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Friday, October 31, 2014

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The Emanuel family –– including Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel –– sure knows how to stir the pot. Rahm’s older brother, Ezekiel, recently published a hugely controversial essay, “Why I hope to die at 75,” in The Atlantic. more
After my last column, “For crying out loud, give cyclists a ‘brake’” (Sept. 18-24), my mother called from Florida, worried. more
First, a warning and an invitation: This column is a rant. Please join in the diatribe online at www.liherald.com, under Opinions. Thank you. more
I couldn’t believe my ears: The bard of 19th century America, Walt Whitman (1819-1892), was bellowing lines from “America” in his actual voice . . . more
I can’t explain precisely how I determined which college I would attend. The process was more art than science. more
President Obama was officially sworn in for his second term on Sunday, and the inauguration festivities got under way early on Monday, Martin Luther King Jr. Day. more
The eight students and one teacher shuffled into the center of what was left of the dining room of a red-brick ranch home on a canal in Long Beach’s East End last Friday. more
Quick: Where do East Coast hurricanes originate? A. Antarctica B. The Southern Ocean C. The Sahara Desert D. The Indian Ocean. more
I hate the smell of Hurricane Sandy. It’s the smell of decay. more
In a quiet corner of the main gymnasium at Nassau Community College’s athletic center in Garden City, where basketball games and wrestling matches are normally held, Red Cross volunteers have fashioned a small, makeshift daycare center out of room dividers, pinning up newsprint where children can draw pictures in crayon. There are books for reading as well, but little else. more
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