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The coronavirus pandemic brought our local and regional economies to a screeching halt, and resulted in a sharp rise in unemployment. I am proud of the role the Nassau County Industrial Development Agency has played — and continues to play — in our county’s recovery. more
When I was in third grade, Mrs. Heller told me I needed to grow an “elephant” skin because I cried when someone said something mean to me. So it was ironic to be an opinion writer in the time of Trump. more
As I watch the final days of the election campaign, I keep thinking about the words of writer-philosopher George Santayana, who said, “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” more
There is a storm brewing, and your child’s school is in its cross hairs. It’s not a hurricane or a tornado. It’s a fiscal tsunami, and it’s going to devastate the education system on Long Island unless Albany steps up and acts. more
Really, could you make up Donald Trump if he didn’t already exist? What book publisher in their right mind or movie producer hoping for a hit would create a character as unlikely . . . more
Some who are opposed to Amy Coney Barrett’s Supreme Court nomination are blurring the line between confirming a justice to fill a vacancy and the so-called “packing” of the court. Using this nomination to justify court packing . . . more
Pat Foye, chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, has said that service on the Long Island Rail Road and Metro North could be reduced by as much as 50 percent — and bus and subway service by 40 percent — in the coming months if . . . more
I was asked by a local proprietor why so many educators vote Democratic. I asked, “How do you know they do?” He blithely answered, “Well, I read it in the paper.” Our brief exchange was a friendly one, but it reminded me . . . more
Millions of Americans seem to be manifesting what has been called “insane” behavior: They keep doing the same thing over and over again, expecting a different and better result. They keep flouting coronavirus regulations . . . more
Have you ever had anything stolen from you? A car? Hubcaps? A laptop? A baseball glove? A bike? Those are minuscule compared to the things that President Trump is trying to steal from you behind your back. more
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