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Thursday, May 26, 2016
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Dylan’s mom and Daniel’s dad write to me often. In truth, I dread reading their emails; their words darken the day. But how wrenching it must be to write those words. These parents are leaders of the Sandy Hook Promise Foundation . . . more
No one ever likes to lose. Did Ted Cruz and John Kasich enjoy competing for months in a brutal primary, trying desperately to gain delegates before the GOP convention in Cleveland in July, only to have to drop out in May after failing to gain any traction? more
That’s what I muttered as I fetched Newsday from my lawn last Friday and looked at the front page. Amid cross-fire accusations of corruption, criminal behavior and personal vendettas . . . more
When you look at data on drunken driving over the past 30-plus years, it’s clear that we’re making real progress. Drunken driving-related deaths have been cut in half since 1980, down to just under 10,000 in 2014. But it’s equally clear that bringing that number down to zero will require a lot of hard work, creative thinking and new ideas. more
The poet Dante Alighieri famously said, “The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in periods of moral crisis, maintain their neutrality.” Five months ago, when many of us realized that Donald Trump’s nomination was an awful possibility, I evoked this quotation . . . more
The Greek philosopher Plato once told us, “Democracy is born from tyranny.” Centuries later, more philosophers and great American thinkers have redefined the American version of democracy. In a thought-provoking article in New York magazine . . . more
I grew up in Yaphank, a 14-square-mile hamlet in Suffolk County, virtually in the middle of Long Island. (The community to the north is, in fact, called Middle Island.) I remember . . . more
We all have our individual tipping points. Call it the moment when you start screaming at the TV. I began to crack around the edges last week . . . more
Last week, Donald Trump gave Americans a glimpse into a Trump presidency in his first foreign policy speech. He promised a “coherent foreign policy based upon American interests and the shared interests . . . more
There’s no question that if I were a Republican Party official in Washington, I would be tearing out what little hair I have left, because . . . more
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