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More faith than intelligent design
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More faith than intelligent design
Grace operates in strange ways, especially in explaining a revived appreciation of religion on the part of one of the most successful figures in th...
Pomp and pop
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Pomp and pop
Ireland is about to be presented with a rare study in contrast: a back to back visit by a British queen and an American president. For those who ar...
Less dogma, more dialogue needed in economics
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Less dogma, more dialogue needed in economics
By Peter McDermott In a July 2007 speech to a gathering of trade unionists, Taoiseach Bertie Ahern said: "Sitting on the sidelines, cribbing and mo...
Irish-Mexican alliance in a new time of need
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Irish-Mexican alliance in a new time of need
By T.J. English Irish Americans and the Mexican people are attached at the hip. In many ways, the template laid down by Irish immigrants in the 19t...
Dying does not end my mother's story
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Dying does not end my mother's story
By Earle Hitchner Nov. 17-23, 2010 The professional in me said I should steel myself, even distract myself during the time it would take to deliver...
There is no 'big difference' with 19th century
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There is no 'big difference' with 19th century
By Peter McDermott It's nice to be ahead of the Times, to quote one part of a Newsday ad from many years ago. The Gray Lady caught up with the Rev....
Sam needs to bypass scenic route to final
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Sam needs to bypass scenic route to final
By Peter McDermott When is a knockout competition not a knockout competition? When it's the All Ireland football championship. In recent times, alo...
Di Napoli for comptroller
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Di Napoli for comptroller
Among the myriad of decisions that New York voters will have to make on Nov. 2 is choosing who will preside at the office of New York State Comptro...
Obituary: Robert ‘Bob’ Townes
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Obituary: Robert ‘Bob’ Townes
Robert ‘Bob’ Townes, 65, died on September 22. Born in Brooklyn and a resident of Groton, MA , Bob will be remembered by his family and an army of ...
Coffey for attorney general
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Coffey for attorney general
Next Tuesday, New York's Democratic voters have an embarrassment of riches when deciding whom to choose to be the party's candidate for state attor...
Saving schools
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Saving schools
It's back to school season, although increasingly teachers and students don't cut their ties over the long summer break. There are those, too, who ...
Freedom on Park Place
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Freedom on Park Place
The New York Times conservative columnist Ross Douthat penned a characteristically nuanced contribution on the question of the Park Place center 10...