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This week in NY-19: Dems rally, Faso attack on Delgado’s rap lyrics draws national attention

This week in NY-19: Dems rally, Faso attack on Delgado’s rap lyrics draws national attention

The Republican incumbent’s charge that his opponent’s past lyrics “paint an ugly and false picture of America” drew nationwide coverage, due to the fact that Faso, a white Republican, was criticizing Delgado, a black Democrat, for expressing views not consistent with the majority white district. A New York Times article featured comments from a prominent SUNY professor that were also perceived as racially insensitive, prompting criticism and an apology.

The wolf-like coyote in our backyard

The wolf-like coyote in our backyard

The cunning and adaptable coyote was deified by the Native Americans and persecuted by the U.S. government. But as other predators were killed off, the coyote thrived, mating with wolves and producing a hybrid that now roams the fields and forests of the Northeast- including the Hudson Valley.