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Saturday, January 31, 2015
Op/Ed
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From the urgent, breaking news reports last week, one might have thought that a young, dynamic world leader was cut down in his prime. However, it was actually the 90-year-old king of Saudi Arabia . . . more
Last week, President Obama and Governor Cuomo gave their annual addresses on the nation and state, and both focused a good portion of their speeches on education. While both placed a heavy emphasis on charter schools, they were far apart on other issues. more
Governor Cuomo certainly puts the “bully” in bully pulpit. In his State of the State address . . . more
When I was kid, I spent most sunny spring days at Cedar Creek Park. I’d ride my bike there with my family, play on the playground with my friends, and enjoy rolling down the verdant hills. Something I remember distinctively about the park was a certain sour smell that was always in the air. more
My parents are 95 and 91, and we never had “the talk.” Well, we did have a talk once — the other talk . . . more
Terrorism once again brought the world to its knees when gunmen stormed the offices of the satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo in Paris. The assault was the manifestation of a culture clash . . . more
The saying “Everybody talks about the weather but nobody does anything about it” has been attributed to Mark Twain. You can add to that thought that everybody talks about public education but nobody does anything about it. more
As Januarys go, this one is epic. Even as we mount defenses against the brutal cold, a second assault threatens. A virulent and unexpected flu bug . . . more
The newly empowered Republicans have arrived on Capitol Hill prepared to go to work as the majority party in Congress. They have no idea what they’re in for. more
Mario Cuomo’s speech to the Democratic National Convention in 1984 was the first speech that ever truly inspired me. I had just graduated from Boston College that May . . . more
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