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People like to think the best of others, including elected and appointed officials at all levels, from your local village to the high hills of Albany or D.C. Our confidence is almost always affirmed, because most local public servants are . . . more
Sixteen years and counting. This year’s Sept. 11 remembrances stopped us, held us fast and then let us go. The deep tolling of the bells, the mournful strains of taps . . . more
President Trump may have made waves again with his decision to work with Democrats on a bipartisan agreement to raise the federal debt limit and provide hurricane relief for Texas, but in so doing, he may have . . . more
As autumn spins into view on Force 12 winds, are you feeling what I’m feeling, that the moment is heavy with historic significance? more
Lots of attention these days is devoted to whether the news is real or fake. That often depends on the eyes and ears of the beholder. One person’s fake news is another person’s indisputable truth. more
I made a pilgrimage in August to a shining house on a hill surrounded by lush forests. Below was a valley where apple trees grew in neat rows. In the distance was a wide river. This place, this magical place, was an oasis of calm, a landscape perfectly suited for introspection. more
Really, the world outside is conspiring to corrupt us. The mindless chatter is deafening, the distractions are pervasive and the temptation to indulge ourselves on every level is highly seductive. more
Hurricane Harvey was a brutal reminder that storms happen. We Long Islanders who lived through Hurricane Sandy, like Louisianans who lived through Hurricane Katrina, can only shudder to think . . . more
My political career started in the early 1960s, when I was a young reporter and then a speechwriter for political candidates. My hometown of Long Beach was one of only two Democratic areas . . . more
When I turned 50, I retired from 18 years of teaching electrocardiography, biostatistics and exercise physiology and started throwing knives. more
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