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I was elected Town of Hempstead supervisor in 2017 to make our local government more accessible and accountable to residents. Since the first day of my administration . . . more
By any measure, America is sharply divided over the presidency of Donald Trump. Even in a so-called blue state like New York, I know quite a few people who are avid Trump supporters, but . . . more
If you’re obsessively researching your next vacation, tracking down restaurants in Taiwan, chatting up your tour guide in Belgium or checking out your choice of pillows at the Hilton in Detroit, listen up. more
Your 18-year-old has headed off to college. Despite what you may feel, she will now be considered an adult in the eyes of the law and the university. Your legal rights to make decisions on behalf of your child change entirely the moment she turns 18 . . . more
I decided to think of my recent MRI, to check out an uncooperative leg bone, as an opportunity. It was much more productive than thinking of . . . more
I had no idea. "The Star-Spangled Banner” was first written as poetry and then, soon after, set to music — an English drinking song, to be precise. Yes, the tune behind our national anthem . . . more
If you think what you do in high school doesn’t matter, perhaps the Brett Kavanaugh hearings will change your mind. That is my message to our children and grandchildren. more
President Trump’s speech at the U.N. last week brought into clear focus some issues that have been simmering for years. Previous presidents have hinted at this discord, but they too often did it with hollowed-out diplomatic verbiage . . . more
Wars and political campaigns have a lot in common. You can’t win a war without ammunition and a strategy, and you can’t win an election without issues and a game plan. The upcoming midterm election . . . more
There’s no accounting for taste, especially my own. So I’m a bit embarrassed about this. I want to recommend a TV series to you, and yet I’m afraid you will think less of me for my choice. more
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