Santino Morrone

  • In the wake of the worst mass shooting in our country’s modern history, something has happened that has not occurred after previous tragedies: members of Congress in both parties are openly considering taking a […]

  • Helping Puerto Rico has been one of the most significant challenges faced by the United States this year. As an island territory, most of our citizens living there do not pay federal income tax but do pay other […]

  • There is a company that has an almost permanent presence on the Queens College campus. Its recruitment posters show up without fail in hallways and classrooms, proudly advertising part-time work with a payment […]

  • Santino Morrone commented on the page, on the site QC Voices 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Thank you for the feedback Professor! Facts can really hold an argument together.

  • Santino Morrone commented on the page, on the site QC Voices 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    You’re welcome! I’m glad to see that you appreciated it.

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    Opioid addiction is one of the most devastating plagues of our time. There is a tremendous amount of stigma that the […]

  • Santino Morrone commented on the page, on the site QC Voices 2 months, 1 week ago

    I would say that the best option for the American people is to rely on each other and not the mainstream politicians for such a “plan of action”. Most people have a pretty good idea of what they, their families and their communities need, and they know that the government is the only entity with the resources and the authority to make necessary…[Read more]

  • Since the election of President Bill Clinton, the Democratic Party has traded in its legacy of the New Deal and civil rights legislation in favor of what is often called a “Better Deal”. This approach to gov […]

    • I agree with you! I feel as if politics has become more of an act than a platform for change. Our leaders rarely if ever speak their mind and constantly throw around rhetoric that they perceive the people want to hear with little to no follow through. Gone are the days when a leader would stand up and genuinely tell their citizens the truth. “The American people need a comprehensive plan of action, and we’re not going to get that from either of the two parties.” What would you say is the best option for the American people if we cannot rely on either party? Your article has really got me thinking!

      • I would say that the best option for the American people is to rely on each other and not the mainstream politicians for such a “plan of action”. Most people have a pretty good idea of what they, their families and their communities need, and they know that the government is the only entity with the resources and the authority to make necessary changes. This is why I endorse the Bernie Sanders style of campaigning. With him, we had a politician that was not an official member of a party, running for president on a platform of meaningful change and justice that the people actually believed in-a rallying cry of “Change for the better!” to counter Hillary Clinton’s “No change!” and Donald Trump’s “Change for the worse!”. Even more importantly, Senator Sanders’s campaign was primarily citizen funded rather than corporate funded. This model, while having failed in the Democratic primary last year, can still be applied to state and local elections to elect strong, progressive candidates regardless of party affiliation, who may eventually be able to be viable candidates for president. After all, no matter how much the billionaires spend, it is always up to the people to make the final decision in every election.

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