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Over the past year and a half, the incidence of hate crimes has skyrocketed across the nation, and Long Island. Just a few weeks ago, swastikas were scrawled on sidewalks . . . more
Ira Levin imagined it in 1976. The novelist wrote “The Boys from Brazil,” fictionalizing the story of Nazi war criminal Dr. Josef Mengele. In Levin’s book, which became a blockbuster movie . . . more
Trade deficits and their long-term effects on the nation’s well-being aren’t something Americans tend to think much about. We buy cars, clothes, TVs and appliances without . . . more
You knew CNN’s town hall to debate gun control — on Feb. 21, only a week after the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. — would devolve into absurdity when National Rifle Association spokeswoman Dana Loesch took the stage. more
So personal. As I realized last week, every single thing President Trump does or says diminishes something or someone I cherish. If this keeps up, he could really start to get on my nerves. more
Washington saw another remarkable session of apparent bipartisan accommodation last week, as senators from both parties met with President Trump to discuss measures aimed at containing mounting gun violence. more
The latest mass killing, in Parkland, Fla., may have unleashed a new political force in our country, though only time will tell. That force is the teenagers of America, who go to school each day hoping . . . more
My secret pleasure? For the past month, I’ve been binge-watching “The West Wing” on Netflix. I drift off to sleep every night in the heady company of C.J., Sam, Josh, Toby, Mrs. Landingham . . . more
It’s understandable if it appears to you as if America is under siege from all sides. From outside our country, Russian hackers and “bots” constantly attack our political system, seeking to sow chaos and confusion . . . more
Faces down, thumbs tapping, simultaneously relating to and isolating from, communicating and ignoring, exchanging information and yet limiting responses, without the challenge of face to face or even the duel of voice to voice, we text. more
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