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Just before noon on June 22, I finished a meeting in my office and turned on the TV to see the breaking news that would soon reach millions of people across the country: a group of my House Democratic colleagues, led by civil rights hero Rep. John Lewis, were staging a sit-in on the House floor . . . more
Of course it was awesome, because everything is awesome, because awesome is the go-to word when you’re a 13-year-old who is, well, awesome. Last week, my granddaughter and I and her iPhone . . . more
It is hard to imagine that I would find myself writing about the nation’s worst terror attack since 9/11 and the worst mass shooting in American history. Make no mistake about it. The mass shooting in Orlando . . . more
The bestseller “Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen,” by Christopher McDougall, was published shortly before I took up running again in 2010, after a long hiatus. more
This spring, for the first time, my husband and I were houseguests. Up until now, our policy has been no sleepovers. If we visit friends, we prefer to have our own sleeping space in a nearby B&B or motel. more
Is it over yet? No, sorry. We must endure five more months of the Donald Trump-Hillary Clinton battle. The clash between the two is especially upsetting, because . . . more
New York’s former Senate majority leader and former Assembly speaker are headed to jail. Political corruption cases are piling up like bags of trash in a dumpster. And four out of five New Yorkers are demanding reform . . . more
I hope people judge me by my friends. There isn’t a clinker among them. Everyone brings something to the table. more
Gary Johnson? Who is this guy, you ask? He is the most prominent of the alternative candidates who will be joining Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton . . . more
I’d like to offer local high school graduates some important advice for the future: Don’t study too much in college. It’s not the sort of wisdom graduates expect to hear, especially from a high school teacher, but . . . more
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