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Anne Michaud is a member of the Newsday editorial board. She has written about politics, government, education and transportation for Newsday since 2008. You can reach her at email@example.com, and read her blog at www.annemichaud.com.
Who’s the boss? Apparently not Joseph Mondello, the Nassau County Republican Committee chairman who wrote in to Newsday last week to protest being referred to in a news story as a “GOP boss.”
Mondello complained that his Democratic counterpart, Jay Jacobs, is more often described as “Democratic Chairman” or sometimes “Democratic leader.” The appellations reveal a Newsday bias in favor of Democrats,...Read more »
The world can be an ugly place, but averting our eyes won’t make it any less barbarous.
That’s the reality Facebook stepped-up to this week after flip-flopping its way to a policy that will allow beheading videos to appear on the social networking site.
When a video of a masked man decapitating a woman in Mexico appeared on Facebook and sparked a sharp public outcry in May, the company...Read more »
A recent news story about a young woman who wanted to intern on Capitol Hill, Jessica Padron, captivated me because of her chutzpah. She was offered a spot in the office of Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid over many other applicants. But Padron couldn't afford to take the internship, because it doesn't pay anything.
So, she put up a request on the website Indiegogo.com, asking for contributions...Read more »