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Friday, July 3, 2015
Op/Ed
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It is hard to dislike fireworks. Yes, I have tried. The environmentalist in me should not like smoke and haze filling the sky. The pacifist in me should not like the bombast of exploding shells. more
Even though Justice Antonin Scalia got all “jiggery pokery” on us and referred to the Supreme Court’s ruling upholding the Affordable Care Act as “apple sauce,” sanity prevailed in the nation’s highest court last week. more
On June 2, 1865, Confederate Gen. Edmund Kirby Smith, commander of the Confederate forces west of the Mississippi, signed surrender terms offered by the Union army. more
Pope Francis issued an encyclical last month that focuses on our responsibility for and connections to the environment and the poor. I’ve only read the first half of “Laudato Si’" . . . more
Here we are, the original band of four, minus the spinoffs, minus the offshoots, the four of us who lived together from 1947 to 1972. The Bromberg family . . . more
Is Hillary Clinton trying to take a page from New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s playbook? Let’s take a look at her record as a senator, and you’ll see that she is anything but progressive . . . more
There’s a wonderful story about St. Francis of Assisi, the 13th-century champion of the poor, after whom the Roman Catholic Church’s current pope is named. St. Francis, it is said, would stop in his tracks if he . . . more
When I was the editor of the Nassau Herald in the late ’80s and ’90s, the running joke when anything happened anywhere in the world was, “What’s the local connection?” … more
June 6th was a historic day at Belmont Park as American Pharaoh won the first Triple Crown in 37 years. It was an excellent weekend for handicapping, but not as much fun for me as handicapping the … more
The people who study age patterns often point out that as we grow older we can easily recall many things dating back to our childhood. Reading all the media stories about Hillary Clinton brought to … more
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