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Two to Consider for 10th Congressional District: Nadler and Levin

Two to Consider for 10th Congressional District: Nadler and Levin

Congressmember Jerry Nadler: Progressive Champion BY CONGRESSMEMBER JERRY NADLER (nadler.house.gov) | As a veteran Democratic Congressmember, I have worked throughout my career to make politics in New York City and Washington serve the needs of everyday New Yorkers. I was first elected to Congress in 1992, and in late 2017,I was honored to be elected Ranking […]

Murderer’s Misplaced Rage Answered Compassion with Carnage

Murderer’s Misplaced Rage Answered Compassion with Carnage

BY GERALDO RIVERA | Driving on Route 80 from New York through the lovely Poconos on my way home to Cleveland, I heard on the radio about the outrage regarding the Tree of Life Synagogue. Like hurricanes and all such unfolding disasters, mass murders take a while until the full extent of the trauma is realized. […]

Community Board Term Limits Proposal is an Accidental Gift to Developers

TALKING POINT BY MANHATTAN BOROUGH PRESIDENT GALE BREWER | There’s a reason lawmaking is compared — unflatteringly — to sausage factories. It’s not neat, it’s not quick, and if you do it out in public, it can kill a lot of people’s appetite for the final product. But rushing through new laws with short notice and […]

Talking Point: Making the Case for Community Justice

Talking Point: Making the Case for Community Justice

BY ANA L. OLIVER | It’s time to put an end to the ongoing misery of the Rikers Island jails. Doing so will require wholesale justice reform and investments in community programs to divert people out of the system in the first place. It will also require establishing a smaller system of modern facilities in the boroughs […]

That’s the Spirit! Most Believe in the Beyond

That’s the Spirit! Most Believe in the Beyond

BY LENORE SKENAZY | Clay Routledge, author of the new book, “Supernatural: Death, Meaning, and the Power of the Invisible World,” was watching his university’s football team play a national championship game on TV. There were about 20 other friends in the room when a girl of 9 or 10 twirled in. She pointed out […]

Attacks on the Free Press are Attacks on American Values

Attacks on the Free Press are Attacks on American Values

The necessity of a trusted free press to the health of American democracy has been undisputed since the founding of our republic — until now. In recent weeks, the journalists of our free press have been slandered as “Enemies of the People” — not by a foreign power or fringe group, but by the President […]

Tracking the Trends of Tomorrow: Today!

BY LENORE SKENAZY | Trends are something I wouldn’t say I’m great at predicting. Years ago, when I was passing the Empire State Building, two tourists asked me if I’d take their picture. “Sure,” I said. They proceeded to hand me a phone. “What the heck?” said I. “Oh, you can take pictures with a phone […]

Eliminating the Tip Credit Will Burden Small Businesses

Eliminating the Tip Credit Will Burden Small Businesses

BY MARIA DIAZ | Successfully running a small business is not an easy task. It requires skills inthe areas of community engagement, marketing, operational and financialmanagement, human resources, and networking — just for starters. However, the possession of this knowledge is not enough. Entrepreneurs, business owners, and those they employ need a favorable business environment for […]

A Landmark Moment

BY LINCOLN ANDERSON | After four years leading the city’s Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC), Meenakshi Srinivasan has resigned as its chairperson, and will take a position at New York Law School. Srinivasan’s decision to step down from the critical agency, which she announced in April, came less than a month after local activists and preservationists […]

New York Should Take a Page From Utah’s Free-Range Law

New York Should Take a Page From Utah’s Free-Range Law

BY LENORE SKENAZY | Oh, to be as ahead of the curve as Utah! That state just passed the first-in-the-country Free-Range Parenting Law, based on the movement I founded, Free-Range Kids. The law guarantees that parents who choose to let their kids play outside, walk to school, wait briefly in the car (under some circumstances) […]

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