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In the dystopian world of the 1999 science-fiction drama “The Matrix,” extended kung fu battles, rapid-fire gunfights and chase scenes involving all manner of vehicles overshadow a deeper message . . . more
Two months ago, I wrote about my daughter’s discovery that she has a mutation in the BRCA1 gene, which brings with it a high risk of developing breast and/or ovarian cancer during her lifetime. more
The debate over immigration is coming to a head as the human caravan of thousands wends its way through Mexico toward the U.S. This is a stark reminder . . . more
For the first few days after 11 Jewish Americans were murdered in Pittsburgh solely for practicing their religion, I was depressed and I was afraid. I grew up on Long Island thinking I wouldn’t have to face anti-Semitism. more
To me, it is magic. But actually it’s chemistry. You start with flour, water, salt and yeast . . . more
We can now happily say that the 2018 general election is behind us, and the blizzard of TV ads, debates, mailings and other annoyances . . . more
Schools and bridges are crumbling across New York state. Many Long Island hospitals are outdated, and local downtowns are in desperate need of revitalization. But New York’s “Scaffold Law” makes us among the most difficult places in the country to get projects like these off the ground. more
Listen up. No lectures. The integrity and destiny of our democracy is for you and me to decide with our votes next Tuesday. I trust the basic goodness of our American voting public, but . . . more
I’m obviously not a woman, so I’m not the best person to parse the so-called “women’s vote.” But I’ll try. I’m covering my 25th general election this year . . . more
A man walks into a consulate . . . more
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