Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito is a top city official, second only to the mayor, but she thought it fine to put her personal opinion ahead of her public duty and disrespect the national anthem on the thirteenth anniversary of America’s worst day, says our columnist. Comment.
Firefighter Joseph Patrick Henry made the supreme sacrifice on 9-11, perishing with his entire unit from Ladder 21 in Manhattan. His brother, Michael Henry, speaks with A Britisher’s View on the 14th anniversary of the World Trade Center terror attacks. Comment.
The events in Ferguson, Mo., Gaza and Iraq have pushed Lois Lerner off the front page. U.S. citizens have no love for the Internal Revenue Service. In fact, most of America fears the department and harbors more than just a bit of dislike for it. If the GOP does a decent job of reminding us of the things Miss Lerner allegedly (must always remember to use that word) did, it may be able to pick up a few extra votes in the next election. Comments (4).
Some members of IIslam’s Sunni and Shiite sects seem to hate each other in unfathomable ways — and it’s high time they got off their pious rumps and stopped their evil juggernaut, writes our columnist. Comments (2).
In honor of Independence Day, and the world famous hot-dog eating contest that accompanies it, we got the lowdown on the ascendant spirit of Coney Island from Major League Eating chairman George Shea. Comment.
Russia needs to assume responsibility for downed Malaysian Flight 17. The nearly 300 passengers who perished on board might still be alive today, if President Vladimir Putin had not meddled in Ukraine’s internal affairs in a bid to restore ex-Soviet glory days, writes our columnist. Comment.
Lois Lerner, the director of the IRS division that oversees nonprofit groups, struck a defiant tone in her statement when she first appeared before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Comments (3).
It’s been three long years and countless columns, but here it is again — Writers’ Block rearing its ugly head. As I sit at my desk, AKA, the kitchen table, an idea for a column is blocked tighter than being encased in quickcrete. Comment.
Nobody waterboarded sissy Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl into signing his oath of enlistment, but his desertion endangers the lives of all Americans, leaving our sworn enemies to gloat and plot, writes our columnist. Comments (5).
Dante and Chiara DeBlasio will lead the Mermaid Parade in Coney Island on June 21, but first they need to hound their dad about restoring the Boardwalk to its all-wood glory, writes our columnist. Comments (1).
The President is running scared from implementing a candid foreign policy that protects U.S. interests and won’t let losers like Russia and China dance on America’s grave, writes our columnist. Comment.
Memorial Day is more than a day for shopping, barbecues, and welcoming summer, it’s an opportunity to reflect on the sacrifices of our battlefield bravehearts — deceased and living — writes our columnist. Comments (2).
Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling set off a firestorm with his anti-black comments, but the law protects his right to be a racist and the kangaroo court of public opinion should butt out, writes our columnist. Comments (4).
Regular readers know that my roommate’s passion has always been to travel. Besides the many countries we have visited and the ships on which we’ve sailed we have toured forty-three states, some twice and some even three times. Comments (8).
What would happen if Gay Talese followed the Big Sceecher around Bensonhurst, mistaking him for the Chariman of the Board, Frank Sinatra? Find out in this week’s column, inspired by a story written by “Girls Write Now” mentee Laurencia Terris, who recently tagged along when Carmine taught one of his legendary merengue classes. Comment.
The corner pharmacy — that all-but forgotten place filled with mortars and pestles, pills, powders, potions, ice cream on a hot summer’s day, and the friendly shopkeeper with an apron on behind the counter — was Frank Giordano’s world for 50 years. Comment.
President Vladimir Putin wanted to show one and all that, as host of the Sochi Olympics, Russia was still a super power. But his public relations’ blunders — complete with spy cams, loos with a view, and icky water — have flushed those hopes down the toilet, writes our columnist. Comment.
Police blotters are among the top reads of this paper, but a recent NYPD decree obstructed reporters from accessing victim complaints at Brooklyn stationhouses. That means readers won’t get all the facts about lawless activity in their communities, making the directive a crime against community, writes our columnist. Comment.