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New Yorkers’ Birthday Wishes for Hillary

Happy birthday Hillary Clinton! Today is the Democratic presidential nominee’s 69th birthday, and I asked a sampling of New Yorkers to select the perfect birthday gift for her. As you might imagine, Clinton’s supporters picked some cheery offerings, while her … Continue reading

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‘You want a player who doesn’t have the guts to fight back?” baseball pioneer Jackie Robinson challenged Brooklyn Dodger General Manager Branch Rickey. “No, I want a player who’s got the guts not to fight back,” said Rickey. Jackie Robinson, … Continue reading

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In Fourteen Hundred Ninety-two, Columbus sailed the ocean blue . . . That’s probably the last carefree verse ever written about Christopher Columbus. After intense lobbying by leading NYC Italian-Americans, Congress proclaimed today — Oct. 12 — a federal holiday … Continue reading

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This Sunday, Donald Trump will try to rectify his lackluster performance at the first presidential debate. Of course, it wasn’t Trump’s fault. “They gave me a defective mike!” Trump complained to reporters. “I wonder—was that on purpose?” Trump might be … Continue reading

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 Oh my God, the robots are taking over! We’re doomed__doomed! Now that I’ve gotten that out of my system, it’s become clear that while we may or may not be doomed, the robots are indeed taking over. The latest example … Continue reading

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Threatening to draw Super Bowl-sized ratings, the long-awaited first presidential debate of 2016 arrives Monday. Moderator Lester Holt of NBC News will offer six topic segments, then let the candidates duke it out. According to their track records, the debate … Continue reading

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How would you feel if you drove into a gas station and asked the mechanic to fix your carburetor, and he answered, “What’s a carburetor?” That’s exactly how those who are dissatisfied with their presidential choices this year and considering … Continue reading

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Can it really be 15 years since 9/11? On Sunday, we honor those who lost their lives that terrible morning. Meanwhile, many surviving first responders continue to suffer with illnesses linked to Ground Zero exposure. But all the victims and … Continue reading

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What comes to mind when you think of Labor Day? Summer ending? Barbeque? Football season fast approaching? All are valid. But how about working people’s rights, dignity and fair wages that many of your ancestors fought so hard to achieve? … Continue reading

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Look up in the sky. Is it a bird? A plane? No, it’s a flying roach! If you’re a city lover who says you’d only move when cockroaches fly, better start packing. This hot, humid summer has enabled the roaches … Continue reading

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