THE ROOT OF MUCH EVIL

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There have been a lot of words written on the subject of George Washington’s wooden dentures. Had he not suffered greatly from a multiplicity of toothaches, it’s doubtful if the American Revolution would have been successful. All of us know the specific pain of the infected tooth nerves, and I have no doubt those pains [&hellip
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MY HERO, MAYOR MIKE

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Six weeks ago, I wrote herein of my years of sharing cabs—-saving myself and strangers time, money and even emotional distress. Last week, Mayor Michael Bloomberg proposed official rules for splitting rides. Coincidence? In my view, our mayor’s the best in history, despite the zeitgeist (a finger to the wind shows growing resentment toward Wall [&hellip
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SHED A NEW LIGHT ON OLD PROBLEMS

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Yup, that’s me, dear readers, photographed by the light of a flash camera and a nearby silk-shaded table lamp. Isn’t it maddening how many designers eschew kindly table lamps for fixtures more suited to mechanical robots than flesh and blood human beings? If ever emperors were not wearing clothes… This paper’s photographer, Andrew Schwartz, found [&hellip
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A NEIGHBORHOOD CURE-ALL

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“Don’t agonize, organize!” was the Older Women’s League’s rallying cry when OWL was a true movement for change. Organize and act! Ah, that’s change we need to overcome injustice—the illegal, but also the legal kind, like the shutting down of everyday places we need, above all the neighborhood restaurants. And get healthcare professionals, like cardiologist [&hellip
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BUDGET BLUES = LOBBYIST PAYDAY

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There is now officially hell to pay among the state’s agencies and not-for-profit community. Anyone with even tangential knowledge of, or influence on, the New York political system is hearing phones ringing off the hook, and for good reason. Facing a multi-billion dollar budget deficit for both this year and next, Gov. David Paterson has [&hellip
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