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Some may describe our human drive as one in the pursuit of happiness. Others, a quest for perfection. And then there are those who believe you can’t have one without the other. more
It happens every four hours in communities across the country. A Jewish home or business is vandalized, or even worse, someone of Jewish faith is harassed or even assaulted. more
We’ve all been there as young children, after realizing we did something that would surely earn us a scolding from our parents. We close our eyes tight, cover our ears, and hope our efforts to shut out the world will somehow vanquish the trouble we created. more
It was designed to reduce crime and corruption. It was the answer to social ills. It would make budgets for prisons more manageable. And it would make the country a better place to live. more
Dwight James Baum thought of everything when designing the 50-foot tower made of fieldstone and limestone, intended to honor not just those who died in World War I, but all who returned from the conflict as well. He even included an 18th century bell considered a spoil of the Mexican-American War. more
As a country, we generate somewhere in the neighborhood of 300 million tons of municipal solid waste each year — roughly five pounds of waste each day for every man, woman and child, according to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. more
In the early days of the pandemic, elected leaders — including our now-embattled Gov. Andrew Cuomo — talked a lot about our “new normal.” more
The poet Charles Bukowski once quipped that “the difference between a democracy and a dictatorship is that in a democracy, you vote first and take orders later. In a dictatorship, you don’t have to waste your time voting.” more
March 16, 2020 was a solemn day here in the Bronx. Yet, it’s an occasion few have marked. more
One could say John Boehner wears his heart on his sleeve. In other words, the one-time U.S. House Speaker had no issue expressing an emotion — even tears — publicly. more
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