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There is a bill now being considered in the State Senate’s Codes Committee that deserves public support. It would eliminate the statute of limitations that now prevents victims who are 23 or older from filing claims of sexual abuse . . . more
On April 22, we will celebrate the 46th annual Earth Day, when, ideally, we should commit to improving the state of our great Mother Ship. Despite our best efforts to discover a second planet where we might lay down roots . . . more
On April 19, voters in the 9th Senate District will decide who will replace Sen. Dean Skelos, the disgraced majority leader, and, potentially, which party will control the State Senate. As readers have no doubt noticed . . . more
Anyone who has paid attention to Nassau County politics over the past few years knows that elected officials have tried just about everything to save money and raise revenue. From the closing of police precincts . . . more
Environmentally speaking, the mid-20th century was a terrible time. Government and industry experimented with all manner of chemicals . . . more
Nassau County buys a lot of stuff — millions of dollars’ worth of things like police cars and office supplies — and contracts for services from attorneys, consultants and others. The process of procuring all these goods and services . . . more
Many American food corporations –– particularly the processed food corporations –– want the federal government to usurp states’ rights. In particular, they want Congress to pass legislation . . . more
There are seven months left until the Nov. 8 presidential election. That’s more than 5,000 hours of broadcasting available to the public at a finger’s length, with the potential to be filled with enough crass mud-slinging and campaign boasts to make you lightheaded. more
There’s a perverse irony in the fact that negotiations about ethics reform in the corruption-stained state Capitol are conducted in secret. Time and again we’ve seen the governor, the Assembly speaker and the Senate majority leader . . . more
It is surely a positive sign for our society that women are no longer celebrated only for the help they give men. For a long time now, women have been heroes in their own right . . . more
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