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Economic growth, new tax revenue and the means to attract new businesses to the region are all built on the idea that New York state actually welcomes investment. In the state capital, in the wake of the failed Amazon headquarters deal, that simple assumption continues to be shredded. more
I’m offering a ticket to ride. This summer, if you can’t actually get away, if you can’t relocate your body to a distant shore, then at least think about relocating your mind. Reading, we know, is our escape from reality . . . more
The past few weeks have generated a swirl of news on the seemingly never-ending issue of immigration. Not much of that news has been good, and some of the actions taken in Washington have been downright unproductive. more
The decisive moment came on July 21, 1969, according to NASA’s flight log. The Apollo 11 lunar module . . . more
Whether we like it or not, our political system and our erratic president are wearing us down on a daily basis, so it’s worthwhile to switch to a completely different topic. At this time of year, I favor discussing college graduations and the Yankees. more
As a child of the Rockaways, I have always thrived on salt air. I had sand in my shoes from the time I could walk, and the rhythm of the waves somehow syncs with my heart. For us Long Islanders . . . more
There I sat on a stool at the end of the lunch counter at Brookhaven Memorial Hospital in Patchogue, awaiting word on my grandfather, who had suffered his first or second heart attack of three. more
Hemingway famously said that writing is easy: You only need to open a vein. He acknowledged the pain of digging into one’s own truth. But times have changed . . . more
San Francisco’s recent decision to prohibit all forms of facial-recognition technology is a good example of a ban that goes way too far. It will leave San Franciscans less safe and more vulnerable to crime . . . more
Few public policies do more to build strong communities across our region than New York’s prevailing-wage law for public-works projects. It is a job-creating economic engine . . . more
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