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I confess to being a history buff. Every time something happens in the political world, it reminds me of something similar that happened in yesterday’s political world. Back in 1954 . . . more
Last year I learned of an extraordinary young boy from Long Island, Brandon VonBargen. Brandon, then a third-grader at Bayville School, was diagnosed in January with APML, a form of leukemia. more
We don’t need the KGB, ISIS terrorists or Chinese hackers to threaten our lives. No way. We Americans are doing a pretty good job of killing ourselves. more
Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s recent State of the State address was an impressive presentation of his accomplishments over the past eight years and his . . . more
New York, along with the rest of the nation, is in the middle of a deadly opioid epidemic. Recently, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that the average life expectancy of Americans continued a three-year decline driven by deaths from overdoses. The rate of overdose deaths involving opioids other than methadone increased by 45 percent from 2016 to 2017. more
It is difficult to fully comprehend the opioid epidemic’s effects across New York state. But without the brave service of our law enforcement officials, it’s likely that the impacts of opioid addiction and overdoses would be even more severe. more
I’ll be sheltering in place, thank you. I’m experiencing the uneasiness I used to feel when I walked out of my house, leaving my 13- and 11-year-old home by themselves. more
"There’s a man with a gun,” a voice blared on the loudspeaker at the Heralds’ Garden City office on Jan. 3. “Get out of the building.” more
Five decades ago, New York City had a charismatic mayor named John V. Lindsay. He had movie-star appeal, but made more than his share of mistakes, including . . . more
The operative word above is “think,” because no parent can ever know his or her child, especially during the firestorm known as adolescence. more
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