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20 Strange and Surprising Reasons to Visit These Northeast Towns

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 03.24.2015 | Travel
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

As a travel writer open and game to exploring the offbeat and oddball within a few hours or one day's drive of New York City (Virginia to Maine), I've stumbled on some pretty bizarre, eccentric and/or downright weird things. Here's just a sampling from this year's explorations.

9 Totally Random Election Day Facts You NEED to Know

Lauren Cahn | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Lauren Cahn

It's the first Tuesday after the first Monday of the Month of November. We all know what that means, right? It means "Election Day": the day on which...

The World Series Umpires Should Be Applauded For Making The Right Call In Game 3

Jordan Schultz | Posted 01.23.2014 | Sports
Jordan Schultz

Let us get one thing straight: Intent does not matter in MLB obstruction. In the first ever playoff game in MLB history to be decided by obstruction, the umpires actually got the call correct. The Boston Red Sox complained after their 5-4 loss, but the truth was they deserved to lose Game 3.

The John Jay Institute: Cultivating Leadership Through Dialogue

Charles Howard | Posted 01.01.2012 | College
Charles Howard

I visited a diverse group of individuals who were participating in The John Jay Institute's 2011-2012 Fellows Program -- a faith-based gap-year program which seeks to cultivate leaders for careers of principled service.

Never Has So Much Damage Been Done By So Few

Sister Mary Ann Walsh | Posted 08.02.2011 | Religion
Sister Mary Ann Walsh

Sexual abuse of a child is an intolerable aberration for which there is no excuse. For those who somehow thought it was acceptable, education and prison time proved the answer.

Lucas Kavner

Tony Kushner CUNY Controversy Continues: Trustees To Reconvene On Monday | Lucas Kavner | Posted 07.06.2011 | Arts

The chairman of the City University of New York (CUNY) Board of Trustees released a public statement today, calling for the board to reconsider its de...

Our Forgotten "Presidents"

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

In between the Declaration of Independence and George Washington's inauguration, there were 16 (or perhaps 13, or maybe just eight) men who were called "president".

We the People

Jack Schimmelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jack Schimmelman

We have lost our way and the Egyptian people in the streets of Cairo are shining a light for the world to see. If our President will not say it, then we must go to our proverbial rooftops and scream that freedom lives eternally.

The Tyranny Of The Senate -- Part One, John Jay's Prediction

Richard Greener | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard Greener

How can Americans think we live in a representative democracy when 100 senators, each with equal power and authority, each with only one vote, effectively exercise a veto over all public laws and all public spending?

Throw the Bums In!

Brian Ross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Brian Ross

When the economy stinks, and CEOs are getting millions in bonuses for firing enough of you, and you can't toss GE's Jeffrey Immelt out on his ear, but...

Museum Of The City Of New York Releases List Of 400 Top New Yorkers In History

Huffington Post | David Weiner | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

In honor of Henry Hudson's 1609 voyage across the Atlantic, the Museum of the City of New York came up with a list of 400 notable and legendary New Yo...

Not-So-Blind Justice: On Style And The Supreme Court

Susan Scafidi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Susan Scafidi

While federal law leaves the justices free to design their own robes, Judge Sotomayor will almost certainly follow tradition and pack her current collection of black robes for the trip to Washington -- and not whip up, say, a hot pink version for the occasion.