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There would be little to contend with the statement that we live in troubled times, politicizing each and every aspect of our lives and society. more
We recently recognized the anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision in Brown v. Board of Education which ruled that separate meant unequal, ruling against segregation for the first time since reconstruction. more
Winston Churchill once famously said, on Oct. 1, 1939, during a radio address, “I cannot forecast to you the action of Russia. It is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma. But perhaps there is a key. That key is Russian national interest.” more
It was the spring of our discontent. more
Primary season is soon upon us, and in anticipation of this event, registered Democrats have received two letters from U.S. Rep. Eliot Engel’s challenger, Jonathan Lewis. more
I recently saw an ad in Jewish Week promoting a discussion between former president Bill Clinton and George Bush, and moderated by Doris Kearns Goodwin, to be held at the Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center on Nov. 8. more
The surge of homeless people across New York City, and the new approaches to deal with it, have caused both hope and concern recently. more
Now that there is a supposed agreement to unite the Democrats in the New York state senate, the apologists for Jeff Klein’s Independent Democratic Conference claim there is no need for Democratic primary challenges to IDC members, since the IDC has been dissolved. more
We have had institutional violence involving assault weapons, rifles, pistols, knives, hatchets and arson. One approach to dealing with these issues would require the banning of assault weapons, rifles, pistols, knives, hatches and matches. more
Stupidity and malignant government are what I expect in the world today. But what I read in the March 21 Daily News had me thinking of the opening line of my favorite song, “I read the news today, oh boy.” more
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