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Sometimes people ask me what it’s like to write for a weekly newspaper — specifically, what it’s like to write an opinion column. I’ve been fascinated by . . . more
Since Hurricane Sandy attacked our shores, the people of Long Island have been waiting for the federal government to grant funding that will protect our shorelines from future storms. On Aug. 10 . . . more
I don’t know how many national elections you’ve experienced, but for me these happenings date back to Franklin D. Roosevelt. While I was only a child, I learned quickly . . . more
Islam has become the most campaigned-against and politicized religion of the 21st century. Most interestingly, this has become the apparent deal-breaker in the 2016 presidential election . . . more
There are certain events in our lives that, from the instant they happen, we forever remember details of the moment, exactly where we were and how we felt. I’ve recently added another such moment. On April 8 at 8:21 a.m., the doctor told me I had cancer. more
I like to know where my people are. In my mind’s eye, I watch my son as he goes about his business in another state, in and out of his car, down to take a deposition in Miami, up to interview a client in Palm Beach. It’s more than just thinking about him . . . more
It’s way early for a victory lap, and daunting obstacles hinder the path ahead, but a pat on the shoulder seems just right for America today. more
For two years, the Islamic State, or ISIS, has pledged to wage war against Christianity. What have we done to prevent it? Nothing. more
I hadn’t truly understood or appreciated the mindset of an 18-year-old black woman until I read Amon Brown’s excellent article, “Black Lives Matter rallies in East Meadow,” published recently in the Heralds. Brown, who is 18 and African-American . . . more
“We’re unaware of when we’re mindless,” Ellen Langer argued at a Poptech webinar in 2013. Langer is an artist, psychology professor and researcher at Harvard University. She offered a humorous anecdote about a time she was dumbfounded by the sight of a horse — an animal widely understood to be herbivorous — eating a hot dog. more
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