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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
While there are many women advancing in the corporate world, the political world lags far behind when it comes to women advancing into high office. I have mixed feelings about Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s political style, but . . . more
Last week I had dinner with Jack, an old friend. We’ve known each other for 30 years, and he was my friend by extension, since his wife and I were best buddies for decades. She died about eight years ago. more
There’s no polite way to say it: The ban on plastic shopping bags that took effect on Sunday is just plain dumb. The law, the New York State Bag Waste Reduction Act . . . more
Aman walks into a publishing house. It isn’t the first place he’s gone to peddle his first novel. In fact, he has solicited numerous publishers around town . . . more
I’ve resisted writing about the Democratic presidential primary, lest readers interpret my criticism of a candidate as an endorsement of Donald Trump. It isn’t. That being said . . . more
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