From the Desk of Senator Craig Johnson – September 11,...

Ranked Among Most Effective in Passing LegislationSenator Craig M. Johnson, (D-Nassau), has been ranked as one of the senators with the highest number of...

Phil-osophically Speaking: July 21, 2011

One Person’s Ceiling is Another Person’s BasementIt’s a warm and humid day; not one that lends itself to writing about economics, which I had...

Mayor’s Message Village of Floral Park: November 10, 2011

This past week, I had the rare opportunity to provide testimony to the members of the Long Island Development Council at one of two...

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 – April 15, 2011

The Language of GodIt was one of those roundabout conversations where people were just sitting around sipping cocktails and talking about such novelties as,...

Phil-osophically Speaking – March 11, 2011

High-Speed Rail — A One Way Express To Deficitville?In another blast of high stakes rodomontade, Vice President Joe Biden in one of his descending...

Phil-osophically Speaking – December 24, 2010

The Monsters on Maple StreetWhat would you say to an individual who was raising the alarm about another large-scale terror threat facing the United...

Phil-osophically Speaking – May 20, 2011

The Legalization of MarijuanaUlysses S. Grant was a great general, a better president than given credit for, a peerless wartime memoirist and became famously...

Letter: Revisiting Hurricane Sandy and the Fracking Debate

As the second anniversary of Hurricane Sandy approaches, memories of the destruction produced by the storm still haunts most Long Islanders. I have lived...

Phil-osophically Speaking: January 24, 2014

Killer AngelsThe capture of Saigon by the North Vietnamese Army in late April 1975 marked the end of the Vietnam War. After more than...