Karen Rubin

810 Articles

Viewpoint: No sympathy for Republicans over New York State redistricting

I have little sympathy for New York State Republicans – or the good-government Common Cause, for that matter – over

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Going places: Germany extends its commemoration of 1,700 years of Jewish life through July 2022

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com On the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, January 27, attention was turned to the

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Viewpoint: Black History Month has special importance in 2022

In denouncing the investigations into his financial and political crimes, Trump attacked the ”racist” (black) prosecutors, inviting a redux of

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Going places: Love is in the air! Best romantic getaways around the globe

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com Love is in the air! Here are some of the best romantic getaways

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Viewpoint: We must save Great Neck’s history

Karen Rubin, Columnist People used to think in terms of progress vs. preservation – a zero-sum sort of thing, an

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Going places: Off-Beat Winter Getaways: What a Discovery! Skiing Oak Mountain in the Adirondacks

By Dave E. Leiberman and Laini Miranda Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com It’s 2:30 pm when we leave The Lorca, our

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Viewpoint: Ballot harvesting allowed in Great Neck Park

The reason why former President Trump seems to refuse to believe he lost the 2020 election is because he rigged

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Going places: NYC winter outing deals at restaurants, Broadway, attractions run Jan 18-Feb 13

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com NYC Winter Outing, running from Jan. 18 through Feb. 13, 2022, is an

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Viewpoint: Requiem for a beloved teacher underscores impact one person can have

Karen Rubin, Columnist Once nominated for a Pulitzer prize, Roger Ames was a world-class composer and could have taught at

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Going places: Travelers Navigate a Tricky Landscape in 2022

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com We can see just how important travel is in our lives – to

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Viewpoint: New Year signals start of ferocious campaigns leading to midterm elections

Jan. 1, 2022 is a signal shot to start off the midterm campaigns in which Republicans are doing all they

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Going places: Vermont’s indie ski resorts offer special allure

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com The ski industry’s giants may have come into the Northeast, but Vermont is

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Viewpoint: Reviewing Biden’s record results for 2021: Roaring economy, mitigating COVID

In less than one year in office, President Joe Biden has driven the fastest recovery in the economy, the fastest

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Going places: Vermont’s major ski resorts prepare for strong season

By Karen Rubin, Travel Features Syndicate, goingplacesfarandnear.com Skiing – and generally being outdoors – is still the best way to

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Viewpoint: Merry Christmas? Bah, humbug!

This Christmas you may well get a holiday card from a Congress member posing in front of their tree with

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