Phil-osophically Speaking

It Was PersonalEver since 9-11 there was a score to settle. It wasn’t enough that the United States military crushed the Taliban at Tora...

Village Board Notes: January 12, 2012

A regular meeting of the board of trustees was held on Jan. 3, at 8:10 p.m. The meeting opened with a Pledge to the...

Letter: Vote For Martins

When Jack Martins became mayor of Mineola, he set a standard of accountability. He began a program to turn the village back from increasing...

Phil-osophically Speaking – April 9, 2010

The State of American EducationPoor Barry Goldwater— he just couldn’t catch a break. It was 1964 and Goldwater, running for president, was being pilloried...

Phil-osophically Speaking – March 12, 2010

Reevaluating America’s Commercial Culture in the WorldMarching triumphantly into Nate Bennett Pavilion Hall, they swept into Hempstead Town like a crisp breeze of fresh...

Reclaim Is Alt-Right

On Jan. 23, Reclaim New York gave a presentation at the Port Washington Public Library. Reclaim’s goals seem noble. They claim to promote government...

Letter: Multiplying The Outrage

Your “Train In Vain” editorial (July 16-22) referred to “genuflecting” to the MTA’s leaders — ”those six-figured salaried credits to humankind.” From that, I...

Phil-osophically Speaking – July 23, 2010

The Upside of AngerAnger — it’s one of the seven deadly sins. No emotion is more destructive than unrelenting and undying anger. It ruins...

Letter: New York 4th Congressional District Republican Primary

I’ve seen a couple letters to the editor in local papers asking Frank Scaturro to quit the Republican race for Congress. I was amazed. Then...

Phil-osophically Speaking: March 25, 2011

The Computer as HumanIt was one of the most haunting scenes in cinematic history: HAL 9000 is the latest in artificial intelligence; a sentient,...