Michael A. Miller

Michael Miller (mmillercolumn@gmail.com) has worked in state and local government. He lives in New Hyde Park. The views expressed in this column are not necessarily those of the publisher or Anton Media Group.

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Draw The Line At Ingesting Toxins

In November 1968, the government of Nassau County invited the local media to Eisenhower Park to show off another money and time-saving innovation. Strapped to the back of a Department of Public Works staffer was...

After 100 Years, Party’s Over For Nassau G.O.P.

With unprecedented public squabbling and defections and rebellions, 2017 is truly the year we all understood that there is no longer a Republican political machine in Nassau County. The pretending is over. In all its...

Push Governments Into This Century

I can get on a laptop or any handheld device and order anything from hundreds of menus to be picked up or delivered to my home. The idea that Joe’s Sandwich Shop can somehow pull...

Want Reform And Change? Do It Yourself

“Courage is resistance to fear, mastery of fear, not absence of fear,” wrote Mark Twain. One of the critical questions those in the increasingly self-described “Resistance” movement must answer is this: Why did the grassroots Occupy...

The Fading Legislative Tradition

Delusional thinking is always present in totalitarian states. Hannah Arendt wrote that when democratic institutions collapse, it is “easier to accept patently absurd propositions than the old truths which have become pious banalities.” As the world...

Nassau Voters Owed Real Ideas

Heading into the 1961-1962 school year, there were still 20 Nassau County school districts that did not have their own superintendent of schools. These districts enrolled 74,000 students. In the non-superintendent districts, there was a...

Reclaim Highways, Reclaim Our Future?

The Sheridan Expressway in the Bronx was one of the last of the urban expressways undertaken by Robert Moses, Long Island and New York City’s so-called “Master Builder.” By the time its first phase was...

New Voters, New Nassau

Where were you on January 1, 2000? It’s a nice round date. The year started with a different numeral. For the first time since 1917, Democrats assumed full majority control of Nassau County’s legislative apparatus,...

Want Change? Then Change The Government

A KIND OF COUP D’ETAT founded Nassau County. When some of the elite citizens of 1898 called a mass meeting at Mineola to discuss their plan to break away from Queens County, they were greeted...

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It’s the time of year when people are in the spirit of giving. Whether it’s to local organizations like Big Brothers Big Sisters or...

Hold The Patchouli And Pass The Roots Rock

Trigger Hippy – Trigger Hippy (Rounder) Musical chemistry is one of those crucial elements to making great art and more often than not, falls short...

Matt Bodkin Cartoon Jan. 06, 2016

Click here for more topical cartoons by Matt Bodkin. Matt Bodkin is an award-winning cartoonist and member of the American Association of Editorial Cartoonists. The views expressed in...

Punk Rock, Chicago Style

Sincere Engineer set to open at the Paramount Nov. 17 Sometimes you wake up on the bathroom floor. Sometimes existential angst keeps you from getting...

The Perfect Island Getaway

With beaches, museums, restaurants and plenty of recreational activities, there’s never a dull moment on Nantucket. Whether you’re visiting the enchanting island for a...
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