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Our brave firefighters risk their lives every day to keep our communities safe. The least we can do is protect them from dangerous, cancer-causing chemicals. more
I must confess that I’m an old-fashioned guy who honors certain customs. I hold doors open for women and people with packages. I put my hand over my heart . . . more
There is a trifecta of trouble deep in the heart of Texas: Gov. Greg Abbott, the Texas legislature and the state Board of Education. more
A year ago, communities were slowly reopening as the state began to lift restrictions imposed during the height of the devastating Covid-19 surge. From the start of the crisis, the Town of Hempstead remained keenly focused on . . . more
Prom 2021 is an act of faith. It is kids needing to shake off more than a year of lockdowns, shutdowns, sickness and isolation. It is a down payment on good times ahead after an avalanche of disappointments. more
One hundred years ago, Memorial Day was the start of perhaps the worst anti-Black racist violence in the history of the United States, in the Greenwood district of Tulsa, Okla. more
Congratulations to the class of 2021! You made it! This is no small achievement. Did you know that only half of the students who started at a private college four years ago are graduating this year? more
To mask or not to mask? That is the question — not only mine, but just about everyone else’s, too. The confusion about the necessity of masks . . . more
Memorial Day events will take on new urgency this year as a kind of collective anti-insurrection rally. more
Thursday is my birthday, and I must confess that I’m approaching it with mixed feelings. I’m not afraid of getting older, because there are only two choices. more
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