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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
How do you create a presidential library for a man who doesn’t read books? Who can’t complete a coherent sentence? Who has no personal code of ethics? more
New York state has some of the nation’s best schools, and some of the worst. Many suburban schools are considered models of learning . . . more
It’s easy to get complacent about our nation’s economy right now. We’re in the longest modern-day recovery from a recession. The stock market has soared past 22,000. Unemployment is low. more
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