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Welcome to our Opinion section. We have articles and news items on Italian heritage and the Italian American community, listed by category. Please feel free to contact us with your comments, opinions and thoughts.


Rumors of Italy's demise are greatly exaggerated

State dinners and saving the best for last

President Trump will find it hard to match Augustus

Mario Cuomo the Liberal Idealist

Remembering Mario Cuomo

Our Missed Rendezvous with History

The U.S. Could Learn from Italy

New Pope Francis Sheds Pomp in Favor of Championing the Poor

Serene Statesman Restored Credibility

America Needs Another Bold Kennedyesque Space Project

The Agenda and the Current Political Climate

Losing Sight of a Moral Imperative

Greece Today

Italy still thrives under Berlusconi, despite his faults

Missed Rendezvous

When Mussolini Challenged Hitler

Alito can be proud of his heritage: Critics of the court nominee are resorting to anti-Italian smears, but he has a majestic patrimony behind him

Press Release: Italian Americans are still stuck on Ellis Island, according to the Bush Administration

Press Release: Per L’Amministrazione Bush gli Italo-Americani sono ancora fermi ad Ellis Island


Crime Families

It's Raining Hit Men

Whose Hand Rocks Our Cradle?

Social Advancement

Indigenous Peoples Deserve a Special Day

More Terrific Women Writers

Advanced Placements and Our Heritage

Women's Rights in Italy

A Plea for Standards

And the Children Shall Lead Us

An Italian American Agenda

Press Release: Italian Surnames Fail to Reach the Top in the USA

Press Release: I cognomi italiani non arrivano all’apice negli USA

World War II Internment

Senate Owes Simple Justice to Italian Americans

Wartime Violations (Newsday article)

1942: Victims of Fear

America's Italian Heritage

Enrico Fermi and the Birth of the Atomic Age

Rebooting Columbus Day

Outrage over Columbus Circle Plans

IIA Questions Leadership of NYC's Columbus Day Parade

Remembering Why Columbus Day Matters

Columbia vs. Columbus

America Should Have Been Called Venetia

Roman Antiquity

Dante's Message Remains Relevant

Latin's Modern Role, a New Modus Vivendi

Latin, Here to Stay

New U.S. Latino Museum Questioned

Appreciating Our Classical Age


Bringing the Big Game to Vince Lombardi's Backyard

Give Americans a Break Campaign

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