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Letters to the Editor - Millerton News - 8-23-18

Reclaim New York’s goal

Reclaim New York is an organization founded by the fervently conservative Rebekah Mercer, daughter of hedge-fund billionaire and arch-conservative Robert Mercer. She funds Reclaim through the Mercer Family Foundation and is its chairman, treasurer and director. 

Reclaim New York has  been working in New York state since 2013. According to the latest tax filings, by 2015, the organization had received $1.25 million from the Mercer Family Foundation. 

Enemy of the People

The scandal of land grant colleges

Most Americans and almost all non-Americans have no idea what the Land Grant Colleges are or how they were formed. It became clear to Lincoln (yes, honest Abe) that the rich were going to be educated and the poor would receive no further education because college or university was just too expensive. 

Meeting hate head-on

Charlottesville. It’s been one year. What have we learned? How far have we come? 

Nudity vs. content

A world famous photographer said, when answering an anti-nudity critic at a museum opening of his nude photography, “Dirty is when seen through dirty eyes.” In a way, what’s on the Internet these days fits that model. You can replace “dirty” with “violent” or “biased” or even “fake” when it comes to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and others.

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Where do I dispose of dead batteries?

Dear EarthTalk: Can I throw my old disposable batteries in the trash or is there a way to recycle them? —  Jennifer Brandstrom, Chicago

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In defense of a free press

We’ve been complacent.

We thought everybody knew how important a free press was to our world and that all this talk about us being the enemy of the people would be dismissed for the silliness that it is.

But the reckless attacks have continued, instigated and encouraged by our president. 

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