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Words that matter

If you’re perplexed – or vexed – about the state of the nation, remember that words matter, or should. They matter even if transmuted into body language. The Donald’s wife, Melania, in her pro forma candidate’s wife speech, borrowed a ...

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Sharing spaces

LONG ISLAND — When personal injury law firm Leitner Varughese got up and running, its founding partners were too busy with their practice to worry about housekeeping matters like setting up phone lines or ordering legal pads. “From the outset, ...

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Helter Skelter

As I write this Black Lives Matter demonstrations are going on from New York to Los Angeles. Thousands of people are in the street protesting the deaths of young black men at the hands of policemen. The first causality that ...

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Another summer for history

History is usually forged by way of the slow burn. The most important parts of the American story are not often singular events, such as the Dec. 7, 1941, bombing of Pearl Harbor or the terror attacks of Sept. 11, ...

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Whither our better selves?

“… Things fall apart; the center cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed and everywhere The ceremony of innocence is drowned The best lack all conviction, while the worst Are full of passionate intensity…”   —The Second Coming, William Butler Yeats ...

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Trump is right about Justice Ginsburg

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg needs to drop the political punditry and the name-calling. Three times in the past week, Justice Ginsburg has publicly discussed her view of the presidential race, in the sharpest terms. In an interview with The Times ...

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