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Columns by Larry Lough

  • Don’t get tricked into voting in November

    Should be enough good races on the Nov. 4 ballot to get you to vote.But this isn’t a presidential el ...
    July 11, 2014 - 7:22 pm
  • Make no mistake ... we all make them

    Attached to page 1 of our May 22 edition was a handwritten letter that arrived on the editor’s desk. ...
    July 4, 2014 - 5:58 pm
  • How’s our behavior? You’re the judge

    In some respects, journalism is a self-policing business.That’s because, in part, the First Amendmen ...
    June 27, 2014 - 8:07 pm
  • News knows no politics ... or religion

    News is a chronicle of conflict and change.So says veteran NBC newsman John Chancellor in a 30-year- ...
    June 20, 2014 - 8:07 pm
  • Column: When Yanks, Dodgers were both NYC teams

    One morning last week, the editor arrived at his office to find this voice mail message from a reader awaiting him:
    June 15, 2014 - 8:54 pm

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