Increased Burden On Physicians

To The Editor: An open letter to U.S. Sens Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand and U.S. Rep. Joseph Crowley: My internist has told me that next March, provisions of Obamacare requiring physicians to submit all prescriptions electronically will go into effect, and that to prescribe controlled substances (which include many common medications such as replacement […]

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Winner Takes All

To The Editor: I have been the executive Director of the Independent Payphone Association of New York since 1994, 10 years after the divestiture of AT&T, calling for open competition in telecommunications, in contrast to the monopoly that previously existed. This set the stage for telecom companies, small and large, to enter the field, as […]

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Sledgehammers In Connecting With Voters

BY MICHAEL TOBMAN To the chorus opining on the hows and whys of Democrats’ poor performance last month, both nationally and for the New York State Senate, I’m adding discussion on the clumsy use of needlessly confrontational language. Having worked for 20 years with candidates and incumbents from both parties at all levels of government, […]

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Learning From Mistakes

To The Editor: Managers, directors, people at each level in a company, everyone should learn from mistakes and should not repeat failures. We know that to make mistakes is very easy, but to find a way to not repeat the same errors is more difficult or even impossible. During the meeting concerning JFK and LaGuardia […]

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A Successful Presidency

To The Editor: Well the election is over and it went the way we expected. Voter turnout was terrible. Only 36.3 percent of eligible voters cast votes! The worst turnout in 72 years, with only the 1942 election lower at 33.9 percent. The result was a combination of systematic politically executed schemes instituting voter suppression […]

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Children As A Political Football

To The Editor: The City is “warning” its public schools about a “flood” of “illegal” immigrants, according to a tabloid owned by an Australian oligarch. “Warning,” “flood” and “illegal” have commonly understood overt meanings, but are they here being used to conceal an editorial position that is a subtle form of hate speech? Floods are […]

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An Added Burden

To The Editor: The article by Joe Marvilli titled “Queens USPS Workers Protest New Policies” in the Nov. 20 Queens Tribune made me concerned. First of all, the protest by postal workers stated that mail delivery would take an extra day, perhaps two. Mail would go from Queens to Brooklyn then back to Queens for […]

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Rein In Carbon Pollution

To The Editor: The monster snowstorm in Buffalo last week was downright scary. But storms like this are exactly the sort of extreme weather that climate scientist predict will become more frequent in New York unless we rein in the carbon pollution fueling global warming. We know what we have to do: limit carbon from […]

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Setting The Record Straight

To The Editor: Before the spectacular GOP victories in the U.S. Senate and the New York State Senate and governors’ races throughout the country, many incumbent Democrat politicians hurled invectives at Republicans, falsely accusing them of racism, extremism and a “war on women.” Nancy Pelosi said: “Civilization as we know it today would be in […]

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