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The coronavirus pandemic has tipped over the world as we know it, harming most New Yorkers in profound ways while laying bare societal inequities that have plagued New Yorkers for generations, like the disparities in access to child care. more
Oddly, the most offensive remark made by a politician lately (and there are a lot to choose from) came from Marjorie Taylor Greene last month . . . more
Many people seem to confuse democracy and capitalism. Some seem to think that capitalism defines our system of government. However, our governance is based on democratic principles, including the importance of voting. more
It’s been over 27 years since Colin Ferguson stepped onto a Long Island Rail Road train in Mineola and started indiscriminately firing a 9mm pistol at passengers. The attack propelled Carolyn McCarthy to run for Congress. more
U.S. Rep. Kathleen Rice, who represents the South Shore's 4th District, called on Gov. Andrew Cuomo late Monday to resign after a third woman came forward accusing him of sexual harassment. Rice … more
Retirement can be an exciting time, full of new adventures and limitless possibilities. Adults age 65 and better now comprise the fastest growing segment of our population, and many envision a long … more
I applaud the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s recent guidance update recommending that people who are fully vaccinated not be confined to quarantine after exposure to a case of Covid-19. more
I was in Ryann’s Wines in East Meadow around the holidays, standing at the checkout, when a fellow customer, a man in his 70s, called out to a 20-something employee from across the store. more
I admired Gov. Mario Cuomo so much that I actually bought an old CD of his speeches some years ago, and I actually listened to them. So I am educated in the successes and rhetorical and political skills of the Cuomo boys. more
The coronavirus pandemic reached Long Island a year ago next week, at first bringing a handful of cases before it dug in and exploded, wreaking havoc. more
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