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In January 2018, officials in Cape Town, South Africa, issued a dire warning: In three months, the city of 4 million people would run out of water unless urgent conservation action was taken. The city was fast counting down to what officials called “Day Zero.” more
I don’t want to be the person who wakes up every morning hoping to hear that President Trump had a heart attack or a stroke. I don’t want to wish for Mitch McConnell to have an unfortunate encounter with an 18-wheeler . . . more
Of all the columns I’ve written for the Heralds, none has generated more vigorous comment than my last one, “Criminals’ early release threatens public safety,” in the Dec. 12-18 issue. People have reached out to me to share their concern and outrage . . . more
New York state law requires that children be inoculated against nearly a dozen highly contagious diseases, including smallpox, measles, meningitis and polio. Some state legislators now want to add the sexually transmitted disease human papillomavirus, or HPV, to that list. more
It’s amazing how the experience of Christmas changes with age. I’m sure this is true whatever your religious holiday tradition is, but I can speak with authority only about Christmas. When we’re little . . . more
Big question of the week: What should I do with my 750 words? Now, some readers have very precise suggestions for what I should do with those words . . . more
A special Hanukkah message from Rabbi Paul Hoffman of the South Shore Jewish Center in Island Park. more
A special Christmas message from Pastor Alex Raabe of Oceanside Lutheran Church. more
In these days before Christmas and the first days of Hanukkah, the last moments of 2019, the eve of a new year, I’ve been struggling to feel the joy. more
Many members of Congress have had a great few years in Washington. When you’re in the majority party, you have the joy of bigger offices and many extra side benefits . . . more
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