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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
I hate the smell of Hurricane Sandy. It’s the smell of decay. more
The most stunning image I saw in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy was a YouTube video of a huge carp hanging from a pole in the parking lot of the Woodmere Middle School on Peninsula Boulevard. more
Driving turns people into morons. OK, maybe that’s a little harsh. I mean, being behind the wheel turns a lot of people into morons, I suppose I should say. more
They look so good and tasty… And they’re just sitting out there, in the open, for anyone to take. The cookies and doughnuts at the bakery… at the supermarket… are what I’m talking about, of course. 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
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
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
As a senator, I was privileged to attend many State of the Union addresses . . . more
This Valentine’s Day, maybe skip the kisses and consider an elbow bump or shaking hands — even with your boyfriend or your wife or your kids. more
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