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President Obama was officially sworn in for his second term on Sunday, and the inauguration festivities got under way early on Monday, Martin Luther King Jr. Day. more
I hate the smell of Hurricane Sandy. It’s the smell of decay. more
The most stunning image I saw in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy was a YouTube video of a huge carp hanging from a pole in the parking lot of the Woodmere Middle School on Peninsula Boulevard. more
Driving turns people into morons. OK, maybe that’s a little harsh. I mean, being behind the wheel turns a lot of people into morons, I suppose I should say. more
They look so good and tasty… And they’re just sitting out there, in the open, for anyone to take. The cookies and doughnuts at the bakery… at the supermarket… are what I’m talking about, of course. more
The continuing squabble between the financially strapped Long Beach Medical Center and the New York State Department of Health comes at the expense of the safety of barrier island residents. LBMC … more
When Medicare and Medicaid were created in the 1960s, they received strong support in Congress from both parties. Then, in the 1990s, a bipartisan coalition added the Children’s Health Insurance Program . . . more
The hurricane struck hard and fast, leaving hundreds of thousands of Puerto Ricans without food and shelter. The damage to the island totaled in the millions of dollars, and more than 3,000 people were killed. more
Remember when observers marveled that Ronald Reagan was the Teflon president, because nothing thrown at him by his adversaries seemed to stick? His naturally sunny disposition . . . more
Sometimes good news comes quietly, and in ways that point in positive directions. The past couple of weeks have seen some real progress on several important fronts . . . more
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