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Water Under the Bridge: July 1, 2015
From the pages of Astoria's daily newspapers.

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Column: ‘He’s Jesus Christ,’ healing the sick
Column: ‘He’s Jesus Christ,’ healing the sick
Dr. Tom Catena, 51, a Catholic missionary from Amsterdam, New York, is the only doctor at the 435-bed Mother of Mercy Hospital nestled in the Nuba Mountains in the far south of Sudan.
Column: On lowering the Confederate flag
Column: On lowering the Confederate flag
Within hours of the massacre, President Obama was lamenting the absence of progress on gun control.
Column: Cold War without the fun
No, this post-post-Cold War has more of a WWE — World Wrestling Entertainment — feel to it, and I don’t just mean President Vladimir Putin of Russia’s riding horses bare-chested, although that is an apt metaphor.
Column: It’s time to apologize for slavery
The first black man to live in the White House, long hesitant about doing anything bold on the color divide, could make one of the most simple and dramatic moves of his presidency: apologize for the land of the free being, at one time, the largest...
Cabbages and Kings: Astoria Music Festival ahead of last year
Cabbages and Kings: Astoria Music Festival ahead of last year
This Astoria Music Festival is a leap beyond prior years.
Water Under the Bridge: June 24, 2015
Water Under the Bridge: June 24, 2015
From the pages of Astoria's daily newspapers
Column: Fracking and the Franciscans
David Brooks column
Column: Voodoo, Jeb! Style
Paul Krugman column.
Column: Hearts broken open
David Brooks column.
Column: How to grade a teacher
In New York, Gov. Andrew Cuomo earlier this year pushed through legislation that calls for student test scores to count for as much as 50 percent of a teacher’s evaluation, up from the current 20 percent.
Column: The GOP’s blinkered contenders
Column: The GOP’s blinkered contenders
For all the party’s self-congratulation about a field of official and unofficial presidential candidates who depart from the fusty norm, the truth is that they don’t depart nearly enough.
Water Under the Bridge: June 17, 2015
Water Under the Bridge: June 17, 2015
From the pages of Astoria's newspapers
Column: Democrats being Democrats
Paul Krugman column
Column: Baseball and black history
Frank Bruni column
Writer’s Notebook: The eggs and I

My life is filled with miracles, big and small.

I should no longer be surprised at this point.

I mean, my mother died when I was 4 months old and I ended up with the coolest, kindest adoptive parents anyone could ever ask for.

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Guest column: Death penalty high in voter approval
Guest column: Death penalty high in voter approval
Josh Marquis responds to the Astorian's editorial that was skeptical of the death penalty
Column: How to beat the bots
Technology is redefining work and commerce.
Of Cabbages and Kings: Flight attendants dazzle in Rose Festival parade
Of Cabbages and Kings: Flight attendants dazzle in Rose Festival parade
When someone exposes you to music, you don't forget it.
Water Under the Bridge: June 10, 2015
Water Under the Bridge: June 10, 2015
From the pages of Astoria's daily newspapers
Column: Heroin doesn’t have to be a killer
To understand the lure of heroin and how to combat it, I came to Baltimore to talk to some experts: addicts.
Water Under the Bridge: June 3, 2015
Water Under the Bridge: June 3, 2015
From the pages of Astoria's daily newspapers
Column: Our water-guzzling food factory
Column: Our water-guzzling food factory
The drought in California hit home when I was backpacking with my daughter there recently on the Pacific Crest Trail, and the first eight creeks or springs we reached were all dry.
Column: Is Motown getting its groove back?
Although it was a philanthropic impulse that moved Tom Kartsotis to set up shop in Detroit, it has turned out to be a very good business decision.
Column: The financially insecure American
All too many affluent Americans - and, in particular, members of our political elite - seem to have no sense of how the other half lives.
Column: The small, happy life
a surprising number of people found their purpose by going the other way, by pursuing the small, happy life.