a statement on behalf of the Alex Merced for U.S. Senate Campaign.) David Valente, in his excellent May 26, 2016 article, “New Yorkers Need to Go A Different Direction,” certainly got Senator Charles Schumer’s number right when he described him as a lifetime […]

Those Darn Birthers are at it Again!

In 2008, some people, mostly white men and one white woman, had the temerity or “audacity” and, god forbid, bad racial manners to question Obama’s qualification to run for president because they alleged he was born in Kenya. Those people were pejoratively called “birthers,” and denounced for instigating a “vast white wing conspiracy.” Their concerns […]