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Newly released data highlight major racial disparities in deaths from Covid-19, and it’s not surprising. It’s a reflection of the structural racism that has created an unequal foundation for so many aspects of life in America . . . more
It’s good news that Congress was able to reach agreement on a financial rescue of our economy at a moment of grave national emergency. More than $2 trillion will pump oxygen into an economy that’s gasping for life. more
I’ve been thinking about wagon trains; I’ll tell you why later. If I remember. Yeah, a serious side effect of the pandemic is definitely attention deficit disorder. more
Please allow me to reminisce about the past. I’m no longer a young politician, but I’m very much an alert senior citizen who can clearly recall the experiences in my life that have left an indelible imprint on my heart and soul. more
If only Donald Trump had taken the same Hippocratic Oath our doctors take when they graduate from medical school: “First, do no harm.” Instead . . . more
As another week has passed, and as we fight through this pandemic together, I continue to think about our Long Island Rail Road workforce, which continually rises to the challenge. more
The model of higher education today rests on a system created in the Middle Ages, when knowledge was highly concentrated in a few places and in a few hands. It has evolved only slowly over the centuries. more
When the bubonic plague struck England in 1665, a young pastor convinced the people of his village to self-quarantine in an effort to prevent the infection from spreading to neighboring towns. The story of that time became “Year of Wonder” . . . more
Last week, Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation appropriating $40 million to help fight COVID-19, the novel coronavirus. That was excellent news. Buried in the legislation, however, were troubling provisions . . . more
How often do we hear that the most important thing in life is good health? That truth has been driven home by the coronavirus . . . more
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