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Job Creation Must be Job # 1

Job Creation Must be Job # 1

Job Creation Must be Job #1 By Dean Skelos People often ask me what my top priority is and I tell them it has never changed – creating private sector jobs. My Senate Republican colleagues and I are committed to creating a more business-friendly climate in New York so that businesses can grow and create [...]

The Zeitgeist with Howard Barbanel: Goodbye Columbus?

The Zeitgeist with Howard Barbanel: Goodbye Columbus?

THE ZEITGEIST WITH HOWARD BARBANEL Goodbye Columbus? In 1492 Columbus sailed the ocean blue. That’s how the history lesson of Christopher Columbus was taught to us kids back in the black and white 60s. Old Chris was a pretty big deal back in the day. After all, this is the man who discovered America, or [...]

The God Particle

The God Particle

The God Particle By Joel Moskowitz Scientists have recently confirmed the existence of something called the “God Particle.” The scientific name for this particle is the “Higgs Boson,” named after the physicist who originally theorized its existence. The theory is that electroweak or elementary particles acquire mass by colliding with mass. Of course this would [...]

Town Clerk Post Mortem

Town Clerk Post Mortem

By David Freedman Over the past week, we the residents in the Town of Hempstead have seen our Town Clerk, Mark Bonilla arrested and charged with multiple counts of alleged sexual harassment . Along with those charges, he was accused of possible attempts at blackmailing his accusers, by attempting to obtain intimate photos of one [...]

Editorials: Romney Wins First Round

Editorials: Romney Wins First Round

EDITORIALS Romney Wins First Round In the 1970s the two colossi of pugilism, Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier had three epic fights for the undisputed heavyweight crown. Their fighting styles and approaches could not have been more different from one another, ditto their lifestyles, politics and personalities. The contests, one of which was called “The [...]

Dear That’s Life: Enjoy the Silence? I Don’t Think So

Dear That’s Life: Enjoy the Silence? I Don’t Think So

Enjoy The Silence? I Don’t Think So. While there are plenty of people who can only work in sterile and silent conditions that make libraries look like carnivals, I flourish amidst noise and chaos. The noisier, the better. Music blaring in my ears, I cannot concentrate unless life is going on around me, with an [...]

Zeitgeist: Going Topless

Zeitgeist: Going Topless

GOING TOPLESS I admit it. I love going topless. I’m not referring to nude or topless beaches or nudist colonies. I’m talking about the sun in my face and the wind in my hair when my hardtop convertible is the fully retracted position. Living in New York we only get maybe, maybe six months a [...]

A Very Special Person

A Very Special Person

A Very Special Person By Joel Moskowitz I was navigating the busy aisles of a local kosher supermarket. I reached over someone’s shopping cart to grab a bunch of leeks and apologized to her as I moved her wagon a bit askew. I was in awe of how we all managed to show patience and [...]

Is Zero a Fair Share

Is Zero a Fair Share

Is Zero A Fair Share? By Jeff Katz Much has been written of late about governments’ ballooning deficits and excessive spending, as well as resulting tax policy. Conservatives tend to emphasize the dynamic relationship between tax rates and tax revenues.  They note that taxing away half or more of one’s next dollar earned will often [...]

Editorials

Editorials

Putting Taxpayers First They say that nothing is certain in life but death and taxes. Any homeowner on Long Island with a mortgage will tell you that a very sizeable part of one’s monthly mortgage nut is comprised of an array of taxes. While Nassau County’s percentage of one’s property taxes is relatively small, especially [...]

Hurricane Miriam. Literally.

Hurricane Miriam. Literally.

Hurricane Miriam. Literally. By Miriam L. Wallach There is much preparation done for Yom Kippur, despite the fact that the holiday is food-free.  Getting in the correct mind-set to face one’s Maker on the holiest day of the year is not something to take lightly. Entering the sanctuary, with people dressed in white and the [...]

The Abandonment

The Abandonment

The Abandonment By Charles Krauthammer There are two positions one can take regarding the Iranian nuclear program: (a) it doesn’t matter, we can deter them, or (b) it does matter, we must stop them. In my view, the first position — that we can contain Iran as we did the Soviet Union — is totally [...]

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