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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
Golda Meir famously said that when Israel’s enemies loved their children more than they hated Israel, peace would be possible. The same could be said of members of Congress: When they . . . more
Well, that didn’t go so well. Just when it appeared that a bipartisan group of senators calling themselves the Common Sense Coalition would finally find a way to break the endless impasse over immigration . . . more
The day after Kellyanne Conway stepped up to the microphone and suggested that there were “alternate facts” regarding crowd size at President Trump’s inauguration, Penguin Books launched a 75,000-copy reprinting of “1984” . . . more
It’s easy to find fault with a major budget deal in Washington. The one just passed by Congress is no exception. Those on the right say . . . more
Start saving. As in right now. Save all that you can. In my last column, “Buckle up, L.I., the GOP tax plan is headed our way” (Jan. 25-31), I promised to offer my suggestions this week on … more
As Valentine’s Day approaches, I’m in overdrive, obsessing about how to impress, and basically ingratiate myself to, my domestic partner. more
If you hang around Congress these days or happen to visit the White House, there are three words that you dare not utter. One is “obstruction,” another is “collusion” and, for some unexplained and sad reason, the latest dirty word in the Republican-controlled House and Senate is “immigrant.” more
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