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Mark Wilson is a New York political cartoonist and illustrator who lives in the Adirondacks. He publishes under the pen name Marquil.
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No matter how disgusted and appalled we were primed to feel about the massive conspiracy to defraud the Long Island Rail Road via fake disability claims for retirees, the details that have followed are still shocking. The federal trial of two Long Island men accused of disability fraud are delivering plots so jaw-dropping that they seem like storylines from a movie.
Witnesses say Frederick...Read more »
Call it a fitting tribute to a master technologist: the dedication of a statue and monument to Nikola Tesla in Shoreham Monday was livestreamed worldwide over the Internet for his devoted fans.
For Nikola Tesla devotees, the event was another sign that the movement to get their hero the recognition he deserves just keep growing.
The monument graces Wardenclyffe, the laboratory in Shoreham...Read more »
Congratulations, Bill de Blasio, on a fine primary showing.
You were out on the streets to save crucial institutions like Long Island College Hospital before it was cool. You were one of the first to pick up on the city’s considerable case of Bloomberg fatigue.
You didn’t stuff our mailboxes full of fliers. Your son Dante was a television sensation — and you had the wonderful luck to...Read more »
Sen. John McCain is playing games when it comes to Syria -- and not just on his iPhone.
The Republican hawk said Wednesday morning he'd vote against a Senate resolution authorizing military force in Syria. It comes less than a day after Senate Foreign Relations Committee leaders crafted a draft proposal narrowly restricting intervention to a maximum of 90 days. The panel planned to meet again...Read more »
It’s not so much about listening as it is about feeling. Electronic dance music fans attend shows for the full-body experience, as crowds of individual concertgoers become a single, writhing, sweating organism, moving as one to flashing lights and bass drops that make your ears throb.
As it does for select listeners of most genres, feeling the pulse of electronic dance music — EDM, for short...Read more »
Forty-eight states still allow mental health professionals to inflict cruel and unusual punishment on homosexual minors through gay conversion therapy.
Only California and New Jersey have taken steps to protect gay and lesbian youths — populations hard-pressed to protect themselves — from such “therapy.”
A federal court in San Francisco ruled in late August that a California law prohibiting...Read more »