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Oscar Wilde’s frequently quoted adage “No good deed goes unpunished” can easily be applied to New York state’s recently enacted bail reform law, which ends bail for misdemeanor and low-level felony crimes considered nonviolent. The State Legislature’s intent may have been good . . . more
The way the Democratic primary season is unfolding, it looks more and more likely that unless his juggernaut is derailed, Sen. Bernie Sanders may snatch the nomination and doom the party to electoral defeat. more
The Democrats have become the party of lemmings, as they march purposefully toward the cliffs. If we needed further proof, last week’s debate in Las Vegas offered plenty. more
Lately I’ve been worried that I’m becoming Andy Rooney, the curmudgeonly commentator who capped each episode of CBS’s “60 Minutes” from 1978 to 2011 with a segment titled “A Few Minutes with Andy Rooney.” more
I should point out that this is a really open letter, because my dad died four years ago. more
There is an adage that politics is very much a horse race. The best horse can leave the starting gate looking like the favorite. The race is tight over the next mile plus, but . . . more
The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Jesse Jackson were chatting, King on the balcony of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tenn., and Jackson in the parking lot below, when the shot rang out. more
This Valentine’s Day, maybe skip the kisses and consider an elbow bump or shaking hands — even with your boyfriend or your wife or your kids. more
As a senator, I was privileged to attend many State of the Union addresses . . . more
On Sunday morning, at about 6 a.m., the temperature was around 30 degrees, it was cloudy and there was a soft drizzle. I hopped in my car to make the short drive to Crossroads Farm in Malverne . . . more
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