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Greg Blass As groundwater quality crisis worsens, it’s time to tap Pine Barrens water reserve

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Ever since the undeveloped acres in the Pine Barrens started to be bought up with a specially dedicated, quarter-cent sales tax-funded bonding in 1987, the intention was as a future, rainy day kind of water resource. That rainy day is here — in spades.

Greg Blass The president versus the press: news conferences like we’ve never seen before

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A self-confessed presidential news conference groupie, Greg Blass reflects on how the -counterpoint of the past has evolved into punch-counterpunch, with news conferences suited less for the East Room and more for Madison Square Garden.

Greg Blass This court can save your child’s life

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The return of the Juvenile Drug Treatment Court in Suffolk County is good news for parents and families.

Greg Blass Ever-elusive, wisdom requires an open mind and plenty of self-doubt

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"Fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts."

Greg Blass Should state step in to stop Suffolk’s fiscal free-fall? Probably, but politics intervenes

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Drastic action is needed to save our insolvent county, but political alliances get in the way.

Greg Blass American political discourse today: with malice toward all who disagree

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Is there room for civil discourse anymore, as ridicule and disrespect take a tighter grip on both sides? Seeing the problem this way may help solve it. Is there any hope for the approach Abe Lincoln prescribed: "with malice toward none?"

Greg Blass Can you stand on one foot for 20 seconds? What balance says about brain health

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How well we can balance on one foot is directly connected to our memory, our ability to solve problems, and the overall health of our brain.

Greg Blass Securing our borders is right for America

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Opposition to liberal immigration and refugee policies is quickly labeled racist, xenophobic and most especially Islamophobic. We are told that rational concern for our liberty and safety must not impede our commitment to diversity.

Greg Blass Gratitude is good for your health

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How an ongoing 30-year research study of 678 nuns shows the connection of gratitude and a positive life outlook on physical and mental health and longevity.

Greg Blass Charter schools have led a barely perceptible but much-needed revolution in public education

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Charter schools have opened the way for wider acceptance of school choice and the "no excuse" college prep schools for low-income kids.