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Daniel P. Malito
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Daniel Malito is a graduate of Friends Academy on long island and afterwards, he attended Columbia University in New York City. Affected by Rheumatoid Arthritis since the age of nine, he has lived with the burden of physical handicap for many years. While his disability has prevented him from becoming a professional athlete, it was also the genesis of his love of writing. Writing therapeutically at first, he found that he had a passion for the written word.

Owning and operating several web sites where he he had to author daily updates, articles, and reviews, Daniel used the time to hone his craft. For over a decade, Daniel has written books, authored an award winning blog, and contributed to the cause of arthritis and other philanthropic pursuits. Now, he is spreading his wings, as it were, and branching out to other topics here on The Huffington Post and other organizations.

Daniel himself describes his own style as "common sense writing," and many times he uses humor to drive his point home. Pulling out the crux of any argument and turning it on it's head, he often aims to educate as well as inflame the passions of his readers. With much more to come and no end in sight, Daniel P. Malito is always innovating and trying his hand at new things. You never know just where he will pop up!

Entries by Daniel P. Malito

The Horrible, No-Good, Disgusting, Offensive, Traitorous, Indispensable Thing We Call a Compromise.

(0) Comments | Posted March 18, 2016 | 5:41 PM

Unless you have been sequestered for an O.J. level criminal trial for the last few years, you have probably heard that people in our country are fed-up with Washington D.C., and, ultimately, the politicians we put there. While there are a multitude of individual reasons why this has happened, there...

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Down With Freedom Of Speech!*

(0) Comments | Posted December 23, 2015 | 3:06 PM

* Please ignore obvious irony.

As you may or may not have heard, there is a movement currently fomenting on college campuses that has evolved into a protest against being offended. Yes, you read correctly, those wacky millennials are at it again, and this time they are targeting an edict...

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The War on the War on Drugs

(0) Comments | Posted October 2, 2015 | 5:54 PM

The War On Poverty. The War On Hunger. The War On Discrimination. The War On Racism. We absolutely love to declare war on things here in the U.S. Maybe it's because "The non-violent police action against racism," just doesn't have the same ring to it, or maybe it's because Americans...

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Epiphany of a Republicrat

(2) Comments | Posted June 10, 2015 | 2:01 PM

A few days ago, as I was discussing politics with a friend, I realized something that shocked me. I have always considered myself a republican, and I have always espoused the conservative views that were part and parcel of such an ethos. Amazingly, though, as I was listening to myself...

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I Am Don Quixote, Why Aren't You?

(1) Comments | Posted January 30, 2015 | 3:53 PM

"For neither good nor evil can last forever; and so it follows that as evil has lasted a long time, good must now be close at hand."

Don Quixote is one of, if not the most, enduring story of all time, and probably the first time the modern version...

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My September 11 Story

(0) Comments | Posted September 11, 2014 | 12:45 AM

September 11, 2001. 9-11. To borrow a phrase, it's a "date that will live in infamy." We collectively share what happened 13 years ago, the events that changed our world forever, but each of us also owns a personal narrative from that fateful morning. Where I live, in the suburbs...

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Politically Disabled: Putin On The Ritz

(0) Comments | Posted August 4, 2014 | 5:19 PM

This week, as I was watching the endlessly repeating twenty-four hour news cycle, I saw one of those title graphics that stations create when they cover a significant event. A war (Kuwaiting for Sadam '90), a manhunt ending (Osama Bin Gotten '11), or a widespread computer glitch (Why 2K? '99);...

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Politically Disabled: Net Neutrality and the End of Porn

(0) Comments | Posted July 14, 2014 | 7:54 PM

Welcome to the first installment of Politically Disabled. Named so partially because I am legitimately disabled, but also because people are paying less and less attention to current events these days. In trolling the net I discovered, much to my chagrin, that there was a startling lack of knowledge about...

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Facebook Chooses Profits Over Not-For-Profits

(0) Comments | Posted April 9, 2014 | 3:55 AM

Recently, Facebook decided to change the way they populate user's newsfeeds. Many of you have probably noticed items in your feed that you haven't subscribed to or liked, and other things that used to show up in your homepage all the time now very rarely appear or never show up...

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Notable Medical News of 2013

(0) Comments | Posted January 16, 2014 | 3:38 PM

So, it's officially 2014, and the new year has begun. I haven't written in a while, but that's only because I've been so busy with my book and more. Now, I finally have time to author a blog post here at The Huffington Post, and as cliché as it sounds,...

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American-American, but Only in America

(0) Comments | Posted August 30, 2013 | 12:56 PM

Recently, I was having a discussion with my soon-to-be wife. We were discussing the way that everyone in the U.S. today seems to qualify his or her "American-ness" with some other descriptor. For instance, you aren't just Italian, you're an Italian-American, and you aren't just broke, you're a Penniless-American.

Fortunately,...

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America, the Kid With No Lunch Money

(2) Comments | Posted July 2, 2013 | 11:23 AM

Throughout the history of our (formerly?) great country, we have taken pride in assisting other burgeoning democracies throughout the world. As the quintessential example of that "shining city on a hill," we provide money, arms, and other assets to fledgling nations in order to further the cause of freedom. Apparently,...

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Big Bro Before What You Know?

(3) Comments | Posted March 21, 2013 | 10:26 AM

Last time I spoke about the way our society, by in large, is reactionary in its response to tragedy. We make laws during the "knee-jerk" period of hate and anger that comes after these horrible events occur, and we don't take the time to calm down and rationally...

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Shooting Blanks for Revenge

(20) Comments | Posted February 10, 2013 | 4:31 PM

Guns. Rifles, shotguns, handguns, machine guns, assault rifles, pieces, boom sticks -- whatever you call them, when the subject of firearms is raised, it seems everyone -- even the most reserved of personalities -- has an opinion on the state of gun control in our country. As of late, especially...

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Who Speaks for New York -- a Hurricane Sandy Discussion

(0) Comments | Posted November 5, 2012 | 5:13 PM

With the event of Hurricane Sandy, many of us have been living in pre-modern conditions for days. My brother and I bought and axe and began cutting and splitting the logs from fallen trees in our neighborhood just to keep warm. Thankfully we have a gas-fired water heater,...

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The Gravy Trainwreck

(3) Comments | Posted August 13, 2012 | 12:31 PM

I read a very interesting statistic recently. It said that according to data gathered from the U.S. Census' Survey of Income and Program Participation, almost 110 million citizens are now receiving some form of welfare benefits. Now, you may be saying, "well, of course, we are in a...

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The Equality of Inequity

(5) Comments | Posted April 20, 2012 | 12:41 PM

"Sorry, life isn't fair."

I cannot count the amount of times I have heard that statement from my parents after crying foul over one of life's inequities. Whether it was a rebuttal to "he got more than me!" or "he got picked first!" or even "how come I have to...

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Finding a Home for Orphan Diseases

(1) Comments | Posted January 23, 2012 | 2:37 PM

Many of you know already that I suffer from rheumatoid arthritis, as I have spoken about it many times here on HuffPost, and other places such as CreakyJoints.org. Now, some might say I was cursed, but I learned to live with the disease and figured out...

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Occupy Wall St. -- Harassing Everyone But the 1%

(79) Comments | Posted November 8, 2011 | 12:22 PM

For about two months now, a number of protesters have moved into lower Manhattan and dubbed themselves the "Occupy Wall Street" movement. Their main base of operations is Zuccotti Park, which lies next to Broadway and Cedar Street. For those who do not know Manhattan, the park is basically about...

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Explained: What Are Autoimmune Diseases?

(76) Comments | Posted September 23, 2011 | 8:18 AM

If anyone asked you what genre of diseases is the second most common cause of chronic illness in the U.S., what would your answer be? Hopefully you'd get the correct answer and say autoimmune disease, but I have a feeling that is very unlikely. It seems that while more and...

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