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NEW YORK — As New Yorkers have tussled over the fate of the World Trade Center site these last two years, almost no attention has been paid to a space equal in size to 156 World Trade Center sites: that…

It’s an awkward position, being a non-gay supporter of gay marriage. It was only last weekend that I found myself brandishing this political position as a weapon — in self-defense, of course — at a Manhattan dinner party. I’d stumbled…

by Ryan Sager | Nov 4, 2003

Fence, wall, whatever you call it, the barrier Israel is building to seal off the West Bank is drawing a line through more than the desert sands. I write from Israel, where I have been observing a conference held annually…

The pope’s place at Jerusalem might seem an unlikely venue for a barbecue, but on Thursday night it was the site of an illuminating dinner conversation between a group of 12 Germans, 12 Israelis, and one American. The occasion was…

“As Republican members of the House of Representatives and as citizens seeking to join that body we propose not just to change its policies, but even more important, to restore the bonds of trust between the people and their elected…

In the South Bronx, there is a hallway. At one end, children in shirts and ties and dresses line up to shake their teacher’s hand as they enter their classroom. At the other end, noise escapes an art class. “Excuse…

by Ryan Sager | Oct 7, 2003

A major city may soon require Internet cafes to be licensed, keep a log of and videotape their customers, and curtail their business hours. It may sound like Beijing, where a fire at an Internet cafe last summer was used…

by Ryan Sager | Oct 2, 2003

“When I was growing up, we went to films on Saturday afternoons…. The good guys wore white, and the bad guys wore black,” the former chairman of New York law firm Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, Leon Silverman, told…

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