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Do All Our Guns Make Us Any Safer?

BETWEEN THE LINES: When I wrote my first column about gun violence in the wake of the fatal Columbine shootings years ago, I knew it...

Op-Ed: Beleaguered Israel Once Again Forced To Strike Back

BETWEEN THE LINES: They didn’t celebrate Thanksgiving in Israel or any other Middle East nation, but I’m pretty sure citizens of Tel Aviv, Jerusalem and...

Op-Ed: Looney Losers Launch Sour Grapes Secession Campaign

BETWEEN THE LINES: I truly intended to steer clear of politics for this column. However, when I read about the secession effort set in...

Op-Ed: Voting And Gloating Are Over – Where Do We Go...

BETWEEN THE LINES: The presidential campaign stretched out for 18 months, yet it seemed longer — a lot longer. I’ve had my fill of annoying attack...

Op-Ed: America Needs Barack Obama

BETWEEN THE LINES: For habitual readers of this column, it should come as no revelation as to who my preference is in Tuesday’s presidential election. Over...

Op-Ed: Obscure Victim Of Twisted Justice Left His Mark

BETWEEN THE LINES: A 68-year-old former Brooklyn resident died of a heart attack a few weeks ago in a New Jersey nursing home, not far...

Op-Ed: A Slice Of Life That’s Become Divisive

BETWEEN THE LINES: As soon as the New York City Department of Health (DOH) established a regulation recently to require written parental consent before a...

Op-Ed: Despite Debate Win, GOP Seeks Edge With Voter Suppression

BETWEEN THE LINES: When Mitt Romney became the Republican’s designated presidential nominee following his victories in the spring primaries, the party’s conservative wing seemed as...

Op-Ed: Military Stays In Step After Repeal Of Don’t Ask Don’t...

BETWEEN THE LINES: Fifty-three weeks ago, the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT) policy, which denied homosexuals from serving openly in the armed forces without...

Op-Ed: Springsteen Exhibit & Constitution Center Were Ideal Match

BETWEEN THE LINES: Numerous artists and performers have been honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian award. None of them, however,...

Op-Ed: State’s Part-Time Pols Don’t Deserve A Raise

BETWEEN THE LINES: A show of hands, how many of you think our state legislators deserve a pay raise? Not too many hands. Now, if they were...

Op-Ed: Notes From The Couch — Conventionally Speaking

BETWEEN THE LINES: After watching portions of the Republican and Democratic conventions, here are some observations: Now I can sleep soundly, knowing the incumbents, their opponents...

Dirty Old Men Have Sleazy Sense of Power

“Politics are a labyrinth without a clue.” – John Adams BETWEEN THE LINES: More than a year ago, Congressman Anthony Weiner resigned after he admitted taking...

Op-Ed: Cops’ Facebook Comments Went Beyond Limits of Free Speech

BETWEEN THE LINES: With the 45th West Indian Day Parade only days away, the New York City Police Department last week disciplined a group of...

City’s Spirit Shone Brightly Throughout ’03 Blackout

BETWEEN THE LINES: Where were you when the lights went out on August 14, 2003? A recent partial power outage in my apartment jogged my memory...