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What do an NFL player and a Google engineer have in common? Their stories have ignited an ongoing debate on freedom of speech at a time when . . . more
Last week, we saw a dramatic escalation in tensions between the U.S. and North Korea. The chance of military conflict seems to increase with every exchange of messages. more
I don’t usually quote the Bible in my column, but the future of Belmont Park brings to mind the words of Ecclesiastes 3 (King James version). more
Last December, I was joined by other elected officials in calling for surge-barrier gates to be installed on the South Shore to prevent nuisance and major flooding in Nassau County. Surge-barrier gates would . . . more
Consider the White House. Never have so many arrogant, egocentric and narcissistic personalities gathered under one tent. In a world where some of our most admired and inspirational leaders have also been the most humble . . . more
Let’s imagine our house on fire. What’s the first thing we’d want to do? Put it out! Try to save it to be repaired and reoccupied. But too often these days . . . more
Art has always been a way for people to express their truest feelings. Art is a window to the mind, heart and soul. more
I had decided to write about cauliflower this week. I imagined a nice midsummer column on a vegetable that’s boring, white and gassy. What a delightful distraction from . . . more
Given all the controversy about Russia today, maybe it’s time for a reality check. more
I grew up in a ranch-style home on two acres in Yaphank, in Suffolk County, from the late 1960s through the late ’80s, when the hamlet mainly comprised cabbage and horse farms, wildflower fields and forest. more
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