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Clean drinking water, a swim in the bay, catching fish to eat and going to the beach are things we easily take for granted as Long Islanders. more
Let’s call it out for what it is: The hysteria over Hillary Clinton’s health is a nasty strain of sexism. As voters, we have every right to receive an honest and comprehensive medical report on the candidates, but . . . more
Let’s talk about the “deplorables.” At a recent fundraiser in New York City, Hillary Clinton told her audience . . . more
Perhaps the word I hear most often from my adult kids is “stress.” During these early weeks of the new school year, children are adjusting to new classes and new teachers, parents are trying to . . . more
Make no mistake about it: Long Island is losing its battle against the heroin and opioid addiction that is plaguing our local neighborhoods. This new war on drugs includes opioid use, which in many cases . . . more
For every large-scale social movement, there is a “tipping point, that magic moment when an idea, trend or social behavior crosses a threshold, tips and spreads like wildfire.” So wrote New Yorker staff writer Malcolm Gladwell in . . . more
The one true thing about Donald Trump is the one thing no one, left, right or in between, seems willing to acknowledge: He knows and likes who he is and he really, really doesn’t want to change. Yet despite all the evidence to the contrary . . . more
Let me get this straight. If a kid has an allergic reaction, his or her parents have to pay an exorbitant price for an EpiPen, something that will save the life of their child, yet a junkie who overdoses receives Narcan for free? more
The political world will soon focus all of its attention on the first presidential debate, which takes place on Sept. 26 at Hofstra University. The political talking heads are speculating on debate prep and the strategies . . . more
The opioid epidemic is devastating families and communities that are struggling to deal with the loss of seemingly healthy young adults. In response . . . more
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