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When Medicare and Medicaid were created in the 1960s, they received strong support in Congress from both parties. Then, in the 1990s, a bipartisan coalition added the Children’s Health Insurance Program . . . more
The hurricane struck hard and fast, leaving hundreds of thousands of Puerto Ricans without food and shelter. The damage to the island totaled in the millions of dollars, and more than 3,000 people were killed. more
Remember when observers marveled that Ronald Reagan was the Teflon president, because nothing thrown at him by his adversaries seemed to stick? His naturally sunny disposition . . . more
Sometimes good news comes quietly, and in ways that point in positive directions. The past couple of weeks have seen some real progress on several important fronts . . . more
They emerged from the ashes of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas school massacre on Feb. 14. They tended their wounds, reached out to one another for comfort, and somehow drew purpose and energy from the trauma they had survived. more
Dear Barb: Last night Don and I went out with your husband, Bill, and his new girlfriend, Judy. You died a year ago, and I promised to keep you in the loop, so here goes. more
As I wrote this column Saturday — the first anniversary of President Trump’s inauguration — the federal government was shut down. By Monday, it appeared poised to get back to work, as a compromise deal to end the legislative stalemate was in the works . . . more
Editor's note: Carrie Solages, a Democrat from Elmont, is a Nassau County legislator who represents the 3rd District. The former county executive, Ed Mangano, overhauled the tax system that … more
Buried in our country’s history books are the names of thousands of people that may not mean much to the average citizen, but during their careers . . . more
If you hang around Congress these days or happen to visit the White House, there are three words that you dare not utter. One is “obstruction,” another is “collusion” and, for some unexplained and sad reason, the latest dirty word in the Republican-controlled House and Senate is “immigrant.” more
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