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Gristmill: The Halfway Club

What exactly does it mean when you can’t finish a book — not once, but over and over again?

Oct 8, 2020
Guestwords: Social Distancing Revisited

With my hat, sunglasses, and N95 mask, I’m even more invisible than a middle-aged, gray-haired woman usually is in America. Not that I mind all that much.

Oct 8, 2020
Show Over Substance

It did not take long for the president to shift attention from new and stunning revelations about his tax-avoidance schemes and precarious financial position, as detailed this week in The New York Times.

Oct 1, 2020
Car-Free Irony

If Long Island’s Car Free Day was good for anything at all, it was the irony of it coming on a day when Suffolk officials announced that the county’s low-cost bus service could be cut by nearly half.

Oct 1, 2020
Protect the Staff

In the economic wake of the novel coronavirus, few things have been more emotional — a roller coaster of concern, inspiration, and worry — than watching friends who own, manage, or work in restaurants struggle and pivot and improvise and roll with the punches in their fight to keep the kitchen fires burning.

Oct 1, 2020
The Mast Head: Reconnecting

Since we are all still feeling our way around remote work and online meetings, I thought that I would ask my high school junior for a few tips.

Oct 1, 2020
The Shipwreck Rose: Sweater Weather

A creeping dread — of finding ourselves homebound again, wearing fuzzy slippers and harassed expressions around the kitchen table, bickering about who ate the last Klondike Bar — has driven me to wallow in as much outdoor time as I possibly can before the temperature falls.

Oct 1, 2020
Gristmill: Fear of Flying

The airline industry may be on the verge of collapse, but once upon a time pilots were celebrities, dating movie stars, driving fancy cars — hold the autopilot, thank you very much.

Oct 1, 2020
Guestwords: Trump’s Economic Fallout

President Trump’s three main economic initiatives — tax cuts, tariffs, and deregulation — have turned Washington, D.C., and the country upside down. How has this worked out? Here are some outcomes.

Oct 1, 2020
Guestwords: Trump’s Economic Fallout

President Trump’s three main economic initiatives — tax cuts, tariffs, and deregulation — have turned Washington, D.C., and the country upside down. How has this worked out? Here are some outcomes.

Oct 1, 2020
Getting Close to the Infection Rate Limit

In remarks last week, Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo talked about the difficult task of allowing businesses to operate during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Sep 24, 2020
Anti-Trump Turnout Will Not Be Enough

Whether President Trump’s low favorables will hurt him in Suffolk County is a real question, one on which Lee Zeldin’s immediate political future depends.

Sep 24, 2020