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When I met Nelson Melgar, the only thing we thought united us was a shared concern for our community. We met by chance at an event at the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County . . . more
Rinat Akhmetshin. Remember the name. He may be an answer to an esoteric political trivia question in a few years. more
When you turn on the news or read the papers these days, do you get a sense of disconnection between what really affects our daily lives and our families’ well-being, and what passes for important news in the media and in political circles? I do. more
I know some folks don’t get the whole dog thing, but I don’t get folks who don’t get it. And I feel sorry that they’ve missed the chance to love a being outside their own species. more
President Trump’s trip to Europe last week highlighted the foreign policy and military challenges facing him around the globe. The trip began . . . more
You could say that Long Island’s housing crisis — and, yes, there is a housing crisis — is a product of its success. In 1948, when the Manhasset-based Levitt & Sons built 6,000 homes . . . more
It is a clichéd cinematic device: A character glances up from what she’s doing and catches her reflection in a mirror. She gazes deeply, actually looking into her soul. more
In Congress, and particularly in the Senate, successful legislating depends on dealing with the real concerns of individual legislators and the interests of their states. Theory is fine in colleges and think tanks . . . more
I never thought that America’s two political parties would hit rock bottom, but it’s a fact that both of them are in the toilet. The Republican Party is a rudderless ship . . . more
Of course, we have to have a summer to take up the subject of summer reading. Which reminds me of a great book about Krakatoa, the island that was blown to oblivion in 1883 . . . more
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